President Erdogan thanked Russian counterpart Putin for Russia's allocation of five firefighting aircraft and three more helicopters for supporting Turkey's fight against forest fires across the country, according to a statement.
Leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation at virtual retreat agree to step up Covid-19 vaccination sharing efforts and take action to lower costly tariffs that complicate the movement of vaccines across borders.
The Cannes Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for the first time in more than two years, launching the French Riviera spectacular with the premiere of Leos Carax's “Annette" and the introduction of Spike Lee’s jury.
The European leaders reject the idea of meeting with Russian leaders, although Germany and France say a top-level dialogue is the need of the hour.
The economic sanctions are the most sweeping measures imposed against Belarus so far by the EU and come after President Alexander Lukashenko sparked outrage by intercepting a Ryanair airplane in May to arrest dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.
The meeting carried symbolic weight, portraying Moscow as a global power that has gained enough leverage to stand up to Washington on several issues.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is to meet US President Joe Biden in Geneva, says hundreds of Americans arrested after Capitol Hill insurrection have been subjected to "persecution for political opinions."
If history is any kind of guide, then, Russian and American leaders will try to reinforce their respective spheres of influence in different parts of the world.
President Vladimir Putin signs legislation that bars members of "extremist" organisations from running for office, a decision allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny say aims to sideline them from parliamentary election this year.
The bill will make it impossible to run in elections for leaders, sponsors and rank-and-file members of “extremist” organisations, a designation being considered for opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s political network.
White House is calling for "a credible international investigation into the events of May 23" when a Ryanair passenger jet flying from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Minsk to arrest opposition journalist Roman Protasevich.
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