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Putin thanks Trump for help in foiling attack plot

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump on Sunday for the CIA's help in thwarting a plot to attack the city of Saint Petersburg, the Kremlin said. It was the second time in a week that the world's most powerful leaders have exchanged messages of praise. Putin spoke by phone with Trump to convey his gratitude for intelligence supplied by the CIA which allowed Russia's FSB security service to break up a "terrorist cell" that was planning attacks in Russia's second city, the…

Blasts in St. Petersburg metro stations kill 10: authorities

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia: At least 10 people were killed and 50 injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in the St. Petersburg underground system on Monday, Russian authorities said. Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying the blast was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel. President Vladimir Putin, who was himself in St. Petersburg for a meeting with Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko, said he was considering all possible causes for the blast, including terrorism. He was consulting…

VIDEO: Locals stunned as ‘three suns’ appear over Russian city

MOSCOW: A stunning footage and images are taking internet by storm, showing three suns appearing in the sky over Russia. The unusual sight was observed by citizens St Petersburg. The triple sun scene was the result of a rare natural phenomenon. According to Maria Borukha, head of popular science at the Petersburg Planetarium, this rare phenomenon is known as 'sun dogs'. She explained that they were an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of a pair of bright spots appearing on either side of the Sun. They can be seen…