Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Armenian PM quits after nearly two weeks of street protests

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  YEREVAN: Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan said he was resigning on Monday to help maintain civic peace following almost two weeks of mass street protests that have plunged the impoverished ex-Soviet republic into political crisis. Sarksyan, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had served as Armenia’s president ...

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Vladimir Putin takes holy dip in icy waters

Putin takes holy dip in icy waters

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany . Russian state television showed Putin marching onto the ice of frozen Lake Seliger, about ...

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Vladimir Putin Says St. Petersburg Blast Was Terrorism

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin says an explosion at a St. Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was a terrorist act, and that another attack in the city had been foiled by the country’s security service. A bomb went off in a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket, wounding at least 13 shoppers ...

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Boris Johnson to visit Moscow first time in 5 years

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MOSCOW: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday will hold talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the first official visit by a minister from London in five years. The visit could signal an improvement in relations after years of antagonism. It comes after Johnson in April cancelled ...

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Russia begins troop withdrawal from Syria

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MOSCOW: Russia has begun a partial withdrawal of its troops in Syria under the order of President Vladimir Putin, local media reported on Tuesday. Putin announced the withdrawal during an unannounced visit to the Hmeymim military airfield in Syria on Monday. The first withdrawal includes 23 warplanes, two Ka-52 helicopters, ...

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Putin orders beginning of withdrawal from Syria

Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to a Russian base in Syria and ordered the start his troops’ withdrawal from the war-torn country. Syrian state TV reported that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with Putin at Khmeimim Air Base southeast of Latakia on Monday morning. Russia’s ...

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May accuses Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West

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LONDON: Theresa May has accused Russia of running a covertly propaganda war using fake news to “sow discord” in the west and “meddle in elections”. The prime minister said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “open economies and free societies” across the ...

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Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

TEHRAN: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for an official visit, with talks expected to focus on Syria, the Iranian nuclear agreement and bilateral ties. Putin will also take part in a summit with his Iranian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev. Putin is to ...

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Russia & Saudi Arabia sign billion dollar arms & energy contracts

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MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow. The leaders of the world’s largest energy exporters discussed an extension of an OPEC ...

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