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  • Vladimir Putin says Russian economy has passed 'peak' of problems April 16, 2015

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the worst was over for Russia's crisis-hit economy, pointing to the recent rebound of the ruble despite Western sanctions over Ukraine. "The ruble has stabilised and strengthened," Putin said during his annual phone-in with Russians. "Experts believe that we have passed the peak of...
  • Modi, Kejriwal among 100 most influential people: Time's poll April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have been voted among the 100 most influential people in the world in an online poll by readers of Time magazine. Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged the winner of this year's Time 100 readers' poll. He edged out...
  • Email accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at G20 summit March 30, 2015

    London: An email by the Australian immigration department accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leading British daily reported on Monday. An employee mistakenly sent the passport numbers, visa...
  • Putin returns after a 10-day disapearing act, becomes a laughing stock March 17, 2015

    After going under the radar for 10 days, Russian President Vladimir Putin is back. But his disapperance has become the butt of many jokes and he did not look bad considering all the things he was rumored to have suffered. ...
  • No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: European Union chief March 16, 2015

    London: The European Union must not compromise with Russia over sanctions in response to the Ukraine crisis, the bloc's chief Donald Tusk said in an interview on Monday. Tusk said that a failure to uphold the sanctions until Ukraine regains control of its border with Russia could strain relations with the...
  • Vladimir Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea March 16, 2015

    Moscow: Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. Putin also said that Russia had saved the life of Ukraine's former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovich, who he said...
  • President Vladimir Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea March 15, 2015

    Moscow: Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a previous admission that the well-armed forces in unmarked uniforms...
  • Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic Boris Nemtsov March 2, 2015

    Moscow: Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition politician and former deputy prime...
  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow February 28, 2015

    Moscow: Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he...
  • To filter 'pornographic' content China bans fake, parody accounts on internet February 5, 2015

    Beijing: Further tightening its control over Internet use, China has barred use of nicknames like 'Obama' and 'Putin' in cyberspace and put in place processes to filter out "malicious" and "pornographic" content. Fake and parody accounts pretending to be government organisations, celebrities and officials are banned, the Cyberspace Administration of China...
  • Vladimir Putin: Russia military modernisation plan to go on December 19, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernisation programme with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. Speaking with top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively include a possibility of large-scale aggression...
  • US unhappy over Putin's India trip, no change in Obama's plans December 13, 2014

    Washington: The US is unhappy over India doing "business as usual" with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India which remains an "important partner." "No. India remains an important partner," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday when asked whether deals...
  • Ukrainian president criticises India over Crimean leader visit December 12, 2014

    Sydney/New Delhi: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin's annual summit delegation this week. India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, and the unofficial trip by Sergey...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India, Russia sign bilateral agreements on oil, defence force training, atomic energy December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • Russia to assemble 400 choppers a year in India December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russia on Thursday agreed in principle to assemble around 400 advanced twin engine Kamov helicopters a year in India, in a major move to give a new push to their strategic partnership. The Kamov Ka-226T, which Russia offered to assemble in India, is a light multi-role helicopter which is...
  • News 360: India, Russia sign seven agreement, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Russia 'a pillar of strength', says Modi as the two countries sign seven agreements, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. Modi said that "we...
  • Indian companies ink pact to buy $2.1 billion diamonds from Russia December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve Indian companies will buy diamonds worth US dollar 2.1 billion in the next three years directly from Russian diamond mining giant ALROSA. These companies have signed three-year contracts with ALROSA during the ongoing World Diamond Conference being inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • List of agreements signed between Russia and India December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Delhi for the annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that is aimed at building on the already close strategic ties, particularly in the fields of nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and defence. Here is the list of agreements signed during...
  • Live: India, Russia sign bilateral agreements on oil, defence force training, atomic energy December 11, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Delhi for the annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that is aimed at building on the already close strategic ties, particularly in the fields of nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and defence. After the talks at Hyderabad House, the two sides are...
  • Modi, Putin to meet today; pacts on energy, defence among several others likely to be signed December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Delhi late on Wednesday night for the annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that is aimed at building on the already close strategic ties, particularly in the fields of nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and defence. ...
  • Modi tweets in Russian to welcome Russian President Putin to India on Thursday December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared tweets in Russian to welcome President Vladimir Putin to India on Thursday and said he was delighted to welcome Putin to the country and was looking forward to a productive visit "that will take India-Russia ties to newer heights". "Times have changed, our friendship...
  • Russian President Putin to sign big deals on his one-day trip to India December 10, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will be visiting India on a short one day trip as part of the 15th annual India-Russia Summit. During the visit a host of big-ticket deals are expected to be signed from energy to defence to diamond-cutting. ...
  • India, Russia to sign 20 agreements during President Putin's visit December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As the spate of high profile visits continue, Russian President Vladimir Putin will come to India on Wednesday amidst a great deal of animosity between him and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. But during his visit a host of big-ticket deals are expected to be signed...
  • No shadow of Putin's India visit on Obama trip: US December 6, 2014

    Washington: The US says "now is not the time for business as usual with Russia" but insists Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming India visit would not cast a shadow on President Barack Obama's own trip in January. "Let's wait and see what comes from the visit," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • India against Russia sanctions, to add vigour to ties in Putin-Modi meet December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As Russia grapples with a floundering sanctions-hit economy, India set the tempo for Russian President Vladimir Putin's two-day India visit next week, saying that it has clearly spelt out that it "cannot be party" to any economic sanctions against its old friend. Putin is visiting India on December 10-11...
  • PM Modi slips to second spot in TIME's 'Person of the Year' poll November 30, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slipped to the second place in the Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' poll with the Ferguson protesters surging ahead of him in a vote by the readers. As per latest reports, Modi is leading second with 9.8 per cent of the total votes polled...
  • Will support Syria and Iraq in fight against terrorism: Vladimir Putin November 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Syria, Iraq and the other countries in the Gulf region of support in their fight against terrorism, media reported on Saturday. "The situation in Syria still raises serious concerns," said Putin in an interview with the Turkish al-Anadolu news agency, which was cited by...