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Putin and Xi talk trade, N. Korea at Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met Tuesday against a backdrop of mounting tensions over North Korea ahead of G20 summit talks with US President Donald Trump. The sit-down in Moscow is meant to focus on bolstering trade ties between the two partners, with deals worth billions …

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FBI SEES RUSSIANS BEHIND QATAR HACK

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday. FBI experts visited Qatar in late May to analyze an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake …

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Russian navy vessels dock – Inquiry over Sea ‘harassment’ claim

MANILA, April 20, (RTRS): Russian navy vessels arrived in the Philippines on Thursday for joint exercises as part of a drive for new security ties under President Rodrigo Duterte’s revamped foreign policy of courting the traditional foes of Manila’s top ally, Washington. The guided-missile cruiser Varyag, accompanied by the fuel …

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‘Trust erodes under Trump’ – Moscow icily receives Tillerson

MOSCOW, April 12, (RTRS): Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald …

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CAMERAS SNAP SUSPECT IN ST. PETERSBURG BOMBING – Blast on Russian subway claims 10

ST. PETERSBURG, April 3, (RTRS): Ten people were killed and more than 20 were injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a St. Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday in what authorities called a probable terrorist attack Russian news media reported that police were searching for a man …

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Turkish authorities release family of Russian envoy killer -CNN Turk

ANKARA, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Turkish authorities have released the relatives of the off-duty policeman who gunned down the Russian envoy to Ankara three days ago, CNN Turk reported on Thursday. Authorities detained for questioning the mother, father, sister and two other relatives of Mevlut Mert Altintas, Turkish security sources …

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AMIR HITS ASSASSINATION – Russia joins probe in murder of envoy

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah strongly condemned the killing of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, while attending an exhibition in Ankara on Monday. His Highness the Amir, in a cable to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said this …

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Russia new tourist hotspot for Kuwaitis & Gulf citizens

MOSCOW, Dec 11, (KUNA): Russia has emerged as a new tourist destination for Kuwaiti and Gulf citizens, after the ninth most populous nation attracted some 32 million visitors in 2015. In March, Russia opened a national tourist office in Kuwait, an endeavor intended to lure Arab and Gulf tourists to …

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