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There is good chance of Ukraine resolution: Putin

There is good chance of Ukraine resolution: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that there was a "good chance of resolution" in the Ukraine conflict, rejecting Western condemnation of Russia's role in the southeast of the country. "Today the situation (on Ukraine) in my view has good chances for resolution, no matter how strange it may sound, but certain structures...

G20 summit: Putin leaves before final communique

G20 summit: Putin leaves before final communique

Russian President Vladimir Putin has left the G20 summit in Australia before it officially ends. He faced fierce criticism from Western leaders on Saturday over the Ukraine conflict but described the summit as constructive and useful. World leaders are focusing on economic growth on the second and final day of the summit in Brisbane. They have...

Stop being a bully

Stop being a bully

Vladimir Putin faces an icy reception at the G20 summit with Britain's David Cameron telling the Russian leader to stop bullying smaller states and Australia's Tony Abbott accusing him of trying to relive the "lost glories of tsarism". The Russian president arrived in Brisbane late yesterday for the weekend summit of world powers at...

Obama warns of Asia 'intimidation'

Obama warns of Asia 'intimidation'

US President Barack Obama has said that Asia's security must not be based on intimidation where big nations bully small ones. Obama told students in Brisbane, Australia - where he is attending the G20 summit - that security in the region must depend on mutual alliances. He said there was "no question" over US commitment...

Russia under pressure at G20 summit over Ukraine

Russia under pressure at G20 summit over Ukraine

Russia has been rebuked by Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, at a G20 summit in Australia. Canadian PM Stephen Harper told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia needed to "get out of Ukraine". US President Barack Obama said Moscow's "aggression" in Ukraine was a "threat to the world", while Britain threatened...

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian President Vladimir Putin have hoped that the socioeconomic relations between Bangladesh and Russia would get strengthened further in the days to come. Both leaders expressed their high hopes while having talks during a gala dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Nepolitano at Sala Delle Cariatidi at Milan, Italy...

IS grooms Chechen fighters against Putin

IS grooms Chechen fighters against Putin

Michael Winfrey, Bloomberg When the Islamic State commander known as “Omar the Chechen” called to tell his father they’d routed the Iraqi army and taken the city of Mosul, he added a stark message: Russia would be next. “He said ‘don’t worry dad, I’ll come home and show the Russians,’” Temur Batirashvili said from his...

IS militants want to fight Putin

IS militants want to fight Putin

In a new geopolitical wrinkle, the Islamic State is now eyeing a challenge against Russia and its President Vladimir Putin, The Washington Post reported. The report quotes AFP’s transcription of a video released by the Islamic State last week. The fighters said to have posed on top of Russian military equipment, including a fighter jet...

US senators urge arms for Ukraine

US senators urge arms for Ukraine

Leading American senators have called for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion". Robert Menendez, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Russia's President Vladimir Putin must face a cost for his "aggression". Senator John McCain said: "This is not an incursion. This is an...

Putin defends action in Ukraine

Putin defends action in Ukraine

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has hit back at accusations that he has effectively invaded Ukraine, accusing Ukrainian forces of behaving like Nazis in the conflict in the east and ominously threatening to take his standoff with the west into the disputed Arctic. Hours after Barack Obama accused Russia of sending troops into Ukraine...

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