Latest Vladimir Putin News

Putin to discuss Israel-Hamas war during a quick trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

Dec. 05, 2023 08:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Seeking to reassert Russia's role in the Middle East, President Vladimir Putin will make a one-day trip to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to focus on the Israeli-Hamas war and then will host Iran's president in Moscow this week, the Kremlin said Tuesday. ...

AP PHOTOS: Photographers in Asia capture the extraordinary, tragic and wonderful in 2023

Dec. 05, 2023 00:18 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Individually, the photographs are the product of a moment, capturing glimpses of joy, grief, rage, hope, and resilience. As a whole, the work this year of Associated Press photojournalists in Asia forms a visual patchwork quilt, an extraordinary reflection of the...

Zelenskyy to address US senators by video as White House pushes Congress to support aid for Ukraine

Dec. 05, 2023 00:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address U.S. senators by video Tuesday during a classified briefing as the Biden administration urges Congress to approve the White House's nearly $106 billion request for funds for the wars in Ukraine, Israel and other security needs....

Putin plans to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia this week, according to Russian media reports

Dec. 04, 2023 17:04 PM EST

President Vladimir Putin plans to visit the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia this week, Russian media outlets reported Monday. Putin will travel to the two countries for a working visit, during which he will meet the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, Russian state news...

The year in review: Influential people who died in 2023

Dec. 04, 2023 14:52 PM EST

Yevgeny Prigozhin rose from being an ex-con and hot dog vendor to winning lucrative Kremlin contracts and heading a formidable mercenary army. But it all came to a sudden end when the private plane carrying him and others mysteriously exploded over Russia. Prigozhin's Aug. 23 death...

Hungary's Orban demands Ukraine's EU membership be taken off the agenda at a bloc summit

Dec. 04, 2023 12:48 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban demanded on Monday that Ukraine’s membership in the European Union and billions of euros in funding meant for the war-torn country be taken off the agenda at a summit of the bloc’s leaders next week. In a letter to European...

Ukrainian diplomats negotiate both climate change and Russia's war on their nation at COP28 in Dubai

Dec. 04, 2023 06:39 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Ukrainian diplomats take part in negotiations at the United Nations COP28 climate talks, Russia's war on the country lurks just in the background — even as the United Arab Emirates has seen its business ties to Moscow surge despite Western sanctions. ...

Ex-president barred from leaving Ukraine amid alleged plan to meet with Hungary's Viktor Orban

Dec. 03, 2023 04:51 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Former President Petro Poroshenko was denied permission to leave Ukraine for a planned meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Ukraine’s security service said Saturday. Poroshenko announced Friday that he had been turned away at...

Police raid Moscow gay bars after a Supreme Court ruling labeled LGBTQ+ movement 'extremist'

Dec. 02, 2023 13:49 PM EST

Russian security forces raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow Friday night, less than 48 hours after the country’s top court banned what it called the “global LGBTQ+ movement” as an extremist organization. Police searched venues across the Russian capital, including a...

Russia brings new charges against jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

Dec. 02, 2023 06:18 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed new charges by Russian prosecutors. The 47-year-old is already serving more than 30 years in prison after being found guilty of crimes including extremism — charges that his supporters characterize as...