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Hariri Meets Putin, Says Russian Leader Backs Lebanon 'Neutrality'

Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russian presidency's summer headquarters in Sochi.

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Trump Says He Had a 'Tremendous Meeting' with Putin

Fresh from his lengthy head-to-head encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday was meeting with a long list of world leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Xi Jinping of China, as he wraps up his second trip abroad.

Trump said he had a "tremendous meeting" with Putin as he sat alongside May for a morning exchange on the sidelines of an international summit in Germany. It marked Trump's first comments on his high-profile talks with Putin in which he raised the issue of Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections and discussed plans for a ceasefire agreement in Syria.

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Trump-Putin Talks Overshadow Problem-Strewn G20 Summit

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin were to meet Friday for the first time in a highly-awaited encounter at a G20 summit marked by divisive issues, a rift between America and its Western allies and violent protests.

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Putin Launches Deep-Water Phase of TurkStream Gas Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday launched the deep-water phase of the TurkStream gas pipeline project, calling Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan from a ship off the Black Sea coast.

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'Russophobia' in West 'Counterproductive', Won't Last, Putin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that alleged anti-Russian sentiment in the West would not last indefinitely because it damages both sides. 

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Macron to Host Putin for May 29 Talks on Syria, Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week as the countries look to reset strained relations, notably over Syria and Ukraine.

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Putin, Macron Discuss Boosting Ties in First Call

Russian President Vladimir Putin and new French leader Emmanuel Macron discussed boosting poor ties between Paris and Moscow in their first phone conversation, the Kremlin said Thursday.

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Putin Says Russia-U.S. Relations Have 'Worsened' under Trump

President Vladimir Putin said ties between Russia and the United States appear to have deteriorated under Donald Trump in an interview released Wednesday as the countries' top diplomats met in Moscow.

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Erdogan to Putin: Syria 'Chemical' Attack Could Endanger Peace Talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday condemned a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria as an "inhuman" strike that could endanger peace talks based in the Kazakh capital.

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Putin Meets France's Le Pen in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Marine Le Pen during a visit to Moscow on Friday by the French far-right presidential candidate, Russian state television showed. 

"We by no means want to influence the current events but we reserve the right to communicate with all representatives of all political forces of the country, as do our partners in Europe and the United States for example," Interfax news agency quoted Putin as telling Le Pen. 

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