Latest Vladimir Putin News

The Latest: Russia releases video of new underwater drone

Feb. 20, 2019 10:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video showing a test of a new nuclear-powered underwater drone. The brief video showing the Poseidon's test launch was released Wednesday shortly after President Vladimir...

Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy

Feb. 20, 2019 9:33 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy. At a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, Putin says "ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it effectively,...

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

Feb. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. While the Russian leader didn't say what specific new...

Israeli official: Netanyahu-Putin meeting in Moscow delayed

Feb. 20, 2019 7:58 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli government official says a planned meeting in Moscow between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been postponed. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of the sensitivity of the matter, says the meeting was...

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will commission new hypersonic missile for its navy

Feb. 20, 2019 5:43 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will commission new hypersonic missile for its navy.

President Vladimir Putin warns new Russian weapons will target US if it deploys missiles to Europe

Feb. 20, 2019 5:38 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin warns new Russian weapons will target US if it deploys missiles to Europe.

Estonia orders Danish bank to close unit over alleged fraud

Feb. 19, 2019 10:23 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian authorities said Tuesday that the local branch of Danske Bank must close after the financial group admitted that massive amounts of money from Russia and former Soviet states had been laundered through the subsidiary. The Estonian Financial Supervisory Authority said the activities...

Veteran US investment manager detained in Moscow

Feb. 15, 2019 2:12 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A veteran U.S. investment fund manager was detained in Moscow on Friday and faces fraud charges in a case that's likely to rattle the Russian business community. Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained alongside two other fund managers in the...

AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

Feb. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A month into Venezuela's high-stakes political crisis, President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an Associated Press interview that his government has held secret talks with the Trump administration. He also predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his...

AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

Feb. 14, 2019 9:57 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said in an AP interview Thursday that his foreign minister recently held secret talks in New York with the U.S. special envoy to Venezuela, even as the Trump administration was publicly backing an effort to unseat the Venezuelan president. While harshly...