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.
Triggered by a documentary on the secret wealth of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, recent anti-corruption rallies across Russia brought a new generation of protesters to the streets.
On Monday, it emerged that executives of Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) had talks with Kushner during a bank roadshow last year.
The latest in a series of meetings will see the two countries sign a number of agreements on political and economic matters.
The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is expected to contest.
Under US law, presidents cannot direct wiretapping. The federal government can ask a court to authorise the action, but it must provide a justification.
US President Donald Trump accused former president Barack Obama of wiretapping in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign’s ties to Russia.
Trump made no mention of one of the main sources of European concern, his friendly overtures during the campaign toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.
While the far right is on the march globally, there are signs progressives are stirring from their slumber.
Three years ago, the US indicted Dmytro Firtash and Congress MP K.V.P. Rao in an $18.5 million bribery scandal involving mining in India. Why has India not investigated the offence yet?
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
East-West conflict over Ukraine is likely to continue to loom large when it comes to Russian foreign relations, especially as there seems no way – short of a third world war – that it is ever likely to relent on the main issue, its annexation of Crimea.
India and Russia are nearing a joint venture to make light helicopters in India, reviving a plan announced by Vladimir Putin in 2015.
Russia has long held that the European Court of Human Rights, which has repeatedly questioned the country’s human rights record, infringes on its sovereignty. The Aleksai Navalny case is the latest in a series of tussles between the country and the court.
Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Trump’s presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.
Vladimir Putin called Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, while the Kremlin blamed the incident on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.
According to a 2010 UN report, each year about 14,000 Russian women become victims of domestic violence, at the hands of husbands and other relatives.
A Fox News presenter called Russian President Putin a ‘killer’ in a segment interviewing the US President, prompting the Kremlin to ask for an apology.
As part of the deal, Washington had agreed to resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
Is there any modern precedent for this total lack of experience in the top echelons of the White House, including the National Security Council?
The bulletin cited nuclear volatility, especially as the US and Russia seek to modernise their atomic arsenals and remain at odds in war-torn countries such as Syria and Ukraine.
In his first official visit to CIA as president, Trump said that he supports the intelligence community while making no mention of Russia.
India’s foreign policy cannot be centred around personalities any more.
In his inauguration speech at the second Raisina Dialogue, the prime minister took a stand on China’s grand connectivity project and urged Pakistan to shun terrorism if it wants good relations with India.
Reports suggest that Trump had told British officials that he is planning to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin weeks after taking office.
Russia has had big plans for Donald Trump.
Understanding the populism of the Putin government is more urgent than ever as Russia plays a major geopolitical role in the Middle-Eastern balance.
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
Rex Tillerson expressed views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump’s positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico.
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
Experts say Trump will face growing calls for a stiff military, diplomatic, economic, and perhaps also covert response to Russia after his inauguration.