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Obama aide: ‘Possible’ Russia could enter Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide says it’s possible that Russia could invade eastern Ukraine, and even U.S. military assistance would be unlikely to prevent it. Deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken says […]

03/23/2014

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Putin: Russia has right to use force in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kiev today and Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered tens of thousands of his troops to return to their bases. Penny and Phil spoke with NBC’s Asia correspondent […]

03/04/2014

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, listens to questions  at his first news conference after his release in Berlin, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Putin frees his enemies as part of Sochi spin

MOSCOW (AP) — It came as a shock for both those released and the general public — President Vladimir Putin’s move to pardon his foes has allowed him to seize the news agenda in his […]

12/23/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to deliver his state-of-the-nation address in the Kremlin in Moscow, Dec. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

Putin defends Russian conservative values

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin cast Russia Thursday as a defender of conservative values against the “genderless and infertile” Western tolerance that he said equates good and evil. Putin’s state-of-the nation address also contained […]

12/12/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach meet at the Bocharov Ruchei residence at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease, seeking to assuage fears fueled by a recent Russian law banning […]

10/28/2013

In this Dec. 19, 2006 photo, Vladimir Putin, Russian President, right, and his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad smile as they shake hands in Moscow's Kremlin. (AP photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press service, File)

Russia re-emerges as Mideast player

With a few days’ worth of surprise diplomacy, Vladimir Putin has revived memories of an era many thought was long gone, when Washington and Moscow jostled for influence while others looked on. Whatever happens with […]

09/11/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama reach to shake hands during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Amid tensions, Obama, Putin put on a happy face

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shook hands, smiled and made small talk about the scenery on Friday — a public exchange of pleasantries belying a tense […]

09/05/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to John Daniszewski, the Associated Press's Senior Managing Editor for International News, during an AP interview at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

AP Interview: Putin warns West on Syria action

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that […]

09/04/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Aug. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Putin urges US to hold off on striking Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged President Barack Obama on Saturday not to rush into a decision on striking Syria, but to consider whether strikes would help end the violence and be worth […]

08/31/2013

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

In rebuke, Obama cancels Moscow summit with Putin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia’s harboring of National Security […]

08/07/2013

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