India has signed a $5B billion deal to buy Russian S-400s

Europe 10/05/18, 06:00

India has signed a $5 billion deal to buy a Russian S-400 air defense system despite a looming threat of U.S. sanctions on countries that trade with Russia's defense and intelligence sectors.Russian President Vladimir Putin and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the deal in New Delhi on Friday and ...

India, Russia likely to sign arms deal during Putin’s visit

Europe 10/04/18, 06:27

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in India on Thursday for a two-day visit during which India is expected to sign a $5 billion deal to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems despite a new U.S. law ordering sanctions on any country trading with Russia's defense and intelligence sectors.Putin and Indian ...

Putin hopes Europe will resist US pressure on pipeline

Europe 10/03/18, 16:08

Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended a prospective Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline as economically feasible and voiced hope that European Union nations will be able to resist U.S. pressure to thwart the project.Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his meeting with Austria's Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in the State Hermitage ...

Putin signs bill that raises pension age in Russia

Europe 10/03/18, 12:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a contentious bill that raises the eligibility ages for state pensions by five years.The Kremlin said Wednesday that Putin signed the bill that had been approved by both houses of parliament. The legislation raising the retirement age to 65 years for men and 60 ...

Russia’s Putin calls poisoned ex-spy “scumbag,” traitor

Europe 10/03/18, 08:54

President Vladimir Putin has called Sergei Skripal, the ex-spy who was poisoned with a military grade nerve agent in Britain, a traitor and a "scumbag."It was the first time Putin directly condemned Skripal, who spent weeks hospitalized with his daughter after both were poisoned in the city of Salisbury in ...

Vladimir Putin’s annual calendars come out, reaction mixed

Europe 09/28/18, 13:05

What will it be this year? Vladimir Putin without a shirt astride a horse? Putin posing for a selfie with two jubilant brides? Or Putin cuddled up with a baby leopard?This year, Russians have been given a full range of choice in newly-published annual calendars featuring the Russian leader. Some ...

Kremlin urges Britain to share its poisoning case suspicions

World 09/28/18, 06:59

The Kremlin says it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identity of the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy so that Russian officials can launch an investigation.President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Friday that the allegations made by British-based investigative ...

Russian parliament backs controversial pension bill

Europe 09/27/18, 07:21

The lower house of the Russian parliament has adopted a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for state pensions.The measure to raise the retirement ages for men and women by five years, proposed by President Vladimir Putin, has drawn widespread protests and irked Russians from across the political spectrum.The ...

Abramovich ends Swiss residency bid after ‘defamatory’ claim

World 09/26/18, 10:42

Swiss officials say Russian oligarch and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich has withdrawn an application for residency in Switzerland after authorities made clear it would be rejected.Lawyers for Abramovich, meanwhile, have lashed out at "defamatory" allegations involving money laundering and denied that he has links to organized crime.FILE - ...

Israeli air force chief due in Moscow after plane downing

Europe 09/20/18, 08:26

Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow on Thursday to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria that led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane.Syrian missile forces on Monday mistook the Russian Il-20 for an Israeli aircraft, shooting it down and killing all 15 ...

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