Tag: Vladimir Putin

United States, Russia hold ‘professional’ arms talks despite tensions

Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia held what the State Department described as “substantive and professional” talks on arms control and other strategic...

After Navalny, Challenging Russia’s Putin Is Getting Even Harder

MOSCOW—Challenging Vladimir Putin has always been difficult. Now his opponents say it is almost impossible, as the Kremlin launches a full-court press against anyone daring...

Russia unveils new fighter, Putin hails country’s air power

Russia has presented a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press July 20,...

With Afghan pullout, United States ditches ‘forever wars’

Joe Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan has stunned with its speed, but Washington already decided four years ago that it was fed up with “forever wars”...

Biden Warns Putin U.S. to Take ‘Any Necessary Action’ to Defend Against Ransomware

WASHINGTON—President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday the U.S. would take “any necessary action” to defend U.S. infrastructure and businesses from ransomware attacks,...

Russia’s Putin Challenges U.S. Leadership, Asserts Military Might

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged U.S. leadership in world affairs on Wednesday, arguing that an era of U.S. hegemony has come to an end as...

Putin says US and UK were behind Black Sea ‘provocation’

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that an incident involving a British destroyer in the Black Sea couldn’t have triggered a global conflict...

Europeans Split Over Russia After Biden’s Summit With Putin

After a meeting in Brussels that stretched into early Friday morning, European Union leaders released a statement calling for “selective engagement” with Russia but without...

Biden-Putin meet: Sunshine, fatalism and 2 world views from 2 world leaders

Speaking near the steamy banks of a shimmering lake in Switzerland, one president nonchalantly removed his jacket and spoke confidently about standing up to an...

Biden, Putin Meet for Tense Talks in Geneva

GENEVA—President Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit in which he is expected to raise a number of thorny issues, from Moscow’s...

NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up...

Putin Criticizes US Response To Capitol Attack

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday set a tough tone for his upcoming summit with U.S. President Joe Biden, accusing Washington of...

Putin Says the U.S. Wants to Hold Back Russia’s Development

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would try to improve strained relations with the U.S. at his coming summit with President Biden and...

Isolation Pushes Belarus’s Lukashenko Closer to Russia’s Putin

MOSCOW—The increasing political and economic isolation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is pushing the beleaguered leader closer to Russia, providing an opening for Russian President...

Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin to hold first summit in Geneva

US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will hold their first summit next month in Geneva, both sides said Tuesday, though no breakthrough...

White House, Kremlin, aim for Biden-Putin summit in Geneva

The White House and the Kremlin are working to arrange a summit next month between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Switzerland,...

U.S. Declines to Impose Sanctions on Nord Stream Pipeline

WASHINGTON—The State Department cited the parent company and chief executive of a Russian natural-gas pipeline for sanctions but waived the penalties, clearing a hurdle for...

G7 scolds China and Russia over threats, bullying, rights abuses

The Group of Seven scolded both China and Russia on Wednesday, casting the Kremlin as malicious and Beijing as a bully, but beyond words there...

US China news: Is there a war coming between China and the United States?

If you’re looking for a compelling beach read this summer, I recommend the novel “2034,” by James Stavridis, a retired admiral, and Elliot Ackerman, a...

Russian defence chief Sergei Shoigu scoffs at Western warnings on Ukraine

Russia’s defence chief said Tuesday that a troop pullback from areas near Ukraine had nothing to do with Western pressure, adding that Moscow will continue...

Russia begins drawdown of troops from Ukraine borders

Russia on Friday began withdrawing troops that had been running drills near the borders of Ukraine, the defence ministry said, following weeks of heightened tensions...

Russia defends foreign navy limits amid buildup near Ukraine

Russia insisted Tuesday that it has the right to restrict foreign naval ships’ movement off Crimea, rejecting international criticism amid Western worries about a Russian...

Cooperate despite ‘genocide’? Biden tests ties with China, Russia

US President Joe Biden‘s administration accuses China of genocide but reached a joint pledge to cooperate on climate. The White House is also working to...

Sputnik V in eastern Europe: Propaganda tool or godsend?

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has sown division among former Eastern Bloc countries, analysts say, with some seeing it as a godsend and others as a...

China appears to warn India: Push too hard and the lights could go out | India News

WASHINGTON — Early last summer, Chinese and Indian troops clashed in a surprise border battle in the remote Galwan Valley, bashing each other to death...