Apple bends to the will of China after Putin bans Apps

Apple Conforms To Chinese Law Pulls Apps From China App Store As Russia Signs Law Banning Their Use. Russia has signed a law banning the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) that enable users to gain access to websites banned in Russia. The new law was signed by President Vladimir Putin...
2017-08-02 19:47:45 +0000

Putin: 755 US diplomatic staff have to leave Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although not for now. Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds of diplom...
2017-07-31 04:47:52 +0000

German engineers refusing to help Putin to turn on turbines in Crimea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia outfoxed European Union sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany's Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on. No Russian company, according to Reuters data, has ever got a Siemens turbine working without th...
2017-07-19 17:10:03 +0000

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday. The two leaders held a formal two-h...
2017-07-19 01:49:47 +0000

Germany: Trump, Putin and Erdogan behaved like "autocratic rulers"

BERLIN — The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats said in remarks published on Saturday. Martin Schulz, who is also a former president of the European Parliament...
2017-06-24 08:34:19 +0000

Putin-linked think tank wrote plan to sway 2016 election in Trump's favor - documents

WASHINGTON — A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters. They described two co...
2017-04-20 10:26:25 +0000

Did Putin guide Trump's presidential campaign?

Key Senate committee chairman wants briefing on Flynn. Latest: The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday to send the committee documents and provide a briefing on the resignation o...
2017-02-16 01:28:30 +0000

European leaders concerned: Putin agrees with Trump that NATO is obsolete

By Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke | BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking after a meeting with allianc...
2017-01-17 08:52:08 +0000

How Putin Elected Donald Trump As U.S. president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intel report: 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 s...
2017-01-08 02:52:24 +0000

Trump and Putin boost nuclear capability

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the same day called to expand its nuclear arsenal. In his Twitter post, Trump said, "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding...
2016-12-23 08:42:01 +0000

Putin ordered increased security at all Russian missions

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday by an off-duty police officer who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire. President Tayyip Erdogan, in a video message to the n...
2016-12-20 09:21:58 +0000

Putin is the cause of the U.S. election hack

(Reuters) - 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...
2016-12-16 04:01:09 +0000

Putin: Trump a clever man

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts...
2016-12-04 17:58:35 +0000

Trump's foreign policy "phenomenally close" to that of Putin

MOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Thursday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy approach was "phenomenally close" to that of President Vladimir Putin, giving Russia hope that tattered U.S.-Russia relations could gradually be improved. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, speaking in New Y...
2016-11-11 17:49:42 +0000

Trump urges Putin to find Clinton's 'missing' emails

Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of "missing" emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the U.S. State Department, prompting political foes to accuse him of dangerously urging a power abroad to spy on the United States. "Russia, if you're listening, I...
2016-07-27 19:50:07 +0000

NATO to Deploy Troops to the Eastern Europe Against Putin

NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. The 28-nation Western defense alliance...
2016-07-09 07:30:52 +0000

Australian law firm names Putin in MH17 compensation claim report

An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014, media reported. The jetliner crashed in Ukraine in pro-Russian rebel-he...
2016-05-21 10:25:52 +0000

The property manager and Putin's friends

A little-known Russian businessman from St Petersburg has provided properties to multiple women who share one common theme: President Vladimir Putin. One of the women is Putin's younger daughter; two are close relatives of a woman Russian media have reported to be Putin's girlfriend – though t...
2016-03-31 15:43:08 +0000

Russian Airstrikes Syria: Putin is targeting civilians in Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege. Iran reported one of its generals had been killed on the front line, giving direct confirmation of the role ...
2016-02-06 03:43:58 +0000

Putin probably approved London murder of Litvinenko: British inquiry

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder ex-KBG agent Alexander Litvinenko, a judge led-British inquiry into the 2006 killing in London concluded. Litvinenko, 43, an outspoken critic of Putin who fled Russia, died after drinking green tea laced with...
2016-01-22 19:44:43 +0000

Trump goes after Merkel as he seeks alliance with Putin

GLOBAL GATHERING — During a rambling speech at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this weekend, Republican poll leader Donald Trump praised Russia’s President Vladimir Putin while at the same time lamented his disappointment that Time Magazine chose German chancellor Angela Merkel for Person ...
2015-12-22 05:42:43 +0000

Putin: Turkey Is Buying Oil From ISIS

Putin: Turkey Is Buying Oil From ISIS. Discussing the matter during the Paris climate change summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow intelligence confirmed that oil from fields controlled by the terrorist organization is transported to Turkey. “At the moment we have received ad...
2015-12-02 21:37:30 +0000

Putin needs to go after the people who killed Russia's citizens

"He needs to go after the people who killed Russia's citizens," Obama said of Putin. Speaking at the end of the ASEAN summit in Malaysia, U.S. President Obama also pressed Russian President Putin to align himself with the U.S.-led coalition, noting that the Islamic State (ISIS) has been accuse...
2015-11-22 10:07:03 +0000

Assad's Army and Putin's Jets Target Rebel-Held Towns North of Homs

Assad's army and Putin's jets target rebel-held towns north of Homs. Syrian troops and their allies, backed by Russian jets, attacked rebel-held towns north of the city of Homs on Thursday, targeting a long-held and strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. The offensive...
2015-10-16 00:57:33 +0000

Targeting Syrian rebels will suck Putin into a "quagmire," warns Obama

Targeting Syrian rebels will suck Putin into a "quagmire," warns Obama. U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels will suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids in support of President Bashar al-Assad. At ...
2015-10-03 18:10:15 +0000