Syria's War

What to expect from Putin-Erdogan meeting on Syria

US troop withdrawal, a security buffer zone, and hardline fighters' control of Idlib province high on the agenda.

Vladimir Putin

Trust in Russia's Putin falls to all-time low: poll

Ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria have led to a dramatic drop in the popularity of the Russian president.

Poll shows Russia's trust in Vladimir Putin falls to all-time low

Russia

Putin hosting Abe for talks to break 70-year island deadlock

Tokyo and Moscow are locked in territorial dispute over four islands taken by Soviet army in last days of World War II.

Putin hosting Abe for talks to break 70-year island deadlock

United States

FBI investigated Trump's Russia ties after Comey firing: NYT

Investigators sought to determine whether Trump had knowingly or unwittingly worked for Kremlin interests, report says.

FBI investigated Trump's Russia ties after Comey firing: NYT

Russia

Russia arrests American in Moscow over suspected spying

The FSB said in a statement that the American was taken into custody on Friday 'while carrying out an act of espionage'.

Russia arrests American in Moscow over suspected spying

Vladimir Putin

Russia's Putin says he is 'open for dialogue' with United States

In a New Year's letter to US President Donald Trump, Putin says Moscow ready for dialogue on a 'wide-ranging agenda'.

Russia's Putin says he is 'open for dialogue' with United States

Inside Story

Is a new hypersonic arms race underway?

Vladimir Putin boasts nothing can shoot down Russia's latest missile.

Russia

Putin hails successful test of Russia's new hypersonic missile

Putin says missile system, which will enter service next year, will ensure Russia's security for decades to come.

Putin hails successful test of Russia's new hypersonic missile

Special series

Crimea: Russia's Dark Secret

A harrowing look at killings and kidnappings undertaken by Russia to scare off Crimea's Muslim Tatars.

Inside Story

Is the Cold War really over?

Russia's Putin warns he could build new missiles after Trump declares he is pulling out of a nuclear weapons treaty.

United States

Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty in US court

Butina becomes the first Russian to be convicted of working to shape US policy during the 2016 election campaign.

Europe

Wife of Ukrainian officer appeals to Putin to release him

Vasili Soroka was one of 23 servicemen captured after three Ukrainian boats were fired upon in the Black Sea last month.

Opinion

Wag the dog in Ukraine?

What was the Kerch incident really about?

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Argentina

G20 Summit 2018: All the latest updates

G20 final communique reaffirms the group's commitment to further strengthening of the global financial safety net.

G20 Summit 2018: All the latest updates

Argentina

What to expect from this year's G20 summit

Who will meet MBS? Will there be a breakthrough in the US-China trade war? What groups are leading protests?