Contents tagged with France

  • Kremlin: meeting between Putin and Trump in Argentina may not happen

    The meeting between the presidents of Russia and the US Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump remains up in the air. After the cancellation of talks in Paris during the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the discussions in Argentina at the G20 summit are also at risk.

    Interfax reports that spokesman for the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov stated that the American side is slow in preparing a meeting that Putin publicly asked for from Trump’s national security adviser John …

  • Putin supports Macron's idea of forming a European army

    In an interview with RT France during his visit to Paris, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that French President Emmanuel Macron's idea of forming unified European armed forces reflects a “generally positive process”.

     “As for the alternative all-European armed forces, this is not a new idea. President Macron has reanimated it but one of the ex-presidents of France, Jacques Chirac, also told me about it. These ideas existed even before him,” Putin said.

     “Europe is a powerful economic …

  • Former Monaco Justice Minister charged with corruption in Russian oligarch case

    Philippe Narmino, former Director of Judicial Services of Monaco, has been charged with corruption in the case surrounding Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, Europe1 reported on Thursday, citing the Monaco prosecution office.

    Narmino has been accused of passive and active influence peddling and of disclosing investigation secrets. Previously it was reported that his wife and son had also been implicated.

    On November 6, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev was held for questioning. He is …

  • Monaco authorities charge Russian billionaire Rybolovlev with corruption

    The Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev who was detained on November 6 in Monaco was charged with fraud in the case related to known Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier, reported the French newspaper Nice-Matin.

    The newspaper did not report what specific charges were laid against the owner of the Monaco football club AS Monaco, however it notes that he was charged in the case of corruption and "influence peddling". Apart from Rybolovlev, authorities also charged the billionaire’s lawyer, Tetiana …

  • Macron proposes to create EU army

    French President Emmanuel Macron announced that it is necessary to create a "real European army", "taking into account Russia, China and even the United States.", reports DW.

    According to him, without their own army, Europeans will not be able to defend themselves. Russia stands at our borders, and this can be a threat," he added.

    Noting that “peace in Europe is fragile,” the president recalled attacks in cyberspace and repeated attempts to “interfere in democratic processes”. At the same …

  • Russian billionaire detained in Monaco

    The Le Monde newspaper referencing their own sources reported that Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev was detained in Monaco.

    It is noted that the owner of the Monaco FC football club was taken into custody the morning of November 6th. This occurred several hours before the soccer match against the Belgian Bruges team. The principality authorities searched his home.

    The Attorney General of Monaco opened the investigation of the businessman's activities in connection with evidence of “ …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump will have a brief meeting in Paris

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will meet briefly in Paris to discuss the possibility of further bilateral talks, stated Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the Russian president, TASS reported.

    “They will most probably meet at the meeting of the G20 in Argentina, so we can assume that they will most likely speak about this possibility in Paris,” the Peskov said.

    The press secretary also said that the two leaders will have a brief meeting in the French capital on …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump may not meet in Paris

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump most probably will not be able to have full-fledged negotiations in Paris since the format of the event will not allow for it, stated Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. Peskov said that the presidents will have “standing talks” to make a decision on a further meeting.

     “There won’t be a detailed meeting in Paris. The multilateral format of the event devoted to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War does …

  • France: situation in Central African Republic should not be seen as competition with Russia

    The situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) should not be seen as a competition between Russia and France, but rather in the context of resolving the problems faced by the country’s residents, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told France 24 in an interview.

    “The only topic which should be of concern to those present in the CAR is the well-being of the inhabitants of the CAR, as well as the security and level of development of their country,” the minister explained.

    However, …

  • France allocates €24 million and weapons to Central African Republic

    France will allocate €24 million assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) and will send weapons to the country, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, Voaafrique reported.

     “France is willing to continue its historical partnership with the Central African Republic,” said Le Drian at a press conference. He said that France would provide CAR with about 1.4 thousand units of automatic weapons. French Foreign Minister did not mention the date when the delivery of the weapons …