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Macron, Putin optimistic on Ukraine, clash on Syria

Speaking at a press conference at his summer residence in southern France, Macron said he wanted to attend a summit with the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, and Germany — the so-called Normandy format — soon to try and resolve the conflict in which more than 13,000 people have died.

Photos of teen reading constitution to Russian riot police are breaking the internet

As her images reading the laws before the police went viral, her photos shared by millions of people worldwide reminded many of the iconic "Tank Man" photo of the Tiananmen Square protests in China.


US believes Russia conducting low-level nuclear tests: Official

Russia announced last month it was suspending the INF treaty after the United States said it would withdraw because of violations by Moscow.

Viral Video: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes a tumble after ice hockey game

The Russian leader’s team won the game 14:7 with the president scoring a record number of goals, breezing past largely static defenders several times.

Russian envoys meet Syria's Assad, discuss post-war efforts, trade

Formation of a constitutional committee is key to political reforms and new elections meant to unify Syria and end an eight-year war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced about half of Syria's pre-war 22 million population.

Russian president Putin hopes AK-203 rifles will help Indian security agencies

"For more than seven decades, we have been supplying reliable and high-quality armaments and equipment to Indian friends. Around 170 military and industrial facilities have been set up in India with assistance from our country," Putin said.


Threatening US, Putin promises Russians both missiles and butter

Russian missiles, including nuclear weapons, targeting the United States is not new. Nor is saber rattling by Putin.

A new Russian first lady? Vladimir Putin hints he may marry again

Putin was married to Lyudmila Putina from 1983 until their divorce, announced in 2013. Their daughters, Katerina and Maria, both in their early 30s, are not involved in politics.

Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands near Japan; Tokyo protests

Russian politicians say they fear Japan might agree to deploy US missile facilities on the islands if any are returned to Tokyo, and that Moscow could only countenance a deal if it received a guarantee that ruled out such a scenario.

Twitter suspends account it says impersonated Russia's Putin

Twitter spokesman Ian Plunkett said in an email that the suspended account was not affiliated with Putin.

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Express Rewind: A look back at major events that shaped 2018

As 2018 approaches to an end, here is a recap of major political events, developments, disasters and crises that unfolded across the world