Vladimir Putin

Jimmy Kimmel: ‘Our president is a liar and not even a good one’

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Late-night hosts on Tuesday discussed Donald Trump’s attempt to walk back his comments in Helsinki, where he sided with Vladimir Putin over American intelligence agencies on the subject of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Jimmy Kimmel “We thought yesterday was the craziest day of this ridiculous presidency,” ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel began. “Turns out today Read More

Putin arrives late for Helsinki summit with Trump – live updates

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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

Putin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Spain

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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

Israel has misjudged Russia in Syria. The consequences could be grave | Peter Beaumont

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Clever wheezes in the Middle East have the tendency to not look very smart for very long. A case in point, as has become sharply evident this week, is the much-vaunted “deconfliction” arrangement between Russia and Israel after the former entered the war in Syria on the side of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Negotiated Read More

Russia calls for UN security council meeting to discuss Salisbury nerve agent attack – Politics live

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Russia has lost a vote at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on it attempt top seek a new joint investigation into Salisbury poisoning, Reuters is reporting. An unnamed diplomatic source told the agency that the vote was lost by 15-6 with 17 OPCW member states abstaining. Russia gained support from China, Azerbaijan, Read More

Brexit transition deal breaks seven promises made by ministers, say campaigners – as it happened

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It’s been apparent for a long time that the obtaining of data, the use that can be made of it, for commercial or political purposes, is a goldmine for those who wish to breach the law and the sanctions that can be visited on those that do this are entirely inadequate. I’m perfectly aware that Read More

Russian spy poisoning: chemist says non-state actor couldn’t carry out attack

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The Russian chemist who revealed the existence of the novichok family of chemical agents to the world has dismissed the notion that a non-state actor could be behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, earlier this month. Quick guide Timeline: the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal Show Read More

Russia says it will expel British diplomats from Moscow ‘soon’ in retaliation against UK – Politics live

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Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has chaired a meeting of his security council in Moscow to discuss how to retaliate against the UK’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats from London. Sergei Lavrov, the foreign minister, said Russia would act soon. (See 12.02pm.) According to the Russian news agency Tass, Putin will personally chose the Read More

Russian spy attack: Johnson welcomes allies’ support

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The UK has been encouraged by the “strength of support” from allies to take action against Russia after the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter, Boris Johnson said just hours before the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was sacked by Donald Trump. Tillerson, who spoke to the foreign secretary on Read More

Russia Now Encouraging Crypto Miners Again

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Despite a lack of regulation on cryptocurrencies and markets in Russia, leaders court crypto miners with a variety of incentives. The entire country seems to be ripe for crypto setups to emerge and, not unsurprisingly, many proposed sites for crypto farms are military strongholds. Putin himself says that allowing the crypto market to develop without Read More