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# rising tensions

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Coup rumours, Oligarchs, and pro-Russia agitators: What's going on in Moldova?
With voters split between pro-western and pro-Russia parties, Moldova is at a crossroads ahead of the next election.
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US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva
It comes after Moscow demanded that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries.
Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine
The US President spoke to his Russian counterpart for two hours by video link yesterday.
Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount
Putin came into the meeting seeking guarantees from Biden that the Nato military alliance will never expand to include Ukraine.
US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.
Explainer: What's going on between North and South Korea and why are tensions rising again now?
Analysts say recent tensions come from North Korea’s desire to have sanctions eased.
South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office
Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.
Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure
Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.
Pogba won't captain Man United again under Mourinho - reports
The French midfielder’s comments criticising United’s tactics has not gone down well it seems.
US fighter jets intercept two Russian bombers off Alaskan coast
The US planes intercepted the Russian bombers and helped escort them back.
Trump win gives 'added layer' to USA against Mexico, says Bradley
Donald Trump’s election as president could cast the World Cup qualifier between USA and Mexico in a harsher light, says Michael Bradley.
North Korea warns of 'unpredictable retaliatory strikes' against South
The two sides exchanged fire yesterday.
John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons
The US Secretary of State said the “indiscriminate slaughter” by chemical weapons was inexcusable and undeniable.