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South Korean Marine K-55 self-propelled howitzers on positions during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP

Yes, it’s true - a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. But a “timeout” is also a terrible thing to waste, and as I look at the world today I w(...)

A man walks past a branch of Bank of Cyprus in Nicosia . Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Russia has ruled out bailing out people or companies that stand to lose money held at Cyprus's two largest banks. "If someone gets stuc(...)

Exiled: Boris Berezovsky in 2002 in Surrey, where he lived until his death. Photograph: John Downing/Hulton/Getty

They called him the godfather of the Kremlin, the master of chaos and Russia’s modern-day Rasputin. But Boris Berezovsky’s reputation hid the r(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and defence minister Sergei Shoigu oversee large-scale military exercises at the Raevsky training ground in Krasnodar region. Photograph: Reuters/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Pool

Russian president Vladimir Putin has inspected major naval exercises in the Black Sea that have alarmed some of Russia’s neigh(...)

Reporters and witnesses file into The Guildhall for a coroner's inquest into the death of Boris Berezovsky in Windsor, England. The Russian tycoon was found dead in his home in Ascot on March 23rd. Photograph: Getty

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who died in a mansion near London in unexplained circumstances last weekend, was found lying on the floor of(...)

A police officer stands guard yesterday  outside the home of Boris Berezovsky in Ascot, Berkshire. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A postmortem examination on Russia n oligarch Boris Berezovsky has found he was hanged, police said. The examination by a Home Offic(...)

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev  chairing a meeting with his deputies at the Gorki state residence outside Moscow yesterday. Photograph: Ekaterina Shtukina/Reuters

Moscow has agreed to consider easing the terms of a €2.5 billion loan to struggling Cyprus, while also demand(...)

Boris Berezovsky stands at the Highgate Cemetery graveside in London of Alexander Litvinenko, accompanied by  the former security service agent’s widow Marina, who has cast doubt on rumours of suicide related to the Russian oligarch’s death. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Russia n prosecutors say the death of exiled oligarch and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky will not stop them trying to reclaim property he alle(...)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive director Christine Lagarde said the deal was a ’durable’ solution. Photograph: Sebastien Pirlet /Reuters

Cyprus is introducing "very temporary" restrictions on capital flows when banks reopen this week, the island's president has said, seeking to r(...)

A police cordon blocks the road that leads to Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky's house, after he was found dead yesterday at his home near Ascot in Berkshire. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

There is currently no evidence to suggest anyone else was involved in the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, police said today. (...)

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