Monday, 20 August 2018

Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against expectations that her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will produce any breakthrough on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. Speaking on the eve of talks with the Russian leader, Merkel pitched the meeting as the product of necessity rather than ...

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US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

AFP: The United States said it was imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s involvement in the use of a “lethal” nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain. The State Department said the sanctions were in response to “the use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent ...

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At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

FINLAND: President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home. The US and Russian presidents came out of their meeting in Helsinki Monday ...

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Donald Trump discussed Brexit with Queen Elizabeth

(gettyimages) LONDON: US President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because “everybody wants me to” and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday whether he ...

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US, Russia agree to Putin-Trump summit

  MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit with Donald Trump in a third country at talks on Wednesday with the US leader’s hawkish national security advisor, voicing hope for an easing of tensions between the two nations. Adviser John Bolton was received in Moscow with top ...

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China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

QINGDAO: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc’s “unity”, just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US. On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the coastal ...

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Vladimir Putin sworn in for fourth term as Russian president

MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin was sworn in for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday at a lavish ceremony at the Grand Kremlin Palace after winning more than 70 percent of the presidential vote in presidential elections in March. We asked several Russian political analysts to predict what to expect ...

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Armenian PM quits after nearly two weeks of street protests

  YEREVAN: Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan said he was resigning on Monday to help maintain civic peace following almost two weeks of mass street protests that have plunged the impoverished ex-Soviet republic into political crisis. Sarksyan, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had served as Armenia’s president ...

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Vladimir Putin takes holy dip in icy waters

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany . Russian state television showed Putin marching onto the ice of frozen Lake Seliger, about ...

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Vladimir Putin Says St. Petersburg Blast Was Terrorism

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin says an explosion at a St. Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was a terrorist act, and that another attack in the city had been foiled by the country’s security service. A bomb went off in a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket, wounding at least 13 shoppers ...

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