Vladimir Putin

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. He later conceded that pressure […]


President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza, at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators […]


Russian President Vladimir Putin crosses himself in front of the shrine with holy relics of St. Sergius as he attends celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity St. Sergius monastery in Sergiyev Posad, northeast of Moscow, Friday, July 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

PARIS (AP) — The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country’s conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack […]


People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine “looks like it may be a terrible tragedy” and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on […]


In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks among gravestones of World War I soldiers with Belgium's King Philippe, left, at the World War I Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Hoslet, Pool, file)

For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s not just ordinary people whose ancestors fought in World War I. It’s a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. For British Prime Minister […]


A woman gives flowers to pro-Russian fighters after the ceremony of taking the oath of allegiance to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Putin backs Ukraine cease-fire, warns talks needed

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support Saturday for Ukraine’s unilateral cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and appealed to both sides to halt all military operations. But he warned that Ukrainian […]


Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for a meeting with French President Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace in Paris.  Thursday, June 5, 2014 where U.S. President Barack Obama, French president Francois Hollande and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will gather in Normandy to remember the more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded that day. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Putin says a vote is possible to get Stalingrad name back

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says a referendum could be held on restoring the historic name of Stalingrad to the Russian city, where the Red Army defeated Nazi forces in a decisive World […]


A giant screen shows US president Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on split-screen during an international ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings on D-Day on Sword Beach  in Ouistreham, in Normandy, France, Friday, June 6 June 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Ian Langsdon, Pool)

Another awkward encounter for Obama, Putin

BENOUVILLE, France (AP) — Add another awkward chapter to the long-running story of the tense relationship of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. This one came complete with a cameo from Britain’s Queen […]


From left, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a group photo of heads of state at a G7 summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The leaders of the G-7 group of major economies center their effort during the concluding day of their summit on spurring growth and jobs in an attempt to reinforce a rebound from the global financial crisis. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Obama, Cameron lay down new markers for Putin

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron laid down new markers for Russia Thursday, giving Moscow a month to meet their conditions in Ukraine or face further sanctions. The new […]


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Obama is in Brussels for the Group of 7 summit

Diplomatic efforts to resolve the months-long standoff between Ukraine and Russia are kicking into high gear in two European capitals. After the leaders of the Group of Seven major economies kept the threat of further […]




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