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.

The two signatures Gordhan won’t give Zuma

2016-08-29 07:11

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s refusal to sign two treasury guarantees is at the heart of efforts by President Jacob Zuma to have him removed from office, writes Adriaan Basson.

Putin and Erdogan pledge reset after diplomatic rift

2016-08-09 19:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have promised to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian warplane last November.

Absence of Russian stars damages Rio - Putin

2016-07-27 22:00

President Vladimir Putin says the absence of some Russian stars at the Rio Games would hit the quality of the competition.

Leaked proposal: US offering Russia military pact in Syria

2016-07-14 16:07

America is offering Russia a new military pact against ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria, according to a leaked US proposal.

Putin makes pitch for better Europe ties

2016-06-17 19:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to reach out to Europe to mend relations shattered by the Ukraine crisis, but insists the West is responsible for the bad blood.

Putin praises Russian arms industry

2016-05-12 20:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the nation's military industries for meeting most production goals for new weapons.

Ecclestone: Russia GP secure with Putin's backing

2016-04-30 13:22

Russia will remain on the Formula 1 calendar for the foreseeable future according to the sport's CEO Bernie Ecclestone, find out why.

Putin visits Crimea to mark 2 years since annexation

2016-03-18 22:29

President Vladimir Putin has visited Crimea as Russia marked two years since annexing the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine.


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.

Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff

2016-08-12 12:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly dismissed his close ally and powerful chief of staff Sergei Ivanov.

Putin and Erdogan to meet in hope of restoring Turkey-Russia ties

2016-08-08 16:56

Sometimes even good friends can have a bad falling out, but it appears presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have started patching things up.

Putin to meet Russia's dope-tainted Rio team

2016-07-27 13:39

President Vladimir Putin will meet Russia's dwindling Olympic team ahead of the Rio Games.

Putin condemns 'unfair' IAAF ban

2016-06-18 07:19

President Vladimir Putin has condemned as "unfair" the IAAF decision to extend a ban on the doping-tainted Russian athletics federation.

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

2016-05-21 17:15

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights.

Putin: Russian weapons turned tide in Syria

2016-05-10 22:01

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's new weapons have proven their worth in Syria.

Panama Papers: Huge tax leak exposes Putin aides, world leaders

2016-04-04 10:30

A massive leak of 11.5 million documents has exposed the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Russia turned war around for Syria regime - analysts

2016-03-16 06:21

Russia's surprise withdrawal from Syria came after Moscow helped President Bashar Assad's regime gain the upper hand in the conflict, analysts say, but the war is far from over.

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