Politics Vladimir Putin

  • White House National Security Advisor John Bolton attends a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    National security advisor John Bolton reportedly said Sunday that the U.S. government is not just worried about Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections. It's concerned about Chinese, Iranian, and North Korean meddling, too.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin give a statement on August 18, 2018 at Schloss Meseberg castle in Meseberg, northeastern Germany.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but the meeting had simply been intended to "check the watches."

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Turkey was a stalwart NATO ally bridging Europe and the volatile Middle East. It was before Turkey descended into a financial crisis delivered in no small measure by his authoritarian proclivities and unorthodox stewardship of the economy.

  • BERLIN— Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian lawmaker Joerg Leichtfried of the opposition Social Democratic Party criticized Kneissl's decision to invite Putin to the wedding,...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Unknown Soldiers's Tomb on May 10, 2015 in Moscow, Russia.

    The pair have often clashed but remain in regular contact.

  • Putin is facing the possibility of more U.S. sanctions on Russia imposed by Trump, and has an interest in softening or heading off any European support for them. Stefan Meister, a Russia expert at the German Council on Foreign Relations, said that there is "an increased interest on both sides to talk about topics of common interest" and that, in part because of Trump,...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 16- En+ Group, hit by U.S. sanctions against Russia in April, said on Thursday it was investigating the possibility of re-domiciling from Britain's Jersey to one of Russia's new offshore zones. En+ also said on Thursday that its board had already approved a move from Cyprus to Russia of one of its subsidiaries- En+ Holding Limited- which manages the group's...

  • Former CIA Director, John Brennan. 

    The president tells The Wall Street Journal he believes Brennan is among those responsible for the special counsel's probe into Russian attacks on the 2016 election and potential conspiracy between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 15- Two of Russia's biggest mining companies said on Wednesday they were investigating rouble-based payments schemes, amid calls from Moscow to reduce the role of the U.S. dollar in Russian trade and so limit the impact of U.S. sanctions. Russia's Norilsk Nickel, which vies with Brazil's Vale SA to be the world's biggest nickel producer and is the...

  • MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted the leader of Turkmenistan for talks following the signing of an agreement on that divides the resources of the Caspian Sea among neighboring countries. Putin's talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov followed Sunday's summit in Kazakhstan, where Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan...

  • The government claims it is responding to a “deliberate attack” by the U.S. on Turkey’s economy.

  • Russia has suspended gas purchases from Turkmenistan for many years while Ashgabat supplied China with its fuel. Iran and four ex-Soviet nations, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea, paving the way for more energy exploration and...

  • Russia has suspended gas purchases from Turkmenistan for many years while Ashgabat supplied China with its fuel. Iran and four ex-Soviet nations, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea, paving the way for more energy exploration and...

  • Concept art of a hypersonic weapon.

    A hypersonic weapon is a missile that travels at Mach 5 or higher, which is at least five times faster than the speed of sound. 

  • *H1 core earnings up 77 percent to $3.1 billion. MOSCOW, Aug 13- Expectations of a boom in demand for electric vehicles are leading investors and battery makers to stockpile nickel and helping to fuel a spike in global prices of the metal, Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel said on Monday. Nickel inventories at the London and Shanghai exchanges fell to 274.000...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 13- Russia's Norilsk Nickel posted a 77 percent leap in first-half core earnings, with strong global prices offsetting the impact of U.S. sanctions on the company's co-owner. The results mark the first test of Nornickel's financial health since the United States imposed sanctions in April on aluminium giant Rusal, which holds a 27.8 percent stake in...

  • BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel's office says she plans weekend talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany on issues including the development of a contentious Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline. The Nord Stream 2 project will add to an existing direct Russian-German pipeline, increasing the amount of natural gas Russia can send to central...

  • WASHINGTON— Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. On his watch, the U.S. has imposed a slew of sanctions on Russia for human rights abuses, meddling in the U.S. election and Russian military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. The restrictions were triggered under U.S. law on chemical weapons following a formal U.S. determination that Russia used the...

  • MANILA, Aug 13- London copper edged down on Monday after the dollar rose to a 13- month high against the euro as investors sought safe havens amid the Turkish lira's fall to a record low. Turkey has drafted a economic action plan and will start implementing it on Monday morning to ease investor concerns, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Sunday.

  • Erdogan promised supporters that Turkey was taking the necessary precautions to protect its economy but added "the most important thing is breaking the hands firing these weapons. Turkey was hit by a financial shockwave this week as its currency nosedived over concerns about the government's economic policies and a trade dispute with the United States.