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Hague: Fracking can 'weaken Russia's grip over Europe'

Pushing ahead with controversial 'fracking' schemes could help reduce Russia's leverage over Europe, William Hague has suggested.

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UK 'should impose limitations' on Russian arms sales

An armed man, believed to be a Russian soldier, stands on guard outside a military base in Crimea Credit: Reuters

Britain and its allies should consider imposing lasting limitations on arms sales as part of a new relationship with Russia following the "outrageous" annexation of Crimea, Foreign Secretary William Hague said in an article for the Sunday Telegraph.

"This would involve Russia being outside some international organisations, facing lasting restrictions on military cooperation and arms sales, and having less influence over the rest of Europe," he wrote.

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