Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

MOSCOW - A somber President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down and punish those responsible for a bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet last month, "wherever...
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Russian jet broke up at high altitude

...of St. Petersburg, home of many of the victims. President Vladimir Putin declared a nationwide day of mourning, and flags flew...lay flowers, saying that pain was "piercing" her heart.Vladimir Povarov and a friend did the same, explaining that they couldn't...
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Russia shows military might in Syria, also pushes diplomacy

...base in western Syria to pound militant targets, President Vladimir Putin pushed diplomatic efforts with the West, stressing the...Heintz in Moscow, Geir Moulson and Matthew Lee in Berlin, and Vladimir Kondrashov at Hemeimeem Air Base in Syria contributed to this...
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Russian ban on flights to Egypt will last months

...unspecified concerns about airport security suggest Russia takes the prospect exceptionally seriously.On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin's chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, said the flight ban will last for at least several months. Speaking on a visit...
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French hunt 2nd fugitive

...were sharing intelligence and working closely with France, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said.In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the missile cruiser Moskva, currently in the Mediterranean, to start cooperating with the French military on...
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Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end crisis

MOSCOW - Bashar Assad's surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin could signal that Russia ultimately seeks a political settlement after weeks of heavy airstrikes in Syria. But the terms...
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With Olympic boycott ruled out, Russians to admit some wrong

...any medals from Olympic athletes mentioned in the report who are found guilty of doping.On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted clean athletes should be allowed to compete and asked Russian sports officials to carry out an internal investigation...
Push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

...Russia's military intervention in Syria has raised Moscow's profile when it comes to Syria and given Russian President Vladimir Putin a stronger say in how to end the conflict."This is really the first serious effort on the part of the United States...
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IS bomb on plane would herald new phase in conflict

...and has covered the region since 1996. Follow her at Press writers Susannah George in Baghdad, Ken Dilanian in Washington and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed to this report.
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Russia to add 40 new missiles

...over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles this year alone that are capable of piercing any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation's nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.Putin spoke...
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