Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov (left) and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Bulgaria declared two Russian diplomats as personae non gratae for allegedly gathering state secrets. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin

Russia hits back at accusations of spying and orchestrating poisoning attack in Bulgaria

Ukrainians freed by pro-Russian rebels during a prisoner exchange are welcomed in Kiev on December 29th, 2019. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AFP

Zelenskiy seeks to free more detainees but post-traumatic challenges await at home

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

White House envoy steps up efforts to normalise relations between the two states

Volodymyr Zelenskiy: The furore taught him to treat some of Ukraine’s friends, as well as its foes, with great caution. Photograph:  Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

July call with Trump sparked US investigation and embarrassed Zelenskiy

Albin Kurti has been nominated to become Kosovo’s next prime minister. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty Images

Albin Kurti has 15 days to form a government and end growing political crisis

Ukrainian prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk: Did not deny that it was his voice on the tapes, but said they had been edited to create a false impression. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Zelenskiy orders inquiry as officials heard discussing his ‘primitive’ grasp of economics

Russia’s new prime minister Mikhail Mishustin:  a capable bureaucrat who appears to be completely loyal to Vladimir Putin, according to analysts. Photograph:   Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

Leader of 20 years wants to change constitution amid speculation over future role

Demonstrators in Tehran on Saturday during a vigil for the victims of the Ukrainian  aircraft that was unintentionally shot down by Iran. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

Riot police deployed in Tehran, as protesters chant anti-government slogans

Rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian jet crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Western powers say Iranian missile downed Ukrainian jet, killing all 176 onboard

A total of 63 Canadians, many of Iranian descent, were among the passengers and crew who died. Photograph: Bloomberg

Destruction of the airliner ‘may well have been unintentional’, says Justin Trudeau

People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Vadati Rohhollah/AFP/Getty Images

Airline doubts crew or Boeing 737 to blame as disaster strikes amid US-Iran crisis

Tensions in the Orthodox Church have loomed over this year’s traditional Christmas celebrations in Ukraine and Montenegro. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Montenegro tense at Orthodox Christmas as Ukraine marks split from Moscow

Zoran Milanovic and his wife Sanja Music Milanovic celebrate following the initial results in Croatia’s presidential election. Photograph: Denis Lovrovic/AFP via Getty

Ex-PM Zoran Milanovic shakes up Zagreb's politics as its first EU presidency begins

  Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic: has faced criticism for pandering to the Croatian far right. Photograph: Antonio Bat

Victory for challenger Zoran Milanovic could cause friction with right-wing government

A scuffle in Montenegro’s parliament in Podgorica on December 27th after opposition tried to prevent the vote on a Bill on religious freedoms and legal rights of religious organisations. Photograph: Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters

Thousands march as Serbian Orthodox Church says its property could be seized

Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic has outlined a “very intensive and dynamic” start to the country’s presidency of the EU. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Election run-off could shake Croatian politics as six-month presidency begins

Pro-Russian rebels during a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia. Photograph:  Genya Savilo/ AFP/ Getty Images

West welcomes handover but critics denounce release of alleged killers

December 22nd, 1989: Romanians took to the streets in an anti-Communist uprising to end Nicolae Ceausescu’s 24 years of dictatorial rule. Photograph: Joel Robine/AFP via Getty

Prosecutor Dan Voinea delivered genocide indictment at trial of the Ceausescus

The new deal will see Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom send 65 billion cubic metres of gas via Ukraine in 2020. Photograph: EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky

Moscow and Berlin angry as firm stops vital work on Nord Stream 2 project

Croatia’s president  Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic poses for a picture with her husband, Jakov Kitarovic, during an election rally in Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Conservative president in close scrap with centre-left and nationalist challengers

A woman kneels by a memorial on the first anniversary of the murder of the investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia in February. Photograph: David W. Cerny/Reuters/File

Political fallout continues from 2018 killing of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic:  Opposition parties say the scandal shows how graft and cronyism have flourished under Mr Vucic. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

