Politics Vladimir Putin

  • Until recently, tourists paid $50 to visit the crumbling and abandoned former Soviet sites, which served during the Cold War as a defence against naval attack from the Black Sea. After Russia took control of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, signs went up in the woods around the sites warning visitors against entering a "forbidden zone of the Russian Ministry of...

  • Paul Manafort

    Paul Manafort came under fire in August for his ties to Ukraine, which led to him leaving the campaign, NBC News reports.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 31- Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has pledged to join a global pact to cap oil output, gave the green light on Monday to start production at a new Caspian Sea field owned by country's No.2 oil producer Lukoil, the second launch in a week. Russian oil production is expected to reach 547 million tonnes this year, rising to 548 million tonnes in 2017..

  • *Russia has said it will join a global pact to curb output. ASTRAKHAN, Russia, Oct 31- Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has pledged to join a global pact to cap oil output, gave the green light on Monday to start production at a new Caspian Sea field owned by the country's No.2 oil producer Lukoil. Non- OPEC members such as Russia made no specific commitment about...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 31- Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has pledged to join a global pact to cap oil output, gave the green light on Monday to start production at a new Caspian Sea field owned by country's No.2 oil producer Lukoil, the second launch in a week. Russian oil production is expected to reach 547 million tonnes this year, rising to 548 million tonnes in 2017..

  • *Russia has said it will join a global pact to curb output. ASTRAKHAN, Russia, Oct 31- Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has pledged to join a global pact to cap oil output, gave the green light on Monday to start production at a new Caspian Sea field owned by the country's No.2 oil producer Lukoil. Non- OPEC members such as Russia made no specific commitment about...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 28- The European Union has lifted a cap on Gazprom's use of the Opal pipeline in Germany which takes gas from its Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline to end-users in Germany and the Czech Republic, opening the way for Russia to expand Nord Stream's capacity and bypass Ukraine as a gas transit route. Together with a separate move to settle an antitrust case...

  • A supporter of Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio on October 27, 2016.

    Sure, Trump has a woman problem. But now, even his most loyal demographic group is fleeing, says Robert E. Rutledge.

  • Ehud Barak: Iran deal a bad deal but a done deal

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, talks about tensions in the Middle East, Israel's relationship with the U.S. during President Obama's time in office, and his "mixed feelings" over the Iran deal.

  • Russia's Putin lashes out against US

    Vladimir Putin accuses American politics of whipping up 'hysteria' about a non-existent Russian threat.

  • Hackers release emails showing Putin aide's secrets

    A Ukrainian hacker group releases emails and sensitive information from one of Putin's top aides.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Cyber Hunta has released more than a gigabyte of emails from the office of one of Putin's top aides, NBC News reports.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Putin accused US politicians of whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat as a ploy to distract voters from their own failings.

  • KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia, Oct 27- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia was ready to resume gas supplies to Ukraine at "any second" if Kiev agreed to pre-pay for supplies. Putin said the gas price for Ukraine would not be higher than what Poland pays and might be $180 per 1,000 cubic metres. Russia wants gas storage volumes in Ukraine to be...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 27- Russia's budget deficit may reach 4.7 percent of gross domestic product this year if Moscow fails to sell a state stake in oil giant Rosneft, a senior vice president at Moody's Investor Service said on Thursday. Speaking at an economic conference, Kristin Lindow said Russia's budget deficit would stay at 3.7-3.8 percent of GDP in 2016 if Russia...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 26- Novatek highlighted its status as one of Russia's fastest-growing oil and gas producers by posting a hefty third-quarter swing to profit on rising sales as new fields came onstream. Despite Western sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukrainian crisis, Russia's second-largest gas producer has ramped up output thanks to new deposits such as the...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Tallahassee, Florida.

    Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three."

  • MOSCOW, Oct 25- Doing business in Russia became easier over the past year but Moscow needs to work on increasing competition in the economy, the World Bank said on Tuesday. Russia advanced to 40th of 190 countries in the World Bank's 2017 business rankings from 51st in 2016, between Bulgaria and Hungary and closer to an ambitious target set by President Vladimir...

  • Paul Ryan, House Speaker

    It's time for Paul Ryan to forcefully address two fundamental issues about Trump’s campaign, says Brent Budowsky.

  • Nobody agrees with Iraw;s numbers

    Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says that "difficult diplomacy behind the scenes" is needed to get Baghdad to cooperate with an OPEC production cut.