Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks

GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Pu...
2021-06-16 18:04:53 +0000

Putin Tightens Grip on Power as Russia's Leader

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin’s previous term limits,...
2021-04-05 22:28:08 +0000

Reports: Vladimir Putin Has Parkinson's Disease, May Stand Down

<p>The Kremlin has denied reports that Russian President <a data-sys="1" href="https://www.newsweek.com/topic/vladimir-putin">Vladimir Putin</a> is planning to step down due to health problems, the Russian state-owned TASS news agency reports.</p><p>Putin&#39;s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said ...
2020-11-06 19:31:04 +0000

Russians Approve Putin to Hold Power Until 2036

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With the nation’s polls ...
2020-07-01 19:47:23 +0000

Putin Offered Bounties to Taliban for Killing US Troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported Friday that...
2020-06-28 00:13:27 +0000

Putin Sends Medical Gear to U.S. After Trump calls

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, struggling to fill shortages of ventil...
2020-04-01 21:19:13 +0000

Coronavirus: Putin's Media Waging Fake News to Undermine Public Confidence in Europe

<p>BRUSSELS (AP) &mdash; Russian state media and news outlets supporting President Vladimir Putin are waging a fake news campaign aimed at undermining public confidence in the ability of European health care systems to cope with the coronavirus, according to a European Union analysis.</p><p>The r...
2020-03-19 17:25:12 +0000

"Constitutional" Amendment: Putin Plans To Rule Until 2036

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count. The constitutional change would pave the way for the 67-year-old Putin to s...
2020-03-10 21:45:41 +0000

Putin says Russia ready to place new nuclear missile near US territory

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near U.S. territorial waters. The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962...
2019-02-21 21:52:11 +0000

Merkel meets Putin to discuss human rights, Ukraine, Syria and Iran

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on Saturday. Standing beside Putin outside Meseberg castle, Merkel...
2018-08-18 19:05:40 +0000

Germans: US president Trump is more dangerous than Putin

The United States may be Germany's No. 1 ally, but two-thirds of Germans think that the US president is more dangerous than his Russian counterpart. That's not surprising when you look at Germany's political priorities. When asked which world leader was the greater threat to world security, ...
2018-07-16 19:53:41 +0000

Trump is wholly in the pocket of Putin

HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin on Monday he saw no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russia interfered to help him win the 2016 election. On a day when he faced pre...
2018-07-16 18:41:29 +0000

Helsinki: "Trump and Putin — piss off!"

The singer ended his song with the rowdy recommendation that "Trump and Putin — piss off!" as the crowd erupted into wild cheers at Sunday's special summit-themed concert to cap off a march through downtown Helsinki. Two blocks away from where Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet Monday afte...
2018-07-16 06:33:06 +0000

Merkel, Putin share common ground on Iran nuclear accord

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, the conflict in Ukraine and the North Stream 2 gas pipeline. Merkel said that the Iran nuclear deal was better than none at all in a press conference with Vladimir Putin on Friday, als...
2018-05-18 17:09:29 +0000

Trump's lawyer received $500,000 from Russian oligarch with ties to Putin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawyer for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she was paid $130,000 by Michael Cohen, the longtime attorney for U.S. President Trump, to stay quiet about a sexual encounter with Trump, on Tuesday claimed that Cohen received $500,000 from a Russian billionaire in t...
2018-05-09 00:55:32 +0000

Another 6 years for Putin: Only Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ruled longer

KEMEROVO, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. Putin’s victory will extend his total time i...
2018-03-18 19:41:42 +0000

US Election 2016: The Cook, Putin & Trump

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” say they think the criminal charges are well-founded. Marat Mindiyaro...
2018-02-20 23:24:32 +0000

Former US intelligence chiefs: Putin is Manipulating Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Former CIA Director John ...
2017-11-12 23:57:30 +0000

Trump & Putin On the Same Page: We Didn't

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations that Russia meddled in last year’s U.S. election after the two met briefly at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and agreed a statement on Syria. It was their first encount...
2017-11-11 16:39:11 +0000

Trump’s administration has links with Russian allies of Putin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top member of Donald Trump's administration has business links with Russian allies of President Vladimir Putin who are under US sanctions, Leaked files from offshore law firm show. Partnerships used by Ross, a billionaire investor helping to shape President Donald Tru...
2017-11-06 04:23:28 +0000

Reality TV star, Ksenia Sobchak, is ready to take on Putin

Journalist and former reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak is ready to take on President Vladimir Putin in Russia's upcoming election. But is she the face of the opposition or a Kremlin-approved critic? Ksenia Sobchak smiles at readers from the cover of the newest edition of the Russian version of t...
2017-10-18 17:45:31 +0000

Putin War Games Rattle West

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin arrived at a remote army training ground on Monday to watch a military parachute drop, part of Russia’s biggest war games since 2013 that have the West looking on nervously. NATO officials say they are watching the “Zapad-2017” (“West-2017”) war game...
2017-09-18 15:24:56 +0000

Michael Cohen Asked Putin Aide for Help with Trump Deal

Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen asked Vladimir Putin’s personal spokesman to intervene in a stalled prospective Moscow business deal shortly before the U.S. presidential primaries kicked off, the Washington Post reported Monday afternoon. <hr><strong><a href="http://talkingpointsmemo.co...
2017-08-29 16:45:54 +0000

Trump's top aide tried to arrange a meeting with Putin in June 2016

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators have found another email from a top aide to President Donald Trump last year about an effort to arrange a meeting between campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN reported on Thursday, citing sources. The email was ...
2017-08-24 16:46:06 +0000

Trump thanks Putin for kicking US diplomats out of Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump's kid-gloves handling of Putin. Breaking nearly two weeks of silence on ...
2017-08-11 06:22:36 +0000