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What others say: Good luck cleaning up water in Rio

...deriving a paycheck from the group, has anyone heard a whimper of local regret?But the same process that led to Vladimir Putin's costly bread-and-circuses winter 2014 vanity production in balmy Sochi - the same process that has led to Beijing...
Opinion She showed the audience pictures of the city's churches and bridges and of the Bolshoi Theatre, pointing out where Putin would sit. She said she attends the theatre regularly to see professional dancers perform. The theater recruits its ballerinas...
Donald the whiner

...with days complaining that he hadn't been afforded the respect he deserves. According to Trump, he'll bring Vladimir Putin to heel. He'll make Mexico pay for a border fence. He'll take the Middle East's oil. Assuming, that is, no one says...
Putin is the key to Ukraine success with an IMF loan the end, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the trump cards in Ukraine's drive...coal-mining region in the east of Ukraine. The Putin-friendly separatists and Ukrainian regular...diminished at the end of the week, that Putin was not ready yet to play his trump. So...
Op-ed: President Obama declares war on climate change

President Barack Obama is less than stalwart in the fight against ISIS and doesn't seem overly concerned about Vladimir Putin's predation in Ukraine or China's aggression in the South China Sea. It is the fight against climate change, an allegedly...
Putin's Potemkin Games

...authoritarian egotism, Russian President Vladimir Putin would win the gold medal going away.His...ruthlessly exploiting migrant labor.For Putin, any cost, and any means, was worth...political propaganda. By securing them, Putin also bought the tacit cooperation of the...
Op-ed: Hillary against the Uber economy

...chauffeur license. The French government obligingly gave the Uber France CEO and Uber Western Europe general manager the Vladimir Putin treatment, arresting them for running an illegal taxi service. (The service was suspended.)Presumably the CEOs of sharing-economy...
Putin's antics wearing thin in Europe

...particularly now that Russian President Vladimir Putin has annexed Crimea, seems bent on reducing...falling oil prices than Western sanctions, Putin reflexively blames all of Russia's woes on the West. Then there is the problem of Putin himself. His behavior is increasingly...

...Ukraine - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately...opened a new offensive along the seacoast.Putin's comment, made to national TV network...Despite the use of the word "statehood," Putin did not envision sovereignty for the two...
What others say: Russia a nation in decline

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who loves to strut on the world stage...continue climbing.Even more serious for Putin, although likely to draw less attention...Russia has serious financial problems that Putin had not anticipated. It is something...


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