Politics Vladimir Putin

  • Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj speaks during an interview with the AFP, in Pristina on January 25, 2019. - A deal between Serbia and Kosovo is possible this year but cannot include border changes, Kosovo's premier Ramush Haradinaj told AFP in an interview, warning that territory swaps could revive old demons in the war-scarred Balkans.

    As Kosovo pursues NATO and EU membership and a peace deal with neighbor Serbia, some if its top challenges stem from Russian aggression and the return of Islamic State fighters, its Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told CNBC.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 16- A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13. Calvey, a senior partner at Baring Vostok and among Russia's most prominent investors, was detained on Thursday along with other executives after investigators accused them of...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 16- Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, told a Russian court on Saturday he would cooperate with an investigation into alleged financial misconduct and comply with terms if put under house arrest. The alleged share scam occurred in 2017 and involved Vostochny Bank, a small lender in which Baring Vostok has a...

  • *Russia detains prominent U.S. private equity executive. MOSCOW, Feb 15- Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, denied allegations of fraud in a Moscow court on Friday but a judge ordered him to be detained for 72 hours, a move that could raise concerns among foreign investors. Calvey's detention came as Russia hosted an...

  • Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference January 17, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. has traditionally reassured doubtful allies of its security commitment through such measures as troop reinforcements and military exercises. However, disruptive times call for unconventional measures, Atlantic Council CEO Fred Kempe writes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose stiff new sanctions on Russia over its meddling in U.S. elections and aggression against Ukraine, the latest congressional effort to push President Donald Trump to ratchet up Washington's response to Moscow. The new bill, which was first reported by Reuters,...

  • US Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, leaves a briefing from CIA Director Gina Haspel on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2018.

    U.S. Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday will introduce a bill seeking to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and for its aggression in Ukraine by imposing sanctions on its banking, energy sector and foreign debt.

  • Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday will introduce a bill seeking to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and for its aggression in Ukraine by imposing sanctions on its banking, energy sector and foreign debt. Among other things, it would impose sanctions on Russian banks that support efforts to interfere in foreign elections, sanction...

  • *Russia's 2018 GDP grows 2.3 percent, beating expectations. MOSCOW, Feb 12- Russia's economic growth climbed to a six-year high in 2018, but the growth was fueled by one-off factors that mean the goals set by President Vladimir Putin won't be achieved without an increase in household incomes, economists said. New data published this month by Russia's Federal...

  • *Russia's 2018 GDP grows 2.3 percent, beating expectations. MOSCOW, Feb 12- Russia's economic growth climbed to a six-year high in 2018, but the growth was fuelled by one-off factors that mean the goals set by President Vladimir Putin won't be achieved without an increase in household incomes, economists said. New data published this month by Russia's Federal...

  • *Rosneft pressures Putin to end supply cuts with OPEC. *But U.S. sanctions against Venezuela support crude prices. SINGAPORE, Feb 11- Oil prices fell on Monday as drilling activity in the United States picked up and a refinery fire in the U.S. state of Illinois resulted in the shutdown of a large crude distillation unit.

  • *Rosneft pressures Putin to end supply cuts with OPEC. *But U.S. sanctions against Venezuela support crude prices. SINGAPORE, Feb 11- Oil prices fell by more than 1 percent on Monday as U.S. drilling activity picked up and as a refinery fire in the U.S. state of Illinois resulted in the shutdown of a large crude distillation unit.

  • *Rosneft pressures Putin to end supply cuts with OPEC. *But U.S. sanctions against Venezuela support crude prices. SINGAPORE, Feb 11- Crude prices fell by around 1 percent on Monday as U.S. drilling activity picked up and as Russia's biggest oil producer pressured President Vladimir Putin to end the supply cut deal with Middle East- dominated producer club OPEC.

  • *Rosneft pressures Putin to end supply cuts with OPEC. SINGAPORE, Feb 11- Crude prices dipped early on Monday in Asia as U.S. drilling activity picked up and as Russia's biggest oil producer pressured President Vladimir Putin to end the supply cut deal with Middle East- dominated producer club OPEC. Elsewhere, the head of Russian oil giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, has...

  • China and Russia alliance has been 'quite thick', says Harvard's Allison

    Graham Allison, former Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Clinton, joins CNBC's "The Exchange" team to discuss his concerns on the U.S-China trade talks and how the alliance between China and Russia could affect the talks.

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they arrive to a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on January 7, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    China and Russia are doubling down on their support for Venezuela's embattled president, and some say that has a lot to do with the billions of dollars Caracas still owes to Beijing and Moscow.

  • U.S. Navy Aviation Electronics Technician signals to the crew of an EA-18G Growler on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

    President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that he plans to rebuild the U.S. military by increasing the Pentagon's budget and by reassessing military alliances and agreements with foreign nations.

  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during the opening of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018.

    The world's three largest oil producers are locked in a new world order that could mean more volatile crude oil prices.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during a meeting at Moscow's Kremlin.

    The country's defense minister is quoted by local media as saying the need for more missiles follows a U.S. decision to suspend a 32-year-old bilateral nuclear treaty.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin listens while U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in Helsinki, Finland.

    President Donald Trump's announcement comes a day after Russia and the United States said that discussions to save the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, failed.