Politics Vladimir Putin

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an effort to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. In exchange, Israel would agree to accept a four-year freeze on new settlement activity while...

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an attempt to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. Senior administration officials, briefing Reuters on the details of a plan the president was due...

  • *Minsk and Moscow at odds over oil supply terms for 2020. MINSK/ MOSCOW, Jan 24- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday proposed a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to resolve a row over oil supplies, Belarus' state news agency Belta said, with Moscow's exports to Minsk set to dry up next month. The dispute between the two countries...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 24- Smartphones and other devices sold in Russia must be pre-installed with software that is morally sound and espouses traditional Russian values, according to new draft rules. President Vladimir Putin signed legislation last year requiring all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in the country to come pre-installed with Russian...

  • MINSK, Jan 24- Belarus is looking for alternatives to Russian oil and is in talks with the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about supplies, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, the Belta news agency reported. Belarus and Russia failed to agree on an oil supply contract for this year, prompting Russia to halt supplies to refineries...

  • *Poland absent in dispute with Russia, Israel. JERUSALEM, Jan 23- Dozens of world leaders will convene in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. However, the president of Poland, where the Nazi concentration camp was built during the German...

  • The reshuffle, which remodelled the government's economic decision-making bloc, is fuelling concerns about higher state spending and inflation risks, though analysts say they expect Russia's robust fiscal framework to survive. The plan envisages breathing new life into Russia's stagnant economy by spending more than 25 trillion roubles between now and...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin as they meet with members of the new government in Moscow on January 21, 2020.

    Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that there will be plans for constitutional reforms, prompting the resignation of long time ally Dmitry Medvedev, along with his government.

  • Latakia, Syria December 11, 2017: Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Russian Hmeimim air base. Putin has ordered Russian troops to start pulling out of Syria.

    "He stepped into Libya, into Syria, he's stepping into Iran and Iraq — he wants to be able to be a kingmaker," Browder told CNBC at Davos.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 16- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that, should constitutional changes he has proposed be implemented, the president should retain the power to fire officials who fail in their jobs, the Ria news agency said.

  • *Chilean peso dips; Mexico's peso, Peru's sol firm. Jan 15- Russia's rouble tumbled on Wednesday as Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced his government's resignation, while Brazil's currency and stocks eased after the release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures. Other developing world currencies were pressured by a 0.7% fall for Brazil's real,...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev walk before a meeting with members of the government in Moscow on January 15, 2020.

    Russian media reported that Putin wants to appoint Mikhail Mishustin, the head of Russia's Federal Tax Service, as the new Prime Minister.

  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, as he speaks during his annual state of the nation address in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin added that Russia is not a threat.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 15- Russia's government should keep the tax regime for business unchanged for the next six years, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a state of the nation address on Wednesday.

  • Jan 15- Emerging market stocks fell from 19- month highs on Wednesday, as optimism around a long-awaited initial U.S.- China trade deal was dulled by comments that U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods would stay in place until the next phase of the agreement was reached. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He geared up to sign the Phase 1 trade pact in...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin reacts as he travels by train from Kerch to Taman across a bridge, which was constructed to connect the Russian mainland with the Crimean Peninsula across the Kerch Strait, December 23, 2019.

    "I believe that President Putin is going to try and step in and be the peacemaker here," says William Cohen, also a former senator.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Jan 7- A St. Petersburg clinic that is run and partly owned by people with ties to President Vladimir Putin has provided medical treatment to Russian mercenaries injured abroad, according to three people with knowledge of military contractors being treated, a clinic employee, a reporters witness account and company records.

  • *Russia, Belarus also negotiate 2020 gas supplies on Tuesday. *FACTBOX-Russia's oil/gas disputes with Belarus. MOSCOW, Dec 31- A new dispute over oil could be brewing between Russia and Belarus as Russian suppliers divert large volumes of crude to domestic ports in lieu of a deal on 2020 deliveries between the two countries, according to six industry sources.

  • LONDON, Dec 31- A fresh dispute over oil is looming between Russia and Belarus as Russian producers divert large volumes of crude to export ports after failing to reach a deal over deliveries to Minsk. Below is a history of energy disputes between Russia and Belarus. Russia also supplies 33 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe- mostly to Germany- via the...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 31- A new dispute over oil could be brewing between Russia and Belarus as Russian suppliers divert large volumes of crude to domestic ports in lieu of a deal on 2020 deliveries between the two countries, according to six industry sources. Disruption of supply to Belarus has therefore often resulted in reduced or halted deliveries to countries such as...