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Latest update : 2013-12-10

Sochi Winter Olympics 'to be the safest Games ever'

The Sochi Winter Olympic Games are already the most expensive in history, with costs standing at over $50 billion. The massive expense includes security, with the police, army, and secret services all mobilised. Surveillance systems are the most hi-tech ever built for a sporting event. It's all because the Russian host city is situated under 100 km from the North Caucasus, home to several unstable republics and terrorists hostile to Russia.

By Ksenia BOLCHAKOVA

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2017-04-21 France

Fighting fuel poverty in France

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2017-04-19 Russia

How Russian activists are getting around strict laws on protesting

The next presidential election in Russia is planned for early 2018 and the opposition is already getting organised. But the right to protest is extremely limited and tightly...

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2017-04-18 Philippines

Duterte's bloody war on drugs resumes after brief break

Last month saw the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, resume his draconian war on drugs. The initial crackdown was suspended earlier this year after rogue police men...

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2017-04-17 France

Are France's ageing nuclear plants safe?

Despite heightened surveillance and draconian control measures, the answers from nuclear analysts is far from unanimous. Despite these questions, the French power giant that...

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2017-04-14 Turkey

Erdogan's push for more power: Who will vote against him?

On Sunday, the Turks will vote in a referendum on a proposed constitutional reform that would see the implementation of a presidential regime, greatly strengthening President...

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