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Russia defends decision to recognise rebel passports in eastern Ukraine

The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.

The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.

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Slovenia offers to host first Trump - Putin meeting

Slovenia, the birthplace of America's new first lady, has offered to host the first meeting between her husband, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Slovenia, the birthplace of America's new first lady, has offered to host the first meeting between her husband, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Republicans slam Trump for suggesting US as bad as 'killer' Putin

The US president's apparent moral equivalence between America and Russia has been condemned in the US, while Moscow is angry at Fox News' depiction of Vladimir Putin.

The US president's apparent moral equivalence between America and Russia has been condemned in the US, while Moscow is angry at Fox News' depiction of Vladimir Putin.

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Hungary's Orban warmly welcomes Russian President Putin

The Hungarian Prime Minister said the country strove for 'open and transparent' relations with Russia, as the pair spoke trade, energy projects and sanctions.

The Hungarian Prime Minister said the country strove for 'open and transparent' relations with Russia, as the pair spoke trade, energy projects and sanctions.

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Orban waits to be on right side of new world order

Hungary's Viktor Orban has made a close friend of Vladimir Putin, who is rebuilding the country's nuclear reactor in exchange for Orban's political help in ending sanctions. In the meantime, Orban awa

Hungary's Viktor Orban has made a close friend of Vladimir Putin, who is rebuilding the country's nuclear reactor in exchange for Orban's political help in ending sanctions. In the meantime, Orban awa

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It's good to talk: Trump phones world leaders

A day after he was visited by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump has spent the day in the Oval Office taking congratulatory calls from other world leaders.

A day after he was visited by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump has spent the day in the Oval Office taking congratulatory calls from other world leaders.

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Trump-Putin Deal: easing tensions with restrained engagement: opinion

The anxieties of Trump-Putin “bromance” may be premature, especially if the inaugural speech underlining American interests as paramount is any indication of the yet to be formulated U.S. foreign policy.

The anxieties of Trump-Putin “bromance” may be premature, especially if the inaugural speech underlining American interests as paramount is any indication of the yet to be formulated U.S. foreign policy.

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Russians try to decipher Trump's policy towards Moscow

Two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president, and like the rest of the world, Muscovites are waiting to see how Russian-US relations will change once he takes…

Two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president, and like the rest of the world, Muscovites are waiting to see how Russian-US relations will change once he takes…

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Donald Trump refutes claims of Russian plot to compromise him

Russia has refuted claims that its intelligence agencies have assembled a file of personally compromising information about Donald Trump, describing the claims as ‘‘total…

Russia has refuted claims that its intelligence agencies have assembled a file of personally compromising information about Donald Trump, describing the claims as ‘‘total…

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Why did BuzzFeed publish unverified allegations on Trump's Russia ties?

Salacious and unproven claims Russian intelligence has personal and compromising information about president-elect Donald Trump have been reportedly circulating among high-ranking politicians and jour

Salacious and unproven claims Russian intelligence has personal and compromising information about president-elect Donald Trump have been reportedly circulating among high-ranking politicians and jour

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Russia slams US decision to blacklist five senior officials

Moscow has slammed a move by the White House to blacklist five senior Russian officials, describing it as an additional step in the degradation of relations under President…

Moscow has slammed a move by the White House to blacklist five senior Russian officials, describing it as an additional step in the degradation of relations under President…

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'Russian campaign was multifaceted' says US election report

A declassified report released on Friday is the US intelligence community’s starkest public description yet of what it claims were unprecedented Russian moves to manipulate American…

A declassified report released on Friday is the US intelligence community’s starkest public description yet of what it claims were unprecedented Russian moves to manipulate American…

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Putin 'ordered hacking campaign' to help Trump, US report finds

Russian leader Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump’s electoral chances in last year’s presidential campaign, according to a declassified report by US intell

Russian leader Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump’s electoral chances in last year’s presidential campaign, according to a declassified report by US intell

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Expelled Russian diplomats arrive back in Moscow

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats and their families, who have been expelled by order of President Barack Obama, has arrived back in Moscow.

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats and their families, who have been expelled by order of President Barack Obama, has arrived back in Moscow.

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Putin: Russia 'will not expel anyone' in US diplomatic row

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had called for tit-for-tat retaliation against Washington by declaring 35 US diplomats 'persona non grata'.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had called for tit-for-tat retaliation against Washington by declaring 35 US diplomats 'persona non grata'.

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Putin denies state-sponsored doping programme in Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday once again denied allegations of state-sponsored doping programme in the country, but admitted Russia “does have problems with…

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday once again denied allegations of state-sponsored doping programme in the country, but admitted Russia “does have problems with…

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Japan and Russia sign trade deals but remain marooned over islands

There have been a number of economic deals at a summit in Tokyo but no breakthrough on a territorial row that has over-shadowed ties between Moscow and Tokyo since the Second World War.

There have been a number of economic deals at a summit in Tokyo but no breakthrough on a territorial row that has over-shadowed ties between Moscow and Tokyo since the Second World War.

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Obama "vows retaliation" against Russia

The US president says Washington will take action against Moscow over claims of its involvement in the country's recent presidential election.

The US president says Washington will take action against Moscow over claims of its involvement in the country's recent presidential election.