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Vladimir Putin

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  • EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine as fighting in east rages

    European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as "growing support" of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days. In Tuesday's rare joint declaration outside...
  • Spring Television: Get cozy � there's lots to watch

    We've entered the most recalcitrant part of the calendar. The nights are long. The windshields are frosty. Football is (almost) over, and baseball season seems like a distant dream. At least TV is stepping up to keep us entertained. Between broadcast,...
  • Defiant Putin calls Ukrainian army NATO's foreign legion, NATO accuses Moscow of arming rebels

    A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor's rating agency downgraded Russia's credit rating to...
  • Obama watches the spectacle of India on parade

    NEW DELHI There were elaborate floats and colorfully attired children dancing, ornate floral displays and lots of soldiers, tanks and missiles. Even a camel-mounted military force complete with its own marching band. And for the first time in history,...
  • S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to 'junk'

    S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to 'junk'
    Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook. The agency dropped the rating to BB+ from BBB- as it sees the country's financial buffers at risk amid a slide in...
  • Russia's credit ratings downgraded to 'junk' level by Standard& Poor's agency amid crisis

    Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook. The agency dropped the rating to BB+ from BBB- as it sees the country's financial buffers at risk amid a slide...
  • Ukraine says intercepted communications prove Russian-backed rebels attacked city, killed 30

    Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people. The attack on...
  • Pro-Russian rebels reject previously signed peace deal, launch new offensive against Ukraine

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting. The main separatist...
  • Sundance 2015: As war escalates at home, two Ukrainians take on Putin

    Sundance 2015: As war escalates at home, two Ukrainians take on Putin
    As movie executives arrived at the Sundance Film Festival this week from places like Beverly Hills and the Upper West Side, Artem Ryzhykov took a more perilous route. The cinematographer and star of a new documentary titled “The Russian...
  • Putin said to shrink inner circle as Ukraine hawks trump tycoons

    MOSCOW Vladimir Putin isn't just angering leaders from Berlin to Washington. He's irking some of his richest friends, too, by snubbing their pleas to end the conflict in Ukraine and ostracizing all but a handful of hardliners. The ruble's plunge has...
  • East Ukraine separatists declare truce over, announce offensive

    MOSCOW A senior separatist leader in eastern Ukraine on Friday declared the five-month old truce over and announced an offensive to secure control of the whole Donetsk region. "There will be no ceasefires anymore," Alexander Zakharchenko, told students...