Europe

Chelsea owner Abramovich's UK visa 'yet to be renewed'

Owner of Chelsea football club did not attend Saturday's FA Cup final in London, when his team beat Manchester United.

UK 'yet to renew visa' of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

Skripal poisoning

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

Sergei Skripal would not have survived if a military-grade agent had been used, says Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

Reporter's Notebook

One year into Mueller's Trump-Russia probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 22 people and companies in the past year and is showing no signs of stopping.

United States

Four things learned: Trump Jr's meeting with the Russians

New documents released by US Senate offer new window into 2016 meeting with Russians close to the Kremlin.

Four things learned: Trump Jr's meeting with the Russians

Europe

Iran, Russia prevent directors from attending Cannes

Jafar Panahi hasn’t been able to leave Iran since 2010, and Kirill Serebrennikov was arrested by the Russian government before the festival.

Europe

Putin opens Russia-Crimea bridge: 'A miracle has happened'

Bridge across Kerch strait hailed as 'construction of the century', tightening Russia's hold over the contested peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

Iran

Iran seeks 'clear future design' for imperilled nuclear deal

FM says Tehran is 'ready for all options' as he embarks on tour with pact's other signatories in wake of US withdrawal.

Europe

Middle East tensions at heart of Netanyahu's visit to Moscow

Benjamin Netanyahu has visited Russia to talk to Vladimir Putin about Israeli interventions in Syria and concerns about Iran.

Turkey

Why the US is considering halting arms sales to Turkey

Proposed military policy bill calls for a temporary halt to weapon sales to Turkey, threatening already strained ties.

Why a US defence bill seeks a halt to arms sales to Turkey

Russia

Russia inauguration: What did Vladimir Putin say

President Putin took the oath of office on Monday. Here is a full transcript of what he said at his inauguration.

Europe

A look at Vladimir Putin's rise to the top

Former KGB spy begins another six-year term as Russian president after his re-election in March.

Russia

Putin sworn in for fourth term

Former KGB spy begins another six-year term as Russian president after his re-election in March.

Putin sworn in as Russian president for fourth term

Inside Story

Why is the US reactivating its Second Fleet?

The United States Navy is reviving its naval operations in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Russia

Alexey Navalny: Putin's sole political nemesis

Alexey Navalny has emerged as the only political leader able to mobilise the Russian streets against the Kremlin.

Alexey Navalny: Putin's sole political nemesis

Russia

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from detention

Navalny was arrested on Saturday after organising and attending a massive anti-Putin protest in Moscow.

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from detention