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Putin jokes that Russian borders 'don't end'

Putin jokes that Russian borders 'don't end'

Putin corrected him: "Russia's borders don't end anywhere," before adding: "That is a joke."

Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US

Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US

The Russian parliament had previously approved the legislation. 

Russia plans $1 billion in India joint fund, to pump $500 million in Indian infrastructure space

Russia plans $1 billion in India joint fund, to pump $500 million in Indian infrastructure space

 In a first, Moscow has agreed to pump in USD 500 million into the Indian infrastructure space, along with an equal investment by the newly formed National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF), to form a USD 1 billion 'Russian Indian Investment Fund'.

President Putin ratifies deal on indefinite Russian air group deployment in Syria

President Putin ratifies deal on indefinite Russian air group deployment in Syria

Putin in August asked lawmakers to ratify the deal, which grants Russian forces immunity from prosecution in Syria.

After Putin cancels visit, Hollande says would meet `any time` on Syria

After Putin cancels visit, Hollande says would meet `any time` on Syria

President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to Paris, the Kremlin said today, but remains open to meeting Francois Hollande when the French leader is ready.

Russian holds parliament vote with little threat for Putin

Russian holds parliament vote with little threat for Putin

The nationwide election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen the country seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine, plunge into its worst standoff with the West since the Cold War and start a military operation in Syria.

'Putin, Kerry did not discuss military cooperation in Syria'

President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry did not discuss direct military cooperation in Syria during talks aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in the war-torn country, the Kremlin said today.

Russia will consider steps to end threats from US in Europe

Russia will consider steps to end threats from US in Europe

Putin spoke after a US anti-missile defence system in Romania aimed at protecting NATO members from threats by "rogue" nations became operational on Thursday.

Russian court throws out lawsuit against Putin

On Thursday anti-corruption crusader Navalny announced he had filed a lawsuit against Putin, accusing him of ordering huge loans to a firm owned by the president`s son-in-law.

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky may seek UK asylum: Report

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky may seek UK asylum: Report

Former oil tycoon and a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he is considering to apply for political asylum in the UK.

Putin approves economic retaliation measures against Turkey

The decree said a ban on charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be introduced.

Russian military says its bombing sharply cut IS oil incomes

Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria.

President Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr

President Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday granted citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr after the American asked for a passport over tea in Moscow-annexed Crimea.

US boxer Roy Jones Jr applies for Russian passport after meeting Vladimir Putin

Legendary U.S. boxer Roy Jones Jr. has filed for Russian citizenship, state TV reported on Thursday, a day after the multiple champion met President Vladimir Putin and said he wanted to build bridges between Russia and the United States.

Iran, P5+1 to soon reach compromise on nuclear programme: Putin

Iran, P5+1 to soon reach compromise on nuclear programme: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he believes Tehran and six world powers will "soon" manage to reach a "compromise" in their negotiations over Iran`s nuclear programme.

Russia's Putin calls for regional currency union

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leader of Belarus and Kazakhstan on Friday their three countries should consider forming a common currency union.

Vladimir Putin's absence put Russia in a state of flux

Russia is in a state of flux with the sudden disappearance of President Vladimir Putin.

Nemtsov killing sign of worsening climate in Russia: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama said on Monday that the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia where civil rights and media freedoms have been rolled back in the last several years.

China deal sends shares to one-month high

London/New York: A landmark deal to give global investors easier access to China`s $3.9 trillion stock market helped lift world share markets to their highest level in more than a month on Monday.

Wall Street edged higher, taking major averages further into record territory as quarterly earnings season comes to a close.

In Russia, tough talk from President Vladimir Putin and a move by the central bank to abandon rules-based currency intervention sent the ruble soaring.

Ally of Putin critic asks for asylum in Britain

A key ally of top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said today he had applied for asylum in Britain, linking his request to political persecution due to his work.