Kremlin: Putin to meet Obama on Monday
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Kremlin: Putin to meet Obama on Monday

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama will meet on Monday in New York — their first face-to-face encounter in nearly a year amid strongly troubled relations between Russian and the U.S., but one in which the leaders have different priorities. Putin wants to focus on the Syria crisis, where Russia is taking an … Continue reading

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Russian opposition draws thousands to anti-Putin protest
Europe

Russian opposition draws thousands to anti-Putin protest

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s beleaguered opposition drew several thousand people on Sunday to a protest rally in an outlying Moscow neighborhood to decry the 15-year rule of President Vladimir Putin. Protesters denounced the Kremlin-controlled political system that keeps Putin in power and prevents the opposition from running in elections. They complained of political repression and … Continue reading