Readout of the Presidents Call with President Putin | The.
President Putin called President Obama today to discuss the U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, which Secretary Kerry had again presented to Foreign Minister Lavrov at the meeting at the Hague��.
Britain and Europe ‘Sleepwalked Into the Ukraine Crisis, Report Says
An analytical failure and a glaring absence of political oversight was compounded by a decline in Russia expertise and analysis, the report said.. House of Lords subcommittee condemns Britain and European Union for handling of crisis in Ukraine; say Europe failed to appreciate importance of Ukraines relationship with Russia and that Britain did not live up to obligations in 1994 Budapest Memorandum.
Berlin wont speculate on PUTINs lack of recent appearances: spokesman
BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin will not speculate about why Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen for days, a German government spokesman said on Monday. Asked whether he was concerned about Putins recent lack of public appearances, .
Guns, Poison and Putins KGB State
Indeed, last Sunday -- a day before the inquiry was to examine Lugovois single interview with British police in Moscow -- President Vladimir Putin awarded him a medal for services to the fatherland in Russias parliament, where he is now a legislator.
Where is Vladimir Putin (tournament edition)?
As the world holds its collective breath wondering where Vladimir Putin might be, we are pleased to welcome back official Monkey Cage cartoonist, Ted McCagg, to set the record straight: Ted McCagg/The Monkey Cage. Share on FacebookShare; Share on .
Russias Putin reappears after 10-day absence
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared in public for the first time since 5 March, quelling intense speculation about his health. He was meeting Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev in St Petersburg. Commenting on the rumours about his health .
Is PUTIN Dead or Alive? The Implications Grow More Serious.
Its a reality show in which we are tasked with ���Finding Putin���, at least that it is how it is starting to feel. Rumor has it that Vegas is considering laying odds on Putins fate. The Whitehouse is strangely quiet about the possible��.
Western Illusions Over Ukraine
The only way to change Putin’s cost-benefit analysis is to help arm Ukraine.
Expert: Vladimir Putins Disappearance Could Mean.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics at the Fisht Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Putin hasnt been seen in public since March 5, leading��.
Wheres PUTIN? The best of the memes
Inevitably, some wondered whether he had escaped the public eye on the back of a weasel riding a woodpecker. President Putin on the back of the famous #WeaselPecker. There was some speculation about whether the tough Russian leader had developed .
Hopeful Signs of Recovery for the Worlds Rarest Big Cat
. Thanks to conservation efforts in Russia and China, the Amur leopard population has increased dramatically, though with only a few dozen in the wild, the species still faces threats to its survival.
Where is Putin - Daily Express
RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin is suffering from severe problems with his back, an Austrian newspaper today reported.
Putin Threatens Ukraine With Gas Cutoff
President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that Russia will cut gas supplies to Ukraine if it fails to pay in advance for future deliveries.
Putin Takes a Pay Cut, as Does Most of the Kremlin
With ordinary Russians grumbling about the sharp rise in food prices, the president announced that he and other officials will take a 10 percent cut in pay.. Russian Pres Vladimir V Putin announces 10 percent pay cut for himself and other government officials in hopes of gaining popular support amid sharply rising food prices; countrys financial crisis is due largely to drop in oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukrainian conflict.
Where is Vladimir Putin? Speculation intensifies over Russian leaders.
Putin disappeared from public view more than 10 days ago. It has been claimed his alleged lover Alina Kabaeva, 32, a gymnast turned parliamentarian, had given birth to a daughter in a private clinic in Lugano, Switzerland, with Putin, 62, at her.
PUTIN reappears after mysterious absence
This meeting, held in St. Petersburg, comes after Putin canceled several scheduled events last week, leading to conspiracy theories about where he might be and speculation about his health. Putin was most recently seen in public at a news conference on .
Dont Arm Ukraine
For America to supply Kiev with weapons would only make Russia a more reckless adversary.
PUTIN NUCLEAR threat: Russian leader nearly started World.
VLADIMIR Putin was prepared to use nuclear weapons at the moment he seized Crimea a year ago, he admitted last night.
