Russian planes bomb targets in Idlib province of Syria

Russian planes have reportedly bombed rebel-held targets in the Syrian province of Idlib, as government troops mass before an expected offensive. If confirmed, they would be the first such air strikes there in three weeks. Earlier, US President Donald Trump warned Syria’s Bashar al-Assad against launching a “reckless attack” on Idlib. But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected the warning and said the Syrian army was “getting ready” to clear a “cradle of terrorism” there. Mr Peskov said the al Qaeda-linked jihadists dominating in the north-western province of Idlib were threatening…

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Russia is making drama series on Vladimir Putin’s activities

 An excerpt from Russia’s new TV show on the weekly activities of Vladimir Putin – video ” The Guardian” Vladimir Putin’s “wonderful” physique and his love for children have been hailed in the first episode of a new television programme devoted to the Russian president’s weekly activities. Moscow. Kremlin. Putin, which aired at prime time on Sunday evening on the Rossiya 1 state television channel, also joked that even wild animals were afraid of the Kremlin strongman. The hour-long show aired hours after thousands of people had marched near Red…

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Donald Trump might prevent another war in this century

President George W. Bush, who was committed to improving U.S.-Russian ties after he met President Vladimir Putin and got “a sense of his soul,” was forced to confront Russia as it invaded Georgia 10 years ago this week. President Barack Obama also attempted to “reset” ties with Russia, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014 required him as well to address Russian aggression. The intentions of both U.S. presidents to improve U.S.-Russian ties were ultimately dashed by Russia’s geopolitical ambitions and willingness to go to war to block the Western integration…

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