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Montevideo, June 23rd 2018 - 04:25 UTC

Tag: Vladimir Putin

  • Friday, June 15th 2018 - 06:25 UTC

    'Brexit leaves UK isolated from allies and begging for trade deals with ex colonies'

     Lord Malloch-Brown said UK’s loss of influence was exposed at the G7 summit, where Mrs. May was left a “spectator” to a clash between US, Canada and the EU.

    Britain will be left a “mangy old lion” as a result of Brexit, isolated from its allies and reduced to begging for trade deals from one-time colonies, a former Foreign Office minister is warning. Lord Malloch-Brown, who chairs the Best for Britain campaign for a second referendum, said that the UK’s loss of influence was exposed at last week’s G7 summit, where Theresa May was left a “spectator” to a clash between the US, Canada and the EU.

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  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    Russian economy expecting US$ 1.6bn boost from the World Cup

    Minister Oreshkin expressed confidence Western sanctions won’t affect the event. “There’s politics, there’s the economy, and then there’s the life of regular people”

    The Russian economy is expecting to get a significant financial boost from an increased tourist flow during the FIFA World Cup, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development said. “According to our estimates, foreigners will spend over 100 billion rubles (US$1.6 billion) during the World Cup in Russia,” Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin told Sovetsky Sport newspaper.

  • Monday, May 21st 2018 - 08:17 UTC

    Commons report: “Moscow's Gold: Russian Corruption in the UK”

    MP Tungendhat said ministers should investigate “gaps” in the sanctions regime which allows the Putin government to continue to raise funds in the City.

    The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia's “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. The House of Commons foreign affairs committee said London was being used to hide the “corrupt assets” of President Vladimir Putin and his allies.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Germany moves closer to Russia: Merkel will visit Putin in Moscow

    Putin and Merkel also discussed the situation in Syria as well as the chancellor's planned working visit to Russia next week, Moscow said.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken with Germany's Angela Merkel and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a bid to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive after the US decision to withdraw, the Kremlin said Friday.

  • Tuesday, May 8th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Putin begins his fourth six-year term promising to multiply Russia's' strength and prosperity

    ”As head of state, I will do all I can to multiply the strength and prosperity of Russia,” Putin told a packed room of Russia’s political and culture elite

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was sworn in to a fourth term on Monday, extending his 18-year rule amid promises of continuity in foreign policy and renewed efforts toward building prosperity at home. During his swearing in ceremony at the gilded Andreyevsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, Putin assured Russians that his rule had “revived pride” in the country.

  • Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    UK and US alert about “malicious cyber activity” by Russia

    Officials said the move had been planned for “some time” and was not directly related to the US-led missiles strikes over the weekend on Russia’s ally Syria.

    Britain and the US have issued a formal alert about “malicious cyber activity” by Russia amid warnings that relations with Moscow have hit an all-time low. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) combined with the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security to issue an unprecedented joint “technical alert” setting out the threat across the public and private sectors.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    PM Theresa May to be grilled in Parliament over decision to bomb Syria

    Opposition parties say MPs should have been consulted before the UK joined the US and France in bombing three Syrian sites

    Theresa May is to face MPs' questions about her decision to authorize air strikes against the Syrian government. Opposition parties say MPs should have been consulted before the UK joined the US and France in bombing three Syrian sites, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma. Labour has called for the law to be changed for any future interventions.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 13:53 UTC

    US coalition: Strikes in Syria increases tension; reactions worldwide

    Three targets were hit in the one-night operation. The damaged installations were Syrian research, storage and military buildings.

    Bombs have fallen. Damascus has been beaten again. The United States, United Kingdom and France coalition launched airstrikes against Syrian targets as Donald Trump sought to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack last weekend near Damascus that killed more than 40 people.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Only Russia could have committed this crime

    Writing in the Sunday Times, the Foreign Secretary examines the facts in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal

    by Boris Johnson - Sometimes it seems as if running a good cover-up is the main job of the Kremlin. No other government devotes as much time and effort to the business of trying to sabotage or discredit international inquiries.

  • Wednesday, March 21st 2018 - 06:49 UTC

    Trump congratulates Putin and announces coming summit; Republicans furious

    During the call, Trump emphasized denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, discussed the state of U.S.-Russia relations and resolved to continue dialogue

    President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election during a phone call on Tuesday and the two leaders agreed to hold talks soon. “We will probably get together in the not-too-distant future, so we can discuss arms, we can discuss arms race.” Trump told reporters before an oval office meeting with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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