No Olaf-ing matter.
Olaf Scholz faces the unfavourable task of uniting a coalition of three parties with very different agendas.
President Nixon encouraged the Shah of Iran to push for higher oil prices.
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People like to blame the green transition for high energy prices, but this is only true up to a point.
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What does the new generation of offensive missiles mean for global security?
The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.
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Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
Space debris produced by anti-satellite weapons can have dangerous consequences.
Russia’s testing of an anti-satellite weapon risked the life of astronauts on the International Space Station and could have astronomical impacts on Earth.
Artist’s view of traceable debris around the Earth - the debris is shown magnified relative to the size of the Earth.
A Russian satellite has been destroyed in a missile strike, creating a vast amount of debris that joins the tens of thousands of pieces already in orbit around the Earth.
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European leaders have accused Belarus of using civilians as weapons along the EU border in a ‘hybrid war’. And Russia, they say, is the mastermind behind it.
If a satellite is destroyed, the debris fans out in orbit and poses serious threats to other satellites or crewed spacecraft.
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Russia destroyed one of its old satellites during a successful test of an anti-satellite weapon. A space security expert explains what this weapon was and the dangers of the expanding debris field.
Austria has imposed a lockdown for the unvaccinated. Russia is considering the same measure.
International space law doesn’t explicitly prohibit anti-satellite missile tests — which makes uproar over Russia’s actions all the more significant.
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Is Russia masterminding the buildup of international migrants on the Poland-Belarus border?
Despite vastly different political systems, we can draw some interesting parallels between Russia and Australia on the climate front.
Russia flaunts its strategic nuclear missiles during Victory Day parade rehearsals in 2019.
African states have an important role to play in promoting a total ban on nuclear weapons.
The lives of Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov will be forever changed after winning the prize. But with a more visible presence comes increased scrutiny and threats from those in positions of power.
When the reporter becomes the story.
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The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two courageous journalists who have faced repression and death by doing their work.
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Muratov’s Nobel will be a boon to Russian investigative journalism.
Russia’s latest actions have worrying implications for democratic opposition movements.
Alexander Litvinenko in University College Hospital after being poisoned with a radioactive substance.
The European court of human rights has found the Russian state responsible for Litvinenko’s death by poisoning.
While all eyes are on China’s response to the new AUKUS security pact, Russia matters, too. After all, it has its own nuclear submarines that could now be marketed all over the region.
Vladimir Putin’s anti-opposition tactics helped pull off the parliamentary win.
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Russia’s Central Election Commission announced results that give a strong majority to United Russia. It was met with skepticism, if little surprise.