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Latvia bans Russia’s RT channel from broadcasting in country


The Baltic nation of Latvia says it has banned the state-controlled Russian television channel RT for as long as network head Dmitry Kiselyov remains on the European Union’s sanctioned persons list for his alleged role in promoting propaganda in support of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

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US and Russia conclude round of talks on new nuclear arms treaty


US and Russian negotiators have concluded a round of nuclear arms control talks in Vienna, aimed at producing a new agreement to replace the New Start treaty that expires in February, the last remaining pact constraining the arsenals of the world’s two major nuclear powers.