Putin says Kremlin critic Senator McCain ‘lives in old world’
09 June 2017 | 5:33 am
In documentary series "The Putin Interviews," Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. Republican Senator John McCain lives in the "Old World."
1 May 2021
The talks about a new ceasefire in Ukraine are already "at the finish line," said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. A meeting with Vladimir Putin was also on the cards.
31 May 2021
The two leaders, at odds with the West over recent political maneuvers, have enjoyed a boat trip near Sochi. Last week, a plane was forced to land in Minsk to arrest a blogger critical of the Lukashenko regime.
2 Jul 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin questions the point of meeting with Ukraine's leader, claiming Volodymyr Zelensky's country is effectively run by leaders in Washington and European capitals.
13 Oct 2021
Russia continues to court far-right parties in Europe as a means to destabilise more liberal Western democracies: That is the premise of a new book, “Russia and the Western Far Right - Tango Noir,” written by Anton Shekhovtsov. He joined us to discuss the book and his decision to put a photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin with France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen on the cover.
30 Nov 2021
14 Dec 2021
Putin expressed the devastating effect the demise of the USSR had on him and millions of others, admitting he took up driving a cab during hard times, even though he said "it's unpleasant to talk about."
10 Feb 2022
Monday's meeting between the Russian and French presidents in Moscow gave rise to a lot of photoshopped content on social media - mostly sufficiently far-fetched so as not to be believable. We take a closer look. We also take a look at some convincing fake news stories that have been doing the rounds about Russia's current tensions with Ukraine and NATO.
22 Feb 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw military exercises involving Russian "strategic forces." The drills included ballistic and cruise missile launches.
28 Feb 2022
Today we take a look at day two of Russia's attack against Ukraine, with shelling and combat claimed on several fronts. Ukrainian forces fought off Russian troops in the capital Kyiv on Friday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the Ukrainian army to remove the country's leadership.
12 Mar 2022
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was the latest international leader in Moscow to sound out Russia's Vladimir Putin on the war in Ukraine. Some see Bennett as a potential mediator between Moscow and Kyiv.
19 Mar 2022
Who are the people keeping Vladimir Putin in power? Much is made of the oligarchs and their billions of dollars. Their support has been vital to keeping Putin financed. But how is his influence protected? This is now down to his Saint Petersburg friends: a collection of "hard men" who are in positions of power that they own to Putin. If the Russian leader were to be deposed – or even more unlikely – democratically voted out of power, these strongmen would do everything possible to stop that. Our guests discuss how democracy, freedom and the truth are quashed in Russia today.
20 Apr 2022
Did the Russian president harshly criticise Emmanuel Macron? In a video shared widely on social media since March 1, Vladimir Putin is subtitled in French saying not-so-flattering things about Macron, which is quite credible in the context of current geopolitical tensions. The video however dates back to 2019, at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. A full transcript of the forum confirms that the subtitles are completely bogus. Elsewhere, we take a look at a Russian fact-checking website that is far from fully neutral on events in Ukraine.
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The "Patriotic Bill" criminalizes comments that damage "the national interest of Zimbabwe." The move comes just months before the next election.
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The far-right Alternative for Germany is flying high in nationwide polls. Currently the AfD is sharpening its profile by attacking the Green Party's climate policies.
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People in Nigeria have been rushing to buy fuel amid soaring prices since the country's new president, Bola Tinubu, announced the end of subsidies. Nigeria's state oil company says it was spending over 800 million dollars each month on the subsidy.
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Senegalese leading opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko has been sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday for “corrupting youth”. The court acquitted Sonko, a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, of rape charges and issuing death threats, but jailed him for corrupting the country's young people.
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Shortly after Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in as the 16th president of Nigeria, he stated in his inaugural speech that his government has no intention of continuing with the payment of fuel subsidies. His pronouncement immediately led to fuel scarcity, long queues, and chaos across the country.
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Should they fail with a court challenge to secure their continuous stay in South Africa, thousands of Zimbabwean nationals could be forced to leave the country. Many don't want to return home and start all over again.