Vladimir Putin

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives. [more…]

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Published 14/11/2017

The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament and the main opposition party drafted in a high-profile candidate for a key by-election. [more…]

Russian skiers` doping ban is political, national federation says

Russian skiers` doping ban is political, national federation says

Published 10/11/2017

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Asia shares slip from decade highs, oil at two-year top on Saudi purge

Asia shares slip from decade highs, oil at two-year top on Saudi purge

Published 06/11/2017

Asian shares stepped back from recent decade highs on Monday while major currencies held in tight ranges and oil jumped to a more than two-year peak as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through an anti-corruption crackdown. [more…]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Published 06/11/2017

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. [more…]

U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm: reports

U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm: reports

Published 06/11/2017

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has kept investments in a shipping firm with significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, U.S. media reported on Sunday, citing leaked documents from an offshore law firm. [more…]

Putin-Trump meeting not yet planned for Asia summit: Kremlin

Putin-Trump meeting not yet planned for Asia summit: Kremlin

Published 23/10/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin's diary does not at the moment feature a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at an APEC summit in Vietnam next month, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. [more…]

Stars of Russian Tzar film to miss premiere over safety fears: director

Stars of Russian Tzar film to miss premiere over safety fears: director

Published 12/10/2017

The two lead actors in Russian movie "Matilda", which religious conservatives have condemned as blasphemous, have declined to travel to Russia for the premiere because they fear for their safety, the film's director said. [more…]

Asia up on economic optimism before U.S. jobs report, dollar buoyant

Asia up on economic optimism before U.S. jobs report, dollar buoyant

Published 06/10/2017

Asian stocks rose on Friday and the dollar hit a seven-week peak, riding on economic optimism ahead of a U.S. job report later in the day. [more…]

Oil markets wary as another tropical storm heads for Gulf of Mexico

Oil markets wary as another tropical storm heads for Gulf of Mexico

Published 06/10/2017

Oil markets were cautious on Friday as traders monitored a tropical storm heading for the Gulf of Mexico and as China remained closed for a week-long public holiday. [more…]