Vladímir Putin

Trudeau Signals He Won't Be Telling Off Putin At NATO Summit

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Harper famously told the Russian president to "get out of Ukraine."

Putin Says He Wants Russia And Canada To Get Along Better

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Politics

The Harper government downgraded relations with Russia in the wake of the unilateral annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula by the Kremlin in 2014.

Putin Will Wage War Against West: Ukraine Envoy To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics

The ambassador says Russia is laying a propaganda foundation.

Lithuanian Artist Makes Massive Poster Of Trump And Putin Smooching

CP | Jan M. Olsen, The Associated Press | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada

"They seem to get along pretty well.''

Syrian Troops Drive Islamic State Out Of Palmyra

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.27.2016 | Canada

Ban Ki-Moon says that "we are encouraged and fortunate'' that Syrian troops retook Palmyra.

McCallum Cautious On Russia's Troop Withdrawal From Syria

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he was pulling some of his country's troops out of Syria.

Putin Orders Start Of Russian Military Pullout From Syria

CP | Vladimir Isachenkov And Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada

Putin said the move should help serve as a stimulus for Syria's political talks.

Russian Foreign Minister Calls Out Harper As 'Russia-Phobic'

CBC | Susan Ormiston | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Here's one way to reach out to the new Liberal government.

G20 Leaders Mull Response To Paris Attacks, But Next Steps Unclear

CP | Vladimir Isachenkov And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada

France's bombardment of Islamic State marked a significant escalation of the country's role in the fight against the extremist group.

Chretien Encourages Trudeau To 'Talk To Everybody'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics

The former PM suggested Pierre Elliott Trudeau maintained an open approach when speaking to world leaders, including Cuba's Fidel Castro.

Assad Visits Putin In Russia To Discuss Syria

CP | Albert Aji And Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada

The surprise visit Tuesday reflects renewed confidence from Assad after Russia and Iran dramatically escalated their support recently.

If the Party Leaders Made More Mistakes, Canadians Could Vote Decisively

Nicholas Nazar | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Nicholas Nazar

On Monday night in Toronto three major party leaders showed their wares and clashed swords in front of a well-dressed crowd at the Roy Thomson Hall. While the leaders debated foreign policy, the viewers, in essence, looked to gauge who looked best to represent Canada on the world stage.

Obama And Putin: More Awkward Moments, Few Syria Breakthroughs

CP | Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada

On the status of embattled leader Bashar Assad — Obama and Putin left their discussions Monday exactly where they started.

Midnight In The Presidential Library With Putin

CP | Murray Brewster and Malcolm Kirk, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Politics

When the heads of the world's major news agencies sat down a year ago with Vladimir Putin at a St. Petersburg palace, they were treated to a long, sumptuous meal of Crimean flounder, a dish evidently chosen not only for its delicacy but for the political statement.

Chretien Meets Putin Despite Harper's Opposition

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government wants to know what former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien said in his meeting Thursday with Russian President Vlad...

Putin's "Wag The Dog" Communications Strategy

Joseph Soares | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

What if all this show of Putin's disappearance was anything but botched? What if this mess was exactly what he wanted it to be, a useful distraction from a series of other issues he would rather we not pay as much attention to, like the mysterious murder of his primary opposition critic just outside the Kremlin walls? In other words, careful what you wish for people. In the final analysis, we may still be witnessing the end of Vladimir Putin. Alternatively, it may simply be Putin's wag the dog communications strategy.

PEACE HAMMERED OUT IN UKRAINE

CP | Yuras Karmanau And Vladimir Isachenkov, The Associated Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Politics

MINSK, Belarus - Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east for control ...

Transgender People Banned From Driving In Russia

CP | Lynn Berry, The Associated Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Living

MOSCOW -- New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual "disorders'' from driving, ostensibly for medical...

And The Biggest Economic Surprise of the Year Goes To...

Peter Hall | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Six years beyond the onset of global crisis and the lamentation seems louder: pundits are increasingly perplexed by the planet's prolonged period of perpetual perturbations. So, does anything stand out in 2014 as an "out of the blue" development?

Political Traction: Harper Gets an A+ in International Conflicts

Jaime Watt | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Jaime Watt

While it might sound bizarre to say so, the crises, both in Iraq and Ukraine, are playing to the strengths of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Within all of the uncertainty, Canadians have been largely satisfied with Prime Minister Harper's response.

Why The U.S. Avoids Calling Russia's Actions In Ukraine An 'Invasion'

CBC | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama chose his words carefully when asked whether Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine should be considered an invasion, an i...

Billionaires Into The Breach?

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Business

Some of the world's wealthiest people are seeking an audience with Russian president Vladimir Putin, hoping perhaps that business can succeed where po...

Putin Won't Be Bringing Home The (Canadian) Bacon

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada is standing firm against Russia in the face of retaliatory sanctions on Canadian food products, saying it will not be "intimidated" by...

Harper is all Talk and No Action Against Putin

Colin Kenny | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

The Department of National Defence is currently being hounded by Treasury Board, which had designed a system that makes it impossible for DND to manage its budget. As a result, the military keeps falling behind in equipment purchases and capacity keeps declining. The government could put an end to this stalemate if it wished to, but instead seems delighted that it is pocketing the unspent money to meet its deficit-fighting promises. Canadians already have a small military and it just keeps shrinking.

Russia Promises To Support Locals Hit By Western Sanctions

CP | Laura Mills And Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Business

MOSCOW - Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank ...