Tag: Vladimir Putin

Ivanka Trump Vacationing With Putin’s Alleged Girlfriend

Ivanka Trump is vacationing with Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, who is rumored to be dating Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump posted a photo of the two in Croatia on Sunday. Deng Murdoch introduced Trump to her eventual husband, Jared Kushner, according to People magazine. Rumors swirled in March that Deng Murdoch was linked…

Vladimir Putin Fires His Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday fired his chief of staff and longtime ally Sergei Ivanov from the Kremlin, demoting him to a “special envoy” position for transportation policy. Despite what observers believe to be an outright firing of one of Putin’s closest confidants, the Russian president attempted to make the departure seem as coming…

Trump Implies Putin Uses ‘the N-word’ To Describe Obama [VIDEO]

The US election campaign has plunged to new a level of accusation and toxicity after Donald Trump claimed Russian leader Vladimir Putin had no respect for Barack Obama and appeared to imply he used a racial epithet to describe the American president. He also encouraged Russia to hack the emails of his election rival Hillary…

Law Firm Leaks Millions Of Tax Evasion Papers [VIDEO]

Eleven million documents leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca reveal how it has helped its high-power clients move money offshore and dodge taxes. The documents show connections to 72 current or former heads of state, including some dictators who are accused of looting their own countries. The company alleges that it has operated…

Putin ‘Ordered’ Litvinenko Poison Murder [VIDEO]

A former Russian spy may have been assassinated in London on the orders of the Russian president because he called Vladimir Putin a pedophile. A report by retired British High Court Judge Sir Robert Owen released Thursday concludes that Putin “probably” approved the November 2006 killing of Alexander Litvinenko after he allegedly claimed the president…

Putin: Trump Is ‘Very Talented’ [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he welcomes Donald Trump’s calls for deeper ties during the Russian president’s year-end press conference. “He is a very flamboyant man, very talented, no doubt about that… He is an absolute leader of the presidential race, as we see it today,” Putin said. “He says that he wants to move…

Trump: ‘Great Honor’ to Get Putin Praise [VIDEO]

Donald Trump said he is truly honored to receive high praise from Vladimir Putin. After the Russian president called the Republican presidential front-runner “very talented,” Trump responded Thursday afternoon: “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”

Kerry Meets Putin to Talk Syria, Ukraine [VIDEO]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to meet with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and later with President Vladimir Putin to discuss ending the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. In remarks before their sit-down, Kerry said he wanted to make “real progress” with Lavrov. “The world benefits when powerful nations can…

Putin Wants Inquiry For Russian Drug Use [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin ordered a hearin on Wednesday into the allegations of widespread doping among athletes in Russia. He held a meeting with the country’s sports federations after the World Anti-Doping Agency put out a report earlier this week saying that athletes across the country had been doping. This report has raised the possibility of Russian…

Assad Meets With Putin in Moscow [VIDEO]

President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Moscow on Tuesday to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, a spokesman said. The Kremlin revealed details of the surprise visit Wednesday, but did not say whether the Syrian president had returned home. The trip to Moscow is believed to be Assad’s first…

Putin Starts Bombing in Syria [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin allegedly ordered U.S. planes to leave Syrian territory on Wednesday, just hours before Russian airstrikes began, a senior U.S. official told Fox News. CNN reported that Russian jets began bombing targets in Syria Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, lawmakers in Moscow approved Putin’s request to use armed forces abroad, but Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergey…

Watch Donald Trump 60 Minutes Interview VIDEO

Scott Pelley interviewed Donald Trump for 60 minutes talking about key policy details and a major part of his tax proposal. “Russia wants to get rid of ISIS. We want to get rid of ISIS. Maybe let Russia do it. Let them get rid of ISIS. What the hell do we care?” he said in…

White House: Obama, Putin to Meet at UN [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is expected to meet with Vladimir Putin at the Russian president’s request, the White House said Thursday. The two leaders will meet Monday on the sidelines at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. The meeting comes amid mounting tension over Ukraine and Syria,…

Fiorina on Fallon Talks Putin, Trump [VIDEO]

