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Under the World Bank's recommended numbers, about 13% of China's population still lives in poverty, a far cry from the Communist Party's trumpeted 'miracle' of total eradication.
The Russian-dominated Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) wants to regulate online commerce across the region, but observers say the move will only benefit Russian businesses.
A squad of chemical weapons specialists from Russia's Federal Security Service had been tailing Navalny for several years, including on the day of his poisoning.
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