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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 »

Russia’s sinking economy becoming a global threat

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ussia’s suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy.

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

Russia writes off $890 million debt to Uzbekistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with his Uzbekistan's counterpart Islam Karimov, right, during a signing ceremony in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

Russia has written off $890 million in debts owed by Uzbekistan as part of a deal to deepen economic ties between the former Soviet nations.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »