Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a news conference on Thursday that he hoped that U.S. President Donald Trump would come to Russia to mark Victory Day on May 9th next year and that Moscow was ready for talks with the United States.
(SOUND BITE) (DUBBED) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING:"So far we do not have any meeting planned.
As for May 9th in Moscow, in case the president of the United States makes the decision that he can come, taking into consideration the election campaign that has started in the United States... and I think a visit on the occasion of the end of World War Two (OVER JOURNALISTS) - for the leader of the country that made a significant input into fighting nazism - (BACK TO PUTIN) would be a right step even as part of the election campaign.
But this is not up to us to decide.
But in case the president of the United States comes, of course we will meet with him and we will talk." The last time Trump met with Putin was on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, where the Russian leader reportedly invited Trump to Moscow to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
Trump has not visited Russia as president of the United States.
The Russian president spoke at the BRICS summit in Brazil, where he said he had discussed supplying a Russian S-400 missile defense system to India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
That same missile defense system was a sticking point at a meeting between Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on Wednesday.
(SOUND BITE) (ENGLISH) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: “...the S-400 creates some very serious challenges for us." Trump urged Erdogan to walk away from Turkey's purchase of S-400s but, on Thursday, the Turkish president said it was not right for the U.S. to make such a proposal, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on terrorism, Covid-19 among other issues during his virtual speech at 12th BRICS summit. Addressing the summit of five-nation grouping BRICS via videoconferencing, the prime minister also said there was a need to tackle the problem of terrorism in an organised manner. "Terrorism is the biggest problem the world is facing. We have to ensure that the countries that support and assist the terrorists are also held guilty," the prime minister said. The 12th BRICS summit, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, was also attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Watch the full video for more details.
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Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will cost less than $20 per person on international markets and Moscow aims to produce more than a billion doses at home and abroad next year, its backers and developers said on Tuesday. Emer McCarthy reports.
[NFA] The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and 2017 French elections. Freddie Joyner has more.
The NY Times reports that Pres. Elect Joe Biden plans to keep Christopher Wray on as FBI Director. A senior Biden official told The Times Biden was "not removing the FBI director unless Trump fired him." Business Insider speculated the move is part of the Biden team's broader effort to restore trust intelligence and justice systems. The institutions which have been in place to protect Americans has become overtly politicized under the Trump administration.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said Wednesday that Democrat Joe Biden "will be carrying Georgia, he is our president-elect," noting there were no substantial changes after the state's second recount demanded by Republican President Donald Trump's campaign, and calling out Trump's repeated claims of voter fraud.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said Wednesday that Biden "will be carrying Georgia, he is our president-elect," noting no substantial changes after the state's second recount demanded by Republican President Donald Trump's campaign, and calling out the President's repeated claims of voter fraud.
Speaking to ANI in the national capital on December 02, Senior Advocate of Supreme Court (SC), HS Phoolka spoke on farmers' protest. Phoolka said, "Bar Council condemned the three farm laws and will write to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal them as it is against the farmers." "It is also against the lawyers as it bars the Civil Court's jurisdiction and won't let farmers get justice," he added.
Farmers’ protest against the centre’s farm bills have now entered the 7th day. The protest at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border led to the closure of a key route connecting the national capital with the state. Two more border points connecting the national capital with Gurgaon and Jhajjar-Bahadurgarh were also closed as precautionary measures. Farmers maintained that would continue their protests for as long as it takes. Talks between three Union ministers and farmer groups ended in a stalemate on Tuesday evening after they rejected the government's suggestion of a new committee to look into the issues. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the Modi government over the protests by farmers against the new laws. ‘They said farmers' income will double. What they did- increased their friends income four times while farmers' income will be halved. Government of lie, loot and of suit boot,’ Rahul Gandhi tweeted. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Union government claimed that it never spoke of vaccinating the entire Indian population. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan made the comment while addressing a press briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Balram Bhargava elaborated on the statement. He explained that if the government vaccinates a 'critical mass' of people, it may be able to break the chain of transmission. The government's clarification came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited 3 Covid vaccine laboratories to take stock of the progress in clinical trials and production. Watch the full video for more.
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Slights and barbs have marred relations between France’s Emmanuel Macron and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan for years, but the row over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has dragged them to a new low which could have more lasting consequences. Megan Revell reports.
Virgil Sweet of Largo is a WWII veteran who wanted his $1,200 government stimulus check to go to someone who really needed it. But his goodwill campaign turned into something so much bigger, leading him to raise nearly $37,000 for people in need.
Indian Army's Rajputana Rifles celebrated its Remembrance Day at Delhi's Cantonment area on November 25. Lt Gen KJS Dhillon paid homage to the bravehearts. Many serving officers of Rajputana Rifles paid homage to slain soldiers on the Remembrance Day. November 25 is observed as the Remembrance Day every year to pay homage to the immortal soldiers of the regiment, who lost their lives during World War II.
A town in southern Brazil lived through a "night of terror" late Monday, according to the mayor, after bank robbers blasted explosives and fired high-caliber weapons at police in an audacious heist that injured two people and left reams of cash in the streets.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday (November 30), with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office and weakened environmental enforcement. Libby Hogan reports.