Carly Fiorina talks to Jimmy Fallon about the time she met Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him a “formidable adversary” who is “barrel-chested” and “proud of it.” When asked about reports that Donald Trump wants to meet with Putin, she quipped, “the two of them have a lot in common actually.” The former Hewlett-Packard CEO…

Russian airspace may be closed in response to Western sanctions

Russia has suggested that it may ban Western airlines from flying over its territory, in what it has called an “asymmetrical” response to new EU sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. Calling sanctions “stupid”, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev blamed the West for damaging the Russian economy and said Moscow aimed to reduce the nation’s…

Putin: I Can ‘Take Kiev in 2 Weeks’

Russia President Vladimir Putin apparently told the president of the European Commission that he could capture Kiev in two weeks, if he so desired. On a private phone call, Jose Manuel Barroso asked Putin if troops had entered eastern Ukraine. “That is not the question,” he apparently replied. “If I want, I will take Kiev…

President Barack Obama Lands In Estonia Tonight

U.S. President Barack Obama touches down in Estonia tonight to deliver reassurance to Baltic nations and a direct warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin that NATO stands by its military commitment to alliance security. Obama added a stop in Tallinn, Estonia, to a long-scheduled trip to this week’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Cardiff,…

Ukraine Fears Russia Is Invading

According to a pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine, between 3,000 and 4,000 Russians have joined the separatist ranks. Those Russians are either former service members or current military personnel on leave, he said. Experts now put the number of Russian troops fighting in Ukraine at over 10,000. The admission comes as rebels take the…

Russian Aid Convoy Enters Ukraine

Russian aid vehicles, reportedly escorted by rebel fighters, are now pouring into Ukraine without permission. Russia’s foreign ministry declared that the convoy had been held up by Ukraine in an attempt to hurt the rebels, and warned Ukraine not to touch the convoy, but did not say what the consequences would be. The International Committee…

Russia Shuts Down McDonald’s Franchises

In a move that has been widely seen as retaliatory, the Russian government has kicked off a series of random checks at McDonald’s around the country, and has already shut down four prime locations in Moscow. Government officials from Siberia to Sochi have announced they will be launching their own investigations. No information has been…

Food fight: Russia restricts imports from U.S., E.U., Australia, Canada, Norway

Moscow formally moved Thursday to impose a ban on imports of meat, fish, milk and fruit from the United States, European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway. The ban, effective immediately, is expected to last for one year. The diplomatic move, following a decree signed Wednesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin to “protect Russia’s security,” follows…

U.S. says Russia violated missile treaty [VIDEO]

The U.S. leveled its most serious allegation of a treaty violation against Russia on Monday, accusing it of breaking a 1987 arms treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. President Obama apparently wrote Putin a letter conveying the charge, which will be made public in an upcoming State Department report. Meanwhile—although sanctions haven’t deterred Russia…

Watch Pres. Obama’s Statement On Ukraine & MH17, Gaza & Israeli [VIDEO]

Obama to make a statement on Ukraine at 10:50 am ET: White House Four days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, President Obama says the Russian-backed separatists continue to block international investigators from the crash site. “What exactly are they trying to hide?” the president asked, speaking from the White House…

Putin asks lawmakers to cancel authorisation to send army into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday asked the upper chamber of parliament to cancel a resolution allowing him to send troops into Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said. “In the aim of normalising the atmosphere and resolving the situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine and also in connection with the start of three-way negotiations on…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

Putin orders troops near Ukraine to return home

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops deployed in regions near Ukraine to return to their home bases, the Kremlin said Monday. The move appears to indicate Putin’s intention to de-escalate the crisis over Ukraine, the worst in Russia’s relations with the West since the end of the Cold War. > Putin has previously said…

Pro-Russian militants killed in eastern Ukraine clashe

At least 8 pro-Russian militants have reportedly been killed in eastern Ukraine as Vladimir Putin landed in Crimea for his first visit since it was annexed by Moscow. Meanwhile, in other parts of Ukraine and in Moscow, crowds gathered to participate in parades commemorating World War II’s Victory Day. [skynews]