China does not need to use force for Taiwan ‘reunification’:Vladimir Putin

Asserting that the military confrontation between China and Taiwan is unlikely, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Beijing does not need to use force in order to achieve the “reunification” of the self-ruled country. Speaking to CNBC at the Russian Energy Week conference in Moscow Wednesday, Putin said that China is capable of implementing the national objectives by increasing the economic […]

Russia will not interfere in Afghanistan’s domestic affairs, says Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that Moscow will not interfere in Afghanistan’s domestic affairs after the Taliban took over the war-torn country last week. “Naturally, we will not interfere in Afghanistan’s domestic affairs, neither will our armed forces be drawn into this all-against-all conflict. I think this is what is going on there,” said Putin, reported Tass. […]

PM Modi speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin over Afghanistan situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and discussed the unfolding situation in Afghanistan. PM Modi spoke to Putin for over 45 minutes on the phone and had a detailed conversation over Afghanistan. Earlier on Monday, PM Modi held a telephonic conversation with his German counterpart Angela Merkel in which the […]

Russian president Vladimir Putin signs law to label journalists as ‘foreign agents’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial law allowing independent journalists and bloggers to be labelled as “foreign agents”, a move that critics say will violate media freedom. Russian legislation passed in 2012 already gave authorities the power to brand media organisations and NGOs as foreign agents, a term […]