Vladímir Putin

Canada And U.S. Need To Face Russia Together: Dion

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion steered clear of weighing in directly on comments Donald Trump made during the U.S. election campaign.

Is Humanity Screwed?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

Despite the outrage, there is no end in sight to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria. As the war grinds on, very few people have any workable solutions. Even a temporary ceasefire, for which the UN is begging all sides to adhere to in order to allow humanitarian aid in, is almost impossible to achieve -- and looks more distant after Syrian Government forces began closing in on rebel-held territory in East Aleppo over the weekend.

Russia May Want To Play Nice With Canada Over North Pole

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Senator says Russia will accept UN decision.

Philippines President Wants To Be BFFs With Trump, Putin

CP | Jim Gomez, The Associated Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada

He previously took offence at being compared to Trump.

Putin Gives Trump Victory A Thumbs-Up.. By Telegram

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics

Putin expressed "his hope to work together for removing Russian-American relations from their crisis state."

Vladimir Putin (Not That One) Arrested In Florida

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada

Putin was screaming at employees at a supermarket.

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 10.25.2016 | 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 09.29.2016 | 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 09.29.2016 | 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.


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?