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McCain to British Interviewer: 'Are You Crazy'

Friday on Euronews' "The Global Conversation," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) asked host Isabelle Kumar if she was "crazy," when she asked if the Arizona Senator feared angering Russian President Vladimir Putin by calling for arming Ukraine in their struggle to remove Russia from the the Crimean Peninsula. Show More Summary

The Man Who Remade Georgia

7 hours agoNews : News Desk

On November 15th, thousands of protesters gathered in the center of Tbilisi to deliver a message to Vladimir Putin. They wanted to tell him to leave both Ukraine and Georgia, where many believe that the Russian President is preparing to annex the breakaway province of Abkhazia, on the Black Sea. Show More Summary

Why do nearly 40 percent of Germans endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea?

7 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea has found supporters in an unlikely country: Last Sunday, an opinion poll in Germany found that nearly 40 percent of the country's population accept the move. Read full article...

Putin Expects Oil Prices To Find Balance By Middle Of 2015

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was confident the oil market would find its balance by the middle of next year. "I am confident that in the first quarter, in the middle of next year the (oil)...Show More Summary

Report: Putin's Wild Tiger Invades China

A rare, endangered Siberian tiger, fitted with a tracking device and set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin crossed over the border into Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county and killed 18 Chinese goats. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Vladimir Putin's tiger on rampage in China, kills 15 goats

Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.

World War 3: Vladimir Putin Says Russia ‘No Threat To Anyone’ Amid Troop Buildup In Ukraine

Fears of World War 3 are rising in Europe as Russia takes an increasingly aggressive stance with its neighbors, but Russian President is claiming there is no reason for worry. This week the Russian leader met with military chiefs at his state residence in Sochi. Show More Summary

Putin, Carlsen, and Anand

Russian President Vladimir Putin Took Part in the Closing Ceremony of the World Chess Championship November 25, 2014 - The closing ceremony of the World Chess Championship between Magnus Calrsen (Norway) and Viswanathan Anand (India), won by Carlsen 6.5-4.5, took place on November 25th in the Main Media Center in Sochi. Show More Summary

Vladimir Putin on Russia: 'We pose no threat to anyone'

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the world shouldn't fear Moscow because it doesn't want to play any "geopolitical games." "We pose no threat to anyone and do not intend to get involved in any geopolitical games or intrigues, let...Show More Summary

Breaking!! Vladimir Putin Invades China

Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to terrorize neighboring countries, this time he has done so by using one of his most secret weapons, rare Siberian tigers. To be fair, Putin did not purposely release his kitty cats to reek...Show More Summary

Putin's tiger raids goat farm in Heilongjiang, claiming 2 goat victims

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ustin, one of three Siberian tigers released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is believed to have broken into a goat farm in Heilongjiang Province in northeast China, according to an announcement made by authorities on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. [ more › ]

Dropping Oil Prices And Sanctions Are Hurting Russia To The Tune Of $140 Billion

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Saudi Arabia and the United States were trying to weaken the Russian economy by churning out a lot more oil than demand required, dropping the global price. The post Dropping Oil Prices And Sanctions Are Hurting Russia To The Tune Of $140 Billion appeared first on ThinkProgress.

That Time Angela Merkel Destroyed Putin's Machismo

Over the past 14 years, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have shared an understanding. After all, Putin spent served as a KGB officer in Germany from 1985 to 1990. So they work together often — although not always smoothly. Show More Summary

Don't Prop up Putin by Giving Him an Enemy

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to provoke a military confrontation with the West. His military jets have repeatedly buzzed NATO facilities, coming close to causing a crash with a Swedish civilian airliner. He has vowed to extend the range of those patrols to the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

The Roundup

- An Iranian official said there is a Plan B, which involves a deal with Russia and China, should talks with the West fail; Meanwhile, both the U.S. and Germany report the agreement is still not ready - Russian President Vladimir Putin:...Show More Summary

Putin backs Russian central bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine. ||| Moscow - With Russia's economy battered by economic sanctions and plunging oil prices, President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to float. Show More Summary

Russian President For Life? Vladimir Putin Says ‘We’ll See’ — But Rules Out Crowning Himself Czar

Will Vladimir Putin appoint himself Russian President for Life? Some would say that, by remaining in tight control of Russia’s politics for the past 14 years — even during the period from 2008 to 2012 when he served as Prime Minister — he already has. Show More Summary

PUTIN: We're Stronger Than Everybody

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his belief that Russia is the strongest nation, which will lead to — in his eyes — a positive end in Crimea, according to an interview with the state-owned TASS news agency. During the interview,...Show More Summary

Putin insists he won't be president for life: It would be 'detrimental' for Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he probably won't run Moscow forever, though he could run for another six-year term in 2018. "This is not good and detrimental for the country and I do not need it as well," Putin said when asked if he wanted to be president for life, according to Russian state media. Show More Summary

Putin dismisses risk of Iron Curtain comeback

Russian president says isolation of Russia over Ukraine crisis is "impossible", after US threatens with more sanctions.

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