Putin beats Obama again in Forbes power ranking

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NEW YORK CITY: For a second year in a row, Russian President Vladimir Putin has beaten US Presidentr Barack Obama to the title of world’s most powerful leader as ranked by Forbes. In a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, stoked a conflict in Ukraine and clinched a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline deal with China that Forbes called the world’s largest construction project, Putin remained on top. It was the third time in Obama’s presidency that he has lost top billing—twice to Putin and once to Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

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