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Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the International Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Vladimir Putin wants to ‘fully restore’ ties with US

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to “fully restore” strained ties between Washington and Moscow, during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Vladimir Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation

Russia on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a move condemned by Kiev and its Western allies but celebrated by most Russians.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Russia’s Vladimir Putin to mark five years of annexation in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Crimea on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, condemned by the West but celebrated by most Russians.
An image grab taken from AFP TV on January 21, 2019 shows a burning ship after a fire engulfed at two gas tankers in the Black Sea off Crimea. – Fourteen people were killed and five were missing off Russia-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea on January 21, 2019 after a fire engulfed gas tankers sailing under the flag of Tanzania, authorities said. (Photo by – / AFPTV / AFP)

20 presumed dead from ship fires off Crimea

Up to 20 people were presumed dead off Russia-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea after a fire engulfed two ships sailing under the Tanzanian flag, authorities said Tuesday.
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is set to hold talks with foreign ministers from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva to discuss setting up a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country.

Russia, Iran, Turkey seek deal on Syria constitutional body at UN

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is set to hold talks with foreign ministers from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva to discuss setting up a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin deliver a joint press conference at the Casa Rosada presidential house in Buenos Aires, in the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit on December 01, 2018. The leaders of countries G20 leaders on Saturday found the minimum common ground on the global economy at a summit in Buenos Aires with a closing communique that left divisions on clear display. ALBERTO RAGGIO / AFP

Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he briefed his US counterpart Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis as he came under pressure over Moscow's robust foreign policy at the G20 summit in Argentina.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine restricts entry for Russian men age 16 to 60

Ukraine on Friday limited entry for Russian men age 16 to 60 after Moscow seized three of its ships in a sea confrontation last weekend, the head of the country’s border service said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel: We sanction Russia for sake of international law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the West was imposing sanctions on Russia to stand up for international law.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s first-ever martial law comes into effect

Thirty days of martial law has taken effect in 10 of Ukraine's 27 regions on Wednesday with President Petro Poroshenko saying it aims to prevent an all-out Russian invasion.

US warns Russia over violation of Ukraine sovereignty

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Russia on Monday that its seizure of three Ukrainian vessels was an “outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory” .
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Bulgaria seizes $14.3 million in fake bills

Bulgarian Authorities raided a print shop on Monday that was making counterfeit cash, and seized fake euro and dollar bills worth more than 14.3 million dollars, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
Meet Vladislav Roslyakov, the man behind Crimea's college massacre

17 students killed in Ukraine’s school attack

At least 17 people were killed and dozens more wounded, most of them teenagers, after an attack on a college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, with conflicting versions referring to a lone shooter and a bomb.
Russian President Vladimir Poutin, visiting the Artek camp in Crimea in June 2017

Russia poetry competition in CAR offers holiday in Crimea camp

Russia is promoting a competition for teenagers in the Central African Republic with the prize a holiday in a Soviet-era youth camp in Russian-annexed Crimea.
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Turkey pledges action to save currency

Turkey has vowed to take measures later today to calm market fears sparked by the precipitous plunge in the lira’s value as its president accused Washington of spearheading an “underhand plot” against his country.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at a ceremony site on "July 15 Martyrs Bridge" (Bosphorus Bridge) in Istanbul on July 15, 2018.Turkey is marking two years since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to showcase national unity and his grip on power in an increasingly polarised society. The authorities have declared July 15, an annual national holiday of "democracy and unity", billing the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

President Erdogan says crash of lira ‘political plot’ against Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday slammed the crash of the lira amid a widening spat with the United States as a "political plot" and said his country would instead seek new markets and new allies.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at a ceremony site on "July 15 Martyrs Bridge" (Bosphorus Bridge) in Istanbul on July 15, 2018.Turkey is marking two years since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to showcase national unity and his grip on power in an increasingly polarised society. The authorities have declared July 15, an annual national holiday of "democracy and unity", billing the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

President Erdogan tells Turkey to ‘trust in God’ as currency falls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has brushed off the plunging value of the lira and a rift with the US, telling Turks: "If they have their dollars, we have our people, our God."
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RAF Typhoons sent to intercept Russian bomber plane over Black Sea

In a statement, the RAF said its pilots patrolled the skies for a short period as a deterrent after the Russian plane was "close to infringing NATO airspace".
Sweden's defender Andreas Granqvist (C) and midfielder Gustav Svensson (R) react after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Sweden and Switzerland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA /

Russia try to keep dream alive after ‘miracle win’

Russia will try to keep their unlikely dream alive on Saturday when the host nation face Croatia in their first World Cup quarter-final since 1970.

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