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Putin ‘appalled’ by ‘terrorist’ attack in Iran
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Putin ‘appalled’ by ‘terrorist’ attack in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives to attend the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, in the capital Tehran on September 22, 2018.<br />In Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were […]

Putin: plane downed in Syria after ‘chain of tragic accidental circumstances’
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Putin: plane downed in Syria after ‘chain of tragic accidental circumstances’

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint press conference with Turkish President following the talks at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi on September 17, 2018. The leaders of the two countries that are on opposite sides of the seven-year conflict in Syria, but key global allies, will discuss […]

Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are ‘civilians’
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Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are ‘civilians’

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with military-grade nerve agent are not criminals and […]

Putin’s ally re-elected Moscow mayor amid pension protests
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Putin’s ally re-elected Moscow mayor amid pension protests

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on September 9, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during a visit to Zaryadye Park in Moscow.<br />Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has overseen progressive mega projects that have drastically changed the face of Europe's largest city, but his […]

North Korea in focus as Putin to meet Asian leaders
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North Korea in focus as Putin to meet Asian leaders

[FILE] Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the signing ceremony at the 5th Caspian Summit in Aktau on August 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Sputnik / Alexey NIKOLSKY Nuclear-armed North Korea will be in the spotlight as Russia’s Vladimir Putin begins meetings with Asian leaders Monday, aiming to drive regional […]

Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe
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Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

Foreign policy advisor to US President Donald Trump's election campaign, George Papadopoulos leaves the US District Courts after his sentencing in Washington, DC on September 7, 2018. Papadopoulos was jailed for 14 days for lying to FBI agents over contacts with Russians that set off a federal probe into possible […]

UK says Putin ‘ultimately’ responsible for spy poisoning
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UK says Putin ‘ultimately’ responsible for spy poisoning

A picture taken on August 26, 2018, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting on a boat during a short vacation in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia. / AFP PHOTO / Sputnik / Alexey NIKOLSKY British Security Minister Ben Wallace said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “ultimate” […]

Putin softens controversial pension reform
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Putin softens controversial pension reform

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an address to the nation concerning a pension reforms proposed by the government, in Moscow, on August 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Alexey DRUZHININ Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a series of measures to soften a deeply unpopular pension […]

Putin says US sanctions ‘counterproductive and senseless’
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Putin says US sanctions ‘counterproductive and senseless’

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen prior to a meeting with Finnish president at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on August 22, 2018. Putin and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto will discuss bilateral relations and pressing international issues. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / […]

Putin ready to meet North Korea’s Kim at ‘early date’
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Putin ready to meet North Korea’s Kim at ‘early date’

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the signing ceremony at the 5th Caspian Summit in Aktau on August 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Sputnik / Alexey NIKOLSKY Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “at an early date”, the North’s state media […]

Putin says ‘ready to go to Washington’, invites Trump to Moscow
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Putin says ‘ready to go to Washington’, invites Trump to Moscow

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) during a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Aleksey Nikolskyi Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he had invited US leader Donald Trump to visit Moscow and was ready to […]

Trump postpones Putin visit as Pompeo defends US stance on Russia
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Trump postpones Putin visit as Pompeo defends US stance on Russia

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 16, 2018 US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting in Helsinki. US President Donald Trump insisted July 18, 2018 that his meeting with Vladimir Putin could prove successful, as he tries to quell fury in […]

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Putin, Trump to continue ‘useful contacts’

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have agreed to continue their “useful contacts” and may meet by year’s end, a Kremlin aide said Tuesday, as tensions rise in Washington over the direction of the US leader’s Russia policy. Last week’s summit between Trump and Putin in the Finnish capital Helsinki unleashed […]

FBI chief reiterates: Russia meddled, whatever Putin & Trump say
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FBI chief reiterates: Russia meddled, whatever Putin & Trump say

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 28, 2018 FBI Director Christopher Wray (2nd L) and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (2nd R) leave during a break in the congressional House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," in Washington, DC. FBI […]

Trump says he told Putin ‘we can’t have meddling’ in US vote
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Trump says he told Putin ‘we can’t have meddling’ in US vote

US President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin wait ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes […]

Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling
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Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

US President Donald Trump speaks about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of a meeting with Republican lawmakers and cabinet members on tax cuts at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to […]

Back in Washington, Trump under pressure to reverse course on Russia
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Back in Washington, Trump under pressure to reverse course on Russia

US President Donald Trump speaks about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of a meeting with Republican lawmakers and cabinet members on tax cuts at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM President Donald Trump found himself isolated and […]

Trump says meeting with Putin ‘even better’ than with NATO
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Trump says meeting with Putin ‘even better’ than with NATO

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) during a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Aleksey Nikolskyi President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his inaugural summit with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin was better than the one he held […]

Trump thanks lone Republican for support on Putin summit
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Trump thanks lone Republican for support on Putin summit

WASHINGTON, DC – July 10: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a rally calling for criminal justice reform outside the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Demonstrators and members are calling for the passage of the First Steps Act. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images/AFP President Donald Trump publicly thanked […]