25,000 Serbs sign petition to demand whistleblower’s release from house arrest

A young man waves a Romanian flag with the communist symbol cut out from the balcony of the central communist headquarters overlooking Republic Square in Bucharest on December 26th, 1989. Photograph:  Rob Taggart/Reuters

Ex-president faces trial over chaotic violence that followed removal of dictator Ceausescu

Suspect Yulia Kuzmenko at a court hearing in Kiev over the murder of Pavel Sheremet. Photograph: Stepan Franko/EPA

Five accused of involvement in blowing up journalist Pavel Sheremet's car in 2016

Matryoshka dolls depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on sale at a street market in St Petersburg. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Kremlin denies involvement as crude joke is edited out and show moves online

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy;  Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel; France’s president, Emmanuel Macron and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin: held a four-way summit on Ukraine in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Prisoner swap and ceasefire good results in face of Minsk agreement at peace talks

A protest against the cultural policy of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s government in Budapest, Hungary.  Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images

Viktor Orban's critics see theatre plan as latest sign of creeping autocracy

An activist holds a poster depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin as people gather for a mass rally to demand “no capitulation” to Russia, at the Independence Square in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Kiev rally urges Zelenskiy to take strong line with Moscow over war in Donbas region

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: Many of his compatriots fear he will find himself  under pressure to accept a poor deal. Photograph: Ints Kalnins

Zelenskiy to meet Putin against backdrop of war, gas-pipe politics and potential EU pivot

Migrants warm themselves on a snowy day at the Vucjak refugee camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Fehim Demir

Despite dire conditions, migrants reluctant to be moved further from their EU goal

Rudy Giuliani,  US president Donald Trump’s personal attorney, meets with Ukrainian lawmaker Adriii Derkach in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday. Photograph: Adriii Derkach’s press office via AP

US president’s personal lawyer continues his hunt for evidence against the Bidens

When asked if he would resign over the fraud investigation, Czech prime minister Andrej Babis replied: “There is not the slightest reason.” Photograph: Milan Kammermayer/EPA

Andrej Babis has refused to resign over corruption and EU audit questions

   Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin   for the first time   in Paris next Monday. Photograph: Toms Kalnins/EPA

Kiev fears fallout from Trump's impeachment woes and Macron's overtures to Putin

  Rescue teams and firefighters carry a victim found under the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, western Albania on Thursday after the strongest earthquake in decades hit the country.  Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty Images

At least 41 dead and dozens in hospital as search for survivors continues

Ukraine’s central bank has said billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky sought to create “chaos” at the bank. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

President’s ex-business partner Kolomoisky wants to regain control of nationalised bank

Rescue workers remove debris from a collapsed building in Thumane, northwest of capital Tirana, after an earthquake hit Albania. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Balkan neighbours send help to search for survivors in collapsed buildings

Klaus Iohannis: a fierce critic of the PSD’s bid to weaken anti-graft laws and increase political control over Romania’s courts. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

Ex-PM Viorica Dancila urged to resign as Social Democrat chief after heavy defeat

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic acknowledged that at least one Russian spy had made contact with members of his country’s military. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Belgrade and Moscow remain allies as big powers vie for Balkan influence

President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic: “We . . . have been confronted for many years with the highly offensive activities of various intelligence services on the territory of Serbia.”  Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Russian former deputy military attache filmed giving cash to ex-Serbian officer in Belgrade

A woman attends a protest rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia on Monday. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Police in Tbilisi arrest 37 and use water cannon despite EU and US calls for dialogue

A seized Ukrainian ship is towed by a Russian coast guard boat out of the port in Kerch, in Crimea. Photograph: Krym 24 via AP

Moscow turns up pressure on Kiev over ‘special status’ for separatist-held areas

People rally in Prague against the government of prime minister Andrej Babis the day before the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

More than 200,000 people rally in Prague against populist premier and president

Czech president Milos Zeman and China’s president Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last April. File photograph: Madoka Ikegami/Reuters

