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Putin’s tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

In this file photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, Russia's then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin locks a collar with a satellite tracker on the tranquilized five-year-old Ussuri tiger in a Russian Academy of Sciences reserve in Russia's Far East as he took a part in the national program for preserving the population of the Ussuri tiger conducted by researchers of the Russian Academy of Sciences. AP

A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Putin says he won’t be president for life

In this file photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to toast with ambassadors in the Alexander Hall after a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia’s president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution no later than 2024. Staying beyond that would be “detrimental for the country and I don’t need this,” he said in an interview with the Tass news agency released Sunday.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

Vladimir Putin has said he won’t remain Russia’s president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit

In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott and President of Russia Vladimir Putin hold koala's during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.  AP

BRISBANE — Vladimir Putin jetted out of Australia Sunday after a testy G20 summit where he faced concerted Western fire over the Ukraine crisis, saying he left slightly early because he needed to get some sleep.   The Russian strongman, a judo black belt who prides himself on his stamina, left before the final communique […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Who’s the most powerful person in the world? Putin or Obama?

Forbes World's Most Powerful People featured

Forbes has named Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as most powerful person in the world followed by US President Barack Obama.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Putin orders troops away from Ukraine border

Russian President Vladimir Putin AP FILE PHOTO

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »