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The Russian leader holds talks in Saint Petersburg with Viktor Medvedchuk, a pro-Moscow Ukrainian politician and businessman who has claimed Putin is his daughter's godfather
(UPDATED) Rome's historic center is on security lockdown for the visit with 50 streets blocked to traffic and Italian media reporting that mobile phone signals could be scrambled
Here are some of the top moments and bon-mots from the 2 day meeting hosted by Japan in the city of Osaka
Russian President Vladimir Putin slams ideas of freedom of sexuality as he defends Russia's ban on 'gay propaganda'
(UPDATED) The comments come as British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the row over the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil
(UPDATED) Vladimir Putin says nothing, but grins in response to the US President's comment
Russian President Vladimir Putin also seeks to once again shift blame onto the Ukrainian authorities
'Happy birthday, my best wishes. I am delighted to have a friend like you,' Russian President Vladimir Putin tells Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on his 66th birthday
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin lash out at 'inequalities' in the global economic system and vow to pursue closer ties between their countries
'Global issues related to national interests in the economic and social spheres and global security are more important than games of security services,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin
(UPDATED) Russia's Vladimir Putin says the visit is a 'key event' in relations between the two neighbors
'This is the rhetoric that will not help Ukraine to sort out the problem of the southeast,' says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, referring to the separatist conflict in the ex-Soviet country's industrial east
The renewed diplomacy follows the long-awaited report in the United States which found that Russia interfered in the 2016 election
The top US diplomat will meet Putin on Tuesday, May 14, in Sochi to 'discuss the full range of bilateral and multilateral challenges'
'We will never recognize any citizenship that was issued by the aggressor state. This is like Nazi Germany issuing Ausweis (identity document) for certain people,' says Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
The law, which will come into effect in November, will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet
(UPDATED) The new Kremlin decree published May 1 says several categories of Ukrainian nationals will have the right to receive a Russian passport within 3 months of applying for one
'I think we're doing very well with North Korea. A lot of progress is being made,' says US President Donald Trump
Kim and Putin meet in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok for their first summit – squarely aimed at countering US influence
North Korea 'needs guarantees of its security, the preservation of its sovereignty,' Russian President Vladimir Putin says after talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
Russian and North Korean flags are flying from lamp posts on Vladivostok's Russky island, where the summit is to take place on a university campus
President Vladimir Putin signs the decree aimed at residents of the unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics that broke away from Kiev in 2014 and are governed by Moscow-backed rebels
(UPDATED) 'I hope that during the talks...I will be able to have concrete discussions on resolving situations on the Korean Peninsula and on the development of our bilateral relationship,' says Kim Jong-un
(UPDATED) Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov says the focus of the first meeting between the two men 'will be on a political and diplomatic solution to the nuclear problem on the Korean Peninsula'
Putin, who has long expressed his readiness to meet with Kim, is gearing up to play a bigger role in nuclear negotiations with Moscow's Cold War-era ally, with which it shares a short border
'Following an invitation from Vladimir Putin...Kim Jong-un will visit Russia in the second half of April,' the Kremlin says in a statement on its website
Several thousands call on Russians to take to the streets across the country to protest the latest raft of repressive laws and falling living standards
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs off on the legislation against the advice of human rights activists, who warned the laws amounted to censorship and would be abused to crack down on freedom of speech
In Russia, March 18 has been proclaimed the 'Day of Crimea's Reunification with Russia' and celebrated with events across the country. In Crimea, it is a public holiday.
The mass protest in Moscow comes after the Russian lower house of parliament backed a bill preventing Russian internet traffic from being routed on foreign servers
Moscow and Washington have accused one another of breaching the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces agreement concluded between the US and the former Soviet Union in 1987
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his allies – including Russia – have accused the United States of attempting to carry out a coup against his government
'We need to show that there are people in the country that do not agree [with the Kremlin's course],' says one of the thousands of Russians who marched
The longtime Russian leader warns Washington against deploying any new missiles in Europe following the collapse of a key Cold War-era treaty, saying Moscow will consider it a 'serious threat'
Mike Pompeo, the first US secretary of state to visit Slovakia in 14 years, tells President Andrej Kiska as they meet: 'It's been too long since America has been deeply engaged here'
'During 2019-2020 we have to develop a land-based version of the seaborne Kalibr system equipped with a long-range cruise missile which showed good results in Syria,' says Russia's defense minister Sergei Shoigu
'Our American partners have announced they are suspending their participation in the deal, and we are also suspending our participation,' says Russia President Vladimir Putin of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will discuss with Vladimir Putin the creation of a Turkish-controlled 'security zone' in northern Syria, suggested by Donald Trump
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit marks the 25th time he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met since 2013
The reports come as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation looms large in the background, punctuated by guilty pleas, convictions, and indictments of former Trump associates
'Russian-US relations remain an important factor in order to guarantee strategic stability and international security,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the cases paint the country as 'a powerful player who needs to be reckoned with'
From trampling near-sacred allies like Canada to trying to make good with rival Russia and enemy North Korea, Donald Trump's foreign policy shook up the world
US President Donald Trump's G20 summit gets off to a rocky start with new allegations of hidden links to Russia overshadowing what he had hoped would be a triumphant burst of trade diplomacy
Shortly before the summit kicks off, Donald Trump's 'America First' charge will bear fruit with the signing in Buenos Aires of a successor to the North American free trade pact NAFTA
Moscow and Kiev have traded angry accusations since Russian navy vessels fired on, boarded, and captured the 3 Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea
Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the end of this week, but that may not happen because of a confrontation at sea between Russia and Ukraine
'I don't want anyone to think this is fun and games. Ukraine is under threat of full-scale war with Russia,' says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urges Russia and Ukraine 'to take steps without delay to contain this incident and reduce tensions through all available peaceful means in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations'
Both the US and Russian presidents arrive separately for the solemn ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, skipping the bus ride and symbolic walk with other leaders