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Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin meet

Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin meet

Germany has a strategic interest in good relations with Russia. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this following meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meetings focused on Syria, the conflict…
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Salisbury poisoned agent leaves hospital

Salisbury poisoned agent leaves hospital

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, whose poisoning with a nerve agent in the UK triggered a diplomatic crisis with Russia, has been discharged from a British hospital. The 66-year-old, a former colonel in Russia's…
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Putin takes oath of office

Putin takes oath of office

Vladimir Putin took the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday and promised to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the…
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Anti-Putin rallies in Russia

Anti-Putin rallies in Russia

More than 1,600 people — including prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny — were arrested Saturday in Russia during a day of nationwide protests of the upcoming inauguration of Vladimir Putin…
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Anti-Putin protests in Russia

Anti-Putin protests in Russia

Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters rallying against President Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration on Monday, an independent monitor said. Under the motto "He is not our…
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Armenian Prime Minister resigns

Armenian Prime Minister resigns

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned after days of large-scale street protests against him. Opposition supporters accused Mr Sargsyan of clinging to power when he was appointed prime minister…
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Ofcom investigating RT

Ofcom investigating RT

The United Kingdom launched an investigation on a series of programmes aired by Russian TV, RT. Ofcom is in fact examining instances where Kremlin-backed news channel potentially breached UK broadcast…
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More US sanctions against Putin’s men

More US sanctions against Putin’s men

The United States announced more sanctions against Russia.  In contrast to sanctions issued in March, against Russian hackers and intelligence agencies, those announced Friday attack the wealth of some of…
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