Putin, Macron agree 'negotiations' only way to defuse North Korea tensions
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed in a phone call Friday that resuming direct talks with North Korea is the only way to resolve tensions over its nuclear programme.
Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems
Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying.
Putin warns of 'global catastrophe' in North Korea impasse
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Tuesday of a global "catastrophe" unless a diplomatic solution over North Korea is reached, saying imposing further sanctions on Pyongyang would be useless.
Putin condemns North Korea nuclear test, appeals for calm
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Pyongyang's claim it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb was a threat to regional peace and issued an appeal for calm.
Netanyahu denounces Iran 'threat' in Putin talks
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Iran wielded growing influence in Syria that was a "threat" to his country as he met Russian President Vladimir Putin, a figure in the Syrian crisis.
Putin cultivates stongman persona with holiday adventures
Putin's affinity for the tough guy pose has been documented with shots of him bare-chested on horseback, diving in a submarine in Lake Baikal -- the world's deepest -- and flipping a Judo opponent.
Putin says will consider running for another 6-year term as president
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was first elected 17 years ago, said on Friday that he would consider running for re-election in 2018.
Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law
US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril.