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What the world is saying about Vladimir Putin’s re-election

China was the first world power to react on Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s re-election vowing to push ties to a “higher level”, but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned Moscow would remain “difficult”.

EU supports UK as Russia hits back in spy poisoning row

The European Union offered "unqualified solidarity" with Britain on Monday over a nerve agent attack blamed on Russia, as international weapons experts visited to take a sample of the chemical for testing.

Vladimir Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning.

Polls open in Russia amid low turnout fears

Russians are heading to the polls to vote in a presidential election that is expected to usher in President Vladimir Putin's fourth term.

Spy poisoning: UK enlists Nigeria’s support against Russia

The United Kingdom government has asked Nigeria and other countries to join hands in taking action against the Russian Federation for allegedly poisoning an ex-Russian spy and his daughter on British soil.

Vladimir Putin ordered Turkish plane shot down during Olympics threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the shooting down of a Turkish passenger jet after a bomb threat was made just before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

Vladimir Putin promises ‘victories’ for Russia at star-studded rally

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday promised "victories" for Russia at a star-studded rally attended by tens of thousands of supporters ahead of a March 18 election he is all but certain to win.

Russia not friend to US, will not be – Nikki Haley

Russia is not a friend to the U. S. and will not be until its government has “the values that it has,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said at retreat of the Republican Party.

Finns set to re-elect Niinisto to ease Russia concerns

Finland's pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, whose skills at staving off tensions with the Nordic nation's powerful neighbour Russia have earned him popularity among voters, was poised to win another six-year term following voting Sunday.

Czechs vote in knife-edge presidential run-off

Czechs returned to the polls Saturday for a second day of voting in a presidential run-off pitting pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman against liberal pro-European rival Jiri Drahos that promises to go down to the wire.

US sanctions Russian officials over Crimea power plant

The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian officials who supplied turbines to a power plant in annexed Crimea, along with several “ministers” from the breakaway region in eastern Ukraine.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

Russia has lost contact with Angola’s first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday — a fresh embarrassment for Moscow’s once proud space industry.

Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola

Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.

Britain’s Boris Johnson seeks to thaw Russia ties during Moscow trip

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday sought to open up communication channels with Russia after years of hostility on the first official visit by a foreign minister from London in five years.

Vladimir Putin expected to win Presidential election as campaign begins

Campaigning officially started, on Monday, for Russia’s presidential election in March, in which President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win a fourth term that would keep him in power until 2024.

Campaign begins for Russia’s presidential election

Campaigning officially started on Monday for Russia's presidential election in March, in which President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win a fourth Kremlin term that would keep him in power until 2024.

UK’s undersea cables at risk of ‘potentially catastrophic’ attack by Russians

The head of Britain's Armed Forces has warned there is a growing risk of a Russian attack on undersea communication cables.

Rex Tillerson to visit Africa in first quarter of 2018

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning a trip to Africa in the first three months of 2018, a senior aide said.


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