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Putin praises Trump’s judgment, rejects hacking claims
Dec23

Putin praises Trump’s judgment, rejects hacking claims

Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the U.S. will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge to strengthen the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal. Speaking during a marathon end-of-the-year news conference that lasted the best part of four hours, Putin heaped praise on the U.S....

Putin Praises Trump’s Judgment, Rejects Hacking Claims
Dec23

Putin Praises Trump’s Judgment, Rejects Hacking Claims

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the U.S. will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge to strengthen the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal. Speaking during a marathon end-of-year news conference that lasted the best part of four hours, Putin heaped praise on the...

Trump: US must ‘greatly strengthen’ nuclear capability
Dec23

Trump: US must ‘greatly strengthen’ nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to “greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability” until the rest of the world “comes to its senses” regarding nuclear weapons. His comments on Twitter came hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said strengthening his...

Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s
Dec22

Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s

Russia’s military is now stronger than any potential foe, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting with the defense ministry on Thursday. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he told the meeting. “Anyone!” His comments come at the end of a year when...

US sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine
Dec22

US sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine

From DNA India Washington , Reuters The US Treasury, in a statement named seven Russian businessmen, six of whom it said were executives at Bank Rossiya or its affiliates ABR Management and Sobinbank. The United States (US) on Tuesday targeted more Russian businessmen and companies over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in...

Stolen Paintings Recovered in Ukraine Return to Verona
Dec21

Stolen Paintings Recovered in Ukraine Return to Verona

VERONA, Italy — Italy’s culture minister is returning home from Ukraine on Wednesday with 17 paintings, including works by Tintoretto, Rubens and Mantegna, stolen from a Verona museum in an audacious heist last year and later recovered by Ukrainian officials. Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko handed over the paintings to Culture Minister...

Japan, Russia Agree on Economic Ties; Stalemate on Territory
Dec16

Japan, Russia Agree on Economic Ties; Stalemate on Territory

Russia and Japan agreed Friday to hold talks on joint economic development of four islands at the center of a decades-old territorial dispute between the countries. It was a small step forward that fell far short of breaking the stalemate in a dispute that has prevented Russia and Japan from signing a peace treaty formally ending their World War...

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin
Dec16

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Thursday, with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a territorial row that has over-shadowed ties since World War Two.Putin was heading home with promises of economic cooperation after appearing to achieve what experts said was a...

Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking
Dec16

Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking

President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied. Amid calls on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill for a full-bore congressional investigation, including assertions President Vladimir Putin...

Russia Casts Shadow over European Union Summit
Dec16

Russia Casts Shadow over European Union Summit

BRUSSELS — Russia had no seat at the European Union’s table Thursday but it cast a shadow over the summit as a target for criticism of its role in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence over the wars that have dragged on for years deeply frustrated a Europe limited to diplomacy, money or...

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