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Putin signs law on extension of capital amnesty for Russian businesses

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a package of laws extending a capital amnesty until February 28, 2019. It allows Russians to voluntarily declare assets and accounts in banks. A total amnesty for all funds returning to Russia follows an anti-offshore bill requiring individuals and businesses to report foreign profits. The bill was aimed at curbing the outflow of capital ...

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Russian Supreme Court rejects lawsuit demanding Putin be removed from presidential race

The Russian Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit – filed by another candidate in the race – seeking the cancellation of President Vladimir Putin’s registration as a candidate for the 2018 election. The lawsuit requesting Putin be removed from the presidential race was filed in mid-February by presidential candidate, journalist and socialite Ksenia Sobchak, who is running as a candidate for ...

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‘None of the above’ candidate asks Supreme Court to remove Putin from presidential race

Ksenia Sobchak has asked the Supreme Court to annul Vladimir Putin’s registration as a candidate in the March presidential elections, alleging the incumbent is violating legal term restrictions. Sobchak is running on the ticket of the minor political party Civic Initiative, but is positioning herself as an option for those who would prefer to fill the no-longer-existing ‘none of the ...

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Putin discusses Israel-Palestine conflict with Trump via phone ahead of Abbas meeting

President Vladimir Putin told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he discussed the Arab-Israeli peace process during a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Russian media reports. Putin made the remarks while meeting with Abbas on Monday evening, TASS reports. “I just had a phone conversation with the President of the United States of America, [Donald] Trump,” the Russian President ...

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Dutch FM admits lying about Putin describing land-grab ambitions in 2006

Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra has admitted that he lied when he claimed to have heard President Vladimir Putin describing an ambition to unify Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states and Kazakhstan as a single country. Zijlstra claimed at a party conference in 2016 that he had overheard Putin outlining the grand plan for a “Greater Russia” in 2006 during ...

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Putin offers condolences to families of those killed in Saratov Airlines crash

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to the families of people killed in the Saratov Airlines jet crash and ordered a probe into the tragic and deadly incident, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Vladimir Putin “offers his deep condolences to those who lost their loved ones in this accident,” Dmitry Peskov said in a statement. He added that Putin ...

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Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid dangerous escalation following Syria raids

Following Israel’s air raids in Syria, Vladimir Putin has urged the Israeli PM to avoid any actions that could further fuel confrontation, while Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Israel’s right to “defend against aggression.” The Israeli Prime Minister held phone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday after an alleged Iranian drone infiltration into ...

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Putin: Russia still a world leader in sport despite Olympics situation

Russia still remains a world leader in sports and hosting global sports events despite the ongoing doping scandal surrounding the nation, President Vladimir Putin said. “Despite the situation surrounding national sport in the current Olympic cycle, Russia undoubtedly remains a leader of world sport and in the organization of major sports events,” Putin said, TASS reported. Read more Speaking at ...

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Central elections commission registers Putin as candidate for March 2018 election

Incumbent Russian president Vladimir Putin has been registered as a candidate for the March 2018 presidential race after the authorities recognized as valid over 300,000 citizens’ signatures in support of the motion. Read more Putin is running as an independent candidate, despite broad support from several major political parties including parliamentary majority United Russia and leftist parliamentary opposition Fair Russia. ...

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‘Bouquet for Putin:’ Anti-Trump crowd rush to claim GOP serves Russian interests

The newly released Republican memo on alleged FBI and Justice Department abuses has sent advocates of the Russiagate theories into meltdown. They immediately said it was all done in Russia’s interests. US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) rushed to say the latest developments surrounding the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) “serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, ...

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