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Turkey Shoots Down a Russian War Plane

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Downing of Russian plane is a ‘stab in the back’ from Turkey, says Putin. The war plane that Turkey shoots down is the Su-24 according to the Russian president Vladimir Putin, which was flying over Syrian territory and hit by Turkish F-16s. The Turkish media, however, reports that the Russian War plane was hit in the territory of Turkey, and ...

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Vladimir Putin Removes Ban on Nuclear Cooperation With Iran

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MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin today lifted a ban on Russian firms from working on Iranian enrichment sites as he travelled to Tehran for his first visit since 2007. A decree Putin signed today enables Russian firms to work with Iranian companies on the Fordo enrichment site and help Tehran in redesigning its Arak nuclear reactor. Russian companies can now also ...

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Putin: The World’s Most Powerful Person

Aug. 30, 2013 - Russian Federation - ITAR-TASS: VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA. AUGUST 30, 2013. Russia's president Vladimir Putin at the meeting on the shipbuilding industry development programme. (Credit Image: © Alexei Nikolsky/ITAR-TASS/ZUMAPRESS.com)

The 2015 ranking of the American business magazine, Forbes, declares the Russian president Vladimir Putin to be the most powerful person of the world. Putin is leading the rank of the magazine for the third consecutive time. According to 2015 ranking of the magazine the German chancellor Angela Merkel is the second most powerful and the American president Barack Obama ...

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If a fight is inevitable, we need to hit first: Putin

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Vladimir Putin: “50 years ago the leningrad street taught me one rule: if a fight is inevitable, we need to hit the first” News Desk The Pashtun Times: Last month the Russian president after meeting the US president at UN Security Council urged for an international coalition to fight the Islamist militancy in the Middle East. Two days after the ...

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Russia’s all-inclusive diplomacy over Syria

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In the last week Moscow has ratcheted up its diplomatic campaign in Syria, hosting Bashar al-Assad as well as meeting representatives of the Syrian opposition and making overtures to other regional players to join negotiations. Does this diplomatic offensive spell an end to Russia’s international isolation? Moscow’s diplomatic moves to kick-start the process of political settlement inside Syria and over ...

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Putin Accuses US Of Backing Terrorism In Middle East

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The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has launched a stinging attack on US policy in the Middle Eas, accusing Washington of backing terrorism and playing a “double game” in the Middle East. In a speech on Thursday at the annual gathering of the Valdai Club, a group of Russian and international analysts and politicians, Putin said the US had attempted to ...

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Cut-price Saudi oil squeezing Russia out of European market

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An “oil war” is unfolding on the European petroleum market, which so far involves Russia and Saudi Arabia but soon may also see Iran weighing in. For Russia, this is fraught with losing nearly a third of its European oil supplies. Russia’s share in the European oil market is under threat as European refineries boost purchases of crude from Saudi ...

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