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Official: US sanctions hit 245 Russian citizens, 439 firms

A total of 245 Russian citizens and 439 legal entities are currently under US sanctions, a senior official from the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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.

Russia blacklists VOA, Radio Liberty as “foreign agents”

The Russian Justice Ministry on Tuesday blacklisted U.S. government-funded Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as “foreign agents” in retaliation for a similar move against Russia’s state-owned RT news network.

US plotting to discredit World Cup – Russian senator

A top Russian senator said on Thursday he had credible evidence of the United States plotting to “discredit” the 2018 World Cup his country is staging for the first time.

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2019: PDP denies demanding N12 million from presidential Aspirants

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Malawi’s Joyce Banda to seek election amid corruption allegation

Malawi’s ex-president Joyce Banda, who recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, on Monday said she was ready to run in next year’s presidential elections if nominated by her party.