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    Medvedev resigns, what’s going on?

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2020

    THERE has been a major shakeup this week in domestic Russian politics. It kicked off with president Vladimir Putin’s annual address to the federal assembly...

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    Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:19am on January 20, 2020

    More than a thousand opposition activists of various stripes marched in central Moscow on Sunday after president Vladimir Putin proposed re-drafting the constitution, unleashing political...

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    Putin says ‘transition’ crucial after political shake-up

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 07:03pm on January 19, 2020

    President Vladimir Putin has said he does not want Russia to return to the Soviet-era practice of rulers dying in office without a succession plan,...

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    Russia strike kill five civilians in NW Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Bala, Syria | Updated at 10:09pm on January 18, 2020

    An air strike Saturday by Syrian regime ally Russia killed five civilians, including four members of the same family, in an opposition bastion in the...

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    Putin’s new PM promises ‘real changes’ for Russians

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:34pm on January 16, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister promised ‘real changes’ on Thursday as he was approved by lawmakers after the Kremlin announced sweeping reform plans...

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    Russia: a groundbreaking power shift

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    IN GROUNDBREAKING news president Putin announced on January 15, in his annual address to the nation, major changes in his government. First, he announced that...

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    Putin extends cash payouts for babies to counter population slump

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 06:11pm on January 15, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced new financial incentives to encourage Russians to have more children to boost the population. ‘Russia’s fate and its...

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    Libya ceasefire agreed after months of fighting

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 10:55pm on January 12, 2020

    Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for...

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    Turkey asks Russia to get Libyan general to accept truce

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:55pm on January 11, 2020

    Turkey on Saturday asked Russia to convince eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to respect a ceasefire initiative by Ankara and Moscow that he has rejected....

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    US eyes sanctions over growing Russian support for Venezuela

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:52pm on January 07, 2020

    The United States will take action in response to growing Russian support for Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a senior US official warned Monday. US president...