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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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Putin Pardons Woman Jailed over 'Treasonous' Text Message

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday issued a rare pardon to a woman sentenced to seven years in jail for treason over a text message about movements of military equipment.

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Putin Pledges 'Independent' Anti-Doping System

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday pledged to establish an "independent" system to tackle doping in the country, but insisted again that the state had never run a drug cheating program. 

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Putin Says New Syria Sanctions Would Hamper Peace Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Moscow opposed any new sanctions against the Syrian leadership as they would undermine peace efforts to end the country's protracted war. 

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Putin for 'Restoring Dialogue' between Russia, US Intel

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for Russian intelligence agencies to bolster ties with their US counterparts in the fight against terrorism.

"Restoring dialogue with the special services of the United States and other NATO members is in our mutual interest," Putin told the country's FSB intelligence agency in a televised speech. 

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Kremlin Demands Fox Apologize for Putin 'Killer' Question to Trump

The Kremlin on Monday urged U.S. network Fox News to apologize after its presenter called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a killer" while interviewing U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Trump Vows Better Russia Ties, Reassures NATO Allies

President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to improve floundering ties with Russia, while also reassuring close U.S. allies he supports NATO.

Trump faced a first legal defeat amid growing international alarm over his halt to refugees and travelers from certain Muslim majority countries, with a federal judge blocking part of the ban.

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Putin Mocks Claims that Trump was Spied On

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday mocked claims that Russia was behind an unsubstantiated dossier on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, saying its special services would not have spied on him during a 2013 visit to Moscow.

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