Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW | Putin gets to fire cannon at Russian Christmas

MOSCOW — Jan 07, 2019—For Christmas, Vladimir Putin got to do something that many children dream of: fire a really big gun. Under the Russian Orthodox liturgical calendar, Christmas is observed on Jan. 7. During a visit to his hometown of St. Petersburg on Monday, the Russian president visited the Petropavlovsky Fortress on the banks … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin gets to fire cannon at Russian Christmas

MOSCOW | Vladimir Putin’s annual calendars come out, reaction mixed

MOSCOW — What will it be this year? Vladimir Putin without a shirt astride a horse? Putin posing for a selfie with two jubilant brides? Or Putin cuddled up with a baby leopard? This year, Russians have been given a full range of choice in newly-published annual calendars featuring the Russian leader. Some were delighted, … Continue reading MOSCOW | Vladimir Putin’s annual calendars come out, reaction mixed

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.— President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to “America First” on the most global of stages this week. In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on trade and shining a spotlight … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

MOSCOW | Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel’s offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all 15 people aboard Monday night. Russia’s Defense Ministry … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

MOSCOW | Putin: Demilitarized zone for Syria’s Idlib to be created

MOSCOW  — The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces. The zone will be established by Oct. 15 and be 15-20 kilometers (9-12 miles) deep, with … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin: Demilitarized zone for Syria’s Idlib to be created