The US secretary of state's remarks come after the US deployed an aircraft carrier strike group and nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the Middle East. Meanwhile, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said there would be no war with the US.
Economic hardships and a rising retirement age are helping shape how Russians see Stalin, one of the Soviet Union’s most brutal leaders.
On Thursday Russia marks the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.
The Russian Aeroflot passenger plane made an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and caught fire for unknown reasons.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un hold "meaningful" talks in Russia's Vladivostok city, two months after Kim's summit with US President Trump ended in disagreement over decades-old nuclear row.
Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov told Russian media the summit will focus on North Korea's nuclear program.
A new law in Russia can pave the way for the government to have greater control over what Russians can access on the internet.
Images of 10 orcas and 87 beluga whales, kept in enclosures in a bay near Sea of Japan port of Nakhodka, sparked international condemnation forcing the Kremlin to intervene.
Human rights activists warn the laws amounted to censorship and would be abused to further crack down on freedom of speech.
The exercise was part of Turkey's national naval war games called Blue Motherland-2019.
Russian president suspends Moscow's obligations under the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and says the hold would remain in place "until the US ends its violations of the treaty or until it terminates."
The “very strict rules” from the Soviet Union are gone, but Boris Mezdrich, a theatre director, says there is a “new danger” from Russian authorities on theatres, many of which are state-owned or rely on state support.
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