Putin, Erdogan voice ‘serious concern’ over Trump’s Jerusalem stance
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Thursday and expressed serious concern...
Putin inks ‘foreign agents’ media law
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Saturday new measures allowing authorities to list foreign media outlets as...
Saudi king, Putin eye energy, arms deals on landmark Russia visit
On a landmark visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and President Vladimir Putin were set on Thursday to...
Putin, Erdogan voice ‘serious concern’ over Trump’s Jerusalem stance
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Thursday and expressed serious concern about Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Kremlin said on Thursday. “Both sides expressed serious concern in connection with the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the... Read more
Putin inks ‘foreign agents’ media law
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Saturday new measures allowing authorities to list foreign media outlets as “foreign agents” in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable US pressure on Russian media. The new law has been rushed through both Russian houses of parliament in the last... Read more
Saudi king, Putin eye energy, arms deals on landmark Russia visit
On a landmark visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and President Vladimir Putin were set on Thursday to clinch a host of multi-billion-dollar energy and defence deals despite discord over the Syrian war. The first official trip to Russia by a Saudi monarch will also see the leaders... Read more
Tillerson fell in with a ‘bad crowd’, Putin says
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had “fallen in with a bad crowd” and was pressuring Moscow’s diplomats, four years after the Kremlin gave him an honorary award. “We have given… Rex Tillerson an Order of Friendship some time ago. But it... Read more
Russia-backed Crimea chief says Putin should be president for life
The Russian-backed prime minister of Crimea said on Saturday that Vladimir Putin should be made president of Russia for life and that the Soviet Union would never have collapsed had Putin been in charge. Sergei Aksyonov, marking the third anniversary of the day he signed off on Russia´s annexation of the Ukrainian... Read more
Putin pardons woman jailed over ‘treasonous’ text message
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday issued a rare pardon to a woman sentenced to seven years in jail for treason over a text message about movements of military equipment. Shopkeeper Oxana Sevastidi, 46, was convicted in March 2016 over an SMS sent eight years earlier about a train... Read more
In call with Putin, Trump rebukes nuclear treaty
In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced a treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads as a bad deal for the United States, according to two U.S. officials and one former U.S. official with knowledge of the call. When... Read more
Trump to speak Saturday with Putin, Merkel and Hollande
US President Donald Trump will hold telephone talks Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House said Friday. Trump is hosting British Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House on Friday to discuss post-Brexit trade ties and inject... Read more
Putin mocks claims that Trump was spied on
President Vladimir Putin cracked raunchy jokes on Tuesday as he poked fun at claims that Russian secret services filmed US President-elect Donald Trump with prostitutes. Showing he is familiar with the claims in the explosive dossier, Putin launched into a series of ribald jokes about prostitutes, riffing on Trump´s... Read more
Palestinians seek Putin help to block US embassy move
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help stop the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem, a top Palestinian official said on Friday. Saeb Erekat said he had passed on the message from Abbas to Putin during a visit to Moscow during which he... Read more
Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump’s electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, U.S. intelligence agencies said in an assessment. Russia’s objectives were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate former Secretary of State Clinton,... Read more
Benjamin discusses Syria conflict with Putin
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin spoke on the phone Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and “continued security cooperation”, his office said. The talks came as the 15-member UN Security Council unanimously voted to back a Russian-Turkish peace plan for a ceasefire in Syria... Read more
Ambassador murder is ploy to wreck Syrian peace process : Putin
President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was a despicable provocation aimed at spoiling Russia-Turkey ties and derailing Moscow’s attempts to find, with Iran and Turkey, a solution for the Syria crisis. In televised comments, Putin, speaking at a special meeting in... Read more
Putin turned Russia election hacks in Trump’s favor: U.S. officials
Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, three U.S. officials said on Thursday. U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia tried to influence the election... Read more