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Who is Vladimir Putin?
Who is the Russian President, and what does he want with Ukraine? Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia, and has been the country's leader for more than 22 years.
He grew up in an area which is now St Petersburg. His political career began when he and his family moved to Moscow in 1996, and he quickly became an important political figure.
The BBC's Ros Atkins looks at Putin's life and his world view - and how they influence the decision he took this week.
Greece: Protests erupt after police shoot Roma teenager
The shooting comes ahead of annual protests against excessive policing methods by Greek authorities and discrimination of the Roma minority.
Tampa police chief Mary O’Connor has resigned after a deputy's bodycam footage showed her using her police badge to get out of a traffic stop before telling the deputy, "If you ...
First winter cold snap tests French power grid
Temperatures hovering near zero in coming days will test the resilience of France's power network, even as President Emmanuel Macron urged the French not to panic amid warnings ...
Liz Cheney, Ron DeSantis, and Elon Musk are among the finalists for TIME Person of the Year 2022
UK parliament defence chair says to look at more military help for Taiwan
The chair of the British parliament's defence select committee said there is "much to explore" in boosting military help for Taiwan and that he had discussed the island's submar...
Goldman Sachs on hunt for bargain crypto firms after FTX fiasco
Goldman Sachs plans to spend tens of millions of dollars to buy or invest in crypto companies after the collapse of the FTX exchange hit valuations and dampened investor interest.
UK economy to shrink in 2023, risks 'lost decade'
Britain's economy is on course to shrink 0.4% next year as inflation remains high and companies put investment on hold, with gloomy implications for longer-term growth, the Conf...
Meta Oversight Board calls for overhaul of controversial 'cross-check' system for VIPs
Meta Platforms' Oversight Board recommended on Tuesday that the company revamp its system exempting high-profile users from its rules, saying the practice privileged the powerfu...
Britain finalising plans for regulation of crypto industry
Britain's Treasury is finalising plans for a package to regulate the cryptocurrency industry, including limits on foreign companies selling into the country and restrictions on ...
Agreements worth $29 billion to be signed during China’s Xi visit to Saudi Arabia
More than 20 initial agreements worth SAR 110 billion ($29.26 billion) will be signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week
Labour's Starmer unveils plan to shift power to Britain's regions
British opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer pledged on Monday to spread power away from the political centre of Westminster if his party wins the next election, saying he woul...
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