Russia

Putin wants to end 70-year-old dispute with Japan over islands

Russia and Japan are involved in a dispute over Kuril islands, captured by the Soviet Union at World War II's end.

Russia

Putin: Skripal poisoning suspects 'not criminals'

Russian president says Moscow knows identity of the two men accused by UK of attempting to murder former double agent.

Putin: Skripal poisoning suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

Russia

Russia stages massive military exercise

Russia kicks off largest war drills ever involving 300,000 troops, including Chinese soldiers, in eastern Siberia.

Battle for Idlib

Idlib: Turkey's ceasefire call rejected by Russia, Iran

Tehran summit on fate of Syria's Idlib ends without agreement as Turkish ceasefire push is rejected by Russia and Iran.

Idlib: Turkey's ceasefire call rejected by Russia, Iran

Russia

Russians rally against plans to raise pension age

Several large rallies have taken place in recent months against an unpopular proposal to raise the retirement age.

Thousands protest against pension law despite Putin's rollback

Russia

Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

The Russian and German leaders meet for bilateral talks outside of Berlin.

Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

Germany

Putin set to meet Merkel in Germany

Russian leader visits Germany for first time since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014.

Putin to have talks with Angela Merkel in Germany

Russia

Thousands protest in Russia against proposed retirement age rise

Trade unions have warned that many Russians will not live long enough to claim a state pension.

Thousands protest in Russia against proposed retirement age rise

Exclusive

Ex-Trump campaign adviser: I believe Russia meddled in election

JD Gordon acknowledges Russian interference, but says alleged collusion between Russia and Trump is a 'hoax'.

Ex-Trump campaign adviser: I believe Russia meddled in election

US & Canada

US senators to grill Mike Pompeo on Trump-Putin Helsinki meeting

US secretary of state will appear before a Senate panel to explain what happened during the two leaders' recent closed-door meeting.

US & Canada

Trump invites Putin to US as Democrats call for Helsinki details

Democratic Senate leader opposes more meetings between US, Russia leaders unless details of Helsinki summit are known.

Trump invites Putin to US as Democrats call for Helsinki details

Russia

Putin slams US 'saboteurs' following summit with Trump

The Russian president says relations between Moscow and Washington remain in 'an extremely unsatisfactory state'.

Putin: Powerful forces trying to sabotage US-Russia ties

Opinion

Trump is not Putin's puppet and here's why

Trump has been trying to erode Russia's monopoly over Europe's gas market for the past year.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

United States

Trump blames 'fake news' after Putin summit firestorm

But US president says he accepts conclusion by intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election.

Opinion

What does the Helsinki summit mean for Syria?

The Helsinki summit confirmed that Trump is taking a back seat on Syria.

Yury Barmin

by Yury Barmin

Yury Barmin