PUTIN: We Dont Want War
Vladimir Putin says Russian doesnt want to fight anyone but is warning against what he sees as foreign attempts to impede the countrys development.
Putin Puts Troops on Full Alert in Western Russia Drills
(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops placed on full combat readiness in snap drills in western Russia, as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned the country was facing new threats to its security. Some 38,000 troops, 41.
His handshakes break hands: Press secretary dismisses.
Vladimir Putins press secretary has dismissed reports that the Russian president is ill as rumors, adding that the news itself could be a result of ���spring madness��� among some reporters.
Western Illusions Over Ukraine
The only way to change Putin’s cost-benefit analysis is to help arm Ukraine.
Donald Tusk: Putins policy is to have enemies and to be in conflict
In his first interview with European media ��� with the Guardian and five other newspapers ��� Tusk said the terms of the Ukraine ceasefire agreed in Minsk last month between Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel had to be completely implemented .
Putin to reappear in public after 10-day absence sparks.
President Vladimir Putin was due to reappear in public on Monday after an unusually long 10-day absence that unleashed frenzied speculation about the whereabouts and health of the Russian strongman. Putin is scheduled��.
Swiss media reveals more about PUTINs girlfriend, baby
But the 62-year-old Putin was not present for his daughters birth, according to that newspaper and other Swiss reports. The local branch of Swiss broadcaster RSI reported that Kabaeva, 31, booked two rooms at the ultra-private clinic, which caters to.
Military procession welcomes Putin to Egypt
Russias president Vladimir Putin begins the official part of his two-day visit to Egypt. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Putin Involved in Drug Smuggling Ring, Says Ex-KGB Officer
Russian president Vladimir Putin and his long-time ally Victor Ivanov, who is currently head of Russias narcotics agency, have been implicated in helping run a drug smuggling and money laundering ring in St Petersburg in the 1990s. The allegations.
Putins net-worth is $200 billion says Russias once largest.
CNNs FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Bill Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, formerly Russias largest foreign investor, and a once supporter of President Putin. He also describes the��.
Arming Ukraine: Downsides and Upsides
Readers react to the debate this week about whether the West should send arms to bolster the Ukraine military.
Análisis: En Ucrania, el juego es de PUTIN
En Minsk, los líderes de Europa se enfrentaron con la realidad de que Vladimir Putin sigue teniendo la ventaja porque está dispuesto a usar la fuerza militar para obtener lo que quiere.
PUTIN Places Northern Fleet on Full Alert in Arctic: Russian.
President Vladimir Putin ordered Russias Northern Fleet as well as paratrooper units to go on full combat alert Monday as part of an unanticipated military inspection of combat readiness in the Arctic, Russian media reported.
Glamorous friend of Putin flees Russia after death threa.
Although she recently hired body guards, she is not seen as safe in her own country - despite the fact she has known Vladimir Putin since childhood, and her father was his law professor and political mentor. I am going to��.
Russia Was Ready to Use Nukes a Year Ago, Putin Says.
Putins comments, in a documentary being shown on state TV, highlight the extent to which alarm spread in Russia in the weeks following Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovychs ouster in February 2014 after months of street��.
Vladimir Putin missing - Daily Express
PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has made his first public appearance in 11 days, crushing rumours of ill health and even his own death.
Why We Must Act
When President Clinton and I met in Oslo earlier this month, we discussed the situation in Chechnya. Accounts of that conversation in the American media, understandably, emphasized the presidents warnings about the impact of Russias military operations. Because we value our relations with the United States and care about Americans perception of us, I want to explain our actions in clear terms. To do so, I ask you to put aside for a moment the dramatic news reports from the Caucasus and imagine something more placid: ordinary New Yorkers or Washingtonians, asleep in their homes. Then, in a flash, hundreds perish in explosions at the Watergate, or at an apartment complex on Manhattans West Side. Thousands are injured, some horribly disfigured. Panic engulfs a neighborhood, then a nation.. Russia Prime Min Vladimir Putin Op-Ed article explains Russias purpose in Chechnya, contending Russian troops are trying to combat terrorism (M)
Putin spokesman denies rumor that he had a baby with his.
