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Biden Talks Sanctions, Putin Warns Of Rupture Over Ukraine

Dec 31, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

President Joe Biden has warned Russia's Vladimir Putiin that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia if it takes further military action against Ukraine, while Putin responded that such a U.S. move could lead to a complete rupture of ties between the nations.

US-Russia: Joe Biden Talks Sanctions, Putin Warns Of Rupture Over Ukraine

Dec 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Amid growing alarm over Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine, a crisis that has deepened as the Kremlin has stiffened its insistence on border security guarantees, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin spoke for nearly an hour.

Russia, Belarus To Hold Joint War Games Early Next Year

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia and Belarus will hold joint war games early next year.

Russia Says Thousands Of Its Troops Have Left Ukraine Border Amid Invasion Allegations

Dec 26, 2021 Deutsche Welle

While Western countries are accusing that Russia is plotting an invasion of Ukraine, Kremlin says that its soldiers are returning to their permanent bases after finishing military drills.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Holds Talks With PM Modi On Asia-Pacific Region

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held talks and exchanged views on the situation in the "Asia-Pacific" region.

20 December, 2021

PM Modi Engages With Russian President Putin Through Telephonic Conversation

Outlook Web Desk

Russia often refers to the Indo-Pacific region as Asia-Pacific.

14 December, 2021

US To Expand Its Military, Economic Relationships In Asia: Antony Blinken

Associated Press (AP)

US will forge alliances with its partners in Asia to push back China's increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

13 December, 2021

China’s Xi, Russia’s Putin To Hold Virtual Summit

Associated Press (AP)

China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will hold a virtual summit on Wednesday over Ukraine this week. US President Joe Biden has already warned Russia against its attempts to invade Ukraine.

07 December, 2021

US's Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin To Discuss Growing Tensions In Ukraine Today

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine: Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been deployed along its border. President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden will address the growing tensions — and other issues — in a video call Tuesday.

07 December, 2021

Putin's India Visit: How The Modi-Putin Meet May Rekindle India-Russia Ties

Seema Guha

The Modi-Putin meet was a concerted effort by India-Russia to tell the world that their strategic relationship is alive and kicking.

06 December, 2021

Putin Sends Out A Strong Message By Coming For A In-Person Meeting With PM Modi

Seema Guha

Putin’s India Visit: Prime Minister Modi and Vladimir Putin have a clear vision of the India-Russia relations and are unlikely to be battered by ties with third countries (China-Russia or India-US).

06 December, 2021

India-Russia 2+2 Dialogue: Rajnath Singh Calls Out 'Unprovoked' Violence' On Opening Day


At the India-Russia 2+2 dialogue, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh cited India's defence challenges as 'legitimate, real and immediate'.

18 November, 2021

Moscow Should Explain Its Troop Buildup Near Ukraine: US Defence Secretary

Associated Press (AP)

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said the troop buildup has the Pentagon's attention and that the Russians should be 'more transparent about what they're up to.'

13 November, 2021

Iran: President Raisi's Hard-Line Government Stalling On Progress

Deutsche Welle

President Ebrahim Raisi took office 100 days ago, promising Iranians 'peace and prosperity'. However, can reform succeed under conservative hard-liners loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?

18 October, 2021

Russia Continues To Witness Covid-19 Surge, Infections Exceed 8 Million

Associated Press (AP)

The country's task force said Monday that 34,325 new infections over the past day raised the pandemic-long total to 8,027,012.

30 September, 2021

Turkish President Erdogan Meets Russian Putin To Discuss War-Torn Syria

Outlook Web Desk

The talks between the two presidents come amid an increase in airstrikes on Turkey-backed opposition fighters' positions in northern Syria, especially in the province of Idlib.

28 September, 2021

US-Russia To Hold Second Round Of Talks This Week

Associated Press (AP)

The State Department said the two side intended 'to have a deliberate and robust dialogue that will seek to lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures'.

24 September, 2021

Russian Politicians Protest Against Results Of Online Elections, Allege Rigging

Associated Press (AP)

Vladimir Putin's United Russia party won the elections in which people could vote online. The critics seek to invalidate the results of online voting and to abolish such a practice in the future to prevent vote-rigging.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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