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Putin re-elected as Russian president, Election Commission declares polls valid (WATCH LIVE)

Russia’s Central Election Commission is announcing the final results of the country’s presidential election, after declaring the vote valid. According to the head of the commission, Ella Pamfilova, Vladimir Putin has claimed 76.69 percent of the vote, winning his third non-consecutive term as Russian president. Putin’s candidacy was supported by 56.43 million voters.  Communist Party candidate, Pavel Grudinin, came second ...

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Ex-French President Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing – reports

Published time: 20 Mar, 2018 07:50 Edited time: 20 Mar, 2018 07:55 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed in police custody over alleged Libyan aid to help fund his 2007 presidential election campaign, Reuters and local media report citing judicial sources. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Vladimir Putin decisively re-elected as Russian president – preliminary results

Incumbent Russian leader Vladimir Putin is set to secure a resounding victory in the Russian presidential election, according to partial results made public by the electoral commission. With 31 percent of the votes counted, mostly in eastern part of the country, Vladimir Putin leads with 73 percent of the vote, well above the simple majority needed to avoid a run-off. First-time ...

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Putin inspects Crimean bridge as Bridge the Cat inspects the president

Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the construction site of the bridge which will connect Crimea with mainland Russia. While talking to workers, Putin also endured the scrutiny of the project’s mascot. The construction of the Crimean bridge is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects Russia is currently involved it. The 19km-long structure has two separate parts: one is a ...

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US and EU failed to impose ‘pet president’ on Russia, says Duma speaker

The speaker of the Russian lower house has said the West’s sanctions policy has been a response to Moscow’s increased competitiveness, and had crashed Western plans to put a “tame and obedient” president in the Kremlin. “It is completely obvious that Russia is a very inconvenient competitor for them in many spheres, and they try to remove it from the ...

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Presents from Putin: Merkel recalls receiving 'very good smoked fish' from Russian president

Just one day after it was revealed that Angela Merkel sends Vladimir Putin bottles of German beer, the chancellor has said that the Russian president also sends gifts her way. Read more When asked about the gift swaps by a reporter at a press conference on Monday, Merkel said “it’s well known that Russian president likes German beer.” It came ...

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'Trump unleashed': President enters new battle with MSM, calls NBC anchor 'sleeping son of a b**ch'

Donald Trump is back campaigning and throwing jabs at MSM. He called the host of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ a “sleeping son of a b**ch.” Chuck Todd responded by saying that Trump’s “vulgarities” create a “challenge for parents.” In true Trump fashion, the US president didn’t hold back on his feelings about Todd during a Saturday rally in Pennsylvania, where ...

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Seoul demands Turkish TV publicly apologize for depicting S. Korean president as murder suspect

Seoul has lashed out at a Turkish TV channel after it mistakenly depicted the South Korean president as an alleged murder suspect. Despite the report being taken down, South Korean authorities are demanding a public apology. A report by the Turkish-based Show TV channel raised eyebrows in South Korea after it featured photographs of President Moon Jae-in in the wrong ...

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‘We’re not to blame, but please forgive Poland,’ president tells Jews over 1968 persecution

Polish President Andrzej Duda has apologized to Jews who were kicked out of the country in the anti-Semitic campaign of 1968. At the same though, Duda asserted that Warsaw bears no responsibility for the country’s past. “The free and independent Poland of today, my generation, is not responsible and does not need to apologize. To those who were driven out ...

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‘Empire of misogyny’: Ex-Irish president slams Catholic Church

Former Irish President Mary McAleese has called the Catholic Church “one of the last great bastions of misogyny” ahead of a conference in Rome to discuss the role of women in the church. Speaking to reporters in the Italian capital, Ireland’s eighth president McAleese also said that the ban on women becoming priests should be lifted, calling the theology on ...

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