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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Grants Marine Le Pen Audience in Kremlin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Grants Marine Le Pen Audience in Kremlin

Le Pen backs the lifting of the European Union’s economic sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict – a stance she reiterated.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Underplayed Losses in Recapture of Syria’s Palmyra

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Underplayed Losses in Recapture of Syria’s Palmyra

Out of the 18 dead, at least 10 were killed in the region of Palmyra, which Islamic State fighters seized in December for a second time in a year – a major reversal for Syrian government forces and their Russian backers.

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LEBANON POLITICS: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Says Netanyahu Seeks End to Russia Airstrikes in Syria to Avert Israel’s Collapse

LEBANON POLITICS: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Says Netanyahu Seeks End to Russia Airstrikes in Syria to Avert Israel’s Collapse

The Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah added that the defeat of the Daesh Takfiri group in Syria would be tantamount to the fall of Netanyahu himself.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Dmitry Medvedev Biography

RUSSIA POLITICS: Dmitry Medvedev Biography

Politician. On September 14, 1965, Dmitry Medvedev was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Read Dmitry Medvedev Biography.

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SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

“Russia is wary of Turkey, but prefers squeezing it and limiting its movement, instead of mounting full-frontal attack,” a political figure in Damascus said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump, Merkel Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at White House

USA POLITICS: Trump, Merkel Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at White House

Merkel, who officials say has prepared carefully for the encounter, is likely to press Trump for assurances of support for a strong European Union.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Incorporates South Ossetia Into Russian Military

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Incorporates South Ossetia Into Russian Military

Russia has de facto controlled South Ossetia, a sliver of mainly mountainous land in the northeast of Georgia, for years.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Pardons Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Penal Colony for Text Message

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Pardons Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Penal Colony for Text Message

Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned a 46-year old Oksana Sevastidi who was sentenced to seven years in a penal colony for sending a text message to a Georgian acquaintance about the movement of Russian military equipment.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Putin: Iran Seeks Permanent Foothold in Syria

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Putin: Iran Seeks Permanent Foothold in Syria

Netanyahu has said that Israel has carried out dozens of strikes to prevent weapons smuggling to the Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah via Syria.

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ESTONIA POLITICS: Juri Ratas Says Baltic State Will Resist ‘Fake News’

ESTONIA POLITICS: Juri Ratas Says Baltic State Will Resist ‘Fake News’

“We are building today much … stronger strategic communications inside here in the government,” Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

President Vladimir Putin was “deeply upset” by the news and had greatly valued Churkin’s professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: France, Germany Slam Putin’s Decision to Recognize Passports Issued By Separatist Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

RUSSIA POLITICS: France, Germany Slam Putin’s Decision to Recognize Passports Issued By Separatist Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

Putin on Saturday issued an order for Russian authorities to recognize identity documents, diplomas, birth and marriage certificates and vehicle registration plates issued in the separatist-held regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in east Ukraine.

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USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

“We are the most secure and most prosperous when both the U.S. and Europe are strong and united,” the adviser said, previewing Pence’s trip.

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USA POLITICS: Official! Michael Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser

USA POLITICS: Official! Michael Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser

Michael Flynn, resigned after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Court Orders Review of Jailed Anti-Putin Activist Ildar Dadin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Court Orders Review of Jailed Anti-Putin Activist Ildar Dadin

Ildar Dadin was sentenced to 3 years in prison – reduced to 2 and a half on appeal – in Dec. 2015 for a series of peaceful one-man protests against Kremlin.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Denounced Obama-Era ‘New START’ Nuclear Arms With Putin As Bad Deal

USA POLITICS: Trump Denounced Obama-Era ‘New START’ Nuclear Arms With Putin As Bad Deal

During a debate in 2016 presidential election, Trump said Russia had “outsmarted” the United States with the New START treaty, which he called “START-Up.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: NATO Lock in US Support for Stand-Off With Russia

EUROPE POLITICS: NATO Lock in US Support for Stand-Off With Russia

European allies are growing confident. They are reassured by Trump’s remarks to U.S. forces in Florida this week, when he said: “We strongly support NATO.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin to Fox News: Apologize For ‘Unacceptable’ O’Reilly Comments Over Putin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin to Fox News: Apologize For ‘Unacceptable’ O’Reilly Comments Over Putin

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press the president to explain more fully why he respected his Russian counterpart.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: US Eases Sanctions On Russian Intelligence Agency

RUSSIA POLITICS: US Eases Sanctions On Russian Intelligence Agency

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants better relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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