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Vladimir Putin

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  • Netanyahu, Putin on same 'businesslike' level with Obama

    When it comes to relations with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been — elevated is not quite the right word — placed in rare company. "I have a very businesslike relationship with the prime minister,"...
  • Russia's Putin fires governor arrested on corruption charges

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday fired the governor of a far-flung region who has been arrested on charges of corruption. Alexander Khoroshavin, governor of the island of Sakhalin just north of Japan, was arrested earlier this month on...
  • Diplomat John Tefft navigates sticky US-Russia relations

    So, what exactly is the state of U.S.-Russian relations? "Difficult," said John Tefft, the Madison Wis.-born, Marquette University-educated U.S. ambassador to Russia. In an interview this week with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tefft reflected on...
  • NATO military chief: Alliance needs to better share intel

    NATO's top commander in Europe said Wednesday that alliance nations must be willing to share their intelligence faster if its new rapid-reaction force is to be effective in countering threats. "Now we only share our intelligence well when we are scared,"...
  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    Shocking violence exploded in Tunisia last week as extremist gunmen killed 21 people, mostly foreign tourists, at the Bardo museum in Tunis. Russian President Vladimir Putin joined with singer Larisa Dolina to celebrate the first anniversary of Moscow'...
  • Russia's heavy drinkers turn to moonshine, cleaning products

    As the economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products. Layoffs, wage cuts and price increases are...
  • Putin reviews war games, says more drills will come

    President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a recent Russian military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year, a show of force that comes amid a bitter strain with the West over Ukraine. Reflecting the tensions, U.S. and...
  • Jordan, Russia sign $10 billion deal on nuclear power plant

    Jordan signed a $10 billion deal with Russia on Tuesday to build the kingdom's first nuclear power plant, with two 1,000-megawatt reactors in the country's north. The deal, signed in the Jordanian capital, Amman, with Russia's state-owned Rosatom company...
  • Russia's return to Nicaragua worrying many in Central America

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua Russia is rekindling its once-strong ties to Nicaragua, possibly including providing the Central American nation with jet fighters, stoking unease as far away as the Andes in South America. Later this week, Russian Foreign Minister...
  • Ukraine welcomes US resolution on arms shipments

    KIEV, Ukraine A U.S. resolution in favor of arms shipments to Ukraine was welcomed Tuesday by the government in Kiev and condemned as a call for war by Russian lawmakers in Moscow. "I thank US House of Representatives for a resolution calling to...
  • Russian hopes of money, glory die on Ukraine battlefields

    Russian hopes of money, glory die on Ukraine battlefields
    When Alexander Zhitinev left in November to fight with the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, winter had just begun unleashing its fury on the wind-lashed steppe of this impoverished 18th century frontier town. Zhitinev's work as a mechanic...