Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

2015-08-31 05:27

The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.

Ukraine's Poroshenko vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

2015-08-24 21:52

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels, and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a "large-scale invasion".

Egypt's Sisi, Putin to discuss closer ties in Moscow talks

2015-08-20 17:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow for the third time in a year to continue promoting closer strategic and economic relations, official say.

Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal

2015-07-30 18:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the deal on Iran's nuclear programme will improve security in the Middle East.

Thousands rally in Georgia against Russian occupation

2015-07-19 07:24

Over 3 000 people have taken to the streets in Georgia to protest what they called Moscow's occupation of the breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions.

Brics bank looks at local, international borrowing

2015-07-09 18:11

The New Development Bank being launched by the Brics group of emerging economies plans to raise money both on local markets and internationally, says its president.

Russia cuts off power supplies to Ukraine rebels

2015-07-07 16:00

Kiev says Russia has cut off electricity to Ukraine's rebel-run regions in what appears to be another sign that Moscow is losing interest in plans to splinter its neighbour.

Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, ISIS

2015-06-26 09:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, ISIS's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

Russia won SWC 2018 'honestly' - Putin

2015-06-20 07:30

Russia fought honestly for the right to host the 2018 Soccer World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

Nato chief accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling'

2015-06-17 18:47

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has criticised Russia for the decision to add at least 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year - a move that Moscow has blamed on the military alliance.


Putin set to meet Egypt's Sisi

2015-08-26 15:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in Moscow as Russia ramps up its efforts to serve as a leading mediator in Middle Eastern conflicts.

Military pressure on Ukraine 'will last decades'

2015-08-22 21:11

Military pressure on Ukraine from Russia and the separatists that Moscow supports is likely to last decades and future generations will have to undergo military training.

Turkey's Erdogan says Putin may 'give up' on Assad

2015-08-03 14:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin is having a change of heart on the Kremlin's wholehearted support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad and may 'give up on him' in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been quoted as saying.

Key suspect won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

2015-07-27 21:10

A UK judge has accused the key Litvinenko murder suspect of manipulation after he refused to testify.

Obama calls Putin to discuss Iran deal

2015-07-16 08:23

President Barack Obama has spoken by phone to Vladimir Putin, thanking his Russian counterpart for his role in reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme.

SA in new nuclear deal with Russia

2015-07-08 23:18

South Africa and Russia intend to implement several joint projects for education in the nuclear power industry, the department of energy has announced.

Russia's Putin sends July 4 greetings to Obama

2015-07-04 20:00

Russian president Vladimir Putin has congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the US can work together to find solutions to international problems.

Russia stalls on reform

2015-06-23 21:00

Russia's interest rates are rising and inflation is racing, but while his country slides into recession, President Vladimir Putin denies any economic crisis.

Putin: Don't talk to Russia through ultimatums

2015-06-19 16:44

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries must not meddle in Moscow's affairs and that no one should speak to Russia through ultimatums.

Russia to boost nuclear arsenal - Putin

2015-06-16 23:01

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by more than 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move slammed as "sabre-rattling" by Nato.

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