Putin may consider running for another 6-year term as president


Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who was first elected 17 years ago, said on Friday that he would consider running for re-election in 2018.

The Kremlin has been coy in recent weeks about whether the 64-year-old head of state would run for another six-year term in the March 2018 election.

In early July, his spokesman said the matter was still undecided.

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Putin says U.S.-Russia ties worse since Trump took office

Vladimir Putin, Russian President

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said the levels of trust between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

Asked about relations since Trump became president, according to a transcript of the interview released by the Kremlin on Wednesday: Mr. Putin said, “One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved, but rather has deteriorated.”

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Putin condemns U.S. attack on Syria, says it damages Russia-U.S. relations

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The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, condemned U.S. cruise missile strikes on Syria on Friday, warning the move would further damage already battered U.S.-Russia relations which Moscow had hoped President Donald Trump would revive.

U.S. officials said they had informed Russian forces ahead of the strikes, intended to punish the Syrian government for what they say was a chemical weapons attack on Wednesday, and had avoided hitting Russian personnel.

Satellite imagery suggests the Shayrat air base that was struck in western Syria is home to Russian special forces and military helicopters, part of the Kremlin’s effort to help the Syrian government fight Islamic State and other militant groups.

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Trump hopes to have ‘fantastic relationship’ with Putin

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President Donald Trump says he hopes to have ‘a very fantastic relationship’ with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mr. Trump, who made the remarks during a joint news briefing with visiting UK Prime Minister Theresa May, explained that getting along well with Putin would be a “great asset”.

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Clinton Says Trump’s Putin praise ‘scary’



Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump’s praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin over President Obama, his “trash” talking of American generals and proposal to “steal” Iraq’s oil prove he’s temperamentally unfit and unqualified to serve as commander in chief.

In a news conference with reporters in White Plains, N.Y., Thursday morning, Clinton said Trump has taken “the astonishing step of suggesting he prefers the Russian president to our American president.”

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