Putin, Abe meet in Vladivostok
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Yorizumi Watanabe, professor at Keio University, discusses the meeting between Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin and what could come out of the meeting.
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Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed not far from the Kremlin in February 2015. Five years later, the motive for his murder remains a mystery.
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Loyal to outgoing leader Abe, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga is seen as the candidate who will continue many of Abe's domestic and foreign policies, although many fear he lacks charisma. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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The Russian president has congratulated Joe Biden on his victory over Donald Trump, weeks after many other world leaders. The Kremlin called for "collaboration" between superpowers to solve global security challenges.
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