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  • PM Modi among Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' contenders 17 hours 27 minutes ago

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among 50 global leaders, business chiefs and pop icons named as contenders by Time magazine for its annual 'Person of the Year' honour. The Time 'Person of the Year 2014' will be announced next month and the publication said the title will be...
  • Grand welcome for US President Obama while Russia's Putin leaves G20 hastily 3 days ago

    The G20 summit concluded on Sunday. While a grand welcome was accorded to US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left earlier than expected after getting snubbed by other countries over the Ukrainian affair. ...
  • US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine 3 days ago

    Brisbane: The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Isolated at G20, Putin leaves Summit mid-way 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Vladimir Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis as he leaves G20 Summit mid-way 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday there was a "good chance" of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow and threatened to slap more sanctions if it did not take action to end the crisis. Putin was speaking at a G20 leaders summit in Brisbane...
  • Putin gets cold shoulder at G20 Summit, likely to leave Brisbane early 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Western leaders warned Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit on Saturday that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine. Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where more than 4,000 people have been...
  • US, EU override Australia to put climate change on G20 agenda 5 days ago

    Brisbane: The G20 communique will include a significant passage on climate change, EU officials said on Sunday, as the United States and other heavyweight nations override host Australia's attempts to keep the issue off the formal agenda. Much of the meeting of world leaders in Australia has been overshadowed by the...
  • Vladimir Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow on Saturday for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions. The Russian official told Reuters that Putin planned to skip a working session on Sunday at the...
  • Ahead of G20 summit, leaders indulge in lavish barbeque hosted by Tony Abbott 5 days ago

    Ahead of the G20 summit, leaders indulged in a lavish barbeque. Prime Minister Tony Abbott who was playing host - tweeted about the lunch - saying it was an opportunity to speak to leaders like Narendra Modi and Barack Obama in a relaxed atmosphere. ...
  • EU to consider new sanctions against Russia 5 days ago

    Brisbane: European foreign ministers are considering further sanctions against Russia over the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, European Council (EC) President, Herman Van Rompuy, said on Saturday. Van Rompuy, who is here for the G20 summit, said that European Union (EU) leaders would meet US President Barack Obama during the summit to discuss...
  • Watch: Vladimir Putin got flak for what he put on the first lady's shoulders November 13, 2014

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Putin are getting lampooned on social media for their antics. ...
  • Vladimir Putin's gallantry upstages Chinese host at APEC summit November 12, 2014

    Beijing: It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama. The only problem: Putin came off looking gallant, the Chinese summit host gauche and inattentive. Worse still were off-color jokes that...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit India this year: Spokesman Dmitry Peskov November 11, 2014

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a visit to India this year, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. "The Russian President plans to visit India before the end of the year," he said. In earlier reports, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country was looking forward to Putin's...
  • Russian President Putin blames Ukraine for obstructing MH17 inquiry November 10, 2014

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine's government of interfering with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in July that killed 298 people. Independent investigators have had little access to the wreckage of flight MH17 in territory in eastern Ukraine in the hands of pro-Russian...
  • I'd interview Putin to show the point of view that Americans don't want to hear about: Oliver Stone November 8, 2014

    Moscow: Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, who has previously documented former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, has expressed a desire to make a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Stone is currently in Russia to finalise a documentary on US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, escalating crisis November 7, 2014

    Kiev/Moscow: Ukraine's military accused Russia on Friday of sending a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the country's east to support pro-Russian separatists fighting government forces. Thursday's cross-border incursion, if confirmed, is a significant escalation of a conflict that has killed more than 4,000 people since the separatists...
  • PM Modi makes debut in Forbes list of most powerful people, ranked 15th November 5, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made his debut among the world's most powerful people, ranked 15th on the Forbes list topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin who pipped his US counterpart Barack Obama for a second year in a row. The list of 72 most powerful people...
  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Barack Obama voting all laughs October 22, 2014

    Washington: Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia (A-ya) Cooper, was voting...
  • Pipeline - 'like love' - should be mutual: Putin October 17, 2014

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin on Friday compared the construction of a controversial natural gas pipeline to love, saying Europe needs to show its affection for the Russian project. Speaking on a visit to EU aspirant Serbia about Brussels' reluctance to back the Russia-led South Stream gas pipeline, Putin said Moscow could not...
  • Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, US, russia, hostility, meddling October 16, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow. Speaking ahead of his visit to EU aspirant Serbia on Wednesday and key talks with EU leaders, Putin minced no words, demanding that Washington take Moscow's interests into account. The Russian...
  • China on the lookout for the Siberian tiger Putin's released into the wild after it crossed the border in search of food October 14, 2014

    Beijing: China is on the hunt for a Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said on Thursday, after the animal roamed across the border, likely in search of food. The tiger, named Kuzia, was one of three of the rare wild cats that Putin...
  • Vladimir Putin to attend G20 leaders summit: Australia October 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed on Sunday Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 leaders' summit in November, despite concerns about Russia's actions in Ukraine in recent months. Australia's confirmation that the Russian leader would attend the high-powered summit came after Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he would also meet Putin...
  • Russia's Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week: Kremlin October 9, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin could hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders in Milan, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Kremlin foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov confirmed Putin would attend the ASEM (Europe-Asia Meeting) summit in the northern...
  • China on lookout for Siberian tiger released by Putin October 9, 2014

    Beijing: China has launched a massive hunt to locate a rare Siberian tiger released by Russian President Vladimir Putin into the wild after it crossed over to the forest into the Communist nation. Russian media reported that the tiger, named Kuzya, was among three rare Siberian tigers set free by Putin...
  • Vladimir Putin's birthday turned out to be 'Herculean' in Russia where artists portrayed him as a mythological hero! October 8, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's birthday was celebrated across Russia with an outpouring of public adoration on October 7. Putin marked his 62nd birthday roaming the Siberian wilderness on Tuesday, as supporters compared his takeover of Crimea to a Herculean labour and 100,000 marched in Chechnya in his honour.Supporters in Moscow...
  • Russia to stick to open market economy: Vladimir Putin October 3, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will adhere to an open market economy despite restrictions and sanctions imposed by other countries, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. "We will seek to make sure that Russia economy develops based on the open market. This strategic course remains unchanged," he said at the annual "Russia Calling" international...
  • Ukraine to UN: 'We know what terrorism means' September 25, 2014

    United Nations: Ukraine's prime minister is urging countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea. Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday night told the annual UN General Assembly of world leaders that "we know what terrorism means." He demands that Russia pull back its...
  • G20 nations want Vladimir Putin at leaders' summit September 20, 2014

    Cairns: Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia on Saturday saying it was the "emphatic" wish of member nations. There had been question marks over whether Moscow should be invited to the highpowered forum in...