Milos Zeman’s ties with Putin and Jinping run counter to principles of the 1989 Velvet Revolution

People attend the protest For a Decent Slovakia on the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty

Velvet Revolution anniversary finds Slovaks demanding change after journalist’s murder

When almost a million people gathered on Prague’s Wenceslas Square and much of the country joined a general strike, it was clear that political authority had changed. Photograph: Lubomir Kotek/AFP via Getty Images

Nation marks 30 years since Vaclav Havel and fellow dissidents swept into power

Prime minister of Moldova Maia Sandu speaks in front of parliament in Chisinau. Her government lost a vote of non-confidence. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Ousted pro-reform prime minister accuses deputies of blocking judicial reform

 Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko: critics do not expect any democratic breakthrough in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty Images

Veteran autocrat heads to Austria for first EU visit since sanctions lifted in 2016

OSCE observers check a Ukrainian serviceman’s weapons during the forces’ disengagement near Bohdanivka village, Ukraine, at the weekend. Photograph: Vadim Kot/EPA

Kiev says all preconditions are being met for summit with Russia, Germany and France

Czech Republic’s prime minister Andrej Babis: “Member states should have the ability to decide on their own about which areas they want to spend these resources on.” Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP

Prague summit of 16 nations also calls for more flexibility in EU cohesion funds

 Romanian prime minister Ludovic Orban’s cabinet aims to lead the country until elections next year. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Election boost for president Klaus Iohannis as his government pick wins confidence vote

Members of  the Luhansk People’s Republic leaving   a  disengagement area near the town of Zolote in the Luhansk region. Photograph:   Alexander Reka\TASS via Getty Images

Kiev says separatist attacks show Russia has no desire for peace talks

The House of Leaves in Tirana, the former headquarters of communist Albania’s infamous Sigurimi secret police, is now open to visitors as a museum. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Corruption fears and protests cloud bold modernisation of once isolated capital

Russian president Vladimir Putin  shakes hands with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest: Hungary could connect “as soon as possible” to the new TurkStream pipeline that will bring Russian gas to central Europe. Photograph:  Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik

Energy, Ukraine and Middle East key issues on Orban-Putin agenda in Budapest

The last major cyber attack on the pro-western Caucasus state took place shortly before its brief 2008 war with Russia, when hackers targeted banks and the websites of Georgia’s then president Mikheil Saakashvili (pictured). Photograph: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

TV stations knocked off air and thousands of websites hacked in wave of disruption

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic, who  will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Serbia boosts ties with Moscow amid doubts over EU commitment to the region

The Great Mosque of Tirana, which Turkey is building for €30m in the Albanian capital, will be the biggest mosque in the Balkans. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Ankara unleashes global dragnet to catch Gulenists it blames for 2016 coup bid

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev: “I believe that on April 12th the citizens will make a wise choice that will trace the road on which we, the politicians, should lead the country.” Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP

French-led block on accession talks puts pressure on leaders in Skopje and Tirana

Albanian prime minister Edi Rama said his country was “collateral damage” in the EU’s internal disputes. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP

France leads opposition to start of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia

Migrants outside the camp.  ‘As the authorities are aware, the Vucjak site is located close to landmine-infested areas and there is a high risk of fire and explosions due to possible underground pockets of methane gas,” the UN said. File photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

City of Bihac sends migrants to ‘deplorable’ former rubbish dump near minefields

Prime minister Viktor Orban’s “defence” of the nation against migrants and diatribes against a “meddling” Brussels are broadly popular in Hungary. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Budapest ready to help settle migrants in Syria if Ankara creates a ‘safe zone’

Police officers outside the ministry of infrastructure in Pristina where  Kosovo election officials have been reported with health problems after opening ballot boxes that came from Serbia. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty Images

