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President Vladimir Putin


Ukraine celebrates capturing key town, Vladimir Putin ally mulls possible nuclear response

October 02, 2022 9:50 am

Washington says it would respond decisively to any use of nuclear weapons.

A cornered Putin is more dangerous than ever

September 22, 2022 3:18 pm

Rattling his nuclear saber, accusing the West of seeking to “destroy” his country and ordering the call-up of 300,000 military reservists, Putin implicitly conceded that the war he started Feb. 24 has not gone as he wished.

PM Modi has influential voice on world stage, welcome his intervention: UK on his not era of war remark to Putin

September 22, 2022 9:38 am

"And we really hope that Vladimir Putin listens to those voices who are calling for peace and for de-escalation. So we very much welcome Prime Minister Modi's intervention," UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said.

Rouble tumbles past 62 vs dollar as Vladimir Putin orders partial mobilisation

September 21, 2022 12:50 pm

Putin said he had signed a decree on partial mobilisation, significantly escalating the conflict in Ukraine, and warned the West that if it continued what he called its "nuclear blackmail", Moscow would respond with the might of all its vast arsenal.

Putin’s war is deepening a tussle for influence in Central Asia

September 16, 2022 3:15 pm

Kazakhstan, which has a sizable Russian-speaking population, notably declined to endorse President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Alongside its political dissent, Kazakhstan has built alternative economic ties, with the European Union overtaking Russia as Almaty’s largest trading partner.

Putin to Xi: Russia values China's 'balanced position' on Ukraine

September 15, 2022 6:10 pm

The two leaders were meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan.

As Russian Losses Mount in Ukraine, So Does Criticism Back Home

September 13, 2022 2:41 pm

Pro-war commentators and politicians have pointed to the military leadership or senior officials, saying they have not waged the war with sufficient decisiveness and competence, or have not delivered all the facts to Putin.

Hundreds line up to say farewell to Gorbachev; Putin absent

September 03, 2022 3:40 pm

On Thursday, Putin privately laid flowers at Gorbachev's coffin at a Moscow hospital where he died.

Six months of Putin’s war unravels Russia’s superpower image

August 24, 2022 9:39 pm

President Joe Biden said he would turn the ruble to “rubble.” In the Kremlin, meanwhile, Putin and his closest advisers saw Ukraine as a nation divided with incompetent leaders that would lack the will to fight.

Russia repeats Putin's new message against a nuclear war

August 03, 2022 10:41 am

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his speech at Monday's opening called Putin's warnings after the Ukraine invasion “reckless, dangerous nuclear saber-rattling”.


Express Rewind: A look back at major events that shaped 2018

December 31, 2018 9:08 am

As 2018 approaches to an end, here is a recap of major political events, developments, disasters and crises that unfolded across the world