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Like it or not, with Nord Stream 2, Putin has a foot on the gas Europe badly needs

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After years of debate in Germany and beyond, the Russian state-backed energy giant Gazprom confirmed last month that it had finished building Nord Stream 2, a 760-mile pipeline with the potential to send 55bn cubic me...

The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill review – a chilling novichok underpant saga

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It is easy to mock the Kremlin’s assassins. But until you have been one of Vladimir Putin’s henchmen, tasked with terminating your boss’s troublesome political rival by any means necessary (even comic ones), do you re...

Putin self-isolates after coronavirus found in entourage

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Vladimir Putin has gone into self-isolation because of an outbreak of coronavirus in his entourage, the Kremlin has announced. Although the Russian president was not sick, a Kremlin spokesperson told journalists, he w...

Vladimir Putin urged to end crackdown on Russian journalists

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Russia’s leading independent media have appealed to Vladimir Putin and other top government officials to halt a crackdown on journalists under which some of the countries’ top outlets have been declared foreign agents...

Vladimir Putin warns west to stop meddling in Afghanistan

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Vladimir Putin has demanded that countries not interfere in Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul, saying the west “must stop the irresponsible policy of imposing foreign values from abroad”. In extended remarks, Putin ...

Abramovich was not ‘directed’ to buy Chelsea FC by Putin, court hears

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Roman Abramovich’s lawyer said it was defamatory to describe the businessman as having “a corrupt relationship” with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and that he had acted “covertly at his direction” in key busi...

Russia bans media outlet that published Vladimir Putin scoops

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The Kremlin’s war on independent journalism in Russia has escalated after the Proekt investigative media outlet was outlawed in an act of revenge for a series of deeply embarrassing revelations about Vladimir Putin an...

Fractious EU summit rejects Franco-German plan for Putin talks

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A Franco-German plan to restart talks with Vladimir Putin has been rejected at a fractious EU summit that resulted in a decision to explore economic sanctions against Russia instead. The two-day gathering in Brussels ...

France and Germany want EU summit with Vladimir Putin

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France and Germany have suggested inviting Vladimir Putin to a summit with the EU as part of a broader reset of the bloc’s relations with Russia. The proposal from Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel comes after Joe Bid...

Colbert on Biden’s Putin summit: better than Trump’s ‘nauseating’ boot-licking

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On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert spoke about “an epic confrontation” that finally took place between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. Biden entered the meeting, hoping for “predictability and stability” which Colbert ca...

Putin refuses to give guarantee Navalny will survive prison – video

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Vladimir Putin has refused to give any guarantee that the opposition leader Alexei Navalny will get out of prison alive, saying nobody imprisoned in Russia should be given exclusive treatment.In an extended and testy ...

Biden meeting marks rare trip out of ‘bunker’ for Covid-cautious Putin

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For more than a year, people who have wanted to get within breathing distance of Vladimir Putin have performed a ritual, two-week quarantine in Russian hotels and sanatoriums to protect the 68-year-old president from ...

Vladimir Putin refuses to guarantee Navalny will survive prison

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Vladimir Putin has refused to give any guarantee that the opposition leader Alexei Navalny will get out of prison alive, saying his continued detention was not his decision and noting the poor state of medical care in...

Biden reveals Queen asked about Putin and Xi during tea at Windsor Castle

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Joe Biden revealed the Queen had asked him about his Russian and Chinese counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, during their 45-minute talk over tea at Windsor Castle, in the aftermath of the G7 summit on Sunday...

After Trump: Biden set to outline US policy to Johnson, Putin and more

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Joe Biden will make his first overseas trip as US president this week, determined to convince allies and adversaries “America is back” after four years under Donald Trump. Having laid out a vision of the 21st century...

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