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Putin files nomination for 2018 re-election bid

Putin files nomination for 2018 re-election bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday filed documents with electoral officials to run for re-election next year, a day after hundreds of politicians, celebrities and sports figures backed his bid.

Russia's partial Syria withdrawal 'carried out' : defence minister

Russia's partial Syria withdrawal 'carried out' : defence minister

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday said the military has completed the partial withdrawal from Syria ordered by President Vladimir Putin, ending over two years of active involvement in the conflict.

Putin declares 'complete victory' on both banks of Euphrates in Syria

Putin declares 'complete victory' on both banks of Euphrates in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a complete victory had been achieved over Islamic State on both banks of the Euphrates river in Syria, Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.

Russia's Putin says to seek new presidential term in 2018

Russia's Putin says to seek new presidential term in 2018

President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday he would seek re-election in March 2018, a contest opinion polls show he will win comfortably, setting the stage for him to extend his dominance ...

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said they would continue joint efforts in fighting Islamic State until it is defeated ...

Prospects for Putin-Trump meeting at Apec summit unclear

Prospects for Putin-Trump meeting at Apec summit unclear

Putin and Trump, who had their first face-to-face meeting in July to discuss allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, are both planning to attend this week's summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang.

Russian police detain 380 at anti-Putin protest: monitors

Russian police detain 380 at anti-Putin protest: monitors

Russian police detained at least 380 activists across the country on Sunday for holding unauthorised protests against President Vladimir Putin, a monitoring group said.

Russian President meets Finance Minister in Moscow

Russian President meets Finance Minister in Moscow

Ali Sherif al-Emadi conveyed the greetings of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to President Putin, and his wishes for more progress of the bilateral relations in all fields.

Putin critic Navalny released after 20-day detention

Putin critic Navalny released after 20-day detention

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on social media on Sunday he had been released from detention after spending around three weeks in jail.

Putin replaces Russian governors with younger technocrats

Putin replaces Russian governors with younger technocrats

Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of the governor of the northern region of Nenets on Thursday and promptly appointed a replacement.

Erdogan, Putin to meet in Turkey this week on Iraq, Syria

Erdogan, Putin to meet in Turkey this week on Iraq, Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin will this week visit Ankara for talks with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan set to touch on Iraq and Syria, both sides announced on Monday.

Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on N Korea

Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on N Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Thursday for the world to put the "greatest possible pressure" on North Korea to abandon its nuclear missile programme.