Russian Army sending hard-hit Italy coronavirus aid after Putin phone call

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his nation’s army to deliver medical aid to Italy – the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic – after offering help during a Saturday phone call with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Preparations for the aid mission were underway Sunday at … Read More

Putin approves changes allowing him to stay in power until 2036

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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the lower house of parliament in Moscow on Tuesday to consider constitutional changes. Photo: Sputnik via Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened the door to constitutional changes … Read More

Oil crashes by most since 1991 as Saudi Arabia launches price war

New York (CNN Business) Oil prices suffered a historic collapse overnight after Saudi Arabia shocked the market by launching a price war against onetime ally Russia. US oil prices crashed as much as 34% to a four-year low of $27.34 a barrel as … Read More

Russia, Turkey reach cease-fire deal in northwestern Syria

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands after a joint news conference followed six-hour talks in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool) In this photo … Read More

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in constitution

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Ahead of a second and key reading set for next week, Putin submitted 24 pages worth of new proposals, said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. The amendments enshrine the mention of Russians’ “faith in God” and also stipulate that marriage … Read More

Trump finds bipartisan support for a pro-U.S. Venezuelan leader Guaido

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Even Nancy Pelosi applauded his appearance at the State of the Union. Photo by: Leah Millis – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido waves as President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress … Read More

Putin to discuss Syria with Turkey’s Erdogan amid rising tensions: TASS

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by phone later on Tuesday amid rising tensions over the Syrian province of Idlib, the TASS news agency cited the Kremlin as … Read More

Belarus and Russia: turbulent relations

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Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenka (left) and Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. © imago images / ITAR-TASS These winter months have been chaotic for relations between Minsk and Moscow. In early December 2019, Belarusian ambassador to Russia Uladzimir Semashka sparked controversy … Read More

Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre

Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre. Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow. MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shake-up of … Read More

Putin Gets ‘Nothing But Praise’ From Merkel at Kremlin Talks, German Media Claims

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Sputnik/Sergey Guneev Merkel reportedly used “much cooler” words when speaking about the US, as compared to those she reserved for Putin, and she also spoke about the prospects for closer cooperation between Brussels, Berlin, and Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel … Read More

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