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Valdimir Putin


'Where the hell...': Joe Biden snaps at CNN reporter, apologises post summit with Vladimir Putin

June 17, 2021 4:22 pm

"I shouldn't have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave," Biden told reporters at the Geneva Airport, after snapping at a CNN reporter over a question on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Swiss baker invents 'Peace Cake' for Biden-Putin summit

June 17, 2021 9:47 am

Inside, the cake is half honey-flavoured, according to the Russian tradition, and half red-velvet, which is popular in the United States

Joe Biden looks to ease EU trade tensions ahead of Vladimir Putin summit

June 15, 2021 2:55 pm

The president has sought to marshal widespread European support for his efforts to counter Russia prior to his Wednesday meeting in Geneva with Putin.

Joe Biden aims to bolster US alliances in Europe, but challenges loom

June 09, 2021 2:25 pm

Joe Biden will face his own challenges when he departs on Wednesday, especially as the United States confronts a disruptive Russia and a rising China while trying to reassemble and rally the shaken Western alliance as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine appears safe, 91% effective: Lancet

February 02, 2021 10:37 pm

Researchers say based on their trial, which involved about 20,000 people in Russia last fall, the vaccine is about 91% effective and that the shot also appeared to prevent people from becoming severely ill with COVID-19.

Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny calls for street protests after being jailed

January 19, 2021 9:33 am

Moscow’s prison service has applied to convert a suspended three-and-a-half year embezzlement sentence in the same case, which he says was trumped up, into real jail time early next month.

US, Russia to start nuclear arms control talks this month

June 09, 2020 8:16 am

The US and Russia have agreed to start arms control talks later this month as the only remaining treaty between the two largest nuclear powers is poised to expire.

Autocrats’ dilemma: You can’t arrest a virus

April 07, 2020 7:37 am

In responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s autocrats are turning to their tried-and-tested tool kits, employing a mixture of propaganda, repression and ostentatious shows of strength to exude an aura of total control over an inherently chaotic situation.

Vladimir Putin toughens penalty for bomb threats plaguing Russia

December 31, 2017 9:21 pm

Since September, authorities have received false bomb reports allegedly targeting more than 3000 structures in about 180 Russian cities. The subsequent building evacuations have sometimes caused severe traffic problems.

Thousands rally on President Vladimir Putin's birthday, demand release of jailed opposition leader

October 07, 2017 10:45 pm

Some 124 people were detained in the nationwide protests, some of them violently, said OVD-Info, a group that monitors politically motivated arrests