Jun 28, 2015

Abe eyes Putin talks in September or later

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two leaders join international gatherings overseas in September or later, a government source said Saturday. Abe expects any summit to lay the groundwork for a visit by Putin to Japan ...

Russia pipeline deal aids Greece

Jun 20, 2015

Russia pipeline deal aids Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin said after Friday’s talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that a prospective Russian natural gas pipeline should help Greece service its debt, but the Kremlin said the question of direct Russian financial aid to Greece had not been discussed. ...

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

Jun 17, 2015

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by over 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move likely to further unnerve the West. “This year the size of our nuclear forces will increase by over 40 new intercontinental ballistic ...

Ukraine requires 'sincere' peace efforts, pope tells Putin

Jun 11, 2015

Ukraine requires 'sincere' peace efforts, pope tells Putin

Pope Francis met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican on Wednesday, using the talks to call for a sincere effort aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said their talks concentrated on the Ukraine conflict and ...