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Putin calls for dialogue based on equality, respect in message to Obama

Putin calls for dialogue based on equality, respect in message to Obama

July 4, 2015

MOSCOW, July 4 — Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States today in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking US Independence Day. Putin said US-Russian relations remained important for solving global crises. The two countries have disagreements over the conflict in Ukraine, defence matters and democracy. “In his message of congratulations, the Russian President noted that, despite the... Read more

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M110A2 self-propelled howitzers take part in a display during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

M110A2 self-propelled howitzers take part in a display during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More