The announcement came as President Vladimir Putin invited Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy for talks in Moscow following weeks of renewed fighting in the east of Ukraine between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.
More than 100,000 African and ethnic minority soldiers, who died fighting for the British Empire in World War I, had not been properly commemorated due to "pervasive racism," a report finds.
Russia will have until the end of May to withdraw its embassy's employees to reduce their numbers to the same level as those of the Czech embassy in Moscow, Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek said, escalating diplomatic row with Moscow.
The exercise comes amid increasing violations of a ceasefire in Ukraine's east and a massive Russian troops buildup on the border with Ukraine that raised Western concerns.
The European Commission said it would not take up an option to buy 100 million additional doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, which is included in the current supply contract the EU has with the company.
Thousands of supporters of opposition leader Alexey Navalny hit the streets of Moscow and other cities to protest his detention as President Putin vows "quick and tough" Russian response for its foes.
The European Parliament and EU member states have reached a major climate deal, agreeing to go carbon neutral by 2050 and getting there by aiming to cut carbon emissions by "at least" 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
The talks, aimed at bringing Iran and the United States back into compliance with the nuclear deal, will pick up again next week based on the progress achieved so far, diplomats say.
Call comes after Prague accused Russian secret services of orchestrating a fatal explosion on the Czech territory in 2014, making this the biggest row between Prague and Moscow since the end of Soviet domination of eastern Europe in 1989.
Meanwhile, Russian police detain several allies of Alexey Navalny and raided two of his regional offices, a day before his supporters plan to stage mass protests over his failing health amid a hunger strike.
Armin Laschet wins backing of Angela Merkel’s conservatives alliance as Bavaria governor Markus Soeder bows out of race to be the group’s candidate for Germany’s chancellor in a September election.
Moscow has stationed thousands of troops on Ukraine's border and in annexed Crimea, EU says, with its top diplomat Josep Borrell warning "the risk of further escalation is evident."
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