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Xi gives Putin a diplomatic boost

Russian President Vladimir Putin met yesterday with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) in a diplomatic boost for the isolated Russian leader, but his spokesman said the two sides had yet to agree on a widely anticipated multibillion-dollar natural-gas sale. Putin, shunned by the West over Ukraine, met with Xi at the start of a two-day meeting on Asian security with leaders from Iran and Central Asia. The Russian leader is hoping to extend his country’s dealings with Asia and diversify markets for its gas, which…