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Russia’s Vladimir Putin wants rap music controlled

Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown concern at the growing popularity of rap music. Due to its growing popularity, he advised that the government control it and channel it to ensure that it does not promote moral decadence.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Donald Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russia probe

United States President Donald Trump on Saturday again denied that his presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment about claims that he directly organised hush payments to ward off a possible sex scandal during his White House run.
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.
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G20 leaders agree on George Bush tributes, but little else

A Sino-US showdown on trade loomed on Saturday as G20 leaders wrapped up tense summit talks with a rare show of unity over the death of former president George Bush.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

Angela Merkel to arrive late for G20 summit after plane malfunctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Buenos Aires on Friday evening, far later than planned but still in time to attend a G20 dinner after “serious” technical problems forced her plane to make an emergency landing.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON - AFP)

Donald Trump pulls out of Vladimir Putin meeting due to Ukraine crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday suddenly cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled for this week’s Group of 20 industrialised nations summit in Argentina, citing the current Ukraine crisis.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a conference as part of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting political solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350 000 lives, at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. - The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Vladimir Putin warns against ‘reckless’ moves after Ukraine declares martial law

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine against any “reckless acts” on Tuesday after Kiev declared martial law in response to Moscow’s seizure of three of its navy vessels.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2017, US President Donald Trump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose at the Forbidden City in Beijing. - Trump on November 1, 2018, said he'd just had "very good" talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the growing trade conflict between the two economic giants. "Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade," Trump tweeted. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

US, China in fiery APEC clash on trade, influence

China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said on September 10, 2018. "It was a very warm, very positive letter," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Mike Pence: Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meeting likely in New Year, won’t accept broken promises

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will likely meet again after New Year, the US vice president said Thursday, but insisted his government would not repeat past mistakes where "promises are broken."
US President Donald Trump (L) speaks s with French president Emmanuel Macron prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 10, 2018, on the sidelines of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP

Emmanuel Macron hosts Donald Trump amid row over European defence

US President Donald Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron for talks in Paris on Saturday ahead of a weekend of World War 1 commemorations that risk being overshadowed by a row over Macron's calls for a European army, which Trump has branded "insulting".
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a conference as part of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting political solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350 000 lives, at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. - The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Vladimir Putin warns of consequences over Orthodox split

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned of "the most serious consequences" over splits in the Orthodox church after Ukraine was granted the right to form an independent church, enraging Russia.
Members of the Sri Lankan web journalist association hold placards with the image of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration outside the Saudi Embassy in Colombo on October 25, 2018, following Khashoggi's dissapearance on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. - Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the "repulsive" murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice will prevail, in his first public comments on the case, without addressing US accusations of a monumental cover-up. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP)

Recep Erdogan charges Saudis to disclose who ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan charged Saudi Arabia on Friday to disclose who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul as well as the location of his body.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Report: Russian, Chinese spies hack Donald Trump’s phone

President Donald Trump’s cellphone conversations are being intercepted by Russia and China to gather information on his associates and policy positions.
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Kremlin ready to discuss Vladimir Putin-Donald Trump summit in US next year

The Kremlin said Wednesday it was ready to discuss the possibility of a summit in Washington next year between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US counterpart Donald Trump.

NATO: No new nuclear arms in Europe despite Russian treaty breach

NATO allies may not deploy more nuclear weapons in Europe in response to alleged Russian breach of a nuclear arms control treaty which Washington is pulling out of, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.
John Bolton, the United States' national security adviser has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Reuters

Vladimir Putin meets John Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

John Bolton, the United States' national security adviser has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
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.

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