The information on the birth of a baby by Putin is untrue.
Ukrainian Forces Retreat From Debaltseve
Amid heavy fighting, Ukrainian soldiers were ordered to retreat from the strategic town of Debaltseve, where they had been surrounded by Russian-backed rebels.
Making the Most of Minsk
Even if the fragile truce in eastern Ukraine fails, it has allowed us to grasp Vladimir Putins new strategy.
Presidential Contenders in G.O.P. Shift Attention to Foreign Policy Issues
Republicans are scrambling to outmuscle one another on national security issues, potentially imperiling the candidacy of Senator Rand Paul, who favors a more restrained approach.. Republican contenders for 2016 presidential nomination are quickly shifting positions on foreign policy, responding to public anxiety over Islamic State, terrorist attacks in Europe and tension with Russia; many potential nominees are coming to favor more restrained foreign policy approach.
PUTIN, Poroshenko shake on ceasefire
The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine say a deal has been reached to end fighting in eastern Ukraine. The news came as Ukraine was offered a $40-billion lifeline by the International Monetary Fund to stave off financial collapse. David Pollard reports
Germans at the Crux of Crises, but Reluctantly
Europes indispensable nation, at the center of crises over Ukraine and Greece and often uncomfortable with leadership, has had a rocky month.. Memo From Europe; Germany, often uncomfortable with leadership, is at center of crises over Ukraine and Greece; country has so far failed in effort to revive Minsk cease-fire deal with Russia over Ukraine and arrogant tone of German Finance Min Wolfgang Schauble in chastising Greece over its plea for a new debt deal may come back to haunt Berlin.
VLADIMIR PUTIN has not been verifiably seen in public since March 5th, and no one knows why. The Russian president has postponed a planned visit on March 11th to Kazakhstan. Moscow is abuzz with rumours linking the presidents sudden reticence to .
Russia Update: Questions About PUTINs Health After Canceled
Kadyrovs last celebration of his loyalty to Putin came yesterday March 11, when he showed a picture of Putin with the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, apparently from a��.
PUTIN and the Mariupol Test
WASHINGTON ��� As the West remains divided over providing defensive lethal weapons to Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin of Russia is pondering whether to move on the strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. The West needs to unite and deter him.
British Planes Intercept Russian Bombers
The Defense Ministry said the two Russian airplanes had been escorted in international airspace until they were out of the U.K. area of interest.. Britains Royal Air Force scrambles planes to intercept two Russian bombers off Englands southwest coast; incident heightens concerns over Russias intentions in Europe following advances by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
PUTINs 11-day disappearance is worrying, no matter when���or if���he resurfaces
Two things are important to watch in todays news from Russia: is president Vladimir Putin alive, and is he still in power? If the answer to either question is no, how will Russia and the world respond? From a financial standpoint, there is likely to.
Why our prep-school diplomats fail against Putin and ISIS
Why do our ���best and brightest��� fail when faced with a man like Putin? Or with charismatic fanatics? Or Iranian negotiators? Why do they misread our enemies so consistently, from Hitler and Stalin to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic States self.
5 Most Ridiculous Theories About the Whereabouts of.
Its been nine days since Putin made a public appearance, and media speculation about his location and state has (possibly) reached its peak. We look at the five most ridiculous media theories.
Russia: Putin Critic Detained for 15 Days
Russia’s leading opposition figure, Aleksei A. Navalny, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway.. Aleksei A Nalvany, Russias leading opposition figure, is sentenced to 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in subway advertising unauthorized protest in March 2015.
PUTIN makes first public appearance in 11 days
Russian President Vladimir Putin makes his first public appearance since March 5, after rumours about his health. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
If PUTIN Dies | The War Room
Is Vladimir Putin dead? Who knows? Whats clear is that something has been going on in Moscow for at least a week, and whatever it is, the Kremlin prefers that it remain a secret. Russian reporters ��� a vastly more intrepid and��.
Russias Vladimir Putin makes first public appearance in 10 days
Moscow (CNN) Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in public Monday for the first time in about 10 days as he met with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Putin isnt generally one to shy away from the.