Tag: Russian President Vladimir Putin

Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

MOSCOW — They’re not leaders for life — not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China’s Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia’s Vladimir Putin are looking as if they will extend much deeper into the 21st century — even as the […]

White House rejects Putin response to US arms control offer

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russia on Friday rejected each other’s proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President Vladimir Putin called for an unconditional extension of the soon-to-expire New START treaty, and the White House called that a “non-starter.” Adding […]

Russia passes bill allowing Putin to stay in power past 2024

MOSCOW — The Russian parliament approved a sweeping constitutional reform in the third and final reading Wednesday, a move that will allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power for another 12 years after his current term ends in 2024. The Kremlin-controlled lower house, the State Duma, endorsed […]

Putin’s moves leave Russian opposition with few options

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time. Instead of openly declaring plans to extend his rule like he did in 2011, Putin proposed constitutional amendments to appear to give more power to Russia’s parliament. Instead of announcing the move as a fait accompli, he […]

Modi says India is safeguarding oil tankers in Strait of Hormuz

VLADIVOSTOK – Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that India had put security arrangements in place to safeguard its oil tankers passing through the Strait of Hormuz, which has seen a series of attacks on international vessels in recent months. Modi made the comments at an economic […]

Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

MOSCOW — Nearly 1,400 people were detained in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in Moscow, a Russian monitoring group said Sunday, adding that was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade.Full Coverage: Russia OVD-Info, which has monitored police arrests […]

Putin sees common aims, pushing Trump on arms pact at G-20

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he does not expect any breakthroughs at the Group of 20 summit in Japan starting Friday but hopes G-20 leaders find a common understanding of what’s needed to bolster economies and financial institutions. Putin told the Financial Times newspaper in an […]

Putin pushes economic growth at annual press conference

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he would take Russia into “a new economic league,” during an annual press conference that follows months of growing discontent at home. International tensions, from an ongoing stand-off with Ukraine to increasingly frosty relations with Washington, also loomed large at the event. […]

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