Putin says there’s ‚nothing criminal’ about the men the UK accused of trying to assassinate an ex-spy with nerve agent

Putin says there’s ‚nothing criminal’ about the men the UK accused of trying to assassinate an ex-spy with nerve agent

Vladimir Putin said that his government has located the two Russian men the UK accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England, and that he hoped they would „turn up themselves and tell everything.” British authorities last week charged two Russian men, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with attempted murder over the…

Putin made a telling blunder in a shouting match with Ukraine’s president, France’s Hollande says

Putin made a telling blunder in a shouting match with Ukraine’s president, France’s Hollande says

Russian President Vladimir Putin became so enraged during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia’s role in a military uprising in eastern Ukraine, former French President Francois Hollande wrote in a book published earlier this year about his time in office. In 2014, Russia illegally annexed…

A promise Putin made in 2005 has come back to haunt him, and could loosen his grip on power

A promise Putin made in 2005 has come back to haunt him, and could loosen his grip on power

Russian President Vladimir Putin announces pension reforms in a televised address filmed in Moscow on Wednesday. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin is breaking a promise he made 13 years ago by hiking Russia’s pension age — and it could weaken his grip on power at the top of Russian politics. In a…

Putin attends Austrian minister’s wedding

Putin attends Austrian minister’s wedding

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Putin took his host for a twirl, ignoring the controversy about the invitation Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who has been criticised for inviting him. Mr Putin gave her presents and danced with her at the event in the southern…

It’s been 5 months since a Putin critic was found murdered in London, but almost nothing’s happened since — and Russia is weaponizing the silence

It’s been 5 months since a Putin critic was found murdered in London, but almost nothing’s happened since — and Russia is weaponizing the silence

Nikolai Glushkov and Vladimir Putin. Pavel Smertin/Kommersant Photo via AP; Ma Ping – Pool/Getty Images It’s been five months since the mysterious death of a prominent Kremlin critic in London, and the Russian state is using the lack of meaningful progress as a stick to beat the UK with. Nikolai Glushkov was found killed by…

Putin has invited Trump to Moscow, saying they need to talk in person

Putin has invited Trump to Moscow, saying they need to talk in person

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa July 27, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS Russian Vladimir Putin told the crowd at the BRICS summit in South Africa on Friday that he invited President Donald Trump to Moscow and would accept Trump’s invitation to Washington. Trump and Putin…

Trump under fire after Putin meeting

Trump under fire after Putin meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe ways Trump and Putin see eye to eyeThere has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence…

Trump and Putin to hold summit in Finland

Trump and Putin to hold summit in Finland

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold a summit in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, next month. They will meet on 16 July and discuss relations between the two countries and a „range of national security issues”, the White House said. The summit was announced on Wednesday after…

One of Putin’s biggest enemies got arrested in Spain, but nobody can explain why

One of Putin’s biggest enemies got arrested in Spain, but nobody can explain why

Bill Browder is one of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics, and was briefly arrested on Wednesday. Sky News One of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics was briefly arrested in Spain on Wednesday morning after years on the run from the Russian government — but nobody wants to claim responsibility for doing it. Bill Browder, a…