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Putin patrol: President appears after 11 days' absence

Vladimir Putin At WEF

For the past decade and a half, Russian President Vladimir Putin has rarely been absent from newsreels. Small wonder, then, that 11 days without a verified sighting of him has sparked conspiracy theories to rival those about the moon landings.

Election 2015: Ed Miliband’s route to Number 10

Ed Miliband Speaks

As the election nears, and with the Tories creeping up in the polls, there is a growing view at Westminster that Labour could emerge on 8 May with more seats than the Tories despite having secured a slightly lower share of the national vote.