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Donald Trump says he gets along "very well" with Putin

US President Donald Trump said that he got along “very well” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the G20 summit last week. “I think we get along very well and I think that’s a good thing, that’s not a bad thing,” Trump said on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), an American television network. “We are a

Vladimir Putin greets India on Republic Day

Expressing hope of further strengthening the special partnership between the two countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his greeting on the occasion of India’s Republic Day. In his message to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Putin said India enjoys well-deserved authority in the world arena, plays an important role in solving pressing international and regional issues. We highly appreciate the relations of special and privileged strategic

Don't Want USSR Back, But No One Believes It, Says Vladimir Putin

Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired Sunday, but the problem is that “nobody wants to believe it”. Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, which saw pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych ousted by pro-European demonstrators, Moscow has accused the West of using “the politics of containment” in a Cold War throwback. “With Ukraine and other areas of the former USSR,

Vladimir Putin Calls Donald Trump An 'Outstanding, Talented' Man

Russian President Vladimir Putin today described US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as a talented and outstanding man, welcoming his stance on Russia. “He is a very outstanding man, unquestionably talented,” Putin told journalists after his annual press conference in Moscow. “It’s not up to us to judge his virtue, that is up to US voters, but he is the absolute leader of the presidential race,” Putin added. Putin said

Vladimir Putin imposes sanctions against Turkey in retaliation to warplane downing

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree published on the Kremlin’s website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was “truly saddened” by the event and wished it hadn’t occurred. It includes a ban on some goods and forbids extensions of labor

Islamic State receiving funds from 40 countries, including G20 nations: Vladimir Putin

Days after Islamic State jihadists struck Paris with multiple, co-ordinated terror attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the terrorists were receiving funding from at least 40 countries. Some of these countries are members of the G20 grouping, Putin added. Putin made the revelation when he shared the Russian intelligence data on the Islamic State financing during the just-concluded G20 meet in Turkey’s Antalya. The G20 meet was held

PM Narendra Modi 9th most powerful person in the world: Forbes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked as the world’s ninth most powerful person by Forbes magazine in a 2015 list which is topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Modi was placed 14th in the 2014 Forbes list of world’s powerful people. Forbes while releasing the list today at the same time said governing 1.2 billion people in India requires more than “shaking hands” and that Modi must pass his party BJP’s reform agenda and keep “fractious opposition”

Russia can't bomb its way to peace in Syria: Barak Obama

Asserting that the only way to end the civil war in Syria was through a legitimate, inclusive government there, US President Barack Obama has said that he hopes Russia would soon realise it can’t “buy peace” in the war-torn country through air strikes. Obama’s statement comes in the backdrop of Moscow continuing to bomb ISIS targets in Syria. “(Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin believes that if he continues to do what

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who leads the main right-wing opposition, will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow by the end of October, according to multiple sources.   The sources, who chose to remain anonymous, did not specify exactly when the visit would take place. The visit comes as France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande appeared to criticise Russia for its airstrikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, while

BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: Vladimir Putin

BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West. He, however, emphasized that the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, having “coinciding strategic interests”, wants to change the global monetary order which depends a lot on the US dollar. “I would like to stress that we do not have any

Russia won World Cup 2018 'honestly': Vladimir Putin

Russia fought honestly for the right to host the 2018 World Cup and the decision should not be called into question, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Swiss judicial authorities are probing the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar as part of a far-reaching corruption scandal that has also raised questions about the 2010 event in South Africa. “We fought in an honest manner

Boris Nemtsov murder: Russian Security Service detains two suspects

Two persons suspected of murdering Russian politician Boris Nemtsov were detained on Saturday, Russian Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov told reporters. “As a result of the work done, we have detained today two people suspected of committing this crime. They are Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev,” Tass quoted Bortnikov as saying. “We have reported it to the president.” The official said that on the orders of President Vladimir Putin,