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Saudi king's visit to Russia heralds shift in global power structures - The Guardian

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Russia with Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened his historic four-day visit to Moscow by signalling a new era of cooperation with ...and more »

High steaks: the Vladimir Putin birthday burger that never existed - The Guardian

The Vladimir Putin birthday burger, as it appeared in a video report on Russian state media. Photograph: A hamburger is not the sort of thing you would expect to spark an international disagreement. But the apparent creation of a special ...and more »

More than 260 arrests in anti-Putin protests across Russia - The Guardian

More than 260 people have been detained across Russia as jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny's supporters staged protest rallies on Vladimir Putin's 65th birthday. Dozens were arrested in Putin's hometown of St Petersburg, Russia's second biggest ...and more »

'There are better things than turnips': Navalny plans Putin birthday protests - The Guardian

Alexei Navalny, photographed when he was detained in Moscow before a rally on 29 September. He is determined to force his way on to the ballot for elections next year. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty Images. The Russian opposition leader Alexei ...and more »

Protests for Navalny across Russia on Putin birthday - BBC News

More than 250 people have been arrested as supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny held protests in some 80 cities across Russia, reports say. They were demanding he be allowed to stand in 2018 presidential elections. Clashes and dozens of ...and more »

Why Russia wants to talk about Ukraine - The Economist

THE proposal came out of nowhere. After years of swatting down Ukrainian calls for international peacekeeping forces, Vladimir Putin changed course ahead of the UN General Assembly last month, putting forward his own plan for so-called blue helmets in ...and more »

Russia and Saudi Arabia 'sign $3bn arms deal' as King Salman visit shows how much relations have changed - The Independent

Sergei Lavrov calls it 'a real turning point'. For Saudi Arabia, King Salman says, Russia is 'a friendly country'. Oliver Carroll Moscow; @olliecarroll; Thursday 5 October 2017 16:21 BST. Click to follow. The Independent Online. The Saudi King met with ...and more »

Unlikely allies: Oil brings Saudi king to Moscow - CNNMoney

For years, the world's biggest oil producers have clashed over Middle East politics and battled for energy market share. But their desperate need to rescue oil prices brought them together last year and that partnership was the focus of talks Thursday ...and more »

Russia, Saudi Arabia strengthen ties in nuclear energy - World Nuclear News

Rosatom and the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) signed a 'program of cooperation' in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in Moscow yesterday as part of Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's state visit to Russia ...and more »

Saudi and Russia pledge cooperation on oil market - Financial Times

Saudi Arabia will continue working with Russia to stabilise global oil markets, the country's King said during talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, where the two leaders discussed the war in Syria and other issues in the Middle East ...and more »