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Moscow faces increasing global isolation over its interventions in Ukraine and in Syria, and a fresh round of U.S. sanctions over alleged Russian election meddling in 2016. His most vocal opponent, anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny , was barred from running. "Several foreign leaders - I won't say their names - made their contribution", said Central Election Commission head Ella Pamfilova.
  • Russian election officials probe ballot stuffing

    Russian election officials probe ballot stuffing

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    Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, alleged Kremlin meddling in the U.S. presidential election , and Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria, have been condemned in the West. "I think that in the United States and Britain they've understood they can not influence our elections ", Igor Morozov, a member of the upper house of parliament", said on state television.
  • S.Korea military exercises to resume next month

    S.Korea military exercises to resume next month

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    According to the South Korean envoy who met with Kim in Pyongyang, the North Korean leader also offered to consider abandoning his nuclear weapons in exchange for United States security guarantees, and flagged a halt to all missile and nuclear tests while dialogue was underway, a PTI report said.
  • Russian Federation election: Muted Western reaction to Putin victory

    Russian Federation election: Muted Western reaction to Putin victory

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    He told his supporters that success awaits Russian Federation. Putin , who has been either president or prime minister of Russian Federation for nearly 20 years, won by big margins . The election came amid escalating tensions between Russia and the West, with reports that Moscow was behind the nerve-agent poisoning this month of a former Russian double agent in Britain and that its internet trolls had mounted an extensive campaign to undermine the 2016 U.S.
  • Triumphant Putin cruises to landslide victory in Russian election

    Triumphant Putin cruises to landslide victory in Russian election

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    In a statement released Monday, the far-right party also praised Putin for bringing Russian Federation back to prominence on the world stage. Putin won a record fourth term to extend his 18-year-rule until 2024 with nearly 77 percent of the vote, the highest ever score in a Russian presidential election , according to near-final results.
  • Nigeria stalls on $2.5trn African free trade bloc

    Nigeria stalls on $2.5trn African free trade bloc

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    The AfCFTA could create an African market of over 1.2 billion people with a GDP of 2.5 trillion US dollars, the pan-African bloc said. A dream of establishing a continental free trade area in Africa has slipped back again after a last-minute decision by Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari not to attend the summit in Rwanda where an agreement was set to be finalised.
  • Clinton Apologizes For Critique Of Trump Voters

    Clinton Apologizes For Critique Of Trump Voters

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    What she really meant was, er ... "I also mentioned something in passing that's gotten a lot of negative attention: that there is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around", she continued.
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-elected for second term

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-elected for second term

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    The National People's Congress has widely expanded Mr Xi's already considerable authority during its annual session, adding his name to the constitution and lifting the two five-year term limit for the presidency and vice presidency. The US introduced term limits after Franklin D. Roosevelt had been elected to four consecutive terms as president, and there was a feeling that that was too long a period for any person to have so much power.
  • Police catch driver carrying fake Homer Simpson driving licence

    Police catch driver carrying fake Homer Simpson driving licence

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    Instead of presenting an official pink license the male driver offered a similar version which was complete with a picture of Home Simpson . The U.K. People were quick to join in on the joke, with one person saying that it would be a "Marg-inal offence", in an amusing reference to Homer's blue-haired wife.
  • OSCE says Russian presidential election lacked real choice

    OSCE says Russian presidential election lacked real choice

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    Seigei Skripal, a former double-agent in the pay of Britain's MI6, was found slumped unconscious on March 4 alongside his daughter Yulia, both of whom remain in a coma. He won election on the promise to use his new term to beef up Russia's defense capability against the West and to raise living standards. "After he brought Crimea back, he became a hero to me".