Merkel, Putin hold talks in Moscow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin smile during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Aug 20, 2021. (PHOTO / SPUTNIK, KREMLIN POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW - German Chancellor Angela Merkel began talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday with...

Putin, Biden agree to continue cooperation on cybersecurity

US President Joe Biden, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, meet at the start of the US-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. (DENIS BALIBOUSE/POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden have agreed to continue their constructive...

Putin says Russia could have sunk UK warship, hits out at US

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an annual televised phone-in with the country's citizens dubbed "Direct Line with Vladimir Putin" at the Moscow's World Trade Center studio in Moscow on June 30, 2021. (PHOTO / AFP) Russia's President Vladimir Putin accused the US of involvement in what he termed a “provocation”...

EU rejects Merkel-Macron call for leaders’ talks with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via a teleconference call, at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on June 23, 2021.  (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) European Union leaders rejected an appeal from Germany and France to hold formal talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, handing Angela...

Biden, Putin begin first summit as US-Russia tensions rise

US President Joe Biden, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, meet at the start of the US-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. (DENIS BALIBOUSE/POOL PHOTO VIA AP) Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin started a summit in the Swiss city of Geneva in an effort...

Putin says direct dialog main goal of Biden summit

This combo photo shows US President Joe Biden (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (PHOTO/AGENCIES) Russian President Vladimir Putin said the main goals of his summit meeting this week with US President Joe Biden will be establishing personal contacts and direct dialog, and creating a mechanism to foster further interaction, according...

Putin sees chance to work with Biden at low point in US ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg on June 4, 2021. (ANATOLY MALTSEV / POOL / AFP) WASHINGTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC News on Friday said that Russia-US relations...

Putin says Russia, US must mend ties

This combo photo shows US President Joe Biden (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (PHOTO/AGENCIES) ST. PETERSBURG - Russia and the United States must try to find ways to mend their relations, which are at an extremely low level, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. READ MORE: Biden says confident...

Biden, Putin to meet in person in Geneva on June 16

This combo photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden. (PHOTOS / AP) WASHINGTON / MOSCOW - US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold their first summit in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, the White House said on Tuesday. "The leaders will...

Biden says confident to hold summit with Putin in June

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he is confident that a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin could be arranged in June, downplaying the impact of Russian-Ukrainian border tension to the summit. READ MORE: Putin and Biden may meet in June, senior Kremlin aide says "I'm confident...

No crossing ‘red lines’ in relations with Russia, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Manezh, Moscow, Russia, April 21, 2021. (ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AP) MOSCOW - No countries should cross Moscow-set "red lines" in relations with Russia, which will resolutely protect its national interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday in his annual...

Putin to address US-initiated climate summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting on labor issues via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, March 31, 2021. (ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech at a US-initiated summit on climate...

Kremlin: Putin, Saudi crown prince discuss climate change

In this file photo taken on Oct 14, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meets with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday discussed prospects...

Putin: Ukraine provoking clashes with pro-Russian separatists

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with members of the public of Crimea via a video link in Moscow on March 18, 2021. (ALEXEY DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of provoking armed confrontation with pro-Russian separatists and failing to honour earlier agreements over its...

Lawmakers pass bill allowing Putin to run for two more terms

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the coronavirus disease vaccines production via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on March 22, 2021. (ALEXEY DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW - Russia's lower house of parliament the State Duma approved a bill on Wednesday, enabling...

Putin: Russia faced with containment threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Board in Moscow on February 24, 2021. (ALEXEI DRUZHININ  / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that his country is faced with foreign pressure in the form of a continued "policy...

Biden signals tougher line in Putin call

This combo photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden. (PHOTOS / AP) MOSCOW - US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first conversation as counterparts on Tuesday in a phone call that underscored troubled relations and the delicate balance between the...