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 Russian president Vladimir Putin visits the Nizhne-Bureiskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Bureya river near the Novobureisky, about 175km east of the city of Blagoveshchensk in Amur region. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/ EPA

Vladimir Putin visited a vast new gas project on Thursday that will reinforce his country’s prowess as a global energy power, just days after the US e(...)

President Vladimir Putin: ’The damage is extensive, but the most significant achievement is there have been no casualties. We should not relax.’ Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Five regions in Russia’s eastern regions declared a state of emergency amid flooding assessed by the national weather centre as the worst in the co(...)

South Korean soldiers patrol along a military iron fence in the border city of Paju near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, which is 250km long, about four kilometres wide. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

A heavy machine gun points north in the direction of Pyongyang from a camouflaged bunker on the South Korean side of the demilitarised zone (DM(...)