Putin, opposition gather to honor prominent rights activist

Europe 12/11/18, 08:55

Kremlin officials and Russia's opposition have gathered to pay tribute to prominent human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died over the weekend.Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to Lyudmila Alexeyeva's son Professor of Economics at Indiana University, Mikhail Alekseev, he comes to pays his last respects to Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the ...

Kremlin scoffs at US criticism of bombers in Venezuela

Europe 12/11/18, 04:09

The Kremlin has rejected U.S. criticism of Russian strategic bombers' deployment to Venezuela.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to Monday's arrival of a pair of Tu-160 nuclear-capable bombers in Venezuela by tweeting that "the Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering ...

Putin voices support for Venezuelan leader visiting Russia

Europe 12/05/18, 08:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced his support for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro who is visiting Moscow amid a spiraling economic crisis in his country.Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro greet each other during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, ...

Venezuelan president arrives in Moscow seeking support

Europe 12/04/18, 09:16

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has arrived in Russia, looking for support amid a spiraling economic crisis.Maduro, who landed in Moscow Tuesday, is set to have talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin the following day.The United States and some European nations have sanctioned Maduro's administration in an attempt to pressure Venezuela ...

Kremlin: Putin doesn’t feel snubbed by Trump canceling talks

Politics 12/04/18, 08:50

The Kremlin says President Donald Trump's refusal to have a full-fledged meeting with President Vladimir Putin hasn't ruffled the Russian leader. The two leaders had been scheduled to have talks on the sidelines of last week's Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, but Trump abruptly canceled the encounter over the ...

Oil prices perk up on trade truce, possible OPEC decision

Business 12/04/18, 03:16

A rally in oil prices after a two-month slide indicates traders are betting that OPEC and its allies including Russia will agree to produce less crude.Representatives of oil-producing nations will hold a highly anticipated meeting Thursday in Vienna, with analysts predicting that they will agree on a cut of at ...

Diamond smuggling scandal spotlights shadowy Israeli tycoon

Business 12/04/18, 01:34

A shadowy Israeli billionaire who made his fortune in the insular world of diamonds has suddenly found his empire in jeopardy after close associates were busted in a massive smuggling ring and an employee mysteriously plummeted to her death from his high-rise Tel Aviv office building.Lev Leviev, known in Israel ...

Putin and Trump chat at last _ and face off over Ukraine

Europe 12/01/18, 17:42

Russian President Vladimir Putin got his chance to talk with U.S. President Donald Trump after all — but their brief exchange over Ukraine didn't accomplish much. Russia put on a brave face after Trump abruptly junked a much-awaited sit-down with Putin, blaming it on internal U.S. politics and "anti-Russian hysteria." But ...

Mattis cites Putin for ‘duplicitous’ actions on missile pact

Politics 12/01/18, 16:10

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday took aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of trying to "muck around" in the U.S. midterm elections, of duplicity in arms control and of acting irresponsibly in last weekend's naval confrontation with Ukraine. In remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi ...

World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace

Politics 12/01/18, 02:46

When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner Saturday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, their table talk will undoubtedly have a global impact. What they agree on — or don't — will determine whether stock markets rise or fall, whether the world economy gets some relief from destabilizing trade tensions, ...

Snubbed by Trump, Putin charms other players at G20

Europe 11/30/18, 18:02

Russia is putting on a brave face after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly junked a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian officials said Friday that It's all about internal U.S. politics and "anti-Russian hysteria." Russia's President Vladimir Putin waits for the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, ...

Saudi prince gets chummy, stern receptions at G-20 summit

World 11/30/18, 14:54

All eyes were on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Group of 20 summit on Friday as he made his first major overseas appearance since the killing of a dissident journalist in his country's consulate in Istanbul.Would he be welcomed warmly? Or shunned after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded ...

Trump cancels meeting with Putin as he heads to G-20 summit

Politics 11/29/18, 21:41

President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he headed to the Group of 20 Nations summit Thursday, citing Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels as a source of tension in a relationship he has fostered in the face of criticism. Trump tweeted his decision from ...

Update: Trump on China: ‘I like the deal we have now’

Politics 11/29/18, 11:09

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the G-20 summit (all times local): 10:50 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is "very close" to a deal with China on tariffs, but he adds that "I don't know that I want to do it." Trump said Thursday: "I like the deal we have ...

Kremlin says Putin and Trump to discuss nuclear arms control

America 11/29/18, 06:25

The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss an array of issues, including nuclear arms control, at their meeting on Saturday on the sidelines of Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday that the two leaders ...

Update: Turkey ponders mediation in Russia-Ukraine spat

Europe 11/29/18, 03:15

The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local):8:15 a.m.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has discussed the possibility of a Turkish mediation to resolve tensions between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov.Erdogan made the comments early Thursday, hours after he held separate telephone ...

Putin says US pressure spurns search for dollar alternatives

Business 11/28/18, 10:43

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has been forced to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar because of American political pressure.Putin said at a business conference Wednesday that "it's not us who set the goal to go away from the dollar. It's the dollar that goes away from us."He ...

Kremlin still expecting Putin-Summit to go ahead

World 11/28/18, 04:17

The Kremlin says it still expects a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump to go ahead as planned. Trump, in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, said he may cancel his planned sit-down with Putin in Argentina following Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships ...

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