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Putin orders government to start 'normalising' trade with Turkey MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered his government to begin the process of lifting sanctions imposed against Turkey after Ankara shot down a Russian warplane last year."I ask that the Russian government begins the process of normalising general trade and economic ties with Turkey," Putin said at a cabinet meeting following a telephone conversation with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Putin and Erdogan hold first phone talk since jet downing MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday held their first phone call since Ankara downed one of Moscow's jets in Syria last year, both sides said. The two leaders spoke as they sought to mend ties over the November incident that saw Moscow slap sanctions on Ankara."The president's phone call with president Putin has just ended," a Turkish official told reporters in Ankara. "The two leaders had a ...

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Canada to lift travel visa for Mexicans OTTAWA: Canada will rescind travel restrictions on Mexicans at the end of this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during a visit by his counterpart President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday.The visa requirement imposed by Canada in 2009 in an attempt to stem bogus refugee claims has been a major irritant in the bilateral relationship.It will be lifted on December 1, Trudeau told a joint press conference with Pena Nieto during the first state visit ...

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Britain "remains part of our family": Airbus CEO BLAGNAC: Airbus CEO Tom Enders pledged on Tuesday that the aircraft manufacturer's British operations would remain "integral and indispensable" to the company despite a vote to quit the European Union.Speaking at the opening of the company's new global headquarters in Blagnac, near Toulouse in southwest France, Enders said that "Britain remains a member of our family" and home to "some of the most competitive sites of Airbus in the world".Around 10,000 of Airbus' 135,000 employees ...

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UK launches new online visa application for Pakistan ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom on Tuesday launched its new online Visa Application system for its visas and immigration service.A statement from the British High Commission said the Access UK, formerly known as the Online Application Service, has been launched in Pakistan for customers applying for UK Visit visas.The new intuitive and simple service, now launched in Pakistan, would enable customers to apply and pay for all visa and immigration products online.The new system, launched by ...