Belgrade warns of ‘catastrophe’ if its allies in Kosovo are sidelined

An Albanian opposition supporter clashes with  police  during a rally called by the opposition to demand the resignation of  interior minister Fatmir Xhafaj in Tirana, Albania, in May 2018. His brother was suspected of drug smuggling. File photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty

Judicial reform wins praise but corruption and drug trade worry some EU states

 Newly elected mayor of Budapest Gergely Karacsony (right): “This victory is about a green and free Budapest,” he said. Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/EPA

Ruling Fidesz party still dominates in the provinces but loses several large cities

Romanian lawmakers: The PSD’s focus on watering down anti-corruption legislation and increasing government control over the judiciary drew criticism from Brussels and Washington. Photograph: Robert Ghement

Populist Social Democrats ousted after controversial reform plans backfire

Albania’s prime minister Edi Rama: “In 10 years’ time it will be a different place and we will have a state that functions totally differently.”  Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

PM Edi Rama sees his country as ‘collateral damage’ in debate over EU’s future

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks with journalists at Kiev Food Market. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Volodymyr Zelenskiy says US aid to Kiev was not tied to action on the Bidens

Vjosa Osmani, election candidate for prime minister from the opposition party Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) with her daughter during an electoral rally in Pristina. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty

Albin Kurti rejoices but Vjosa Osmani retains dream of being nation's first female PM

Demonstrators wave Ukraine national flags in central Kiev to protest against broader autonomy for separatist territories, part of a plan to end the  war with Russian-backed fighters in Donbas. Photograph: Getty

Volodymyr Zelenskiy vows ‘no capitulation. No surrender of Ukraine’s national interest’

A poster of Vjosa Osmani, election candidate for prime minister from the opposition party Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), on a bus stop in Pristina. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP

New government will have to tackle corruption, poverty and frosty relations with Serbia

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky met senior deputies on Wednesday to discuss concerns over the plan. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Novice leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned of Kremlin ‘traps’ in plan for war-torn east

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. His government says it will now propose Oliver Varhelyi – Budapest’s envoy to the EU – to be Hungary’s commissioner. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

Hungary's nationalist leader rejects any move to tie EU funds to the rule of law

A ripped poster of leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic who was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting in Mitrovica. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty

Belgrade shields suspect in critic's murder as its allies in Kosovo are accused of dirty tricks

Former Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin is going to court to try to win back his old job. Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images

Trump claims Shokin was fired at behest of Biden to shield his son

US president Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a meeting in New York on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

How a call to Kiev’s new leader led to an impeachment inquiry against the US president

Migrant shave  outside at the Vucjak migrants and refugees camp, in the outskirts of the city of Bihac, in  Bosnia. Photograph:  Elvis Barukcic

Political inaction leaves hundreds living on former dump amid snake-infested minefields

Volodymyr Zelenskiy: he will be asked about  his version of the July call and subsequent events. Photograph: Getty Images

Kiev says ‘no pressure’ was exerted during Trump’s July conversation with Zelenskiy

Demonstrators take part in a protest rally marking the first anniversary of the murder of Jan Kuciak Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia.  File photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Investigation into 2018 killing of reporter and fiancee continues to prompt resignations

Security guards posted at the burned country home of former Ukraine Central Bank chief Valeria Gontareva. File photograph: Getty

Fiery incidents throw spotlight on President Zelenskiy's ties to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy (R) greets Ukrainian prisoners freed by Russia upon their arrival at Boryspil airport outside Kiev on September 7th. Photograph: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Kiev and Moscow lay out their positions amid new push to resolve five-year conflict

 The monument depicting  Ivan Konev in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Czech mayor is facing death threats and compared to ‘Nazi official’ over proposal

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov. Bulgaria has tried to defuse a potential row with Moscow.  File photograph: Alastair Grant/AFP/Getty Images

Sofia plays down potential row with Moscow as it also bans two Russians from entry

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, greets Ukrainian prisoners upon their arrival near Kiev on September 7th. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

