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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin shake-up could keep him in power past 2024 as cabinet steps aside

16 January 2020, 5:38 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes on Wednesday that would give him scope to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency, and picked a new prime minister after Dmitry Medvedev and his cabinet stepped down.

Russia’s Prime Minister and government resign after Putin speech

15 January 2020, 4:54 PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that his government was resigning to give President Vladimir Putin room to carry out the changes he wants to make to the constitution.

Sluggish climate action may see warming do Russia more harm than good

10 January 2020, 2:28 PM

Russia’s first plan to adapt to climate change is a tardy but much-needed acknowledgement of the risks and opportunities presented by global warming, although it lacks concrete action to address the increasingly evident threats, analysts said.

Russia’s Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

7 January 2020, 4:46 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Syria where he has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Syrian state media and Russia’s Interfax said on Tuesday.

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan leaves 10 Downing Street after meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other heads of state.

Turkish military units moving to Libya, Erdogan says

6 January 2020, 6:25 AM

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkish military units had started moving to Libya to support Fayez al-Serrajā€™s internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli.

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