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China State Media to Be Regulated By Communist Party

China State Media to Be Regulated By Communist Party

🕔11:40, 23.Mar 2018

The Communist Party newspaper Global Times quoted government expert Feng Yue of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences as saying the move will “concentrate the resources and authority to improve China’s influence overseas and promote China’s international image.”

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Sonia Gandhi Admitted to IGMC Hospital

Sonia Gandhi Admitted to IGMC Hospital

🕔10:46, 23.Mar 2018

Dr Ramesh said he received a call from the doctor accompanying Sonia Gandhi asking for an ambulance for her. But, she soon left in her own car.

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China Sells Powerful Tracking System to Pakistan in Unprecedented Deal

China Sells Powerful Tracking System to Pakistan in Unprecedented Deal

🕔11:25, 22.Mar 2018

China provides tracking system for Pakistan’s missile programme. Tracking system could allow Islamabad to speed up development of missile that can target multiple cities or military sites. India and Pakistan are in a heated race to build up their nuclear weapons capabilities.

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China Coast Guard Now Controlled By Its Armed Police Force

China Coast Guard Now Controlled By Its Armed Police Force

🕔15:05, 21.Mar 2018

China’s military police given control of coastguard as Beijing boosts maritime security. Restructuring necessary to ensure Communist Party’s ‘absolute leadership over the PLA and other armed forces’, document says.

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Xi Jinping Vows to ‘Fight Bloody Battles’ Against China’s Enemies

Xi Jinping Vows to ‘Fight Bloody Battles’ Against China’s Enemies

🕔11:30, 20.Mar 2018

“All acts and tricks to separate the country are doomed to fail and will be condemned by the people and punished by history,” President Xi Jinping told nearly 3,000 delegates assembled at the imposing Great Hall of the People facing Tiananmen Square.

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Missile Commander Lt Gen Wei Fenghe is China’s New Defence Minister

Missile Commander Lt Gen Wei Fenghe is China’s New Defence Minister

🕔11:16, 19.Mar 2018

Lt. Gen. Wei Fenghe joined the Second Artillery Corps in 1970 when he was just 16. He was sent to learn rocket engineering at a missile school under the Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence.

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Vladimir Putin 2018 Election Win: Here Are What to Expect

Vladimir Putin 2018 Election Win: Here Are What to Expect

🕔10:35, 19.Mar 2018

An emboldened Putin could position the resurgent Russian military as a peacemaker in other regional conflicts — for example in Libya, where Russia has oil interests and where a disastrous Western invasion seven years ago left a lawless state now seething with extremists.

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Vladimir Putin: Mightier Than the Sword. First Among Equals

Vladimir Putin: Mightier Than the Sword. First Among Equals

🕔09:27, 19.Mar 2018

“Putin isn’t going to retreat an inch,” said Evgeny Minchenko, a Moscow-based political consultant who advises the Kremlin. “He’ll push for maximum independence from the West and build alliances with other centres of power.”

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Vladimir Putin Triumphantly Re-Elected By Big Margin

Vladimir Putin Triumphantly Re-Elected By Big Margin

🕔20:45, 18.Mar 2018

Vladimir Putin was triumphantly re-elected Sunday for a fourth term at the head of Russia, after a plebiscite election denounced as enamelled fraud by the opposition. Vladimir Putin remains in the Kremlin until 2024, the year of his 72 years and 25 years after being appointed dolphin by an aging Boris Yeltsin.

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Ksenia Sobchak Biography and Profile

Ksenia Sobchak Biography and Profile

🕔20:39, 18.Mar 2018

Ksenia Sobchak (Kseniya Anatolyevna Sobchak), born November 5, 1981 is a Russian TV anchor and politician in Russia. Ksenia Sobchak is the daughter of Anatoli Sobchak—St. Petersburg’s late mayor, who mentored and employed Putin—occupies a unique space in Russian public life. Read Ksenia Sobchak Biography and Profile.

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Vladimir Putin Biography and Profile

Vladimir Putin Biography and Profile

🕔16:45, 18.Mar 2018

Vladimir Putin served as president of Russia, and was re-elected to the presidency in 2012. He previously served as Russia’s prime minister. Vladimir Putin, a judo black belt, appears to symbolise two of the martial art’s key qualities – guile and aggression. Putin has made no secret of his determination to reassert Russian power after years of perceived humiliation by the US and its Nato allies.

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Rodrigo Duterte Wants Philippine Out Of ICC

Rodrigo Duterte Wants Philippine Out Of ICC

🕔11:30, 18.Mar 2018

“I will convince everybody now who are under the treaty at ICC: ‘Get out, get out, it’s rude,’” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said.

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Vladimir Putin is Guaranteed to Win 2018 Election

Vladimir Putin is Guaranteed to Win 2018 Election

🕔01:00, 18.Mar 2018

While Vladimir Putin has seven challengers on the ballot, none is a real threat. The last time he faced voters in 2012, he faced a serious opposition movement, but since then he has boosted his popularity thanks to Russian actions in Ukraine and Syria.

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Sergei Skripal Biography and Profile

Sergei Skripal Biography and Profile Updated

🕔00:00, 18.Mar 2018

Sergei Skripal is a retired Russian military intelligence colonel who was sentenced in 2006 to 13 years in prison, accused of spying for Britain. He was convicted, and later pardoned, for passing the identities of Russian secret agents in Europe to the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).

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Putin Orders 23 UK Diplomats To Leave Russia in Skripals Poisoning Response

Putin Orders 23 UK Diplomats To Leave Russia in Skripals Poisoning Response

🕔17:02, 17.Mar 2018

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Saturday denied that Russia or the Soviet Union had ever developed the nerve agent Novichok that Britain said was used to poison the Skripals.

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