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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has criticised the Russian government after diplomats from several European countries were expelled from the country for allegedly joining protests in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The Russian foreign ministry said Polish, German and Swedish officials took part in what it described as “illegal demonstrations” in St Petersburg and
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Russia’s foreign minister has described reaction from Western countries to opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s jailing as “hysteria” – telling them to keep out of Russia’s affairs. At a news conference in Moscow, Sergei Lavrov said: “As for the coverage of events happening in Russia, not just those related to Navalny, but to everything in general,
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The World Health Organisation team in Wuhan investigating the origins of COVID-19 say they are getting data “which no one has seen before” and are “really getting somewhere” – and have not ruled out the possibility that the virus had escaped from a lab. Dr Peter Daszak, part of the ongoing WHO mission, told Sky
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The UK will formally apply to join a huge free trade pact including Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore, under the government’s post-Brexit plans. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will use a conversation with ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday to request membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Announcing the move
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