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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
John Bolton discusses the fate of the treaty with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and spends 'nearly 5 hours' in talks with Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev
Khabib Nurmagomedov, who faces possible suspension over the post-fight fracas, has not received his prize money after defending his title against Conor McGregor
This is the lowest trust rating for Russian President Vladimir Putin since 2014
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug as they went into talks in New Delhi
Experts say India needs the sophisticated S-400 air defense system to fill critical gaps in its defense capabilities
The bill, which still has to go through the formality of a third reading and senate hearing, would see Russian men retire at 65 instead of 60 and has sparked rare national protest, with tens of thousands rallying across Russia in recent months.
Putin urges the men to address the media saying there was 'nothing criminal' about them, as he speaks at an economic forum in the far eastern city of Vladivostok
Putin's sudden proposal comes just two days after he said that the territorial dispute between Japan and Russia was unlikely to be settled soon
(UPDATED) The week-long deployment dubbed 'Vostok-2018' is condemned by NATO as a rehearsal for 'large-scale conflict'
UK Security Minister Ben Wallace on Putin: 'Ultimately he does in so far as he is the president of the Russian Federation and it is his government that controls, funds and directs the military intelligence, the GRU, via his ministry of defense'
Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, is killed in a bombing at a cafe in Donetsk, becoming the 4-year conflict's most prominent victim from the Moscow-backed side
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Iran to meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, state-run TRT Haber television says
'Everything about Hillary Clinton had to be negative and you really had to tear into her. It was all about the leaked email, the corruption scandals, and the fact that she is super rich,' says a former Russian troll
Conflict between Ukraine and Russia has exacerbated tensions between the two churches, with Ukranian Patriarch Filaret once saying Putin was 'possessed by Satan'
'Life goes on and our contacts are continuing despite all the difficulties – the difficulties in the US domestic political life,' Putin says
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also goes on the offensive to stress steps the President has taken to show resolve against Russia
For the moment, the only coordination between the US-led coalition with Russia in Syria is through a special hotline to make sure there are no mishaps involving the two sides' ground forces or planes
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'It is up to people to... no one should be forced to return,' UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says following an agreement between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to work together on the safe return of Syrian refugees
'When you hear the Fake News talking negatively about my meeting with President Putin, and all that I gave up, remember, I gave up NOTHING,' Trump says on Twitter
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A US State Department spokesperson tweets, 'To be clear: The Administration is not considering supporting a referendum in [eastern] Ukraine'
'This morning, the FSB raided offices of staff at the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building,' which is a subsidiary of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, Kommersant reports, citing sources in law enforcement agencies.
Still under fire over his Helsinki summit , the US president says he looks forward to meeting Russian Vladimir Putin in the White House
FBI director Christopher Wray says: 'The intelligence community's assessment has not changed. My view has not changed.'
'We want the interpreter to come before the committee. We want to see the notes,' says the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
The US president has been under bipartisan fire in Washington for failing to publicly confront Putin over the election interference at the press conference that followed their Helsinki talks
Faced with intense outrage at home, and even allies demanding he reverse course, Trump – in an extraordinary postscript to the summit – sought to walk back his remarks
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Republican Senator John McCain said Trump's seeming acceptance of Putin's denial was a historical 'low point' for the US presidency
The US and Russian presidents come out of their meeting in Helsinki expressing a desire to talk again on global challenges, after discussing an array of issues from Syria, Ukraine,and China to trade tariffs and the size of their nuclear arsenals
(UPDATED) 'I think it's a good start: very, very good start for everybody,' US President Trump tells reporters after meeting Vladimir Putin for more than two hours with just their interpreters present, just before being joined by their national security teams
Hours before the Helsinki summit, Trump is asked if he would press Putin over Russia's alleged manipulation of the 2016 election that brought the mercurial property tycoon to power. He says only: 'We'll do just fine.'
With relations between their two countries at lows not seen since the Cold War, the pair will have their work cut out to bring anything positive out of the meeting
United States President Donald Trump says his Republican Party had also been the target of Russian hacking efforts but had superior cyber security measures in place
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Finland capital Helsinki on Monday, July 16
'We have been far tougher on Russia than anybody... We have been extremely tough on Russia,' US President Donald Trump says at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May