Putin ‘concerned’ about Ukraine after confrontation

Europe 11/27/18, 02:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the German chancellor that he is "seriously concerned" about the weekend's escalation near Crimea and developments in Ukraine.Russian border guards on Sunday opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels and eventually seized them and their crews. Ukraine on Monday announced martial law in parts ...

Russian lawmakers ask Kremlin to review nuclear doctrine

Europe 11/21/18, 15:26

A group of Russian lawmakers have asked the Kremlin to review the nation's rules for the use of nuclear weapons, amid tensions with the West.Participants in Wednesday's hearings organized by the upper house's defense committee suggested that the presidential Security Council should draft a new version of the nuclear doctrine.Russian ...

Kremlin foes fume over possible Russian Interpol president

Europe 11/20/18, 07:33

A financier and Kremlin critic warned Tuesday that naming a top Russian police official to be president of Interpol would undermine the international law enforcement agency and politicize police cooperation across borders. Bill Browder, who runs an investment fund that had once operated in Moscow, said President Vladimir Putin has tried ...

Putin and Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline

Europe 11/19/18, 09:08

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries.Speaking at a ceremony in Istanbul, Erdogan announced the offshore part of TurkStream's two parallel lines two kilometers deep in the Black Sea ...

Putin: Japan may review Soviet proposal on disputed islands

Europe 11/15/18, 05:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signaled readiness to discuss a Soviet-era proposal on settling a decades-old territorial dispute.Putin said that during their meeting Wednesday on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Singapore, Abe said that Tokyo could resume discussions ...

European court rules on Russian opposition leader Navalny

Europe 11/15/18, 02:22

Russia is awaiting a European court ruling on whether it violated the rights of opposition leader Alexei Navalny when arresting him on repeated occasions.Navalny is expected to appear at the European Court of Human Rights in the French city of Strasbourg to hear the ruling Thursday, after a last-minute legal ...

Macron weakened ahead of Trump, Putin meeting

Europe 11/09/18, 06:58

It's a weakened Emmanuel Macron who'll be hosting U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's Vladimir Putin and other world leaders at centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the end of World War I. The French president is coming off a bruising week, with his domestic popularity at a new low ...

Kremlin says North Korea’s Kim could visit Russia next year

Europe 11/07/18, 10:16

The Kremlin says it hopes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia next year.Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Wednesday that "I hope the visit could be possible next year." The announcement contrasted with earlier Kremlin statements that Kim was expected to visit ...

Kremlin: Russia and US postpone summit on French request

Europe 11/07/18, 10:16

The Kremlin says Russia and the U.S. have agreed not to hold a summit in Paris to avoid distracting attention from Armistice Day commemorations.Kremlin foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump would briefly see each other in Paris during this ...

Trump says he ‘probably’ won’t meet with Putin in Paris

Politics 11/05/18, 16:23

President Donald Trump said Monday he "probably" won't be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he travels to Paris later this week, but will meet with him at the G-20 gathering of world leaders later this year in Argentina. White House national security adviser John Bolton had said previously that ...

Putin praises Russian GRU military intelligence

Europe 11/02/18, 11:42

President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russia's military intelligence, GRU, on its centenary, hailing the agency that has been accused of meddling and violence by the West.Putin specifically praised the GRU for its action in Syria, saying it strongly contributed to the success of Russia's campaign there.The U.S. and its allies ...

Russia and Cuba vow to expand their “strategic” ties

Europe 11/02/18, 09:54

The leaders of Russia and Cuba have vowed to expand what they called their "strategic" ties and urged the United States to lift its blockade of Cuba.Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 2, ...

Cuban president arrives in Russia for economic talks

Europe 11/01/18, 14:58

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrived in Russia on Thursday for talks expected to focus on expanding economic ties between the two nations.As part of his three-day state visit, Diaz-Canel is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday.Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, arrives at Moscow's Government ...

Turkey hosts summit to seek solutions to end war in Syria

Europe 10/27/18, 05:50

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are holding a summit in Istanbul to discuss security and humanitarian and political issues in Syria, hoping to lay the groundwork for eventual peace in a country devastated by years of war. The leaders meeting Saturday afternoon are expected to promote the preservation ...

US official says Putin invited to visit Washington next year

Politics 10/27/18, 02:18

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington next year. Bolton said "we have invited President Putin to Washington after the first of the year for, basically, a full day of consultations." He said no date has been set yet. Bolton ...

Turkey seeks political solution for Syria at 4-way summit

Europe 10/26/18, 03:30

Turkey will press for a clear outline of steps toward a political resolution of the conflict in Syria during a summit gathering the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia, a top official said Friday.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President ...

Melania will join the president on Paris trip

Politics 10/25/18, 16:39

First lady Melania Trump will be accompanying the president on his trip to Paris next month. Trump says in a tweet that he spoke Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL' mah-KROHN') about "many topics" including his "the very exciting" upcoming visit. Trump will be attending the Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration in ...

Putin: Russia’s new weapons will have no comparison anywhere

Europe 10/25/18, 10:25

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will commission new weapons that have no comparisons anywhere in the world.Speaking at Thursday's meeting with top military officers and law enforcement officials, Putin said "Russia doesn't threaten anyone and has strictly adhered to its obligations in the sphere of international security and arms control."At ...

Putin says Russia will target nations hosting US missiles

Europe 10/24/18, 12:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the deployment of U.S. intermediate-range missiles in Europe would force Russia to target the nations hosting them.Putin's stern warning on Wednesday followed U.S. President Donald Trump's weekend announcement that he intends to opt out of a landmark nuclear arms control pact over alleged Russian violations.Russian ...

Italy’s leader visits Russia for talks with Putin on trade

Europe 10/24/18, 08:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Moscow on Wednesday for talks focusing on efforts to boost economic ties.Conte, on his first trip to Russia, began talks with Putin in the Kremlin by saying that the two countries have managed to preserve the "quality and volume ...

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