The Russian economy may have weathered the worst of the effects of EU sanctions. Imposed over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis, they forced the country to improvise. Now even its credit outlook has been upgraded to positive by S&P
At a time when the United States is calling for more restrictions on fuel exports to North Korea, Russia may be attempting to avoid the total collapse of the regime in Pyongyang. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The showdown involving Mikheil Saakashvili is a sideshow. But if those in power in Kyiv continue to block the fight against corruption, the consequences will be devastating, writes DW's Bernd Johann.
Hungarian prosecutors have charged Bela Kovacs of the far-right Jobbik party of spying on EU institutions for Russia. Kovacs, who serves as a member of the European Parliament, rejected the charges as "fantasy."
The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
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