Aug 23, 2015

Putin to be notable absentee at Ukraine crisis talks

The heads of Germany and France will meet Kiev’s pro-Western leader in Berlin on Monday for Ukrainian crisis talks most notable for their diplomatically-charged exclusion of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have put enormous political onus on ...

Aug 20, 2015

Putin offers citizenship to boxer Roy Jones Jr.

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered citizenship to U.S. former world champion boxer Roy Jones Jr. during a meeting in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed from Ukraine. Jones, 46, told Putin he enjoys visiting Russia, although it would be easier if he had a ...