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News of the day from around the world, Sept. 18

1 Military might: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday attended the weeklong war games with Belarus that have demonstrated the Russian military’s resurgent might and made neighboring countries nervous. Putin observed the Zapad (which means “West”) 2017 drills — tank attacks, airborne assaults and air raids that got under way Thursday — at the Luzhsky range in western Russia, about 60 miles east of Estonia’s border. As part of the maneuvers, the Russian military test-fired its state-of-the-art cruise missile at a mock target in Kazakhstan, showcasing the weapon’s extended range.

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