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US sanctions more than 500 Russian targets

President Joe Biden says the measures aim to ensure Russian President Vladimir Putin "pays an even steeper price for his aggression abroad and repression at home."

US sanctions more than 500 Russian targets

Biden lashes out at Putin during fundraiser

US President says Russian President is a "crazy SOB" as he warns about a possible threat of a nuclear conflict.

Biden lashes out at Putin during fundraiser

Russian pilot who defected found murdered in Spain

Body of helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine last year found riddled with bullets, run over the same week Russian opposition leader mysteriously died in prison. Suspects burned the car used in the assassination.

Russian pilot who defected found murdered in Spain

Navalny's wife blames Putin for her husband's death

Yulia Navalnaya, wife of Alexei Navalny, says she will pick up her husband’s mantle following his death in Russian prison.

Navalny's wife blames Putin for her husband's death

'Putin responsible for Navalny's death'

US President directly blames Russian President for the reported death in prison of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

'Putin responsible for Navalny's death'

Russian opposition leader dead in prison

Authorities claim Alexei Navalny went out for a walk, felt unwell, and died shortly thereafter.

Russian opposition leader dead in prison

Putin endorses Biden for president in 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that he believed US President Joe Biden's experience and approach made him the better candidate for the upcoming elections.

Putin endorses Biden for president in 2024

'Deal to free WSJ reporter can be reached'

Russian President says he believes a deal can be reached to free Evan Gershkovich, who has been detained in Russia on charges of espionage since last year.

'Deal to free WSJ reporter can be reached'

'Russia working to free hostages held by Hamas'

Russian President meets leaders of local Jewish community, says Moscow achieved "specific results" in efforts to free hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza.

'Russia working to free hostages held by Hamas'

Putin lowers prison conditions to bolster enlistment

The Russian President has ordered amenities in prisons reduced to encourage convicts to join the army.

Putin lowers prison conditions to bolster enlistment

Putin: 'The situation in Gaza is a catastrophe'

Russian President spoke on war in Ukraine and Gaza; said Western aid is starting to dry up: 'Free supplies for Ukraine about to run out.'

Putin: 'The situation in Gaza is a catastrophe'

Netanyahu asks Putin to pressure Red Cross to visit hostages

Israeli PM criticizes Russia's support for Hamas in conversation with President Putin.

Netanyahu asks Putin to pressure Red Cross to visit hostages

Hamas says it will free additional Russian citizens

Hamas says it will release additional hostages who hold Russian citizenship, 'as a gesture of appreciation to Putin.'

Hamas says it will free additional Russian citizens

Report: Hamas to free Russian-Israel hostage at Putin's request

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reported to have interceded to secure the release of an additional Israeli with Russian citizenship.

Report: Hamas to free Russian-Israel hostage at Putin's request

Israel is Russia’s first and last line of defense

Russia will,one day, wake up to find its Sunni Southern Defense Line has become a nuclear Iran Offense force inside its defense line.Op-ed.

Israel is Russia’s first and last line of defense

Hamas offers to trade Russian hostages for weapons

Terror group reportedly offers to release 8 Russian citizens kidnapped on October 7 in exchange for anti-aircraft weapons from Moscow.

Hamas offers to trade Russian hostages for weapons

Israel rebukes Russia over support for Gaza

A severe message has been delivered to Moscow that Russia's support for Gaza is unacceptable to Israel.

Israel rebukes Russia over support for Gaza

After talks with Iran and Syria: Putin calls Netanyahu

This is the first conversation between the two leaders since Netanyahu returned to the post of Prime Minister.

After talks with Iran and Syria: Putin calls Netanyahu

Putin calls former Canadian House Speaker 'an idiot'

Russian President comments on incident in which Canada's Parliament celebrated veteran who had fought alongside the Nazis.

Putin calls former Canadian House Speaker 'an idiot'

Clinton criticized Putin: 'It's a pity, Vladimir. Your fault'

Former US Secretary of State criticizes Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the invasion of Ukraine, subtly criticizing Donald Trump.

