Vladimir Putin http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23156/all en UPDATE 3-Putin makes French film star Depardieu a Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian <p>* Actor is high-profile campaigner against tycoon tax * Depardieu applied for passport after Putin comments - Kremlin * Hollande redrafting tax law after ruled unconstitutional (Adds reaction from media, politicians, background) By Alexei Anishchuk and Megan Davies MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor Belgium Beslan school hostage crisis Diplomatic Relations Dmitry Rogozin Entertainment Francois Hollande Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Government Government of Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Megan Davies Moscow theater hostage crisis Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Russia Quotation Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5731096 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A cat carrying a saw and a<br /> mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate in<br /> northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday. Prison<br /> guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the<br /> main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer<br /> look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a<br /> memory card, batteries and a phone charger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Cricket Cricket in Sri Lanka Disaster Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Moscow theater hostage crisis Natural Disaster Passport Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Quotation Rangana Herath Russian passport Social Issues Vaas Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731337 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger is back, and Hollywood hopes he's still a<br /> star</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As he famously droned on-screen in<br /> his signature "Terminator" movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger is<br /> back. A year after leaving the California governor's office and<br /> becoming tabloid fodder for fathering a boy with his family's<br /> housekeeper and splitting with his wife, Maria Shriver, the<br /> 65-year old former bodybuilder will star in no less than three<br /> Hollywood movies over the next 12 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Mandela Moscow theater hostage crisis Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731341 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Russian passport Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731529 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Russian passport Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731541 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Kremlin says U.S. adoption deal still in place http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-kremlin-says-us-adoption-deal-still-place <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Russian ban on U.S. adoptions imposed on Jan. 1</p> <p>* But bilateral agreement on adoptions in place till 2014</p> <p>* U.S. State Department "very hopeful" over pending adoptions (Recasts, adds new quotes from Putin spokesman)</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A Kremlin official said on Thursday a bilateral agreement with Washington on adoptions was still in place, creating uncertainty over the immediate impact of Russia's new ban on Americans adopting Russian children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-kremlin-says-us-adoption-deal-still-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adoption Entertainment Family law Politics Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732928 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian investigators say ex-defence minister blocking probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/russian-investigators-say-ex-defence-minister-blocking-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Investigators say defence chief refused to answer questions</p> <p>* Ex-minister Serdyukov a witness in $100 million fraud case</p> <p>* Federal investigators warn Serdyukov could become suspect</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Russian investigators accused former Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Friday of trying to obstruct their inquiry into a suspected $100 million fraud, the biggest corruption scandal of President Vladimir Putin's third term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/russian-investigators-say-ex-defence-minister-blocking-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatoliy Serdyukov Business Entertainment Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:00:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733175 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russian investigators say ex-minister blocking probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-russian-investigators-say-ex-minister-blocking-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ex-minister Serdyukov a witness in $100 million fraud case</p> <p>* Investigators say he refused to answer questions</p> <p>* Federal investigators warn Serdyukov could become suspect</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Russian investigators accused former Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Friday of trying to obstruct their inquiry into a suspected $100 million fraud, the biggest corruption scandal of President Vladimir Putin's third term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-russian-investigators-say-ex-minister-blocking-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatoliy Serdyukov Business Entertainment Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:30:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733291 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia's top military doctor fired after pneumonia deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/russias-top-military-doctor-fired-after-pneumonia-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Russia's new defence minister fired its top military doctor after at least four soldiers died of pneumonia over the last two months, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.</p> <p>Russian media said Vyacheslav Novikov, head of the army medical directorate, was dismissed because he failed to implement reforms on time and because of the poor state of health among Russia's soldiers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/russias-top-military-doctor-fired-after-pneumonia-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatoliy Serdyukov Ministry of Defence Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734149 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia says denied entry to U.S. Navy officer after rights act http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/russia-says-denied-entry-us-navy-officer-after-rights-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Russia denied entry to a U.S. former commander of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in retaliation for a U.S. law intended to punish Russian human rights violators, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Denisov said on Friday. The United States passed the "Magnitsky Act", named after an anti-corruption lawyer who died in a Moscow prison in 2009, last year to bar entry for alleged Russian rights violators and freeze any assets they hold in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/russia-says-denied-entry-us-navy-officer-after-rights-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Guantanamo Bay detention camp Health Internments Politics Social Issues Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:15:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736173 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Pussy Riot member complains of 'death threats' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/jailed-pussy-riot-member-complains-death-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* She and fellow band members defiant in interview from jail</p> <p>* Say their protest message has been twisted by Russian media</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 23 (Reuters) - One of two jailed Pussy Riot members said she received death threats and complained of abuse at a prison colony where she is serving a two-year sentence for a punk protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/jailed-pussy-riot-member-complains-death-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moscow theater hostage crisis Pussy Riot Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738480 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Pussy Riot singer hospitalised with headache, fatigue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/jailed-pussy-riot-singer-hospitalised-headache-fatigue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has been hospitalised with headaches and fatigue, the Russian prisons service and her supporters said on Friday. </p> <p>Tolokonnikova "was transferred to hospital for a diagnostic examination based on her own and her lawyer's wishes," the spokeswoman told AFP.</p> <p>The 23-year-old activist has been suffering from headaches for at least a year, said her lawyer, while a fellow band member added Tolokonnikova had complained of overwork in her labour camp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/jailed-pussy-riot-singer-hospitalised-headache-fatigue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Pussy Riot Vladimir Putin AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742919 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Sochi natives brace for another year of construction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/olympics-sochi-natives-brace-another-year-construction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A year before athletes converge on Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the Russian seaside city remains a vast construction site, with traffic choking the streets and locals bracing for another year of nonstop work to transform their landscape.</p> <p>"Construction is everywhere, it is very stressful," said Sochi native Lidiya Naberezhnaya, who lives in the central part of the Black Sea resort city. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/olympics-sochi-natives-brace-another-year-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Krasnodar Krai Sochi Social Issues Vladimir Putin AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:15:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749665 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Methane blast kills 18 at Russia coal mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-nine-miners-feared-trapped-after-russian-pit-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Emergencies Ministry blames methane for blast</p> <p>* Putin sends minister to scene</p> <p>* Russia has long history of mine disasters</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 11 (Reuters) - An underground methane gas explosion killed up to 18 miners at a coal pit in northern Russia on Monday and President Vladimir Putin dispatched his disasters minister to the scene to oversee rescue efforts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-nine-miners-feared-trapped-after-russian-pit-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Accidents Human Interest Mining Mining accident Mining disasters Politics Severstal Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752385 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Meteorite explodes over Russia, more than 1,000 injured http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-150-hurt-meteorite-hits-central-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Windows shattered, car alarms sound in Chelyabinsk</p> <p>* ESA dismisses link with asteroid passing Earth</p> <p>* Meteor fireballs are extremely rare (Adds details on the force of the impact)</p> <p>By Andrey Kuzmin</p> <p>CHELYABINSK, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-150-hurt-meteorite-hits-central-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chelyabinsk Entertainment Meteor shower Meteorite Technology Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:45:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756400 at http://www.globalpost.com