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Russia's Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

[ad_1] Exit polls in Russia’s presidential election predict the return of Vladimir Putin for another six-year term. A Russian state exit poll gave him 73.9% of the vote, easily defeating his closest competitor. The result – which had been widely predicted – is a marked improvement from his victory of 2012. But some election observers […]

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Donald Trump berates Mueller's 'biased' Russia inquiry

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump’s use of Twitter to attack opponents is unprecedented Donald Trump has attacked special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election he won in 2016. He tweeted that the inquiry was unfair – and reiterated there had been “no collusion” between his […]

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Russia goes to the polls in presidential election

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Sitting president Vladimir Putin is hoping to secure another term in office Polls have opened in Russia’s presidential election, in which incumbent Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in office. Voting began in the Russian far-east at 20:00 GMT on Saturday, and opened in Moscow nine hours later. […]

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The pioneering sergeant turned activist

[ad_1] Image copyright 6888th Monument Committee Image caption Millie Dunn Veasey and her unit’s contribution to WW2 was “huge”, one expert said When Millie Dunn Veasey joined the US military it wasn’t the most auspicious of starts. “I didn’t weigh more than 102 pounds (46kg) and didn’t know how to tie my tie,” she later […]