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Putin-Trump meeting evokes mixed reaction with key issues unresolved

The first one-on-one meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday evoked mixed reactions from global experts.
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

Donald Trump hails ‘very good start’ with Vladimir Putin at first summit

Indeed, some domestic critics wanted the Helsinki summit called off entirely after 12 Russian military agents were indicted under a long-running probe into Moscow’s alleged manipulation of the 2016 US elections.
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Russia transfers World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday handed over mantle of the World Cup host to the emir of Qatar whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament.
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Russia hands over World Cup host to Qatar

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday handed over mantle of the World Cup host to the emir of Qatar whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament.
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

Trump-Putin: What they have said about each other

The much-anticipated summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday comes after years of mutual compliments and backslapping, despite growing strains in US-Russian relations.
Domagoj Vida and Ognjen Vukojevic were filmed in the video shouting 'Glory to Ukraine' after the win over Russia

Ukraine offers job to Croatia’s Ognjen Vukojevic over World Cup video

Ukraine’s football federation said Tuesday it had offered a job to former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic and offered to pay his fine over a pro-Ukraine clip he posted during the World Cup.
Croatia defender Domagoj Vida

Domagoj Vida: Ukraine message not political

Vida’s video after the game on Saturday appeared online and led to criticism from Russian politicians and a warning from FIFA’s disciplinary committee.
Zlatko Dalic is enjoying life as Croatia manager as his side prepares for their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday with Russia. Ronald Wittek - EPA

Zlatko Dalic: Croatia ‘stopped Messi’ so can cope with Harry Kane

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has said his side have already "managed to stop Messi" and so can cope with England's Harry Kane in Wednesday's semi-final.
Croatia defender Domagoj Vida

Croatia defender Domagoj Vida’s pro-Ukraine comments probed by FIFA

FIFA has confirmed it is investigating Croatia defender Domagoj Vida's pro-Ukraine comments after Saturday's World Cup quarterfinal victory over hosts Russia.
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EU extends economic sanctions against Russia until January 2019

The European Union (EU) on Thursday, extended economic sanctions against Russia over the role of the country in the Ukraine conflict until the end of January 2019.
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Survey: One in three young Russians wants to emigrate

Nearly one in three people aged 18 to 24 in Russia wants to leave the country and live abroad, according to a survey by public pollster VTsIOM published on Monday.
US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the "family photo" during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. World leaders and senior business figures are gathering in the Vietnamese city of Danang this week for the annual 21-member APEC summit.JORGE SILVA / POOL / AFP

Kremlin: Donald Putin and Vladimir Trump will not discuss Crimea

The Kremlin on Monday said Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump can discuss "all other issues" except Crimea, the peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, at their highly anticipated first summit this month.
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Russians protest pension age hike as Vladimir Putin popularity dips

Several thousand people took to the streets across Russia Sunday to protest a hugely unpopular government decision to hike the pension age that has led to a record slump in Vladimir Putin's approval ratings.
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World Cup: England’s political leaders would be welcome in Russia – organisers

England's political leaders are welcome to change their minds and come to Russia to support their team at the World Cup now that they have advanced to the knockout stage, Russian organisers said on Friday.
US President Trump and Russian President Putin will meet on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, 4 days after NATO summit, White House says

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin to have first summit in July

President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are to have their first official summit in Helsinki, Finland on 16 July.

World Cup: US warns citizens against travelling to Russia

The U.S. has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place with 32 countries participating, raising the threat level to 3.

Ukraine official denied access to hunger-striker in Russian jail

Kiev protested to Moscow on Friday after a Ukrainian rights official was barred from visiting hunger-striking filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, in a Russian prison amid growing concerns for his life.

Vladimir Putin dismisses G7 criticism as ‘babbling’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed criticism by the Group of 7 nations as “creative babbling” and said it was time to start cooperating again.

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