The two leaders discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea.
De Mistura, speaking on Swiss television station RTS, said failure to make peace quickly through United Nations mediation could lead to “a fragmentation of Syria”.
Meanwhile, a gathering of hardline anti-government Syrian groups met in Riyadh and persisted in the demand that Assad leaves power.
A resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by the US, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted.
Turnbull’s centre-right government has already lost its majority in parliament, accounting for four of the eight lawmakers to be forced out or to resign from parliament in recent weeks because they were dual citizens.
As US-backed and Russian-backed forces battle to retake the remaining pockets of ISIS-held terrain, Mattis said the US military’s longer-term objective would be to prevent the return of an “ISIS 2.0.”
Their comments came after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
With an opposition-less Prince Mohammed cosily ensconced with his American and Israeli allies, the three belligerent powers in the region are squaring up for a battle to rid Israel and Saudi Arabia of any challenge to their dominance.
“I don’t remember much about that meeting. It was a very unimportant meeting.”
Alexei Navalny was detained by the police in late September and sentenced to 20 days in jail on charges of repeatedly violating laws by organising public meeting and rallies.
Russia’s view is that North Korea’s transformation into a nuclear state is permanent and irreversible and the best the West can hope for is for Pyongyang to freeze elements of its programme.
FDP chief Christian Lindner said it might be necessary to “encapsulate” the Crimea issue to maintain good ties between Russia, Germany and the EU.
Trump chose not to veto the sanctions bill which had near-unanimous support in the legislature, dashing his hope of warmer ties.
The US argue that Pyongyang fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, while Russia contends it was just a medium-range one, which hamstrings the US effort to push for stronger sanctions.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said: “It doesn’t make sense not to have some kind of relationship.”
While Trump Jr. faces fire due to evidence of his active willingness to collude with a foreign power to influence the US elections, President Trump says “everybody would do that.”
A Syrian artist has created images to show world leaders what they would look like if they weren’t born with the privileges they have.
Trump wants to work with Putin, a goal made difficult by Russia’s actions in Syria and Ukraine and alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
To raise its standing in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, India should rope in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in its effort to project Chabahar as a gateway to Eurasia.
Putin told NBC that regardless of Trump’s previous travels to Russia as a businessman, he had had no relationship with him and had never met him.
Given the breadth and depth of the Indo-Russian relationship, the divergence in their strategy for the South Asia region is worrying.
A summary of information that is public regarding the probe into the Russian role in the election and the consequent firing of FBI director James Comey.
While Comey’s handling of the Clinton probe has been criticised, he was fired at a time when the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the US elections is suspect.
Trump and Putin spoke on the phone for the first time since US relations with Russian were strained by the US attack on a Syrian airfield.
In her most extensive public comments since the November 8 results, Clinton blamed interference by Russian hackers and FBI director Comey for her defeat
Forty-year-old former lawyer Alexei Navalny has made a name for himself inside Russia investigating the finances of top government officials.
Le Pen hopes to channel the same nationalist, anti-establishment sentiment that propelled Trump to the White House and is moving Britain to leave the EU.
Putin has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. But the 64-year-old popular politician is widely expected to do so.
Popular recollections of better, gentler time are not unique to the post-socialist experience, but here they suggest the Soviet everyday is just as redeemable as Soviet heroism.
The ban comes days before what Open Russia hopes will be large anti-government protests to try to put pressure on Putin to leave politics.
It is a critical week for Turkey-EU relations, as lawmakers will debate ties on Wednesday and the bloc’s foreign ministers will discuss the issue on Friday.
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with “pro-Russian” forces in the West. In France’s upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
A Russian independent newspaper has reported that at least three out of a 100 gay men being detained in secret prisons have been killed.
An adversary of EU expansion, Vladimir Putin is pleased to see Turkey’s chance of acquiring full EU membership rapidly diminish.
Russia says the chemicals that killed civilians last week belonged to rebels, not Assad’s government, and accused the US of illegal aggression on a false pretext.
The Kremlin said on Monday Tillerson was not scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit, a move that could point to tensions.
The US strike – ordered less than three days after the gas attack – could make it clear to Russia that the US will hold Moscow accountable for Assad.
Russian President Putin regarded the US action as a blow against a sovereign nation based on the “made-up pretext” of Syria possessing chemical weapons.
Moscow offered an alternative explanation: that the poison gas belonged to rebels and had leaked from an insurgent weapons depot hit by Syrian bombs.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Officials said they were treating the blast as an act of terrorism, but there was no official confirmation.