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Russia, China to show united front at economic forum.

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping appears Friday as guest of honour at Russia’s showcase economic forum, as the two neighbours present a united front in the face of shared troubles with the US. Xi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a three-day visit with Vladimir Putin and …

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Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties at first talks

Vladivostok, Russia | AFP | North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin vowed to seek closer ties as they met for the first time on Thursday, in talks aimed at countering US influence. Putin emerged from the meeting in Russia’s Vladivostok saying that like Washington, Moscow supports efforts to …

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Russia says state and private ‘instructors’ are in Sudan

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Moscow on Monday said it had sent “instructors” to Sudan, where demonstrators have been protesting against President Omar al-Bashir for weeks, following reports of sightings of Russian-speaking soldiers in Khartoum. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not specify who the “instructors” were, but said they were in …

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Putin lands in Belgrade ahead of rock star reception

Belgrade, Serbia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday kicked off a state visit to Serbia, where he is set to receive a rock star reception in the capital Belgrade which is preparing a parade in his honour. “Welcome honoured President Putin, dear friend” read one of many billboards around the city bearing …

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Kremlin confirms Trump lawyer emailed Kremlin during campaign

Moscow, Russia | AFP | President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman on Wednesday confirmed that the Kremlin last year received an email from a lawyer working for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump about building a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists that the Trump Organization’s chief counsel at the …

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