The EU has moved squarely behind the US in the stand-off with Russia over Crimea. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barosso said sanctions would be imposed on Moscow if Crimea goes ahead with a vote on independence this Sunday.
Brexit hasn't even happened and already Brussels is dividing up the post-divorce spoils. Meanwhile, hypocrisy remains rampant in British politics and Russia sends its love to Theresa May.
As Spain battles with political crisis, some say Russia may have a hand in the turmoil. But does Russia stand to gain from an independent Catalonia? DW examines how the Kremlin views the breakaway bid.
Russia's central bank has presented a new banknote showing the Crimean naval city of Sevastopol and the Greek and Roman ruins at Chersonesus. Images of the annexed peninsula were chosen by the public in an online poll.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Germany and Russia to "rebuild a minimum of trust." He's the first German head of state to visit Russia in seven years.
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