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Apr 25, 2012

British PM faces ‘tsunami’ of recession, Murdoch

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron
endured the worst day of his premiership on Wednesday after
Britain slipped back into recession and he was forced to defend
a minister alleged to have colluded with Rupert Murdoch’s media
empire.

News that Britain’s $2.5 trillion economy fell into
recession in the first quarter crowned weeks of blunders over
tax changes that forced a member of his own party to dismiss him
as an “arrogant posh boy.”

Mar 6, 2012

Gorbachev says Russia should discuss fresh election

MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) – Former Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev said on Tuesday he was troubled by a
presidential election in which Vladimir Putin claimed victory
and called for a discussion of whether to hold a new election.

Prime Minister Putin says he won the election fairly but
international monitors said the vote was skewed in his favour.
Putin’s opponents accept that he won the most votes but say the
official election results exaggerate his popularity.

Mar 6, 2012

Twitter diplomacy: Russia rebukes U.S. envoy

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia rebuked the U.S. ambassador via Twitter on Tuesday after he tweeted his concern at the detention of protesters who challenged Vladimir Putin’s presidential election victory.

The ministry responded by saying the United States had used much less humane methods when dispersing anti-Wall Street protesters.

Mar 5, 2012

Tearful Putin wins back Russian presidency

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin triumphed in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday and, tears rolling down his cheeks, called his victory a turning point that had prevented the country falling into the hands of enemies.

Putin’s opponents complained of widespread fraud, refused to recognise the results and said they would press ahead on Monday with the biggest protests since he rose to power 12 years ago.

Mar 4, 2012

Putin wins Russian presidency, opponents allege fraud

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin won a
resounding victory in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday,
exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin
and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that
opponents said was marred by fraud.

Two television exit polls, released after voting ended at
1700 GMT, forecast the prime minister would win 59.3 and 58.3
percent of the votes, easily enough to make a runoff against the
second-placed candidate unnecessary.

Mar 4, 2012

Putin wins Russian presidential election-exit polls

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin won a
resounding victory in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday,
exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin
and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that
opponents said was marred by fraud.

Two television exit polls, released after voting ended at
1700 GMT, forecast the former KGB spy would win 59.3 and 58.3
percent of the votes, enough to make a runoff against the
second-placed candidate unnecessary.

Mar 4, 2012

Putin wins Russian presidency: exit polls

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud.

Two television exit polls, released after voting ended at 1700 GMT, forecast the former KGB spy would win 59.3 and 58.3 percent of the votes, enough to make a runoff against the second-placed candidate unnecessary.

Feb 28, 2012

Russia’s Putin says not afraid after murder plot

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin brushed off a reported plot to kill him as part of his daily burden as Russia’s prime minister on Tuesday, burnishing his macho image five days before a presidential election he is likely to win.

State television on Monday carried news of a plot by Islamist rebels to kill Putin, provoking ridicule from his opponents who said it was a crude attempt to boost the former KGB spy’s popularity before Sunday’s election.

Feb 24, 2012

Facing hostility, Putin to win the Kremlin – poll

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin will reclaim the Kremlin’s top job by winning two thirds of the vote in a March presidential election but Russia’s alpha-dog leader

may face growing resentment against his rule, the last major poll before the vote showed on Friday.

Feb 24, 2012

Facing animus, Putin to win the Kremlin: poll

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin will reclaim the Kremlin’s top job by winning two thirds of the vote in a March presidential election but Russia’s alpha-dog leader will face growing animus against his rule, the last major poll before the vote showed on Friday.

Prime Minister Putin’s aides hope a big win in the March 4 presidential election will take the sting out of an urban protest movement which casts him as an authoritarian leader who rules through a corrupt and tightly controlled political system.