Putin a bigger threat than ISIS - McCain

2017-05-30 08:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the so-called Islamic State group, according to veteran US Senator John McCain who also admits Donald Trump makes him "nervous".

Putin visits France for talks; Macron does not give an inch

2017-05-29 22:45

Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank, direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Egypt and Russia discuss fight against 'terror'

2017-05-29 21:31

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks in Cairo with Russia's foreign and defence ministers on ways to battle "terrorism", his office has said.

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

2017-05-29 16:34

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in their first meeting since he came to office with differences on Ukraine and Syria in full view.

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings

2017-05-26 08:20

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.

Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

2017-05-24 19:02

US intelligence agencies learned last summer of contacts between Trump campaign associates at a time when officials knew the Kremlin was trying to interfere in the 2016 election.

Man acknowledges trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia

2017-05-23 11:56

Federal authorities say a Southern California man who worked as an engineer for a defence contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to the Russians.

Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

2017-05-22 21:04

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte leaves for a four-day official visit to Russia, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

2017-05-21 18:34

US President Donald Trump has urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil".

Russia's Putin pledges to send food to Venezuela

2017-05-19 22:56

Russia is pledging to send several thousand tons of wheat to Venezuela on a monthly basis.


Macron says Putin vowed 'whole truth' on gay rights in Chechnya

2017-05-30 07:00

Emmanuel Macron says Russian President Vladimir Putin promised "the whole truth" about accusations of a crackdown on gay men in Chechnya.

Ukraine raids Russian internet giant Yandex over treason

2017-05-29 22:30

Ukraine's security service searches offices of Russian internet giant Yandex as part of a treason probe after Kiev banned its popular search engine.

Russian ministers in Egypt discuss Libya and Syria conflicts

2017-05-29 20:32

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry discussed the conflicts in Libya and Syria as they met in Cairo, the foreign ministry there has said.

Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow: report

2017-05-27 20:29

A report says President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof line to Moscow.

Trump's Russia scandal: Where does it stand?

2017-05-25 08:12

Subpoenas are flying, a special prosecutor is taking the reins, and explosive revelations hit the press almost daily: the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia is heating up.

SA government 'working together with oppressive media regimes'

2017-05-23 20:22

South Africa has media agreements with countries which, according to the international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders, practice press censorship and oppress independent media.

Trump asked two intelligence chiefs to deny Russia collusion - report

2017-05-23 08:28

President Donald Trump asked two top US intelligence officials in March to help push back against the FBI investigation into his campaign's possible links with Russia, The Washington Post reports.

Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

2017-05-21 21:41

Members of key congressional committees are pledging to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia's meddling into the US presidential election, including why former FBI director James Comey was ousted from his job.

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

2017-05-20 06:39

James Comey, the former FBI chief fired by President Donald Trump, has agreed to publicly testify about Russian interference in the US elections, as fresh allegations increased pressure on the American leader.

Russia's Norilsk Nickel sues Botswana for reneging on deal

2017-05-19 17:23

Russian Nickel mining group, Nornickel has taken legal action against the Botswana government for reneging on a deal.

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