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Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday, opening the way for him to potentially stay in power until 2036. Screens display the vote results during a session of Russia’s lower house of parliament, …

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Judge says downing of MH17 ‘almost incomprehensible’ as murder trial begins

Judge says downing of MH17 'almost incomprehensible' as murder trial begins

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch judge described as “almost incomprehensible” the 2014 shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine that killed all 298 passengers and crew on board, as the trial of three fugitive Russians and a Ukrainian began on Monday near Amsterdam. Prosecutors Thijs Berger, Dedy Woei-a-Tsoi and …

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European shares slump as Apple warning hammers tech sector

European shares slump as Apple warning hammers tech sector

(Reuters) – European shares dropped on Tuesday as a revenue warning from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) sent shockwaves through the tech sector, hammering iPhone parts makers and underlining the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global supply chains. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the …

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