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Putin oversees successful test of hypersonic missile system

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday oversaw the successful test of a new Russian hypersonic missile system called Avangard which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads, the RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying. Putin remotely observed the test, which took place in the Russian Far East, from a Russian defense ministry building in Moscow. Later, while talking to media, he said that Russia would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles next year, saying the move meant his…

A new Russian first lady? Putin hints he may marry again

MOSCOW:  Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he’d probably have to get married again, but did not say to whom. Putin, 66, who jealously protects his privacy and that of his close family, was replying to a question posed by a reporter at his annual press conference, which focused mainly on international relations and the state of the economy.  “As a respectable person, I will have to do this at some point,” Putin said, smiling. Putin was married to Lyudmila Putina from 1983 until their divorce, announced in…

Russia’s Putin accuses U.S. of raising risk of nuclear war

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of raising the risk of nuclear war by threatening to spurn a key arms control treaty and refusing to hold talks about another pact that expires soon. In a news conference that lasted more than three hours, Putin also backed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, said British Prime Minister Theresa May had no choice but to implement Brexit and that Western democracy was under serious strain. The annual event, the 14th of…

Russia’s Putin agrees with Trump that Islamic State defeated in Syria

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he largely agreed with US President Donald Trump that Islamic State had been defeated, but added that he was sceptical whether the United States would withdraw fully from Syria. Trump said on Wednesday that the United States had defeated the radical Islamist militant group in Syria, and that this fulfilled the only goal for keeping US troops in the country. Putin said Moscow had not noted any signs of a US withdrawal, and that the United States had many…

Putin: Nothing to stop new states joining nuclear pact with U.S. and Russia

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that there was nothing to stop Russia and the United States holding talks with other countries about the possibility of them joining a landmark arms control treaty that is at risk of unraveling. The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum earlier this month to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty between Moscow and Washington. The pact keeps intermediate-range U.S. and Russian missiles out of…

A high-five from Putin and that awkward photograph—Saudi prince’s G20 summit

BUENOS AIRES: Russian President Vladimir Putin walked up to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a summit of G20 world leaders, high-fived him and then shook his hand heartily. Moments earlier the prince had been pictured on the far edge of the traditional “family portrait” photograph, ignored by other leaders. The two moments captured the dilemma facing world leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires this weekend: How to deal with the crown prince, who is dogged by controversy over the murder of a…

World leaders welcome Saudi Arabian prince at G20, Putin delighted

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: World leaders including a beaming Vladimir Putin welcomed Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday at the G20 summit. In an image that quickly went viral online, the Russian leader and the prince both beamed and clasped each other's hands like long-lost friends. The embrace came amid reports that Russia and Saudi Arabia have reached a pact to cut oil production when the OPEC cartel meets on December 6 in Vienna, to help shore up collapsing crude prices. The ambitious 33-year-old…

Armed men flying above Kremlin?

Was it a movie shoot? A coup? Moscow was abuzz Friday with talk of mysterious videos showing helicopters flying above the Kremlin, one of them apparently carrying a group of heavily armed men. Nothing to worry about, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters -- just security drills. View this post on Instagram #вертолет A post shared by анжела (@andzhana000) on Nov 22, 2018 at 3:18am PST "I can confirm that…

Saudi king briefs Putin on investigation into Khashoggi death

CAIRO/MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman spoke with Russian president Vladimir Putin by telephone on Thursday to brief him on the investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to the official Saudi press agency. The king assured Putin that the Saudi government was determined to hold the guilty parties accountable and to make sure “they receive their punishment”. The death of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of de facto Saudi ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has…