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# putin - Monday 9 November, 2020

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

# putin - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Germany threatens sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned a lack of support for the investigation could force Germany to rethink the German-Russian gas pipeline project.

# putin - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Putin could stay in power until 2036 after referendum victory

A majority of Russians have approved amendments to Russia’s constitution, election officials said.

# putin - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Disinfection tunnels installed to protect Vladimir Putin from pandemic

One was installed at his residence and two more at the Kremlin, according to his spokesman.

# putin - Saturday 22 February, 2020

US Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders warns Russia 'to stay out of US presidential election'

The Vermont senator issued a statement following reports Russia was trying to help his campaign.

# putin - Friday 27 December, 2019

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

The weapon can make sharp manoeuvres en route to its target, making it harder to intercept.

# putin - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Hundreds detained during unauthorised protests in Russia

The protests come following a refusal to allow some opposition politicians to run in the September polls.

# putin - Monday 18 February, 2019

‘I don’t care, I believe Putin': Ex-FBI chief details alleged Trump denials about North Korea's nuclear arsenal Andrew McCabe This post contains videos

‘I don’t care, I believe Putin': Ex-FBI chief details alleged Trump denials about North Korea's nuclear arsenal

Andrew McCabe was acting director general of the FBI after the firing of James Comey.

# putin - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Russia is now pulling out of a key nuclear weapons treaty after the US did so first

Putin announced today that the country is responding to the move by the Trump administration.

# putin - Friday 30 November, 2018

Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry to country as tensions mount over ships seizure

The move came after Kiev imposed martial law in border regions this week in response to the Russian seizure of the ships.

# putin - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Tom Clonan: 'If cool heads prevail, the Kerch situation should not escalate ... but we don't live in a time of cool heads'

How the Russia-Ukraine naval clash may play out in a Trump and Brexit world.

# putin - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'A very dangerous step': Russian anger at Trump's plan to withdraw from nuclear weapons deal

The US has accused Russia of breaking the terms of the treaty signed during the 1980s.

# putin - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Putin softens plans to reform Russia's pension system amid public outcry

Putin suggested raising the state pension age by five years to 60 years for women, instead of the earlier proposed eight years to 63.

# putin - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Putin defends 'private' trip to Austrian FM's wedding after dance photos emerge

He said the trip was “purely private”.

# putin - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Trump invites Putin to visit White House this year

Meanwhile, Trump has rejected a proposal by Putin to allow Russian officials to interrogate a former US ambassador and other US citizens.

# putin - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'Bizarre', 'shameful', 'disgraceful' - America reacts to Trump siding with Putin

Those reactions were from his own party.

# putin - Monday 16 July, 2018

Trump says the US relationship with Russia has changed following his meeting with Putin

The presidents discussed allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election at the talks today.

Protester forcibly removed from Trump-Putin press conference venue

The man, who was holding a paper sign, was escorted out after a scuffle.

Trump promises an 'extraordinary relationship' as he opens summit with Putin

The pair’s Helsinki Summit may take the heat out of some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts.

# putin - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Trump fails to rule out accepting Russia's claim to Crimea

“We’re going to have to see.”

# putin - Friday 20 April, 2018

Former New York mayor joins Trump's legal team

The US President is facing numerous legal challenges, including an investigation into possible links between his campaign and Russia.

# putin - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail

Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.

# putin - Monday 19 March, 2018

Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)

So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.

# putin - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Coveney says human rights situation in Crimea is 'deeply concerning'

The Tánaiste has reiterated Ireland’s support for Ukraine on the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea.

# putin - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Putin on course to become longest-serving Russian leader since Stalin

Putin has exploited Russians’ fears by pointing to what he described as US plans to isolate the country and gain a military advantage over it.

# putin - Friday 9 March, 2018

Police ask military to help remove objects from scene where former spy was found unconscious

Russia has said the claim it poisoned Sergei Skripal is ‘propaganda’.

# putin - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Russian ex-spy and daughter were victims of attempted murder with nerve agent

A former Russian spy and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in England.

# putin - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

UK warns foreign states over Russian ex-spy's suspected poisoning

A former Russian spy and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in England yesterday.

# putin - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Underestimated opposition or Kremlin stooge? Questions over 36-year-old former socialite who is liberal candidate for Russian Presidential election

She is likely to do better in the polls than other liberal candidates.

# putin - Saturday 17 February, 2018

No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory

It is highly unlikely that Putin will be unseated this time round.

Russian Foreign Minister dismisses US election meddling probe as 'blabber'

“So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber.”

# putin - Monday 11 December, 2017

Putin orders the removal of Russian troops from Syria

Putin has been a supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad throughout the civil war.

# putin - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Putin announces he will seek new term as Russia president

Putin has run Russia both as president and prime minister for the past 18 years.

# putin - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Putin cultivates strongman persona with holiday adventure snaps shown on Russian TV

A Kremlin spokesperson said Putin went rafting in mountain rivers, fished in a waterfall near a mountain lake and went hiking on the holiday.

# putin - Friday 4 August, 2017

Trump lashes out over Russia probe after news of grand jury

The process could lead to criminal indictments.

# putin - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Russia is NOT happy about Donald Trump imposing new sanctions

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the move is a “humiliating” defeat for Trump.

# putin - Monday 31 July, 2017

Vladimir Putin says more than 750 US diplomatic staff will have to leave Russia Get Out This post contains videos

Vladimir Putin says more than 750 US diplomatic staff will have to leave Russia

The call is in response to fresh US sanctions against Moscow.

# putin - Monday 24 July, 2017

Jared Kushner says he has 'nothing to hide' about Russia

“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government.”

# putin - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Donald Trump had a second meeting with Vladimir Putin that no-one knew about

It has emerged that the two spoke at a dinner on the final night of the recent G20 summit.

# putin - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'Not the dumbest idea, but close' - Trump plan for US-Russia cyber unit mocked

“Partnering with Putin on a ‘Cyber Security Unit’ is akin to partnering with Assad on a Chemical Weapons Unit.”

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