Kerry calls on Russia, Assad to "restrain" from offensive strikes
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged Russia to "restrain" itself and the government in Syria as fierce fighting there continues on the day he had hoped political transition could start.
Trump denies Russian ties
US presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he had "nothing to do with Russia" after Democrats accused Moscow of trying to help the Republican nominee win the November general election.
Erdogan to visit Russia on August 9
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on August 9 for his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin since Moscow and Ankara mended ties damaged by the downing of a Russian jet last year, Turkish officials said Tuesday.
Putin insists 'no place' for doping in sport
President Vladimir Putin on Friday insisted Russia was committed to wiping out doping in a last-ditch push to avoid a possible blanket ban from the Rio Games over state-run drug cheating.
Kremlin confirms Putin and Erdogan to meet in Russia early August
The Kremlin confirmed on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to meet in Russia in early August.
Putin orders officials to help Russians return from Turkey
President Vladimir Putin has asked government officials to help Russian holiday makers return home from Turkey after a failed coup bid.
Kerry to meet Putin in bid to save Syria peace process
A frustrated US Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to Moscow once again to meet President Vladimir Putin and test his commitment to the stalled Syrian peace process.
NATO unites to keep pressure on Russia
NATO is keen to downplay any divisions, but there have been calls from countries like France and Germany to avoid a Cold-War style stand-off when Moscow's help is needed on issues such as terrorism.