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World leaders extended their congratulations to US President Joe Biden.

The Kremlin dismissed Western calls to release top opposition politician Alexei Navalny and deplored his cries for mass demonstrations.

Turkey court orders release of Russian reporters: official

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Turkey court orders release of Russian reporters: official

Two Russian journalists detained in Istanbul over accusations of filming near a facility manufacturing drones, were released on Monday.

Putin 'awaiting official US result' to congratulate winner: Kremlin

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Putin 'awaiting official US result' to congratulate winner: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden for his victory at the US election, saying he is awaiting ...

How the world has reacted to US vote

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How the world has reacted to US vote

From warnings to good wishes and mockery, governments around the world have reacted very differently to the hotly-contested US election race.

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EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

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Armenian PM blames Turkey for deadly Karabakh escalation

Armenia's prime minister blamed Turkey's support of Azerbaijan for deadly fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

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Fighting by Armenia and Azerbaijan injures 4 journalists

Four journalists have been wounded in fighting in the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh.

Kremlin urges Turkey to work for ceasefire in Karabakh

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Kremlin urges Turkey to work for ceasefire in Karabakh

Moscow's appeal came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday demanded Armenia put an end to its "occupation" of Nagorny Karabakh ...

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Death toll rises in Karabakh clashes

Yerevan and Baku have been locked in a territorial dispute over the ethnic Armenian region of Nagorny Karabakh for decades, with deadly fighting ...

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

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India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

India has become the third country to surpass one million Covid-19 cases.

Nine soldiers dead in fighting on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

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Nine soldiers dead in fighting on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

The skirmishes mark the most serious spike in hostilities since 2016, when scores were killed in four days of fighting.

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Chechen leader Kadyrov hospitalised with suspected coronavirus

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has overseen a heavy-handed reponse to the Covid-19 outbreak - is the latest Russian official suspected to have contracted the coronavirus.

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Putin 'pressing Assad for political solution with opposition': Bloomberg

With oil prices collapsing and a coronavirus pandemic at hand, Russia is hoping to reach a political solution for Syria to end the war, a report ...

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Kremlin rejects claims about Putin-MBS 'shouting match'

The Russian government has denied reports that Putin and the Saudi crown prince had a fiery telephone call ahead of an ill-fated OPEC+ meeting ...

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Oil soars after Trump claims Saudi, Russia slashing output

Oil prices rebounded following Trump's announcement he had spoken to Saudi and Russian leaders, claiming they had agreed to cut back production ...

Erdogan to meet Putin this week amid Syria tensions

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Erdogan to meet Putin this week amid Syria tensions

The two leaders are due to meet after the Moscow-backed Syrian regime killed more than 30 Turkish soldiers, sparking a new military operation by ...

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Putin may meet Erdogan next week as tensions soar

Russian President Putin and Turkish President Erdogan may meet in Moscow next week, Putin’s spokesman said, as tensions between the countries ...

Russia accuses Turkey of violating Syria deal

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Russia accuses Turkey of violating Syria deal

Fighting in Idlib has been pushed to the limit as 34 Turkish troops were killed in Syrian regime strikes.

Russia blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

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Russia blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

The Assad regime's key backer has repeatedly blocked UN resolutions on the conflict.

Turkey threatens force against 'radicals' in Syria's Idlib

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Turkey threatens force against 'radicals' in Syria's Idlib

Turkey's defence minister said the country would use force against 'radicals' in Syria's Idlib province.

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