More Vladimir Putin Articles

  • Merkel to Putin: Halt flow of arms to Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the flow of military goods and personnel into Ukraine ahead of a weekend meeting of foreign ministers aimed at easing tensions. Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a...

  • Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian...

  • As Russia advances, America's response remains unclear

    "Sanctions are a dead end," Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said last week after the White House announced its latest efforts to increase pressure on Moscow.

  • Putin meets with Armenia and Azerbaijan heads

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a joint meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia, as concerns mount over the escalation of fighting over the South Caucasus region Nagorno-Karabakh. Putin met Sunday with Armenian President Serge Sarkisian and Azerbaijan...

  • Zogby Report Card: Nobody is singing Pharrell's 'Happy' under Obama

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is sitting on an unsettled political world and economy that is pleasing nobody.

  • Editorial cartoon: Russia's response

    Cartoon by Ollie Johansson/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States. The full list of...

  • Obama: 'I'm bound by the Constitution'

    President Obama on Wednesday dismissed charges that he broke the law by going around Congress on issues ranging from health care to immigration.

  • Farm Bureau president scoffs at Vladimir Putin's agriculture import ban

    In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to limit U.S. agricultural imports, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman responded by saying, in effect, "What, you think this bothers us?"

  • Putin orders Russia gov't response to sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions. Putin, in a meeting with state officials in the city of Voronezh on Tuesday, did not specify what the measures might be but said: "I have given the order today...

  • Zogby Report Card: 'Idiotic' House lawsuit makes Obama look better

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama finally won a few fights this week, and one key loss -- the House decision to sue him for not enforcing laws -- probably helped the White House.

  • Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of aggressive action against Russia, President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by calling U.S. and European economic sanctions...

  • In phone call with Vladimir Putin, Obama raises Ukraine concerns

    President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Friday for the first time since the U.S. stepped up sanctions against the Kremlin for escalating tensions in Ukraine.

  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad. He is caught between a determined West demanding that he disavow the pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine and increasingly assertive nationalists at home urging him to...

  • 3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to the EU's...



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