Europe

‘Putin’s poodle’: newspapers declare Trump a traitor after Helsinki summit

4 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on ‘Putin’s poodle’: newspapers declare Trump a traitor after Helsinki summit
Newspapers around the world have reacted to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s performances at the Helsinki summit, and are united in their assessment of which world leader came out on top. In the US, several papers went in hard on Trump. The New York Daily News accused the president of treason. Its front page featured Read More

Putin arrives late for Helsinki summit with Trump – live updates

4 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on Putin arrives late for Helsinki summit with Trump – live updates
Trump is reported to be on his way to the presidential palace. Mark Knoller, from CBS, sets out what to expect next. Mark Knoller (@markknoller) Now that Putin has arrived, Pres Trump is on his way to the Presidential Palace. There’ll be a guest book signing and official welcome. Also a photo op at the Read More

Judge and jury on the Wiltshire poisonings | Letters

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Judge and jury on the Wiltshire poisonings | Letters
Simon Jenkins asks where the evidence is to support the allegation that the Russian state was responsible for the poisonings in Wiltshire (Why wait for evidence when you can just accuse Russia?, 6 July) Perhaps it is worth reiterating some facts. We know that Russia invented and developed the nerve agent used in Salisbury. We know Read More

Donald Trump is right. Nato is a costly white elephant | Simon Jenkins

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Donald Trump is right. Nato is a costly white elephant | Simon Jenkins
Donald Trump is a pig, a liar, a woman-hater, a racist, a monster of bombast – and did I mention a disrupter and total bastard as well? Does that feel better? Comment on the current US president seems to require a wallow in the pit of competitive contempt. But it just plays his game. I Read More

Russia denies any involvement in latest UK novichok poisoning

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia denies any involvement in latest UK novichok poisoning
The Kremlin has said it is “deeply concerned” by the poisoning of a British couple with the nerve agent novichok but has claimed Russia had nothing to do with it. It was the highest-level response yet to Wednesday’s poisoning, which Russian officials said on social media would be “dumb” for Moscow to have carried during Read More

The Guardian view on the defence budget: be realistic | Editorial

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on The Guardian view on the defence budget: be realistic | Editorial
It is easier to assert that Britain needs a modern military capability than it is to say what that means. The existence of dangers – from terrorism and cyberwarfare to nuclear proliferation and a pattern of Russian provocations – is beyond question. But to identify a threat is not the same as knowing how to handle it Read More

Russians enjoy dream World Cup opening in spite of Robbie Williams’ middle finger

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russians enjoy dream World Cup opening in spite of Robbie Williams’ middle finger
The first day of the 2018 World Cup went off almost without a hitch for the hosts, Russia, with a barnstorming victory after a brief but polished opening ceremony which even a rude gesture by Robbie Williams could not derail. The biggest worldwide event held in Vladimir Putin’s Russia began with a contest between the Read More

Profile: Isabel Oakeshott and the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Profile: Isabel Oakeshott and the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’
Isabel Oakeshott – a long-standing Brexit supporter who has close links to the Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft – has, by her own admission, been aware of emails linking Arron Banks to Russian officials and businessmen since the end of last year. “It was always my intention to publish this information,” Oakeshott has insisted, in the Read More

Putin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Spain

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Putin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Spain
Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, has been released following his arrest in Spain on Wednesday morning under a Russian warrant. The anti-corruption campaigner wrote on Twitter that he was freed from custody in Madrid after the Interpol general secretary in Lyon had advised them not to honour the Russian arrest warrant. He Read More