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Putin Probably Approved Killing Of Ex-Agent, UK Judge Says

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

LONDON (AP) — President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia's FSB security service to kill a former agent-turned-Kremlin critic w...

Why the Bromance Between Trump and Putin is Troubling

Kevin Price | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Kevin Price

Putin is odd (to say the least) in his own right, but I also think he is highly intelligent and is often the smartest guy in any room he is in. Because of this, Putin rightly thought he could buy the affection of the narcissist Trump with a little simple flattery and he was certainly right.

Obama Vows Efforts To Eliminate Islamic State At G20 Summit

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.15.2015 | World

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Carson, Science and Putin

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Herewith a suggestion for Ben Carson. It came to mind listening to the Republican debate on November 10, 2015. During that debate two of the most important disclosures came from Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina. It turns out that BOTH of them know and have spoken with Vladimir Putin.

Russia Offers Trump, Cruz and Fiorina Political Asylum

Flora Nicholas | Posted 10.29.2015 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

In a surprising statement from the White House, President Obama made clear his support for Putin's offer.

U.S. Fears Russia Could Cut Undersea Internet Cables

The New York Times | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.25.2015 | World

WASHINGTON — Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet co...

Vladmir Putin's Face Appears In NYC Bird Swarm

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.18.2015 | Weird News

Are these videographers Putin us on? A video posted to YouTube on Aug. 11 shows a flock of birds swarming, and forming the face of Russian P...

Doug's Dozen: 12 Shortest Lines at Putin's Theme Park

Doug Molitor | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

News item: Vladimir Putin has cut the ribbon to open Patriot Park, a Russian-military theme park outside Moscow. It should be at least as popular as Disneyland, since historically Russians are used to standing in long lines. But if you visit, let me be your guide, with...

Report: Russia Masses Tanks, Rockets, Troops On Ukraine Border

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia, May 27 (Reuters) - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry incl...

Putin Scores 8 Goals During Game Against NHL Veterans

AP | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has played in an exhibition hockey game and scored one goal after another on assists from retired NHL...

Putin Condemns Killing Of Opposition Leader

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and said it may have been a ...


AP | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — Moody's Investors Service says it has cut Russia's credit rating to junk grade, citing the crisis in Ukraine and a slide in oil pric...

Watch Hillary Clinton Do A Bad Vladimir Putin Impression

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted an impression of Russian President Vladimir Putin while in Canada on Wednesday. Addressing the...

Russia To G-20: We're Here. So Are Our Warships

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 01.13.2015 | World

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in water...

Ukraine Peace Talks Reach Deal To Ensure Cease-Fire Holds

AP | YURAS KARMANAU and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone betwe...

Putin Compares Kiev To Nazis, Boasts Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

* Russia proposes "corridor" for encircled Kiev troops * "Best not to mess with us," says defiant Putin * EU ministers d...

Suicidal Bombers Over Gaza and a World Coming Apart

Danny Schechter | Posted 09.22.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

While Washington is busy lecturing Russia on a loss of human life in that plane crash, they are enabling the deadly Israeli bombardment targeting civilians, and now, after so much damage has been done, claim to want to stop it.

Russian Lawmakers Cancel Resolution For Using Troops In Ukraine

AP | By LYNN BERRY | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia...

EU Leader On Russia: 'They Are Intending To Build Up'

Posted 04.05.2014 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — EU foreign ministers stressed the need Saturday for Russia to defuse tensions with Ukraine following a two-day informal meetin...

Is Crimea Obama's Fault? Why Deterrence Failed in Crimea

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel Altman

No amount of blustery rhetoric from the White House would have changed the fact that the United States has no vital interest in keeping Crimea's ethnic-Russian majority population in Ukraine.

Wonder Where the World's Leaders Vacation?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You might be going on vacation this Presidents Day weekend, but not the kinds of vacations that President Obama, Prince Charles, and other world leaders take.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - the Olympics Are Inspirational Even in Times of Security Concerns and Controversy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are my top five recommendations of ways to be supportive of athletes and Russians who are gay and dealing with this law and its challenges at the Sochi Games:

German President Boycotting Russia Olympics

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Sochi, Russia next year. Der Spiegel reports ...

Putin Foe Navalny Freed But Still Under Kremlin's Thumb

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday returned to Moscow a free man after a court in the northern Kirov region turned his five-year penal ...

Chomsky: Obama-Putin Tiff Reignites Big Debate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Antiwar activist and author Noam Chomsky said the recent tiff between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin has reignited a...