US & Canada

US president ready to sign Russia sanctions bill

White House says Trump to back fresh sanctions against Russia after politicians throw support behind punishing measures.

Donald Trump ready to sign Russia sanctions bill

Inside Story

What do Trump and Putin want from each other?

Controversy continues to swirl around the US president, his aides, and the administration's relationship with Russia.

US & Canada

Putin, Trump held second undisclosed G20 conversation

The private conversation took place during a dinner for G20 leaders in Germany this month, says White House official.

Opinion

Trump and Putin: An awkward first date

How Donald Trump met his most important voter - Vladimir Putin.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Europe

Trump and Putin set to meet face to face at G20

Leaders of world's 20 largest economies meet in Germany for discussion on everything from climate to trade policies.

World leaders gather for G20 in Hamburg amid protests

Europe

Russian opposition leader barred from 2018 elections

Election body says Alexei Navalny ineligible to run in 2018 presidential vote due to suspended five-year jail sentence.

Russia bars Alexei Navalny from 2018 presidential bid

Opinion

Youth vs Putin - 2:0

The Kremlin is failing to suppress a new more resilient wave of youth protests.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Russia

Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate

Russian president tells the world to take it easy after US decision to withdrawal from Paris climate change agreement.

Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate

Opinion

Muammar Putin at the Versailles

Gaddafi's shadow loomed at Versailles during Macron’s meeting with Putin.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Europe

Chemical weapons a red line in Syria, says Macron

Meeting Putin in Paris, Macron also said France and Russia should cooperate to 'eradicate terrorist groups' in Syria

Chemical weapons a red line in Syria, says Macron

US & Canada

Putin offers to release Trump-Lavrov talks transcript

Kremlin offer comes amid row over US president's disclosure of ISIL-related information to top Russian diplomats.

Putin offers to release Trump-Lavrov meeting transcript

Europe

Four civilians killed in Ukraine artillery shelling

Kiev blames pro-Russian separatists for renewed artillery shelling in breach of 2015 ceasefire agreement.

Four killed in artillery shelling in Avdiyivka

Opinion

Macron, Putin and the boomerang effect

How the Kremlin's hackers managed to spoil Moscow's relations with the new French president even before he was elected.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Russia

Putin: Russia-Turkey recovery process 'complete'

Leaders Putin and Erdogan agree on boosting trade and on need for a political solution in Syria during talks in Sochi.

Putin: Russia-Turkey recovery process 'complete'

US & Canada

Trump, Putin 'seek Syria ceasefire' in 'first conversation'

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has spoken by phone to Donald Trump in their first known conversation since the US president ordered missile strikes on a Syrian air base.