Putin criticizes opponents' corruption fight

2017-04-24 21:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tacitly criticized a popular opposition leader whose efforts to expose official corruption fueled nationwide protests last month

Russia detains suspected organiser of metro bombing

2017-04-17 22:02

Russia's FSB security service says it has detained a suspected organiser of last month's bombing of the Saint Petersburg metro that killed 14 people.

Kremlin: No positive shift yet on Russia-US ties

2017-04-13 22:30

The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin's meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has produced no immediate positive shift in relations.

US, Russia agree on Syria probe

2017-04-12 21:03

Striving to salvage ties amid a dispute over Syria, the US and Russia have agreed to work together on an investigation into a Syrian chemical weapons attack.

Trump's Syria strike poses challenge for Kremlin

2017-04-07 21:02

Russia hailed Donald Trump when he came to power as the leader who could help restore battered ties between Moscow and Washington, but his surprise missile strike in Syria has instead thrown down a gauntlet,.

Police detain dozens at Moscow protest

2017-04-02 16:41

Police have detained 29 opposition protesters in central Moscow a week after hundreds of others were arrested during a rally organised by leading Putin critic Alexei Navalny.

Putin will be 'glad' to meet Trump at G20 or earlier

2017-03-30 19:39

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will be happy to meet US counterpart Donald Trump at the G20 in July this year or even earlier.

Putin to meet Iran's Rouhani in Moscow

2017-03-28 13:21

Russian President Vladimir Putin was to host Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for talks that will be closely watched for signs of their next moves in Syria.

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

2017-03-24 19:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a surprise meeting with France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Trump campaign chief linked to Putin interests

2017-03-23 08:11

The Associated Press has learned that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairperson, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago.


Zimbabwe marks 37 years of independence amid economic crisis

2017-04-19 07:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has marked the country's 37th anniversary of independence with a call for tranquility even as the economy has collapsed to the point where livestock is being accepted in place of cash.

Russia urged to probe ‘gay concentration camps’

2017-04-16 06:03

Russia must investigate reports by human rights groups that dozens of men are being held and tortured in Chechnya because they are believed to be gay, the human rights arm of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said this week.

Trump: US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

2017-04-13 07:03

President Donald Trump has said US relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low" as he moved ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow.

Putin slams Trump ties as top diplomats spar on Syria

2017-04-12 16:43

Russian president says ties with US worsened in recent months as top diplomats lock horns over Syria conflict.

Trump pledges 'full support' to Putin over Russia metro attack

2017-04-04 06:03

US President Donald Trump spoke with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and pledged Washington's "full support" for Moscow's response to the deadly attack on the Saint Petersburg metro, the White House said.

Putin on US hack charge: 'Read my lips: No'

2017-03-30 21:06

President Vladimir Putin has emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

Putin critic says he narrowly escaped death after poisoning

2017-03-30 13:34

A Russian opposition leader sharply critical of President Vladimir Putin has told US lawmakers that he narrowly escaped death last month after being poisoned with a substance his doctors still haven't been able to identify.

Kremlin livid as generation born under Putin flocks to protests

2017-03-27 20:02

At the age of 16, Darya Moroz is too young to vote in Russia, but she sneaked out to join the opposition protest in Moscow - without telling her parents.

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

2017-03-23 19:04

Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov has been shot and killed in Kiev in what the Ukrainian president described as an "act of state terrorism" by Russia.

Brand SA needs strong, credible leadership

2017-03-23 05:02

Because countries are also brands, they have to think very carefully before they choose leaders to embody what they want to stand for, at home and abroad, says Solly Moeng.

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