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Final batch of secret Nixon tapes released

The final batch of taped conversations secretly recorded by US president Richard Nixon and then used to help bring him down during the Watergate scandal were released on Wednesday. The latest tapes, recorded between April and July 1973, add new historical insight into a period of rapprochement with the Soviet…

Putin warns of Soviet-style collapse

MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin defended Monday his controversial plan to seek a third mandate as president, saying Russia needed stability and was still at risk of a Soviet-style collapse. Speaking in televised remarks in a rare acknowledgement of public discontent, Putin said his political opponents claimed that…

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