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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.

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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.

Vladimir Putin: Arms control to top agenda for his meeting with Donald Trump

Putin said that if he and Trump meet as expected at the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina later this month, they would also discuss Syria, North Korea and Iran.

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Vladimir Putin says can't justify spoiling Saudi ties over Khashoggi affair

Putin told a discussion forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi that Moscow did not really know what had happened in the case, that it was a pity that the journalist had gone missing, and that Russia would wait for details.

Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit India in October, hold talks with PM Modi

During the visit, President Putin will hold official talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Turkey's Erdogan says meeting with Putin on Syria will bring "new hope"

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was speaking to reporters before the two men met in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Russians resume protests against pension age reform after detentions

The proposed change, already amended by Putin, envisages raising the retirement age for men to 65, from 60, and to 60, from 55, for women and is the most unpopular government measure in Russia since a 2005 move to scrap Soviet-era benefits.

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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

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