Russia’s ruling party approves Putin’s candidate for prime minister

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Russia’s ruling United Russia Party has unanimously approved the candidacy of President Vladimir Putin’s pick, Mikhail Mishustin, for the post of prime minister. Anastasia Kashevarov, an aide to Russia’s parliament speaker, announced the decision on social media on Thursday ahead of a formal parliamentary vote. Russia’s lower house of parliament — the State Duma — ….  Read More

Withdrawal from region serves US own interests, restores regional security: Rouhani

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the United States to end its military intervention in the region, saying such a withdrawal will both help restore regional security and serve Washington’s own interests. The “intolerable” insecurity currently afflicting the region menaces Asia, Europe, and even America itself as it can lead to all sorts of incidents, ….  Read More