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      Macron in Russia for talks with Putin
      May24

      Macron in Russia for talks with Putin

      SAINT PETERSBURG: French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Saint Petersburg on Thursday to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, with the Iran nuclear deal as well as conflicts in Syria and Ukraine on the agenda. The trip is Macron’s first to Russia as president and follows a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week....

      Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military – investigators
      May24

      Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military – investigators

      UTRECHT, Netherlands: Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said on Thursday for the first time that the missile which shot down the plane over eastern Ukraine traveled from a Russian military brigade. The Joint Investigation Team “has come to the conclusion that the BUK-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from 53rd Anti-aircraft...

      Putin to meet Merkel to talk Iran and Ukraine
      May18

      Putin to meet Merkel to talk Iran and Ukraine

      SOCHI: Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, as Moscow and Europe make rare joint efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal. The pair’s first face-to-face meeting in a year will take place less than a week before French President Emmanuel Macron is due to...

      Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes
      May17

      Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes

      CANNES, France: A Cold War spy thriller starring “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch has been one of the big sellers at the Cannes film festival, reports said on Thursday. “Ironbark” is based on the story of British spy and businessman Greville Wynne, who handled the double agent Oleg Penkovsky, a Russian military intelligence officer who tipped...

      Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to Russia
      May15

      Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to Russia

      MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday is set to unveil a 19-kilometre-long bridge linking southern Russia to the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine, a highly symbolic project he has personally championed. Known as the Crimean Bridge, at nearly 12 miles it will be the longest not only in the country but also in Europe, overtaking...

      First China-made warship sails
      May13

      First China-made warship sails

      BEIJING: China’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea trials on Sunday, state media said, a landmark in Beijing’s ambitious plans to modernize its navy as the Asian giant presses its claims in disputed regional waters. The carrier, known only as “Type 001A”, set out for the trials from a port in northeastern...

      Putin sworn in as president for 4th term
      May07

      Putin sworn in as president for 4th term

      MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term at a ceremony in the Kremlin on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years. “I consider it my duty and my life’s aim to do everything possible for Russia, for its present and for its future,” Putin said, with his hand on the Russian...

      Putin proposes Dmitry Medvedev for PM — Kremlin
      May07

      Putin proposes Dmitry Medvedev for PM — Kremlin

      MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday asked parliament to back a new mandate for outgoing prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, his longtime ally. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. AFP FILE PHOTO “Putin submitted Dmitry Medvedev’s candidacy to receive the agreement of the State Duma to...

      Vladimir Putin sworn in as president for fourth term
      May07

      Vladimir Putin sworn in as president for fourth term

      MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tension with his Western rivals. The 65-year-old, in power since 1999, is on course to become the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin after his victory in...

      Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition
      May07

      Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition

      MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition. Putin, who has ruled Russia for 18 years, will begin his next stint as leader two days after nearly 1,600 protesters including opposition leader Alexei Navalny were detained...