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  1. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia's Dmitry Medvedev warns Ukraine is 'on the brink of civil war'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kiev Russian PM's gloomy warning comes as Kiev claims military action against pro-Moscow separatists in country's east has finally begun Ukraine 'on the brink of civil war' Ukrainian armed forces yesterday launched a "s ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Post-interview ‘hot mic’ embarrasses Russia’s Medvedev

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 05:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Stark divisions within Russia’s elite were exposed on Monday when a hot mic mishap showed Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev slamming security forces as “jerks” for launching an early morning raid against a filmmaker. Medvedev on Friday gave an extensive end-of-year interview to five Russian channels in a clear bid to keep up his profile after ceding ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian government approves anti-smoking bill

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 07:26pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... follows a plea by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who on Tuesday called for a crackdown on tobacco companies “making money on children”. Smoking rates have shot up in the past two decades, fuelled ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia’s Medvedev criticises France for backing Syrian rebels

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 02:24pm by Reuters in Moscow

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaking before a visit to Paris on Monday, criticised France’s support for the Syrian opposition and accused European Union ... people and said on November 13 it would look into arming rebels against President Bashar al-Assad once they formed a government. Medvedev, who stepped down as president in May to make way ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia’s Medvedev calls for ban of tobacco ads

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 04:56pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... Associated Press in Moscow Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday called for a ban on all tobacco ads as the government prepares a bill that would also phase out smoking ... and clouds of smoke hover in most Russian bars and restaurants. In a video message posted on his blog on Tuesday, Medvedev listed the dismal statistics and insisted that the government’s clampdown ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The president is given a 'top secret' folder. [It] contains information about aliens Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev jokes around, unaware the cameras are still rolling   At first I thought I was the target of the disputes, but over time I've come to realise the real target was a person who had nothing to do with me Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan comments ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia pulls out of US drugs agreement

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... President Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin last year. The Russian government website published a decree from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev saying Moscow had informed Washington ... Medvedev – seen as Putin’s more liberal partner. But Medvedev’s departure and Putin’s return has prompted a rapid-fire sequence of tit-for-tat measures that included Russia pulling out ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia, Iraq eye new partnership on PM’s visit

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 06:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... sides ever closer to an all-out war. Maliki is due to meet Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev later on Tuesday and Putin on Wednesday. But the powerful Shiite prime minister also intends to use his ...

  9. Medvedev to visit HK

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will visit Hong Kong for the first time on April 16 for two days. He will lead a business delegation, meet Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and attend an official lunch at Government House. Tsang met Medvedev in Moscow in August. Trade with Russia rose more than 60 per cent last year. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by STAFF

    ... We are slowly but surely moving towards a second cold war, which no one needs Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev warns of a new conflict with the West   Setting a time cap is not … depriving lawmakers of their right to monitor the government Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing moves to curb filibustering   Forget about playing golf at the highest level. I couldn't get ...




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