Trump presidency offers Russia hope of sanctions relief

2016-12-05 05:35

Foreign policy experts have said Russian President Vladimir Putin probably has self-serving motives in interfering in US politics.

Putin hopes for better ties under Trump

2016-11-30 20:34

President Vladimir Putin says he hopes US-Russian relations will improve after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Putin signs strict anti-doping law

2016-11-22 16:11

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that introduces prison terms for coaches and medical staff who coerce athletes into using performance-enhancing drugs.

Russia withdraws signature from ICC

2016-11-16 15:16

Russia is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the International Criminal Court, saying the tribunal has failed to live up to its hopes.

Vladimir Putin congratulates Trump, hopes to work together

2016-11-09 13:08

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the US elections, hoping to work with him to improve relations, the Kremlin has said in a statement.

Putin slams 'hysteria' that Russia's meddling in US polls

2016-10-27 22:20

President Vladimir Putin has slammed as "hysteria" claims that Russia has tried to interfere in the upcoming US presidential elections by hacking US political institutions.

How Russia's Rosneft rose to top with Kremlin's help

2016-10-14 16:23

Once a little-known firm, Russia's Rosneft has enjoyed a meteoric rise under President Vladimir Putin's rule to become the world's largest publicly traded oil company.

Hollande uncertain on Putin visit after Aleppo veto

2016-10-10 20:53

French President Francois Hollande is weighing up whether to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris after the Kremlin blocked a UN bid to end the bombing of Aleppo, the French government has said.

Obama hits at populist strongmen in last UN address

2016-09-21 07:53

US President Barack Obama has used his farewell UN address to castigate strongmen and populists, taking aim at Russia's Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump's rise at home.

Putin calls for 'compromise' towards oil freeze

2016-09-04 14:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged compromise to find agreement on an oil production freeze to combat a global supply glut.


Putin hopes for better Russia-US ties, anti-terror action

2016-12-01 21:40

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia hopes to normalise ties with the United States and make joint efforts to fight international terrorism.

Putin promises World Cup stadium will be ready

2016-11-25 16:16

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised FIFA that the stadium in St. Petersburg will be ready in time to host Confederations Cup.

Sudan lauds Russia's snub of ICC

2016-11-17 18:04

Sudan has welcomed Russia's snub of the International Criminal Court, which seeks the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir on war crimes charges related to atrocities committed in Darfur.

Russia courting Trump – good time for SA to cancel nuclear folly

2016-11-14 19:06

With Russian attention now on much bigger fish, it’s an opportune time for SA to withdraw from the potentially bankrupting nuclear deal, says Alec Hogg.

Vladimir Putin offers new pause, exits for Syrian's besieged Aleppo

2016-11-02 20:55

Russia's Vladimir Putin offers new humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo, rebels refuse to leave city's eastern districts.

Putin to Kremlin journalists: US is watching you

2016-10-16 18:20

Russian President Vladimir Putin is telling the journalists who work in his media corps that they are possibly being watched by American intelligence agencies.

Russia, Turkey sign pipeline accord after crisis

2016-10-11 16:51

Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement to build a gas pipeline under the Black Sea, as they vowed to intensify relations after a bitter crisis.

Russian military considers return to Cuba, Vietnam

2016-10-07 22:16

The Russian military says it's considering the possibility of regaining its Soviet-era bases on Cuba and in Vietnam.

Russia's Putin says unsure he will run for president again

2016-09-05 19:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin who has ruled Russia for 16 years says he has not decided yet if he is going to run for office again.

Putin, Abe seek progress on island row

2016-09-02 21:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have tried to make headway on a lingering territorial dispute as they sought to boost trade, but failed to make a breakthrough.

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