Clinton criticized Putin: 'It's a pity, Vladimir. Your fault'

Prigozhin’s enigma and Putin's plans

Western confusion plays right into Putin's hands, as his Wagner Group continues to help Russia reach its foreign policy objectives. Op-ed.

Prigozhin’s enigma and Putin's plans

'Many seats in the UN will be empty if Russia succeeds'

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy speaks to UN General Assembly to appeal for world support against the Russian invasion.

'Many seats in the UN will be empty if Russia succeeds'

'Jews following millennia-old traditions contribute to Russia'

Russian President sends message to Jewish community ahead of Rosh Hashanah, extol's community's contributions to Russian society.

'Jews following millennia-old traditions contribute to Russia'

'Putin once insulted my dog'

Former US President George W. Bush recalls meeting with Russian President in which Putin insulted his dog.

'Putin once insulted my dog'

Ukraine blasts Putin after latest comments on Zelenskyy

Ukraine fires back after Putin said that the West put Zelenskyy in charge “to cover up the glorification of Nazism”.

Ukraine blasts Putin after latest comments on Zelenskyy

'West put Jew in charge of covering up glorification of Nazism'

Russian President again makes controversial claim about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Jewish faith.

'West put Jew in charge of covering up glorification of Nazism'

Russia and North Korea to discuss arms negotiations

US says Kim will engage with Putin to continue actively advancing arms negotiations.

Russia and North Korea to discuss arms negotiations

Putin orders Wagner Group fighters to sign oath of allegiance

Decree obliges working on behalf of the military to swear a formal oath of allegiance to Russia.

Putin orders Wagner Group fighters to sign oath of allegiance

Putin denies involvement in death of Wagner Group leader

Russian President comments on death of Yevgeny Prigozhin: He made serious mistakes in his life, but he achieved the right results.

Putin denies involvement in death of Wagner Group leader

Macron: 'Putin is making a giant mistake'

The French President criticized Vladimir Putin for not renewing the agreement to allow Ukraine to export grain.

Macron: 'Putin is making a giant mistake'

'We have a sufficient stockpile of cluster bombs'

Russian President warns his country “reserves the right to take reciprocal action” if Ukraine uses cluster bombs provided to it by US.

'We have a sufficient stockpile of cluster bombs'

Putin affirms 'unwavering support for the Palestinian people'

PA chairman and Russian President discuss latest developments and ways to boost bilateral ties in phone call.

Putin affirms 'unwavering support for the Palestinian people'

Russia’s remaining Jews must leave

A weak regime can still be a dangerous one, particularly when said regime is armed with nuclear weapons.Op-ed

Russia’s remaining Jews must leave

'Those responsible will be brought to justice'

Russian President defiant following Wagner Group's armed revolt: Any blackmail is doomed to failure.

'Those responsible will be brought to justice'

Leader of mercenary group turns on government

Russia's security service opens criminal case against Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin after he accused the army of killing his troops.

Leader of mercenary group turns on government

'He is the second king of antisemitism after Hitler'

Ukrainian President responds to Russian President who claimed that "Zelenskyy is not even Jewish."

'He is the second king of antisemitism after Hitler'

'We expect condemnation from Israel's government'

Ambassador Yevgen Korniychuk says Putin's comments on Zelenskyy could delay Ukrainian First Lady's planned visit to Israel.

'We expect condemnation from Israel's government'

'Ukrainians can be proud that they elected a Jewish president'

Former minister and Israel Prize laureate Natan Sharansky responds to Vladimir Putin, who claimed that Zelenskyy "is not even Jewish".

'Ukrainians can be proud that they elected a Jewish president'

"Zelenskyy is not a Jew, he is a shame for the Jewish people"

Russian President Putin derided Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in a press conference, claiming Zelenskyy is not even Jewish.

"Zelenskyy is not a Jew, he is a shame for the Jewish people"

Putin was KGB 'errand boy,' not master spy

Doubts raised about stories of Russian President's career at notorious Soviet intelligence organization.

