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Vladimir Putin

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  • Obama realized too late Putin's return would undermine the reset

    WASHINGTON The fractured relationship between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin has reached a critical juncture in the conflict over Ukraine, with ties between the two nations more strained than at any time since the Cold War....
  • Ukraine truce push teeters as artillery pounds Donetsk area

    KIEV, Ukraine A rebel offensive that pushed Ukrainian troops out of the strategic town Debaltseve showed few signs of relenting amid a diplomatic push to preserve last week's truce. Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian positions 49 times in 24...
  • UK defense chief says Russia poses threat to Baltics

    Britain's defense minister has said Russia poses a "real and present danger" to European security and could try to destabilize the Baltic states, former Soviet republics that are now part of NATO. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said tensions between...
  • Polish leader holds 'difficult' talks with Hungary's Orban

    The prime minister of Poland, one of Europe's most critical voices on Russia, held what she called "honest and difficult talks" on Thursday with her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, who faces sharp criticism in the West for cultivating closer ties with...
  • Leaders see Ukraine truce still alive as peacekeepers sought

    KIEV, Ukraine Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine said the truce agreed last week must be enforced after a rebel offensive pushed government troops out of the strategic town Debaltseve and leaders in Kiev called for peacekeepers. Chancellor Angela Merkel...
  • President Obama, America's Nero

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet...
  • Ukraine appeal for U.N. peacekeepers unlikely to succeed

    Ukraine appeal for U.N. peacekeepers unlikely to succeed
    Ukrainian national security leaders have appealed for a United Nations peacekeeping force in the separatist-occupied eastern regions of the country, but the call was immediately rejected Thursday by the insurgents and their Russian backers. The appeal...
  • Reliving the 1930s

    World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi...
  • Valery Gergiev wants to make music, but the West brings up Putin

    Valery Gergiev wants to make music, but the West brings up Putin
    Leaving the Metropolitan Opera recently after hearing Valery Gergiev conduct Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" and Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle," I walked past a handful of shivering Ukrainian activists standing in the frigid cold on the sidewalk. They waved...
  • Russian opposition leader Navalny given 15 days in custody

    Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway. A district court in Moscow ruled Thursday that Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader who spearheaded protests against...
  • Pussy Riot evokes Eric Garner in new video 'I Can't Breathe'

    Pussy Riot evokes Eric Garner in new video 'I Can't Breathe'
    The Russian punk performance group Pussy Riot has a new video, and true to form, it's politically volatile but visually and musically compelling as well. The duo of Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina recorded their first English-language single,...