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Assad vows to hand over chemical weapons ahead of US-Russia talks

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Geneva: President Bashar al-Assad vowed to hand over Syria's chemical weapons Thursday as Moscow and Washington were set to begin high-stakes talks on a Russian plan to avert US-led military action a

Putin calls Syria chemical use claims ‘nonsense’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday dismissed as “nonsense” claims that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons and demanded that the United States provide proof.

Russian police seize 'Putin in women's underwear' painting

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Saint-Petersburg: Russian police said Wednesday they had raided an exhibition and confiscated a painting that portrayed President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lounging together i

Obama: Putin’s Cold War stance chills ties

President Barack Obama complained Friday that Russia had adopted a frostier stance towards the United States since Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin, but both camps insisted ties have not broken down.

Edward Snowden to start anew


Moscow: US fugitive Edward Snowden will publish no more leaks but instead look to build a life in Russia where he has been granted a year-long asylum, his lawyer said on Thursday.
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Russia-US ties ‘more important’ than Snowden scandal: Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow’s relations with Washington outweighed the “squabbles” over a spying scandal revealed by US fugitive Edward Snowden, who has applied for asylum in Russia.

Edward Snowden still in Moscow airport

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Turku (Finland): Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden was still in a transit zone at a Moscow airport and the sooner he selected his final destination t

Russian President Putin, wife are divorcing

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Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing.
Married just a few weeks short of 30 years, the Putins announced the decision on state television a

Putin fires Russian defence minister


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday fired defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov over a corruption scandal, the most dramatic change to the government since he returned to the Kremlin for a third term.

Russian PM says Pussy Riot women should not be in prison


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that he believed that punk band Pussy Riot should not be in prison, after two members convicted of hooliganism began two-year terms in camps.


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