Vladimir Putin

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    Two roads to ‘friendship among peoples’

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    PRESIDENT Trump’s ‘daring’ step over the demarcation line between North and South Korea to shake hands with Chairman Kim wouldn’t be making such headlines were...

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    Are we headed back to abyss?

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 02, 2019

    TODAY we live in a world that is not dissimilar to the pre-WWI world, when a few emperors and their families controlled the fate of...

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    Putin brings own mug to G20 summit

    Agence-France-Presse . Osaka | Updated at 12:00am on June 30, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin brought and drank from his own mug during an official dinner at the G20 summit in Japan, prompting social media jokes...

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    Don’t meddle in US elections, Trump asks Putin

    Reuters. Osaka | Updated at 02:05pm on June 28, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to ‘please not meddle in US elections’, appearing to make light of a...

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    Putin gives Xi ice cream on birthday

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    Chinese president Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday with Russian president Vladimir Putin, who Xi considers a close friend and who gave Xi...

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    Russia, China bolster ties to face shared troubles with US

    Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 06:35pm on June 07, 2019

    Chinese President Xi Jinping appears Friday as guest of honour at Russia's showcase economic forum, as the two neighbours present a united front in the...

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    US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 02:32pm on May 14, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday meets US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in the highest-level talks between the rival powers in nearly...

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    Russia plans to offer passports to Ukrainian: Putin

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday Moscow was considering offering all Ukrainian citizens fast-tracked Russian passports, a move likely to anger some politicians in Ukraine...

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    Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties at first talks

    Agence France-Presse . Vladivostok | Updated at 01:13pm on April 25, 2019

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look...

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    Putin signs laws against ‘disrespecting’ authorities

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 08:54pm on March 18, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday signed laws against showing disrespect for authorities and allowing for online media to be fined or blocked for publishing...