Tag "Vladimir Putin"

Sanctions on table ahead of US-Putin call

President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will speak by telephone on Saturday, according to the White House and the Kremlin. The two world leaders are expected to discuss bilateral affairs and national security in the first call

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Joe Biden tells Davos: Russia ‘trying to collapse’ liberal order

Joe Biden has called on the world to defend the “liberal international order” in the face of an aggressive Russia and the rise of populism. Mr Biden warned of “further attempts by Russia to meddle in the democratic process” during

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Trump pick Tillerson: ‘Fair assumption’ Putin behind hacks

It is a “fair assumption” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind US election hacks, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson has said. The former CEO of Exxon Mobil told his Senate confirmation hearing the intelligence report on Russian tampering

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Russian diplomats expelled by Obama over hacking leave US

Thirty-five Russian diplomats expelled from the United States by President Barack Obama have left the country, Russian news agencies report. An embassy official said the plane had taken off with all the affected personnel and their families aboard. Mr Obama

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Syria conflict: Ceasefire agreed, backed by Russia and Turkey

The deal was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin and confirmed by the Turkish foreign ministry. Russia and Turkey, which back opposing sides, will act as guarantors. The rebel High Negotiations Committee (HNC), seen by the UN as the main

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Russia ‘stronger than any aggressor’ – Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is “stronger than any potential aggressor” because it has modernised its nuclear missiles and other forces. He also said the US withdrawal in 2001 from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty had “created the conditions

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Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities

Donald Trump has called for the US to “greatly strengthen and expand” its nuclear capabilities. The president-elect, who takes office next month, said the US must take such action “until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding

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Russia bath lotion poisoning: Putin orders crackdown as death toll rises

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered stricter governmental measures to crack down on sales of surrogate alcohol, after dozens died from drinking a bath lotion. The death toll in the Siberian city of Irkutsk has risen to 62, with more

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Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara

A Turkish policeman has shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia’s involvement in Aleppo. The killer has been identified as Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a member of the Ankara riot police. It was not

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US hacking claims: Russia says ‘indecent’ without evidence

US claims that Russia hacked official emails, without evidence, are “indecent”, the Kremlin has said. “They need to either stop talking about this or finally present some sort of proof,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said. US President Barack Obama

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White House suggests Putin behind US hack

The White House has suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in a hacking operation aimed at interfering with the US election. Ben Rhodes, adviser to President Barack Obama, said that Mr Putin maintains tight control on government operations,

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Russia ‘not seeking conflict’ – Putin tells nation

Russia is “not seeking conflict with anyone”, President Vladimir Putin has said in his annual Kremlin speech to parliament and the nation. “Unlike some foreign colleagues who see Russia as the enemy, we do not seek – and never sought

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Russia’s border doesn’t end anywhere, Vladimir Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia’s border “doesn’t end anywhere”, addressing a televised awards ceremony for geography students. “That was a joke,” Mr Putin said amid applause and laughter from the audience at the glitzy ceremony. He was asking

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Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump in phone call back normalising US-Russia ties: Kremlin

Moscow:¬†Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump spoke on the phone and agreed on the need to normalise ties between Washington and Moscow, the Kremlin said. The Kremlin also said yesterday that the two politicians agreed to “make provisions for

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Putin declares 10-hour ‘humanitarian pause’ for Aleppo

Russian President Vladimir Putin has unilaterally declared a 10-hour “humanitarian pause” for Aleppo on Friday, a senior Russian official said Wednesday. “A decision was made to introduce a humanitarian pause in Aleppo on November 4 from 9 a.m. to 7

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