Biden Has “No Intentions” To Meet Putin Now: White House

White House said that Putin did now show his willingness to talk with Joe Biden. Jaipur: The White House poured cold water Friday on President Joe Biden’s conditional offer to sit down with President Vladimir Putin, saying he has “no intentions” at present of holding a meeting. “He’s got no intentions to talk to Mr […]

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EU tentatively agrees $60 price cap on Russian seaborne oil

BRUSSELS: European Union governments tentatively agreed on Thursday on a $60 a barrel price cap on Russian seaborne oil – an idea of the Group of Seven (G7) nations – with an adjustment mechanism to keep the cap at 5% below the market price, according to diplomats and a document seen by Reuters. The agreement […]

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Elon Musk warned by EU official to keep Putin propaganda off Twitter

BRUSSELS: Elon Musk risks giving a helping hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin if Twitter Inc’s recent staff cuts prevent the platform from rooting out propaganda about the war in Ukraine, one of the European Union’s top officials warned. Failing to take on fake or misleading content online could “lead to the very quick abuse” […]

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US President Joe Biden Says He Is Ready To Speak To Putin “If He’s Looking For Way To End War”

Joe Biden said he had no immediate plans to contact Putin but left open the possibility. Washington: US President Joe Biden said Thursday he would be willing to speak to Vladimir Putin for the first time since the Ukraine invasion if the Russian leader truly wants to end the war. Biden was speaking during a […]

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Ukraine’s president accuses Russia of ‘energy terrorism’

KYIV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russia of engaging in “energy terrorism” after Russian strikes on Ukraine‘s energy network left millions of residents without power. About 4.5 million people were without electricity across the country, Zelenskyy said in his nightly address. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said 450,000 apartments in the capital alone did not […]

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India’s neutrality on Ukraine has been raised with S Jaishankar and PM Narendra Modi since Rishi Sunak became PM

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak raised India’s neutral position on Ukraine with PM Narendra Modi during their recent phone call, it has emerged. UK foreign secretary James Cleverly also raised the issue “directly” with external affairs minister S Jaishankar on his recent trip to India. The No. 10 readout of Sunak’s call with Modi […]

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Russia says US lowering ‘nuclear threshold’ with newer bombs in Europe

LONDON: Russia said on Saturday that the accelerated deployment of modernised US B61 tactical nuclear weapons at NATO bases in Europe would lower the “nuclear threshold” and that Russia would take the move into account in its military planning. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered the gravest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the […]

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Kremlin: Putin monitors drills of Russia’s nuclear forces

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday monitored drills of the country’s strategic nuclear forces involving multiple practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles, the Kremlin said. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin that the drills were intended to simulate a “massive nuclear strike” by Russia in retaliation for a nuclear attack on […]

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Vladimir Putin Expects To “Stabilise” The Situation In Annexed Ukrainian Territories

Vladimir Putin today signed into legislation his annexation of four Ukrainian territories. (File) Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he expected the situation to “stabilise” in Ukrainian regions annexed by the Kremlin after Moscow suffered military setbacks and lost several key towns to Kyiv. He also ordered his government to seize control over […]

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Kyiv dismisses Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian regions as ‘worthless’

KYIV: Kyiv has dismissed as “worthless” the laws that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Wednesday formalising the annexation of four Ukrainian regions into Russia. “The worthless decisions of the terrorist country are not worth the paper they are signed on,” the head of the Ukraine President’s office, Andriy Yermak, said on Telegram messaging application. […]

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Ukraine presses on with counteroffensive; Russia uses drones

KYIV: Russia attacked the Ukrainian president’s hometown and other targets on Sunday with suicide drones, and Ukraine took back full control of a strategic eastern city in a counteroffensive that has reshaped the war. Russia’s loss of the eastern city of Lyman, which it had been using as a transport and logistics hub, is a […]

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Pope begs Putin to end ‘spiral of violence and death’, cites nuclear threat

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal on Sunday to Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop “this spiral of violence and death” in Ukrainesaying the crisis there was risking a nuclear escalation with uncontrollable global consequences. In an address dedicated to Ukraine, Francis also appealed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to be open to […]

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Russia Abandons Annexed Ukrainian City, Putin Ally Wants Nuclear Response

Ukrainian soldiers drive an armoured personnel carrier in the recently retaken area. Kyiv: Russia said on Saturday its troops had abandoned their bastion of Lyman in Ukraine’s east for fear of encirclement and the leader of Chechnya, a close Kremlin ally, said Moscow should consider using a low-yield nuclear weapon in response. The fall of […]

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Putin slams West and US for ‘double standards’; cites plundering of India & Africa

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has reminded the world of the West‘s colonial policy, plundering of India and Africa, slave trade, and the use of nuclear and chemical weapons by the US, as he slammed them for their “utter deceit” and “double standards” on insisting on a rules-based global order. Putin made the remarks during […]

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Has ‘plundered’ countries like India, Putin rails against Western powers in annexation speech

MOSCOW: Accusing the West of provoking colour revolution for geopolitical gains, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that the West has “plundered” countries like India in contradiction to the values of “truth, freedom and justice”, according to Reuters translation of Putin’s annexation speech in Russian. In an all-out attack on the West, Putin formally […]

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Russian President Putin announces annexation of ‘four new’ Ukrainian territories

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday annexed four territories in Ukrainecontrolled by his army at a grand ceremony in the Kremlin and urged Kyiv to lay down its arms and negotiate an end to seven months of fighting. The lavish ceremony at the Kremlin, a turning point in recent post-Soviet history, came hours after […]

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Nobel 2022 prize season under shadow of war in Ukraine

STOCKHOLM: Next week the world will celebrate peace and mankind’s do-gooders when the winners of the Nobel prizes are revealed in a string of daily announcements — as war rages in Ukraine. Not since World War II has a conflict been waged between two countries so close to Stockholm and Oslo, where the prestigious awards […]

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Putin to Annex Four Ukrainian Territories in Kremlin Ceremony on Friday

Last Updated: September 29, 2022, 5:19 PM IST Peskov told reporters Thursday that the heads of the four regions where the five-day voting wrapped up Tuesday will sign treaties to join Russia during Friday’s ceremony at the Kremlin (Image: AP file) Agreements will be signed “with all four territories that held referendums and made corresponding […]

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India’s approach ‘human-centric’ as US seeks condemnation of Russian referenda in UNSC | India News

After the public appreciation by the West of India’s renewed push for an end to the hostilities in Ukraine, the US is hoping India will back a resolution in the UNSC to condemn the referendums Russia is holding in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine and also Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the south. The resolution, […]

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India sharpens stand on Ukraine war but business as usual with Russia | India News

NEW DELHI: India is articulating its position against the Ukraine war more robustly to counter criticism that it is soft on Russiabut it still has not held Moscow responsible for the invasion and will not alter its policy on importing cheap Russian oil and coal. In their first in-person meeting since the February 24 invasion, […]

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