President Vladimir Putin

October 6, 2018
October 6, 2018

India seals missile deal with Russia

Russia and India's leaders yesterday announced a raft of deals worth billions of dollars including for a military defence system, as New Delhi walks a tightrope between Moscow and Washington with a wary eye on China.

May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

Russian journo shot dead in Kiev

A prominent Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin is shot dead in Ukraine where he had fled into exile following threats, police say.

March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018

Putin says Russia has invincible missile

President Vladimir Putin unveils an array of new nuclear weapons, in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they could hit almost any point in the world and not be intercepted.

July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017

For Trump, honeymoon with Putin may be finally over

Russian President Vladimir Putin tossed President-elect Donald Trump a bouquet in December when he chose not to retaliate for the US expulsion of Russian diplomats and seizure of Russian diplomatic compounds.

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017

Trump says discussed forming cyber security unit with Putin

US President Donald Trump says in a tweet that he discuss forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights, The Sydney Morning Herald reports today.

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

Putin, Russia 'main target' of Panama Papers leaks: Kremlin

The Kremlin slams the leak of the "Panama Papers" tax documents as an attack aimed primarily at Russian President Vladimir Putin, claiming that former CIA officials helped analyse the papers.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Russia demands 'Putin corruption' proof

The Kremlin calls on the US Treasury to come up with proof after it told a BBC investigation it considered President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Putin is 'picture of corruption': US Treasury official

A senior US Treasury official directly accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, in a BBC programme.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Top four newsmakers of 2015

Looking back at the eventful year, some names stand out head and shoulders above others, and have managed to make headlines with significant contributions to the whole as a whole. Let’s meet some of the luminaries of 2015 who have shown bright as a beacon of inspiration for many people around the world.