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Putin appoints former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as adviser

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday appointed former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as his adviser following the

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Soros pledges $1bn to battle 'would-be and actual dictators'

US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle

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Trump 'made a religious man out of Vladimir Putin,' jokes Schiff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There have been few chuckles during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. But a

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World leaders in Jerusalem show battle against anti-Semitism not yet a victory

David A. Andelman writes that as world leaders met in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, old and festering political wounds threatened to weaken the impact of the gathering in the fight against anti-Semitism.

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Putin’s Constitutional Proposals Approved in First Duma Reading

Commentators see these proposals as a strategy for Putin to stay in charge by becoming the head of State Council.

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Israel, US condemn Iran at Holocaust memorial event

Israel and the United States on Thursday called for action against Iran, comparing it to the threat once posed by

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Prince Charles appears to snub US vice president Mike Pence at Holocaust memorial

Prince Charles appeared to pass on a handshake with US Vice President Mike Pence during an event to commemorate the

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Putin calls for summit of key UN Security Council members

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for a summit of leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security

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Is Putin in a hurry to leave? Russian parliament rushes through constitutional shake-up

Hardly a week has passed since Vladimir Putin used a state of the nation address to announce a radical constitutional

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'I am here': Holocaust survivors mark Auschwitz liberation

Their faces lined by age and haunting memories, about 100 Holocaust survivors joined political leaders Thursday in Jerusalem to recall

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World Leaders Gather in Jerusalem 75 Years After Holocaust

(Bloomberg) -- World leaders gathered in Israel to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and urge vigilance against hatred

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Putin proposes 2020 summit with leaders of Russia, France, China, U.S. and UK

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday proposed holding a summit between the leaders of Russia, China, the

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Trump administration to begin Middle East peace negotiations during Netanyahu visit

Hoping to begin negotiations for Donald Trump's long-announced plans to bridge political division in the Middle East, Vice President Mike

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Russian MPS give quick first approval to Putin reforms

Russian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping constitutional reform bill put forward by President Vladimir Putin in its first

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Putin’s Spending Spree Could Boost These Russian Stocks

(Bloomberg) -- A clutch of Russian stocks is particularly well placed to reap the benefits of the possible $34 billion

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Putin's political shake-up backed by Russian parliament in initial vote

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament unanimously gave its initial backing on Thursday to sweeping constitutional changes proposed

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Putin Hints at Jailed Israeli Backpacker Deal in Jerusalem Visit

(Bloomberg) -- President Vladimir Putin hinted Thursday that he intends to free an Israeli woman imprisoned in Russia on drug-smuggling

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The Eastern Mediterranean is a Sea of Political Troubles Again

(Bloomberg) -- After Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974, it found itself short of military hardware. In stepped Muammar Qaddafi, and

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Ukraine will not change its European course - Sentsov

The international community must be convinced that Ukraine will overcome the post-Soviet heritage and will never turn back from the European path chosen six years ago.

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Zelensky: If all parties want to end war in Donbas, it will end tomorrow

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the war in Donbas may end once all the parties to the conflict want this.

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Russian lawmakers to debate Putin's constitution reform

Russia's State Duma on Thursday was set to discuss the constitutional amendment bill submitted by President Vladimir Putin, a reform

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Putin to meet mother of US-Israeli woman jailed in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with the mother of a US-Israeli woman jailed in Moscow on drug charges, a Kremlin aide said Wednesday, as the case has led to protests in Israel.

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The surprising wild card Trump faces in 2020

The controversies surrounding Russia and Ukraine will constitute key reference points in framing Trump's presidency when voters head to the polls in November, writes Aaron David Miller.

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Emmanuel Macron shouts at Israeli security officers in altercation in Jerusalem

French President Emmanuel Macron has been involved in an altercation with Israeli security officers in Jerusalem's Old City.

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Lasitskene welcomes change of Russian sport minister

Russian high jump star Maria Lasitskene said on Wednesday that she hoped the change of Russian sports minister would help

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