Kiev's parliament passes impeachment law after stripping deputies of immunity

Newly released Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov hugs his daughter Alina after he disembarked from a plane in Kiev  at the weekend. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

France hails ‘new state of mind’ and backs steps to repair Europe-Moscow relations

Participants carry placards and rainbow-coloured flags at Sarajevo’s first gay pride parade, on  September 8th. Photograph: Fehim Demir

EU praises Sarajevo for joining other Balkan capitals in hosting inclusive LGBT parade

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic: ‘It should be an agreement where both sides would lose to an equal degree to enable both sides to gain to an equal degree.’ Photograph: Reuters

‘Both sides should lose’ something in the recognition deal, says Serbian president

Vladimir Tsemakh, a Ukrainian man suspected of involvement in the downing of flight MH17 has been released from custody in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Russia eyes prisoner swap while MEPs urge Kiev not to hand Vladimir Tsemakh to Moscow

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauds after the Ukrainian parliament voted to strip themselves of immunity from prosecution, in Kiev. Photograph: Stepan Franko/EPA

A Ukrainian parliament full of novices strikes major blow in just its second session

Andrej Babis (65) has resisted strong pressure to resign from opposition parties and protesters who in June staged the biggest rally in Prague since the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Final decision still pending in case prime minister Babis calls ‘politically motivated’

Prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk addressing Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

President Zelenskiy urges new deputies to make history with sweeping reform agenda

Romania’s prime minister and Social Democracy Party (PSD) leader Viorica Dancila: has tried to distance herself from Liviu  Dragnea, suspending reforms he masterminded and reassuring Brussels of her pro-EU outlook. Photograph: Robert Ghement

Populist Social Democrats likely to face no-confidence vote after torrid term in power

Declan O’Callaghan: ‘In this pub I’ve watched people grow up, get married, have babies and get divorced’

Patrons of Becketts debate Irishness, homesickness and (well, it is a pub) Brexit

Russian president Vladimir Putin: has encouraged a return to the cold war-era view of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact as a response to the appeasement of Hitler by Britain, France and other European states. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik

Moscow defends Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939 as Baltic states celebrate 1989 ‘freedom chain’

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: ‘Since March 2014, when Russia’s membership of the G8 was suspended, nothing has changed.’ Photograph: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters

Issue could sour Biarritz summit as both sides of Crimea conflict eye prisoner swap

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic    flew to New York for lunch with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, as Washington and the EU urged Serbia and Kosovo to make compromises.  Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Moscow says Belgrade to sign free-trade deal with Kremlin-led economic bloc

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: Dr Merkel has praised Hungary’s border guards for “showing the courage to place humanity above the rules” in 1989. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Hungarian leader defends anti-immigration stance denounced by EU and Germany

Hungarian border guard officer Arpad Bella (centre) on August 19th, 1989, when more than 600 East Germans pushed their way past his men and into Austria. He chose not to shoot on the crowd and let them pass in one of the landmark moments of the fall of the Iron Curtain. Photograph: Tamás Lobenwein. Courtesy Paneuropean Picnic’ 89 Foundation

Hungary’s fence-building PM Viktor Orban to lead celebration of historic dash for freedom

New recruits of the Kosovo Security Force throw their caps in the air during their swearing-in ceremony at the Adem Jashari barracks in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani / AFP

Balkan neighbours trade blame for impasse in EU-brokered talks to normalise relations

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: has vowed  “to give protection, refuge and Ukrainian citizenship to all those who fight for freedom . . . And first and foremost to Russians, who today suffer most of all.” Photograph: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Reuters

France to join Kiev’s push for intensified peace talks with Russia

 Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy at an emergency military meeting in  Kiev: seeking an end to the five-year war in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Presidential Press Service/EPA

Volodymyr Zelenskiy urges Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rein in separatist militia

US secretary of defence Dr Mark Esper  and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo during a joint media conference for the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations  in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday. Photograph:   EPA/Bianca De Marchi

Washington says new Russian and Chinese rockets render 1988 treaty obsolete

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