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Obama And Putin Discuss Ukraine Crisis

Posted 06.23.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has spoken over the phone with President Barack Obama, urging direct talks between...

Obama to Putin: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Dear President Obama: It is important to remember that whatever moral leverage you may have had in the court of world opinion has been sacrificed by the precedents set by previous American presidents who did not do what you say Mr. Putin should do -- obey international law.

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Officials Are So Stoked To Be Sanctioned By Putin | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russia's move to sanction U.S. officials over the Crimea conflict landed in Washington on Thursday with a thud. It quickly became the li...

Resetting the Reset

Michael Haltzel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Michael Haltzel

Vladimir Putin with a KGB inculcated zero-sum mentality must be made to understand that his naked aggression against Ukraine will result in a net-minus to Russia's geopolitical ledger.

Ukraine Leader: 'We Are On The Brink Of Disaster'

AP | DALTON BENNETT and DAVID MCHUGH | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security official says the head of the country's Black Sea fleet has been dismissed and faces a treason investigati...

Ukraine Mobilizes For War, Calls Up Reserves

Reuters | Natalia Zinets and Alissa de Carbonnel | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Alissa de Carbonnel KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine, March 2 (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatene...

Ukraine Braces For Combat As Putin Moves To Invade

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2014 | World

By Lidia Kelly and Pavel Polityuk MOSCOW/KIEV March 1 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament's a...

Rush Limbaugh Very Amused By Putin's 'Envy' Of Obama

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.20.2013 | Media

While many were surprised by Russia President Vladimir Putin's recent comments that he is envious of President Obama for spying and "getting away with...

I Envy Obama Because He Can Spy And Get Away With It

The Telegraph | Chris Irvine and Theo Merz | Posted 12.19.2013 | World

A deflating and uninspired performance from Vladimir Putin this year, in which he relied on old lines and shied away from controversy. There were none...

Putin On Obama: I Would Have Done The Same

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

BALI, Indonesia -- BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Russian leader Vladimir Putin says President Barack Obama's decision to skip a regional summit in Indonesi...

Will Putin And Obama Meet In Bali?

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama may discuss the Syria crisis on the sidel...

What Putin Didn't Tell the American People

Anna Neistat | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Anna Neistat

It's not what Vladimir Putin's New York Times op-ed says that's so worrisome; it's what it doesn't say. As a Russian and as someone who has been to Syria multiple times since the beginning of the conflict to investigate war crimes and other violations, I would like to mention a few things Putin overlooked. There is not a single mention in Putin's article, addressed to the American people, of the egregious crimes committed by the Syrian government and extensively documented by the UN Commission of Inquiry, local and international human rights groups, and numerous journalists: deliberate and indiscriminate killings of tens of thousands of civilians, executions, torture, enforced disappearances and arbitrary arrests. His op-ed also makes no mention of Russia's ongoing transfer of arms to Assad throughout the past two and a half years.

Putin: U.S. Strike On Syria Could Escalate Conflict

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has found many ways and places to browbeat the Unite...

WATCH: New Republic Reporter Calls Out Lawrence O'Donnell

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.08.2013 | Media

In response to her heated appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word," The New Republic's Julia Ioffe took to the publication that employs her to pen a lett...

Putin Cancels Impending U.S. Trip

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is skipping a planned visit to the United States this month for an economic summit and a much-anticipat...

When Putin Thinks Of Chicago, A Certain Gangster Comes To Mind

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

MOSCOW -- You think Chicago, you think Windy City. Right? Not if you're Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin....

Obama, Putin Meet In Russia

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — For two days, President Barack Obama pressed the reset button with Russia. The results: He ended up getting the expected agreement on d...

Russia's President Hopes For Better Ties With US Under Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's president said Wednesday he hopes his country will be able to develop better ties with the United states under Barack Obama's ...

Putin: Obama May Ease US-Russian Tensions

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's leaders expressed hope Thursday that relations with the United States will improve after President-elect Barack Obama takes of...