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US tensions bring Xi, Putin closer

Manila protests China seizure of Filipinos’ fish catch BEIJING, June 9, (Agencies): President Xi Jinping gave China’s first friendship medal to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday as the neighbouring giants touted their close ties amid diplomatic and economic challenges from the US. Xi placed the large golden medal around …

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Russia cargo in tarmac stand-off

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said a Russian cargo plane owned by a private company landed at the Kuwait International Airport Thursday evening carrying what the sources called ‘political documents’ or what is called in diplomatic sources ‘diplomatic bag’, reports Al- Rai daily quoting the …

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Amir condoles on Russian blaze – 64 dead

KUWAIT CITY, March 26, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday cabled Russian President Vladimir Putin expressing condolences on demise of people in the fiery fire that gutted a shopping mall in Russia. Their Highnesses the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister, respectively Sheikh Nawaf …

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Russian shopping mall fire kills 53; more missing

MOSCOW (AP) — At least 53 people have died and more are missing in a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city, officials said on Monday. The fire at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, was extinguished …

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4 children dead in Russian shopping center fire

MOSCOW (AP) — Four children have died in a fire that broke out in a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. There was no immediate information on the cause of the Sunday fire in the city 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow. Russia’s Investigative Committee said …

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Russia says over 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Sunday

MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) – More than 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta via the town of Hammouriyeh so far on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria, a body run by Russia’s defence ministry. Since humanitarian corridors were set up in the …

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Russia summons British ambassador over spy poisoning dispute

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador to Russia for talks in a heightening dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Russia is expected to announce the expulsion of some British diplomats in a retaliatory measure. British Prime Minister Theresa May …

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Russia busts IS bomber cell – Possible return of jihadists ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW, Dec 12, (Agencies): Russia’s top domestic security agency says it has detained three suspected members of a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group who have been preparing suicide bombings in Moscow. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said Tuesday that the suspects were plotting a series of suicide …

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Putin declares Syria victory – Egypt, Russia ties firm

MOSCOW, Dec 11, (AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air …

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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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