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Russia tasks Hollywood actor Seagal with improving US ties

MOSCOW: Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had made US actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries. President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to US actor Steven Seagal in 2016, saying he hoped it would serve as a symbol of how fractious ties between Moscow and Washington were starting to improve. Since then, US-Russia relations have only got worse however with US…

US actor Seagal meets ‘The Punisher’ Duterte, talks drug war

MANILA: U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in “Above the Law”, met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila. Video footage released by government channel RTVM showed Steven Seagal animatedly talking to Duterte. Seagal, 65, was in the Philippines to look for a location for his upcoming movie which will be “about illegal drugs and other crimes”, a presidential palace statement said. The statement said that Duterte told Seagal…

Putin hands Russian passport to action star Seagal

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Friday personally handed a new Russian passport to US action star Steven Seagal and said he hoped the gesture showed a "normalisation" of strained relations with Washington. Sitting at a round table in the Kremlin at a televised meeting, Putin showed the Hollywood actor where to sign the passport. They then rose and shook hands with Putin saying briefly: "I congratulate you," and Seagal answering in Russian: "Spasibo bolshoye," or thank you very much. The Kremlin released a…