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
Trump set the scene for more tension at the meeting in Brussels, renewing his criticism of European allies – and of Germany in particular
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(3rd UPDATE) President Donald Trump has long called for warmer ties with Moscow, but the talks come as Russia's relations with the West languish at levels not seen since the Cold War
Russia's foreign ministry says its troops stationed in ex-Moldova's Transdniestr region (or Transnistria) 'remain a guarantor of peace and stability'
Russia is 'working fine in other formats' such as the Group of 20, says Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Both Moscow and Kiev says that rights ombudsmen would visit the two countries' prisoners 'in the near future'
Chinese President Xi Jinping says this year, they would 'draw up a blueprint for the SCO's future growth'
The Kremlin spokesman's comments comes a day after Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the G7 group
'This medal of friendship represents the Chinese people's lofty respect for President Putin, and symbolizes the profound friendship between China and Russia,' says Chinese President Xi Jinping
'Faster than Mach 20, twenty times the speed of sound,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'I don't think other countries will develop such a weapon in the coming years ... we already have it.'
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe also hopes for a 'new breakthrough' in settling the territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells reporters that 'there were detailed discussions' between the two leaders
Ukraine, which along with most of the international community has not recognized Russia's annexation of Crimea, condemns the project
(3rd UPDATE) 'Craven old man Putin thinks he is a tsar,' Navalny says on Twitter ahead of the demonstrations. 'But he is not our tsar.'
According to experts, the Russian government recognizes the internet as the principal threat to its domination
Russia responds to the new US sanctions against their most influential oligarchs