Nearly three months since securing a fourth term in office that will see him remain in power until at least 2024, Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun signalling his willingness to repair ties with the European Union ahead of a visit to Austria -- his first trip to a Western European country since his re-election earlier this year.

Putin is set to hold talks in Vienna on June 5 with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and recently elected Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. His visit com...

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