Putin may pay visit to Abe's home turf in Yamaguchi

May 11, 2016

Putin may pay visit to Abe's home turf in Yamaguchi

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Yamaguchi Prefecture this autumn, diplomatic sources said Tuesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s family home is located there, and it is the district he represents as a lawmaker. The sources said Abe issued the invitation while meeting with Putin ...

May 1, 2016

Putin replaces top law enforcement officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin fired several high-ranking law enforcement officials on Saturday in one of the biggest overhauls of the country’s power structures in recent years. According to a decree published on the president’s official legal portal, Putin fired the Southern transport public prosecutor ...

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Apr 30, 2016

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo, which was left out of a deal to “freeze” fighting from Saturday despite international outrage over renewed violence. Shelling and air raids in Aleppo over the past week have killed more than 230 civilians ...