Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to take steps towards establishing complete denuclearisation and to cooperate on future economic opportunities and infrastructure projects during Moon's visit to Russia.
The host nation Russia is one of the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament but has spent more than $13 billion to host football's showpiece.
On a range of international issues the G7 can not act without the cooperation of other important nations. This is why it should change.
During a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc, China has sought to portray itself as a defender of free trade in response to Donald Trump's support for import controls.
The most powerful Russian and Chinese leaders in decades, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have built closer ties while US President Donald Trump has labelled both countries as economic rivals that challenge US interests and values.
Arkady Babchenko had reportedly been shot dead on Tuesday at his home in Kiev, but it turns out the Russian journalist and Kremlin critic is very much alive.
Russia had issued an Interpol red notice for Bill Browder, who was sentenced by a Moscow court for deliberate bankruptcy and tax evasion.
The US envoy to the United Nations-hosted Conference on Disarmament says that Syria's presidency of the Geneva-based body is a "travesty."
Russia is aiming to fight American sanctions with counter-sanctions of its own. This may backfire and further expose the weak Russian economy, while ultimately compounding the stress on its own population.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad in Sochi. As the Syrian regime continues to capture rebel-held territories, Russia is trying to further cement its role as a shaper of regional politics.
Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin dismisses the possibility of supplying the Syrian regime with S-300 ground-to-air missiles, saying the regime already had "everything it needed."
In a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall, President Putin said improving Russia's economy following a recession partly linked to international sanctions would be a primary goal of his next six-year term.
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