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Russia may ban corn and soybeans from U.S.

A Russian watchdog group says U.S. corn contains dry rot and the use of GMOs may result in a ban on both corn and soybeans from the States.

Putin still has his Communist Party card, likes socialist ideals

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday revealed he has kept his USSR Communist Party membership card, and still has a soft spot for socialist ideals.

Premature to speak of asylum for Assad: Putin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday it was premature to say whether Moscow would grant asylum to embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, who had made "many mistakes.

Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us'

Moscow - Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired Sunday, but the problem is that "nobody wants to believe it".

Russian secret services foiled 30 planned attacks in 2015: Putin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday hailed the country's secret services for foiling around 30 planned attacks and uncovering more than 320 foreign spies in 2015.

Putin says works 'easily' with both U.S., Damascus on Syria crisis

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin has said Russia's unwavering position on the crisis in Syria, where it has steadfastly resisted calls for Bashar al-Assad's ouster, has facilitated its negotiations with both Washington and Damascus on the issue.

Putin my fan? It's mutual says Trump

Washington - Mutual admiration between Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin continued to flower Friday, when the Republican presidential frontrunner praised Russia's leader as forceful and popular.

Family pride and Blatter for Nobel: Top points from Putin's marathon presser

Moscow - From endorsement of suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter for the Nobel prize to pride for his daughters and suggesting that Turkish leadership is toadying to Washington, Vladimir Putin's press conference Thursday was a mix of populism and crude street...

Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that Russia has no regular troops in eastern Ukraine but admitted that some people have been carrying out military tasks there.

Putin rules out reconciliation with Turkey

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin fired off an angry tirade against Turkey on Thursday, ruling out any reconciliation with its leaders and accusing Ankara of shooting down a Russian warplane to impress the United States.

Putin calls Trump an 'outstanding, talented' man

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as a talented and outstanding man, welcoming his stance on Russia.

Putin says Russia backs Syria opposition, flays Turkey

Moscow - Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that Russia is helping some of the Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State jihadists and escalated a row with Turkey, using crude language to accuse its leaders of sucking up to Washington.

Putin and other ex-KGB have 'gunslinger's gait,' says study

Paris - Russian President Vladimir Putin walks with a curious "gunslinger's gait" -- a reduced swing in his right arm which he may have acquired through KGB weapons training, an unusual study published Monday said.

Putin orders military to 'act tough' against threats in Syria

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered his forces in Syria to take tough action against any threats, speaking two weeks after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in the war-torn country.

Finnish police in court over Putin entry on criminal database

Helsinki - Three Finnish police officers appeared in court Wednesday over their role in maintaining a database of criminal suspects to which Russian President Vladimir Putin's name was added.

Erdogan and Putin: ex-pals turned sworn foes who won't back down

Istanbul - Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, leaders with remarkable similarities who built a new era of cooperation between Turkey and Russia, have suffered a ferocious falling-out that will harm relations for years to come.

Russia warns Turkey will regret plane downing, receives condolences

Belgrade - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed that the Turkish leadership would be made to regret the downing of one of Moscow's warplanes, as Ankara presented its condolences for the death of a Russian pilot in the incident.

Erdogan says would resign if Putin IS oil trade claims proven

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said he would be ready to quit office if allegations by Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Turkey traded oil with Islamic State (IS) jihadists were proven."I will say something very strong here.

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin has found himself in a bind after the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which highlights the risks of his gung-ho Syria campaign and the difficulty of forging consensus on the war-torn country's future.

Russia pounds IS after confirming bomb caused Egypt crash

Moscow - Russia pounded Islamic State targets in Syria after confirming that a bomb attack brought down its passenger jet over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.

Russia confirms bomb brought down Egypt plane, intensifies Syria strikes

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday pounded Islamic State targets in Syria after confirming that a bomb attack brought down its passenger jet over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.

Russia confirms bomb brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin vowed vengeance after Moscow on Tuesday confirmed that a bomb attack brought down a passenger jet over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.

Tight security in Manila as 21 state leaders fly in for APEC meet

U.S. President Barack Obama will be joining 20 other Asia-Pacific heads of state or their representatives to the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on Nov.18, 2015

Tens of thousands march in Moscow as Putin extols patriotism

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday extolled patriotism as tens of thousands marched through Moscow in the Kremlin-choreographed show of unity amid tensions with the West.

Putin's high-stakes Syria gamble — with or without Assad

Moscow - This week's surprise Moscow summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was perhaps one of the most sensitive meetings the Kremlin walls have seen in recent times.

Syria operation shows Russia can counter 'any threats': Putin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow's intervention in Syria demonstrates it can counter any threats, as the Kremlin flexes its muscles on the world stage.

Putin blasts U.S. for 'unconstructive position' on Syria

Astana - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday blasted Washington's "unconstructive position" on Syria after the Kremlin said the United States declined to host a high-level delegation from Moscow.

Popularity of 'Putin the Shiite' sky high in Iraq

Baghdad - Russian President Vladimir Putin's bullish entry into the Syrian conflict has worked wonders for his popularity in neighbouring Iraq, where some await "Hajji Putin" like a saviour.

'Back in the game' Putin marks birthday with eye on Syria, hockey

Moscow - Vladimir Putin marked his 63rd birthday Wednesday dividing his attention between hockey and Syria as supporters sang his praises, comparing him to a range of heroic figures from Buddha to Batman.

Op-Ed: Obama — Fighting IS with ideas and uncomfortable alliances

New York - President Obama, to his credit, has addressed the toughest subject regarding IS — failed governments and economics creating breeding grounds for terrorism. In a speech to the UN, he outlined a strategy for fighting IS at the ideas level.
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Pro-Russia separatists control the streets of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in photo from June.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in 2012.
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Staff image of Putin in Su-27
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Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on July 16, 2014
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The Russian leader's face changes expression under different light.
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Anti-government protesters take cover behind a temporary barricade during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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Anti-government protesters walk past a burning tent encampment during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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President Putin pictured with former economic adviser Andrey Illarionov in 2000. Illarionov has said in a recent interview that the West should wake up to Putin's expansionist ambitions reaching well beyond Crimea.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: "We are not violating any international agreements"
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Sanctions are sanctions, but 18th St.-Petersburg international economic forum will take place in all political weather. Moreover, president Putin will arrive at the Forum, for whom the action will become the Rubicon for presentation of Russia on international scene. Despite the threats of USA and Europe to apply once again a new package of rigid economic sanctions, which in their opinion should strike Russian economy and both large and medium business, Russia and Putin pay little attention...
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People surround a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013
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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
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Shocking footage from Putin’s secret funeral. #ПутинУмер
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Russian President Vladimir Putin aboard the battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy during a Northern Fleet exercise in 2005
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013
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