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Putin says no one can ‘intimidate or isolate’ Russia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, speaks at a rally of his supporters at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 4, 2012.

President Vladimir Putin said Saturday no country can “intimidate” or “isolate” Russia, after the West imposed new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jailed Russian tycoon leaves house arrest

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Russia's chief rabbi Berel Lazar and Chairman of Federation of Russia's Jewish Organizations Alexander Boroda in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. AP

A Russian tycoon placed under house arrest in September in a move that rattled markets was released from house arrest on Tuesday, just hours before President Vladimir Putin’s annual televised press conference.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama will sign new Russia sanctions bill–White House

Barack Obama

  WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill passed by Congress to tighten sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday, amid a dramatic run on the ruble.   “The president does intend to sign the bill,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters, while adding “it […]

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia vows more pain for Ukraine


Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nobel peace winners fear ‘new, more dangerous Cold War’

Peace Summit Award

Nobel peace prize winners on Sunday expressed deep concern about the growing threat of conflict, including nuclear war, and “a new and more dangerous Cold War”.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »