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Russia’s Putin begins new presidential term

President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term on Monday, signaling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the…

Muted Western reaction to Putin victory

World leaders are congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election for a new six-year term as Russian president, but so far no Western leaders have responded to his victory.

Putin claims Russia has ‘invincible missile’

Russia has developed a new cruise missile that is invincible, according to President Vladimir Putin. Mr Putin made the revelation as he laid out his key policies for a fourth presidential term, ahead of an election he is expected to win in…

Putin briefs Trump on Syria

President Vladimir Putin discussed Syria on Tuesday with his US counterpart Donald Trump, with both speaking of the need for progress toward a peace settlement following the Russian leader's surprise summit with Bashar al-Assad.

Trump believes Putin on election meddling claims

Donald Trump said Saturday he believes Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies meddling in the election that propelled the US president to power, adding that the Russian leader felt "very insulted" by the allegations.

US orders Russia to close San Francisco consulate

The United States on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two other installations in two days, a move Moscow greeted with "regret," as relations between the nuclear-armed powers took another dive.

Trump claims Russia ties are at ‘very dangerous low’

US President Donald Trump claimed relations with Russia had hit an all-time and "very dangerous" low Thursday, putting the blame on Congress after he reluctantly approved sanctions against Moscow. After Moscow called the sanctions a…

Russia describes latest US sanctions as ‘trade war’

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a "full-scale trade war" against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US…

Trump’s son and aides to testify about Russia

US President Donald Trump's eldest son, son-in-law and ex-campaign manager are to testify before the Senate on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort will be questioned about their…