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January 7, 2019 12:18 AM Ukrainian Orthodox Christians formally break from Russia

He had signed the Tomos in a civil ceremony with Poroshenko on Saturday, and sanctified it in a mass on Sunday. The ceremony began before dawn, with priests chanting hymns under a single chandelier in St. George’s Cathedral. The cathedral was flooded with light as the patriarch blessed the new metropolitan, dressed in blue, white and gold vestments and a glittering 118

December 5, 2018 5:50 PM If U.S. develops banned missiles so will Russia, says Putin

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. Putin’s remarks to Russian news agencies on Wednesday came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting that Washington 99

December 4, 2018 3:02 PM Putin doesn’t feel snubbed by Trump cancelling talks, Kremlin say

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin is unruffled by the refusal of U.S. President Donald Trump to have a meeting on the sidelines of the weekend Group of 20 summit, the Kremlin insisted Tuesday. The two leaders had been scheduled to have talks during the summit in Buenos Aires but Trump abruptly cancelled the encounter following Russia’s seizure 96

December 1, 2018 7:02 PM Trump’s on-off dance with complicated acquaintances at G20 summit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the cancelled Trump-Putin meeting a missed opportunity, saying it didn’t “help settling a number of important international problems.” He added, with resignation, “Love can’t be forced.” But did Trump interact with bin Salman or Putin behind the scenes, away from prying eyes? A senior White House official 97

November 29, 2018 1:58 PM Trump’s keeping it quick, taking in-and-out trip to G20 in Argentina

Three current and former White House officials said Trump has at times expressed frustration about travel overseas, and they have curtailed trips to his liking. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. All spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. White House aides said Trump prefers to play the role of host rather 140

November 19, 2018 11:05 PM Federal government averts deportation for vocal Putin critic who feared return to Russia

OTTAWA—Supporters of a scientist who fears political retribution if deported to Russia said she has been granted a temporary reprieve. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said Elena Musikhina, an outspoken opponent of the Putin government, has been granted a two-year permit to stay in Canada. May said it means Musikhina and her husband, who faced removal 120

November 19, 2018 2:23 PM Putin and Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline

“The implementation of projects like this one is a good example of an ability to stand up for one’s own national interests,” Putin added. The remarks appear to be referring to the Kremlin’s long-standing position that some European nations are giving up lucrative deals with Russia under pressure from the United States. Turkey relies on imports for its energy 107

November 5, 2018 7:04 PM Trump says he 'probably' won't meet with Putin in Paris

WASHINGTON— U.S. President Donald Trump says he probably won't meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris, but will meet with him at the G-20 gathering of world leaders this year in Argentina. White House national security adviser John Bolton had said previously Trump would meet Putin this week when he travels to Paris for the Armistice Day 100th anniversary 71

October 30, 2018 4:17 PM Putin critic fights to remain in Canada, fears for life if sent back to Russia

Musikhina says her family fell into disfavour with Russian authorities for condemning Moscow’s military incursions in Ukraine and for saying Russia illegally annexed Crimea. In addition, Musikhina says her research work uncovered information about serious environmental hazards and pollution from military activity around the large freshwater Lake Baikal 84

October 26, 2018 3:04 PM U.S. official says Putin invited to visit Washington next year

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington next year. Bolton said “we have invited President Putin to Washington after the first of the year for, basically, a full day of consultations.” He said no date has been set yet. Bolton spoke on a trip to the ex-Soviet nation 97