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Kremlin Rubbishes 'Stupid' Claims that Trump is a Russian Agent

Russia on Wednesday dismissed as ridiculous reports questioning whether U.S. President Donald Trump has acted as an agent for Russia as controversy mounted over his alleged ties to the Kremlin.

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Russia to Host Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani Summit Early 2019

Moscow will early next year host the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss the Syrian conflict, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Friday, after the United States announced it was withdrawing troops from the country.

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Putin Says Russia Ditching Dollar in Sanctions Response

President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia had no choice but to cut its dependency on dollars to conduct trade, after becoming the target of increasingly severe U.S. sanctions.

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Putin Says Israel Not Guilty of Plane Downing in Syria, Calls Incident 'Accidental'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing by Syria of a Russian warplane with 15 people on board.

"It rather looks like a chain of tragic accidental circumstances," Putin told reporters, rejecting any comparisons with the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey in 2015.

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U.S., Russia Agree to Putin-Trump Summit in '3rd Country'

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit with Donald Trump in a third country at talks on Wednesday with the US leader's hawkish national security advisor, voicing hope for an easing of tensions between the two nations.

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Putin Says Russia to Stay in Syria 'as Long as Beneficial'

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russian forces would remain in Syria as long as it was in Moscow's interests, despite earlier announcing Russia's mission in the war-torn country was largely completed.

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Putin Says Russian Naval Forces to Patrol Off Syria

Russian naval vessels will patrol off Syria, where Moscow is supporting President Bashar al-Assad's regime, in order to ward off terrorist threats, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

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Putin Sworn in for Fourth Term as Russian President

Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia's president for a fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tension with his Western rivals.

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Putin Pledges to Reduce Russia Military Spending This Year

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia would cut its military spending, a day after he won a presidential election with a landslide. 

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Putin's Victory Boosted by Western Ostracism

Russian media on Monday said Vladimir Putin's growing standoff with the West had boosted the size of his election victory, while liberal journalists voiced fears over his stranglehold on politics.

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