President Vladimir Putin - updates

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With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes role in North Korea

Apr 19, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Putin, who has long expressed his readiness to meet with Kim, is gearing up to play a bigger role in nuclear negotiations with Moscow's Cold War-era ally, with which it shares a short border

MEETING. This combination of files pictures made on April 18, 2019, shows portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) taken on December 31, 2014 in Moscow, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un taken on February 27, 2019 in Hanoi. Photo by Alexey Druzhinin, Saul Loeb / AFP / RIA NOVOSTI

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Jun 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

New hypersonic missiles guarantee parity with U.S. – Putin

Jun 07, 2018 - 11:11 PM

'Faster than Mach 20, twenty times the speed of sound,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'I don't think other countries will develop such a weapon in the coming years ... we already have it.'

MACH 20. Russia's MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jets carrying hypersonic Kinzhal (Dagger) missiles fly over Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2018. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Moldovan court suspends president's powers over minister refusal

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Dodon, a figurehead leader who backs closer ties with Russia, repeatedly refused at the end of December to appoint 5 ministers and two deputy ministers put forward by his pro-EU Prime Minister Pavel Filip

ALLIES. Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes Moldova's President Igor Dodon at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on December 26, 2017. Photo by Alexey Druzhinin / Sputnik / AFP

Putin warns terror suspects can be killed 'on the spot'

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:15 AM

His spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters later that the Russian leader was referring to all those "who harbor plans to carry out acts of terror in our country."

AFTERMATH. Police officers and investigators work at the site of a blast in a supermarket in Saint Petersburg on December 27, 2017. Photo by Olga Maltseva / AFP

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Putin files nomination for 2018 re-election bid

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:59 PM

The 65-year-old strongman, who will face only token opposition candidates, will extend his term until 2024, making him the longest-serving Russian leader since dictator Joseph Stalin.

CANDIDATE. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speak as they attend the United Russia Party's 17th convention in Moscow on December 23, 2017. Photo by Maxim Shipenkov / Pool / AFP

Russia denies vote interference after ex-Trump aides charged

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:58 PM

'We are accused of interfering not only in US elections but also in those of other countries without one piece of evidence,' says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

DENIES. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks at a briefing during a meeting with members of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) in Moscow on October 31, 2017. Photo by  Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Trump versus the rest as violent G20 wraps up

Jul 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

US President Donald Trump remains at loggerheads with fellow leaders over climate change as the most fractious and violent G20 summit to date drew to a close ahead of fresh mass protests

ON FIRE. Protesters have set barricades alight on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies gather for a G20 summit. Photo by Markus Scholz / dpa / AFP

No Putin link to Russian doping, says investigator

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Despite doping invesetigator Richard McLaren saying senior officials within Russia s ministry of sports actively supported the practice he found no links to president Vladimir Putin

This file photo taken on May 16, 2011 in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar shows Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) listening to Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko while visiting a sports complex under construction for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. ALEXEY DRUZHININ / POOL / AFP

Kremlin says Erdogan apologized to Putin over downed jet

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Ankara s downing of a Russian military jet last year that shattered ties the Kremlin said Monday June 27

INSPECTION. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu examine the flight recorder from the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber which was shot down by a Turkish jet on November 24. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP

Putin wraps up Greek trip with Russian monastery visit

May 28, 2016 - 5:59 PM

Accompanied by Patriarch Kirill the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Putin visits he Russian monastery of St Panteleimon on the west coast of the Halkidiki peninsula

GREEK TRIP. Russian President Vladimir Putin has traveled to Greece to visit a secluded Christian Orthodox monastic sanctuary and discuss energy and privatization deals in the cash-strapped country. Photo by Thanassis Stavrakis/EPA

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

May 21, 2016 - 9:09 PM

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus 10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights

THE SEARCH. Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service search for bodies in a field near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in Donetsk region on July 26, 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFs

Putin: Russian oil firms agree to freeze output

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with oil companies to address falling oil prices

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with heads of Russia's oil companies at the Kremlin in Moscow, on March 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / ALEXEI NIKOLSKY / AFP / Sputnik / ALEXEI NIKOLSKY

Putin tells Obama: US-Russia dialogue key to global stability

Jul 04, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The Russian President says the two countries are able to find solutions to some of the most difficult international problems

POWERHOUSES. Putin said the Russia and the United States are able to find solutions to some of the most difficult international problems. File photo from Rappler

Putin, Merkel, Hollande urge Ukraine ceasefire

Feb 01, 2015 - 1:03 AM

The leaders also hope the withdrawal of heavy weapons will occupy a central place on the agenda

WILL TALKS FAIL? Armed pro-Russian rebels ride a tank in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine, January 22, 2015. File photo by Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Merkel, Putin agree on international probe of #MH17 crash

Jul 19, 2014 - 8:37 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin agree for an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysian plane over Ukraine and for rapid access to the crash site

INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION. Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak on the telephone, agreeing that an international, independent commission should quickly have access to the site of the accident to shed light on the circumstances of the crash. File photo by EPA/Alain Jocard

Putin vows to respect Ukraine vote

May 24, 2014 - 12:15 PM

We will treat [Ukraine s] choice with respect said Russian President Vladimir Putin

'RESPECT UKRAINE.' Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao (not pictured) on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia 23 May 2014. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/EPA/Ria Novosti/Kremlin Pool

Thousands march in Moscow, calling for 'divorce from Putin'

Jun 13, 2013 - 12:45 AM

Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday as they denounced President Vladimir Putin s authoritarian rule and insisted it is time Russia and its leader part ways