Putin orders ‘significant part’ of Russian forces in Syria to withdraw

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin ordered “a significant part” of Russia’s military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two years.
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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal: sources

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.
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Putin, as part of test, oversees launch of four nuclear-capable missiles: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has personally overseen the launch of four nuclear-capable ballistic missiles as part of a training exercise for Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, the Kremlin said on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported.
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