Putin was KGB 'errand boy,' not master spy

Presidents clash over guns in a triangular contest

Follow the money to decide which leader is the bigger scoundrel - Biden, Ramaphosa or Putin. Op-ed.

Presidents clash over guns in a triangular contest

Is Putin’s government anti-Semitic?

Putin’s Foreign Minister said, “the biggest anti-Semites are the Jews themselves” and that Hitler had Jewish blood. Is this a change? Op-ed.

Is Putin’s government anti-Semitic?

Former Russian President calls for elimination of Zelenskyy

In wake of drone attack on Kremlin, Dmitry Medvedev says there are no options left but to eliminate Ukrainian President.

Former Russian President calls for elimination of Zelenskyy

Putin's gift to his Jewish teacher was provided by billionaire

Russian Jewish oligarch - not Putin - reportedly paid for apartment for Putin's Jewish former teacher.

Putin's gift to his Jewish teacher was provided by billionaire

Biden slams Russia's plan to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus

Biden says Putin's plan is "dangerous" talk.

Biden slams Russia's plan to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus

Russia to station nuclear weapons in Belarus

Despite Putin's announcement, US says there's no indication Russia is planning to use a nuclear weapon.

Russia to station nuclear weapons in Belarus

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin

ICC accuses Putin and Russian minister of illegally transporting residents of Ukraine, including children, into Russia.

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin

Thomas Friedman compares Benjamin Netanyahu to Vladimir Putin

Columnist calls Netanyahu a dictator whose leadership is ‘madness,’ claims Israel ‘may not survive.’

Thomas Friedman compares Benjamin Netanyahu to Vladimir Putin

‘People did not learn from the experience of the 1930s’

Rabbi Azman urges Israel to reconsider military aid, with Iran now receiving Russian tech and nuclear assistance in exchange for drones.

‘People did not learn from the experience of the 1930s’

Senior Putin war official dies in 160-foot fall from high-rise

High ranking official involved in Ukraine war allegedly jumps from 16th floor of building, leaving personal items and documents behind.

Senior Putin war official dies in 160-foot fall from high-rise

Putin warns Netanyahu: You will turn into a 'legitimate target'

Russia issues a stern warning to Israel's new government, which is reportedly considering supplying Ukraine with military aid.

Putin warns Netanyahu: You will turn into a 'legitimate target'

Bennett's mediation efforts between Russia and Ukraine

Watch: Former PM Naftali Bennett speaks about his efforts to mediate between Putin and Zelensky at the beginning of the war

Bennett's mediation efforts between Russia and Ukraine

Putin at WWII memorial: We're again threatened by German tanks

'We're being threatened again by German Leopard tanks with crosses painted on their armor.'

Putin at WWII memorial: We're again threatened by German tanks

'Putin threatened me with a missile strike'

In interview with BBC, former British PM says Russian President told him "it would only take a minute" to hurt Johnson with a missile.

'Putin threatened me with a missile strike'

Reading Putin’s mind

What must the Russian dictator be thinking? Op-ed.

Reading Putin’s mind

Zelenskyy: Putin is probably dead

Ukrainian leader speculates about likelihood Russian president has died.

Zelenskyy: Putin is probably dead

'Putin suffering from dizziness and headaches, tires quickly'

The General SVR Telegram channel claims that the Russian president's doctors 'advised him to stay away from public events'.

'Putin suffering from dizziness and headaches, tires quickly'

Putin: West is using Ukraine to weaken and split Russia

Putin in New Year message: "Western elites encouraged neo-Nazis who conducted open terrorism against civilians in the Donbas"

Putin: West is using Ukraine to weaken and split Russia

Russian foreign minister warns US against assassinating Putin

Sergey Lavrov claims US planning 'decapitation strike' to take out Putin, describes 'consequences of such plans.'

Russian foreign minister warns US against assassinating Putin

Negotiate a Ukrainian-Russian accord based on the Egyptian Model

Netanyahu has the ability to help the sides reach an accord and also keep 10 million Ukrainians from freezing to death this winter. Op-ed.

Negotiate a Ukrainian-Russian accord based on the Egyptian Model