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Politics Vladimir Putin

  • President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month.

  • A worker walks past a drilling rig of the Rosneft-owned Prirazlomnoye oil field outside the West Siberian city of Nefteyugansk, Russia.

    Putin recently declared Russia's economic woes as being over, but economists say oil is still weak and economic reform stalled.

  • The Russian leader made the comments while talking to a child interested in working in journalism at a summer camp in Crimea, the southern Ukrainian region that Russia annexed in 2014.. The number of independent media outlets in Russia has fallen drastically under Putin and there have been several murders of high-profile journalists. The journalists' group...

  • LONDON, June 23- Russian gas producer Novatek aims to topple Qatar as the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas as it gets closer to completing its first LNG project, a top executive said, batting away concerns about U.S. sanctions on the sector. But it is the inception of Novatek's second, and Russia's third, large-scale LNG project called Arctic LNG 2...

  • MOSCOW— Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has built warm ties with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. He said that Russia and Brazil agreed to expand their cooperation in space research, and noted that weapons deals were also discussed. According to Temer, Brazil also hopes to expand its food exports to Russia.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee:. Jeh Johnson, the former head of the Homeland Security Department, told members of the House intelligence committee that because Trump "was predicting that the election was going to be rigged," the Obama administration was concerned...

  • *U.S., Britain and Qatar congratulate Prince Mohammed. DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince...

  • *U.S., Britain and Qatar congratulate Prince Mohammed. DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince...

  • MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, June 21- Angered by expanded U.S. sanctions, Russia on Wednesday cancelled a high-level meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Moscow said it was obliged to cancel the diplomatic meeting after the U.S. government on Tuesday added 38 individuals and organizations to its list of those sanctioned over...

  • DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran security chief who led the...

  • DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran security chief who led the...

  • DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran security chief who led the...

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a glass during a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, November 9, 2016.

    Russia's deputy foreign minister says he has cancelled upcoming meetings with the U.S. after the Trump administration approved a new round of sanctions.

  • The United States says it regrets Russia's decision to "turn away" from a chance to discuss obstacles in the U.S.- Russia relationship. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. remains open to discussions with Russia despite its decision to cancel talks between Russia's deputy foreign minister and the No. 3 U.S. diplomat.

  • MOSCOW— The leaders of Russia and Brazil have agreed to enhance coordination of their foreign policy moves. Putin said after the talks that Russian energy and transport companies hope to increase their operations in Brazil. Brazil has several ground stations of Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system, a rival to the U.S.

  • MOSCOW— The Kremlin voiced displeasure Wednesday about new United States sanctions against Russia and called off much-anticipated talks with a senior U.S administration official in response. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the penalties were designed to "maintain pressure on Russia to work toward a diplomatic solution." In Washington, State...

  • DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. He replaces his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran security chief who led the Saudi campaign...

  • WASHINGTON— A sinister portrait of Russia's cyberattacks on the U.S. emerged Wednesday as current and former U.S. officials told Congress Moscow stockpiled stolen information and selectively disseminated it during the 2016 presidential campaign to undermine the American political process. The Russians "used fake news and propaganda and they also used...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- President Donald Trump met with Ukraine's president on Tuesday and expressed support for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine but said nothing about Russia's role, while the U.S. government added to sanctions over Moscow's actions. Trump sat down in the Oval Office with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for talks...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- Legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the U.S. Senate near unanimously last week has run into a procedural problem that could prevent a quick vote in the House of Representatives, congressional aides said on Tuesday. The "Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act," which also includes new sanctions against...