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Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos: has  faced a string of unfounded allegations on fake news sites and social media, including that he is a paedophile, collaborated with the communist-era secret police, and wants to flood the Czech Republic with refugees. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

Czech presidential challenger Jiri Drahos has been warned to expect dirty tricks and fake news attacks ahead of this month’s run-off with incumbent Mi(...)

According to Czech intelligence, a large number of  supposed Russian diplomats in Prague are actually  spies. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The Czech Republic has launched a special government unit to counter terrorism and “hybrid” threats such as fake news and propaganda, despite criticis(...)

Armed   Houthi  women in Sana’a: Yemen is the poorest country on the Arabian peninsula and depends heavily on imports to feed its nearly 25 million people. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Authorities in a port controlled by Yemen’s Houthi movement have seized two oil tankers from international traders in a payment dispute, according to (...)

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total SA was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said today. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Total’s chief executive officer Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplough on a Moscow runway, ending a career in which he o(...)

Total will join other majors, ExxonMobil, Statoil and Royal Dutch Shell, to develop Russian shale oil, a key driver in Moscow’s efforts to at least maintain its oil output at more than 10 million barrels per day.  Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg

French oil major Total has secured the rights to explore three hard-to-recover oil blocks in West Siberia, according to a statement on the webs(...)

Traders on New York Stock Exchange floor. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Russian stock indexes fell sharply today as investors digested the impact of US sanctions over Ukraine, including possible moves by Washington (...)