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Russia’s ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

9 September 2019, 2:50 PM

Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which backs President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow parliament, near complete data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday, in an awkward setback for the Kremlin.

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Putin rebuffs call by Japan’s Abe to sign World War Two peace treaty

5 September 2019, 3:53 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Tokyo’s military ties with the United States and many other issues made it hard for Japan and Russia to sign a World War Two peace treaty.

Thousands of Russians rally to demand free elections

31 August 2019, 5:24 PM

Thousands of Russians took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capital’s city legislature on 8 September, defying a ban which has been enforced with violent detentions during previous protests.

Russian spacecraft carrying robot docks with space station: TASS

27 August 2019, 12:35 PM

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, TASS news agency reported, citing a live broadcast.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets crew members during a visit to HMS Victorious at HM Naval Base Clyde.

UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions

25 August 2019, 11:50 AM

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are due to meet on Sunday morning for what are expected to be positive talks on their countries’ future bilateral trade relations and Brexit.

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