MOSCOW | Vladimir Putin: West wrongly sees Russia as a threat

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes other countries wrongly regard Russia as a threat and that mistaken concept can end if they see that the economic sanctions the West has put on Russia don’t serve their interests. Russia has been hit with sanctions by the United States and the West over its … Continue reading MOSCOW | Vladimir Putin: West wrongly sees Russia as a threat

Police looking for Saakashvili clash with protesters in Kiev

MOSCOW /December 5, 2017 (AP) (STL.News)  — Supporters of Ukraine’s top opposition politician clashed with police who went looking for him at a tent camp outside the parliament building in Kiev on Wednesday morning. Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s former president, said he won’t turn himself in, though prosecutors were welcome to see him at the camp … Continue reading Police looking for Saakashvili clash with protesters in Kiev

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump defends Putin summit, vows ‘big results’

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump’s summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. (all times local): 6:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says on Twitter that Russia has pledged to help in high-stakes negotiations with North Korea, but he’s giving no details on how and when that might lead to removal of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump defends Putin summit, vows ‘big results’

MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin says Russia seeks to streamline tax system

MOSCOW  — The Latest on President Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in television show (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the government will be looking to streamline the tax system in order to fight poverty. Putin said on his annual call-in show on Thursday that one of the goals of his presidency is … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin says Russia seeks to streamline tax system