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Putin blames US for migrant crisis in Europe

Vladimir Putin blames the migrant crisis in Europe on the US for imposing its standards on the Middle East and Africa, while failing to understand their culture and traditions. Emma Burrows reports from Moscow. Vladimir Putin today blamed the migrant crisis in Europe on the United States for imposing its own standards on countries in …

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Why Putin is courting Bulgaria

In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply attacked EU and NATO member Bulgaria for supporting Western sanctions against Russia – but now, his tone has noticeably softened. What’s changed? Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s statement in early July sounded almost apologetic: “It’s understandable that President Putin spoke very sharply with regard to Bulgaria. But we …

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Putin to attend 70th anniversary of UN General Assembly

Along with several other world leaders, Russia’s president will attend events to mark the UN General Assembly’s 70th anniversary. But there’s still no confirmation that he will give a speech. Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend next month’s 70th anniversary session of the UN General Assembly. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed Putin’s appearance in a …

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France, Russia in compensation deal on Mistral warships

Negotiations on compensating Russia for the non-delivery of two French Mistral warships have come to an end, Russian media have said. They claimed the two sides had agreed on how much money would change hands. Russian media reported Paris and Moscow had reached a compensation accord for the cancellation of the delivery of two French-made …

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A year of opportunities with the East

  Amid Egypt’s fluctuating relations with the West, notably unstable US aid and conflicts with Germany over the human rights situation, Egypt’s foreign affairs were given wider directions to encompass the Eastern Block. Below is an outline of the major points in Egypt’s turn to the East. August 2014: President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi visited Russia, highlighting ties between …

Daily News Egypt

Ahmed M El-Wahsh

Bilateral Agreements with Russia: Elimination of the US dollar

By Ahmed M El-Wahsh In light of recent events and happenings across Cairo – from the Tahrir memorial to the deaths at the Air Defence Stadium and Vladimir Putin’s visit – Egypt faces an unsettling currency change against its Egyptian pound to the American dollar. With that being said, the Russian leader met with Abdel …

Daily News Egypt

Russian would not lobby Egypt to cut ties with the EU, Professor of Political Economy at Cairo University says AFP Photo

What Egypt and Russia want

Egyptian-Russian relations have been cold for around 40 years, but as Putin visits Egypt, the foreign policy game is changing for both countries

Aya Nader