Vladimir Putin Headlines

  • Russian billionaire under investigation in France

    NICE/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A French judge put Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation on Wednesday after his arrest linked to a French tax evasion case, the prosecutor said.

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  • The Real Winner In America's Russia Crisis Is China

    Authored by Leon Hadar via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The continuing American obsession with Russia plays directly into Beijing's hands and makes it less likely that Washington will develop an effective strategy to deal with China... When thinking about male-pattern baldness, what comes immediately to mind? Genetics? Thanks for this, grandad. But then I conducted my own scientific research and discovered the following: I started losing hair at the temples or the crown of the head when...

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  • The Cardinal Sin Of International Finance

    Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, As Doug Casey has correctly noted, the prime directive of any organism - whether it’s an amoeba or a person or a corporation or a government - is to survive. That’s why the US government protects the petrodollar so zealously. It needs the system to survive. Why Everyone Uses the US Dollar… for Now In the 1970s, the US government struck a series of deals with Saudi Arabia, creating the petrodollar system. The US promised to coddle and protect...

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  • Putin puts Russia on war footing by telling businesses to be ready to switch to war production

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at a meeting of military leaders in Sochi saying that 'all large-scale enterprises' should be ready to meet war-time production levels.

    International Business Times UK
  • Russia protests ​arrest of billionaire playboy Suleiman Kerimov on suspicion of French Riviera tax fraud

    Russia has protested ​about ​the arrest of a billionaire playboy close to the Kremlin on suspicion of tax fraud on the French Riviera, raising the threat of a diplomatic spat between Moscow and Paris.

    The Telegraph
  • Putin wins backing from Iran, Turkey for new Syria peace push

    SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow's ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

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  • Putin wins backing from Iran, Turkey for new Syria peace push

    SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow's ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

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  • Iran leader: Talks to help stabilize Syria

    The Latest on Syria talks (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Turkey's president says trilateral talks with the leaders of Russia and Iran have critical importance for bringing peace to Syria. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking after Wednesday's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and...

    ABC News
  • ANALYSIS: Donald Trump only believes the truths that suit him

    After nearly one year in office, the president has made it clear he is often driven by self-preservation and self-interest alone.

    Global News
  • Vladimir Putin says all big Russian businesses should be ready for war production

    Russian business should be prepared to switch to production to military needs at any time, said Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. The Russian president was speaking at a conference of military leaders in Sochi. “The ability of our economy to increase military production and services at a given time is one of the most important aspects of military security,” Mr Putin said. “To this end, all strategic, and simply large-scale enterprise should be ready, regardless of ownership.”

    The Independent
  • Russian upper house approves bill targeting foreign media

    Russia’s upper house of parliament has unanimously approved a bill allowing the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the U.S. demand made to a Russian TV channel.

    Washington Post
  • Iranian and Turkish leaders arrive in Russia for Syria talks with Putin

    Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visit Sochi two days after Russian president hosted Syria’s Bashar al-Assad Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have arrived in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks with Vladimir Putin that are expected to focus on a political settlement for postwar Syria. The mini-summit of the three countries – which this year helped broker a truce between Syrian government troops and the opposition in several...

    the Guardian
  • Kremlin pledges to stand up for Russian billionaire arrested in France

    MOSCOW/PARIS (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it will spare no effort to defend the rights of Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian businessman and lawmaker who was arrested in the French Riviera resort of Nice in connection with a French tax evasion case.

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  • Masha Gessen's new book documents Russia's shift back to...

    New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen's new book 'The Future Is History,' looks at how Russia moved away from Soviet rule to totalitarianism under Vladimir Putin. Gessen's book is a 2017 National Book Award winner.

    MSNBC
  • Unsealed Fusion GPS Bank Records Reveal $523K Payment From Russian Money Launderer

    Submitted by at iBankCoin.com Unsealed court documents reveal that the firm behind the salacious 34-page Trump-Russia Dossier, Fusion GPS, was paid $523,000 by a Russian businessman convicted of tax fraud and money laundering, whose lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was a key figure in the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone. In short, D.C. opposition research firm Fusion GPS is the common denominator linked to two schemes used to damage the...

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  • Syria the big takeaway of Trump, Putin phone call

    The Council on Foreign Relations’ Richard Haass’ discusses President Trump’s hour-long phone call Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders discussed Syria and North Korea.

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  • Kremlin vows to stand up for Russian billionaire arrested in France

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it will spare no effort to defend the rights of Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian businessman and lawmaker who was arrested in the French Riviera resort of Nice in connection with a French tax evasion case.

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  • Syrian opposition conference starts in Riyadh after key resignations

    RIYADH (Reuters) - A Syrian opposition meeting began in Riyadh on Wednesday in a bid to unify the group's position ahead of peace talks backed by the United Nations to end the country's six-year civil war.

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  • Asian Stocks Smash Records; Dollar Slides As Crude Surges To July 2015 Highs

    Global shares hit another record high on Wednesday, propelled higher by what increasingly more call (ir)rational exuberance, and investors’ unflagging enthusiasm for tech stocks. That said, S&P futures are unchanged the morning before Thanksgiving (at least before the market open ramp), as are European stocks (Stoxx 600 is flat), despite the euphoria in the Asian session which saw the MSCI Asia Pac index hit a new all time high... ... as oil jumped, rising as much as $1.15 to $57.98/bbl,...

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  • Putin Hosts Turkish, Iranian Presidents in Bid to Shape Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin pressed his efforts to shape a postwar political settlement in Syria at a summit with the leaders of Turkey and Iran in Sochi.

    WSJ
  • How the Middle East Became Russia's Game, Not America's

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Middle East If Russia can show that its model of transactional bargaining can produce results, expect for Putin to see if he can replicate that success in East Asia. While the U.S. media continues its laser-like focus on the “Twitter battle” between the president of the United States and the father of a college basketball player who was released from detention in China after the personal intercession of Donald Trump with Chinese president Xi Jinping, the...

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  • Germany's figurehead president now best hope of unlocking political crisis

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Frank-Walter Steinmeier was hardly Chancellor Angela Merkel's first choice for the largely ceremonial job of German president, but the lifelong Social Democrat may be her best hope of holding onto power amid an unprecedented political crisis.

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  • Germany's figurehead president now best hope of unlocking political crisis

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Frank-Walter Steinmeier was hardly Chancellor Angela Merkel's first choice for the largely ceremonial job of German president, but the lifelong Social Democrat may be her best hope of holding onto power amid an unprecedented political crisis.

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  • DIRTY DOSSIER FIRM: Unsealed Fusion GPS Bank Records Reveal $523K Payment From Russian Money Launderer

    Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Unsealed court documents reveal that the firm behind the salacious 34-page Trump-Russia Dossier, Fusion GPS, was paid $523,000 by a Russian businessman convicted of tax fraud and money laundering, whose lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was a key figure in the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone. In short, D.C. opposition research firm Fusion GPS is the common denominator behind two schemes used to...

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