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Putin, battling ratings slump, reviews Red Square military parade

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin watched intercontinental nuclear missile launchers roll across Red Square on Thursday as Russia put on its annual show of military might to mark the Soviet Union's World War Two victory over the Nazis.

Facebook removes more pages tied to Russian operators

Facebook on May 6 said it removed more pages, groups and accounts that originated in Russia and were being deceptive about who was behind them and what they were up to.

If election is not decisive, I'll call another, Moldova's president says

CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Wednesday he was prepared to call another election within three or four months for the sake of stability if February's poll produces a hung parliament.

Exclusive: Alleged Russian agent Butina met with U.S. Treasury, Fed officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maria Butina, accused in the United States of spying for Russia, had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a visiting Russian official and two senior U.S. officials.

Putin, newly inaugurated, reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' on Red Square

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin watched advanced jets carrying a hypersonic missile he has touted as invincible scream over Red Square on Wednesday, days after the start of his fourth presidential term.

Putin to pledge higher health, education spending in Thursday speech - sources

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to promise higher welfare and infrastructure spending when he addresses parliament on Thursday, but to be unspecific about how the increase should be financed, four sources familiar with his proposals said.