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US, Russia agree to Putin-Trump summit

  MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit with Donald Trump in a third country at talks on Wednesday with the US leader’s hawkish national security advisor, voicing hope for an easing of tensions between the two nations. Adviser John Bolton was received in Moscow with top ...

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China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

QINGDAO: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc’s “unity”, just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US. On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the coastal ...

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Vladimir Putin sworn in for fourth term as Russian president

MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin was sworn in for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday at a lavish ceremony at the Grand Kremlin Palace after winning more than 70 percent of the presidential vote in presidential elections in March. We asked several Russian political analysts to predict what to expect ...

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Armenian PM quits after nearly two weeks of street protests

  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

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

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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Putin thanks Trump for CIA’s help in stopping terror attacks in St.Petersburg

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Sunday after ISIS-inspired terror attacks against the city of St. Petersburg were thwarted by Russia’s Federal Security Service using intelligence provided by the CIA. According to a statement from the Kremlin, Putin thanked Trump for the CIA’s ...

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Russia begins troop withdrawal from Syria

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

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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