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Trump terms Putin, Xi Jinping and Erdogan as ‘world-class chess player’

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MNA International Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “world-class chess players” and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won’t be able to deal with them if he wins the election, US President Donald Trump told his supporters on Monday. “Listen, one thing I’ve learned: Putin, President Xi of China, Kim Jong Un and Erdogan of Turkey are world-class chess players… They are all dreaming of Joe Biden [as a president],” Trump said, noting that Biden would not be able to work with them as an equal partner because he wasn’t very ...

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Vladimir Putin to attend Berlin Conference on Libya

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MNA International Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday the Berlin Conference on Libya, which he plans to attend Sunday, the Kremlin said in a statement. According to the statement, the participants at the Berlin event are expected to exchange views on resolving the Libyan crisis, including on the speedy cessation of hostilities, the reconciliation of warring parties and the launch of a broad political dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). Key agreements will be recorded in the final document of the conference, reports Xinhua citing the statement. ...

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‘Role of dollar’ should be revisited in global trade: Putin

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MNA Business Desk: Russian leader Vladimir Putin renewed calls to revisit the role of the US dollar in global trade. Speaking at an economic forum on Friday alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Russian president called for deep reform, claiming that trust in the dollar had been on the decline, AFP reports. Changes in the global economy “call for the adaptation of international financial organisations (and) rethinking the role of the dollar which… has turned into an instrument of pressure by the country of issue on the rest of the world,” Putin said. The Kremlin chief — whose country has chafed ...

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Putin greets Sheikh Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday congratulated Bangladesh Premier and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on securing her party’s absolute victory in the 11th parliamentary elections, reported news agency. “The Russian President sent a message to the prime minister greeting her, Bangladesh Awami League and the people of Bangladesh on securing her party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s national polls,” said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. Putin also wished success of the prime minister as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of Bangladesh, he said.

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Erdogan, Putin clash over Idlib ‘ceasefire’

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MNA International Desk: Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday openly disagreed about a “ceasefire” in Syria’s Idlib province, highlighting their differences despite a close cooperation. The rare scenes captured on camera came as Putin, Erdogan and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met in Tehran for a three-way summit to discuss the fate of the country’s last major rebel bastion of Idlib. Russia and Iran are key allies of president Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Turkey however backs opposition fighters seeking the ouster of the Syrian leader, and has argued against a large-scale offensive against the rebels fearing ...

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Donald Trump’s first meeting with Putin ‘robust’

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MNA International Desk: US president Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin engaged in a “very robust exchange” over claims Moscow meddled in America’s elections, during their first face-to-face talks Friday at a fractious G20 summit marred by violent street protests. From the outset of the blockbuster encounter, the US property tycoon fired the key question that has weighed on his presidency, pressing the ex-KGB agent “on more than one occasion” on the vote interference claims, said secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who was in the meeting. But Tillerson’s counterpart Sergei Lavrov quickly added that Trump “accepted” Putin denial of ...

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Putin was world’s most powerful man in 2016: Forbes magazine

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MNA International Desk: Vladimir Putin was the world’s most powerful person for a fourth straight year in 2016, with US president-elect Donald Trump in second place, Forbes magazine said Wednesday in its annual rankings, reported news agency. “Russia’s president has exerted his country’s influence in nearly every corner of the globe,” the US business magazine wrote. The 64-year old Russian leader is “unconstrained by conventional global norms (and) his reach has magnified in recent years,” Forbes said. The magazine wrote that at number two, Trump, who takes over the US presidency in a little more than a month, “has a ...

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