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Putin visits UK for Syria talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet David Cameron at Downing Street today for talks on the Syrian crisis. After the meeting, the President will visit the ExCel centre to watch the Olympic judo competition.

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Russia will not back UN General Assembly Syria resolution

The Russian Foreign Ministry said today it would not back a Saudi-drafted resolution on Syria at the UN General Assembly, saying it was unbalanced and would not help end the violence in the country.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the draft placed "full responsibility" for what is happening in th country "solely on the Syrian authorities" and made no demands on the opposition.

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