Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations

2015-05-23 21:58

President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organisations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.

Kerry says 'critical moment' for Russia to fulfil Ukraine truce

2015-05-13 11:40

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is a critical moment for Russia and separatists to fulfil a peace deal to end the fighting in Ukraine, following his talks a day earlier with President Vladimir Putin.

Kerry to hold talks with Russian president Putin

2015-05-11 16:23

The US State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Russia for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin lauds Russian 'glory and power'

2015-05-09 20:42

President Vladimir Putin has presided over Russia's largest military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet military defeat of Nazi Germany in WWII.

Russia 2018 worthy of 'five stars' - Blatter

2015-04-21 09:22

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter hailed Russia's "five star" work to be ready for the 2018 World Cup.

Putin sees Russia returning to growth

2015-04-16 13:30

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's economy could return to growth in less than two years, even though its unlikely that the West will lift economic sanctions.

Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran

2015-04-13 21:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin has paved the way for long-overdue missile system deliveries to Iran and Moscow started an oil-for-goods swap with Tehran.

Russia, Greece to discuss EU sanctions

2015-04-05 12:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras plan to discuss economic ties and the European Union's sanctions against Moscow.

Putin reappears after 10-day absence, looks healthy

2015-03-16 19:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has resurfaced, smiling and looking his normal self after a 10-day absence from public view that fuelled a wave of rumours about his health.

Kremlin declines to comment on Putin absence

2015-03-15 17:38

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has declined to comment on a report from the independent news outlet Dozhd that Russian President Vladimir Putin had not been in Moscow for the last several days.


Russian return to G7 'unimaginable' for now

2015-05-21 13:38

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine.

Kerry fills in Nato allies on Putin meeting

2015-05-13 11:08

A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State John Kerry is filling in allies at a gathering of Nato foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya.

Zuma and Putin meet in Moscow

2015-05-10 16:40

Russian president Vladimir Putin and President Jacob Zuma have concluded successful bilateral discussions in Moscow.

Putin says 'no regrets' on Crimea

2015-04-26 20:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has no regrets over Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and that it was righting a historical injustice.

Putin: US told leaders not to attend WWII parade

2015-04-16 17:56

President Vladimir Putin has accused Washington of putting pressure on some world leaders not to attend events in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.

Putin welcomes rouble rebound

2015-04-16 13:00

President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the rouble’s rebound even as Russia heads into its first recession in six years after a plunge in oil prices.

Bush pushes for stronger defence, foreign policy

2015-04-08 08:02

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has called for a stronger national defence and a consistent foreign policy but said the US shouldn’t enter into another cold war.

House passes resolution urging Obama to send arms to Ukraine

2015-03-24 09:37

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels.

Putin laughs off rumours over his 10-day absence

2015-03-16 18:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed days of frenzied "rumours" over his health and whereabouts as he reappeared in public after an unusually long 10-day absence.

INFOGRAPHIC: Zuma earns more than most world leaders

2015-03-11 12:32

President Jacob Zuma earns more than UK PM David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, data shows.

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