Putin calls sports ban a political decision
11 December 2019 | 8:02 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political and must be individual.
12 Dec 2020
"Putin's People", a new book by journalist Catherine Belton, is a forensic examination of the Russian president's inner circle and how their shared experiences in the dying days of the Soviet Union have shaped the modern-day Russian state. The book, filled with insider accounts of Putin's rise to the top, has been described as "fearless". The author speaks to FRANCE 24.
15 Dec 2020
The Russian president has congratulated Joe Biden on his victory over Donald Trump, weeks after many other world leaders. The Kremlin called for "collaboration" between superpowers to solve global security challenges.
3 Jan 2021
Russian intelligence services have made the headlines recently: The FSB embarrassed itself in the Navalny poisoning case and the SVR is suspected to be behind cyberattacks in the US. Will heads roll now?
26 Jan 2021
Meanwhile, an ally of Alexei Navalny has called for new protests across Russia to demand the release of the jailed dissident. And the Kremlin has accused US tech companies of interfering in Moscow's internal affairs.
27 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden has raised concerns over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in his first phone call with Vladimir Putin. All G7 foreign ministers condemned Navalny's arrest as "politically motivated."
18 Mar 2021
Russia's ambassador in the US is set to return to Moscow for urgent consultations. The embassy in Washington warned that relations with US President Joe Biden's administration were on the brink of collapse.
18 Apr 2021
Vladimir Putin is trying to force the United States and the EU to put pressure on Ukraine's government. The Russian strongman's experiences since 2014 make him think he just might succeed, DW's Konstantin Eggert writes.
21 Apr 2021
Russia does not want to burn any bridges, but its response to threats would be "asymmetrical, quick, and tough," President Vladimir Putin said in an annual address.
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.
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The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecasts for the global economy for 2023, stating that growth has been “surprisingly resilient". However, it also said the UK is likely to be the only leading economy to head into recession in 2023.
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Heavy rainfall that followed the landfall of Tropical Storm Cheneso in Madagascar has killed 16 people and left 17 missing, the government's Office for Risk and Disaster Management said.
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The Lunar New Year is a huge holiday in China, but also in other Asian countries like Korea and Vietnam. More than one billion people will be celebrating the event, which begins on January 22. For most, it's the Year of the Rabbit but in Vietnam, people will mark the Year of the Cat.
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The International Monetary Fund has given a brighter outlook in its latest report than in October, predicting that inflation will slow. It said that European economies had shown more resilience than expected.