Russia

Estonia, Lithuania sign defence deal with US after Trump bashes NATO

Estonia and Lithuania signed bilateral defence agreements with the US, just days after US-president elect Donald Trump bashed their common military alliance NATO.

Putin accuses Obama administration of trying to delegitimize Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama has been trying to delegitimize president-elect Donald Trump.

Russia: US wanted to use Islamic State to overthrow Syria's Assad

The United States and its allies hoped to take advantage of groups they themselves designated as terrorists

Russia invites incoming US administration to Syria peace talks

The incoming US administration led by Donald Trump is invited to take part in Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Trump's 'obsolete' NATO comments rattle EU foreign ministers

US president-elect Donald Trump's criticism of NATO has been met with "concern" by the military alliance's top offical, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday.

Syrian rebels going to Astana but won't talk politics, official says

A Syrian rebel official Monday said that most rebel groups had agreed to take part in Russian- and Turkish-backed peace talks due to start in the Kazakh capital Astana next week, but would not...

Poroshenko to Biden: Ukraine will never submit to Russia

Ukraine will never submit to Russian aggression and return to being a vassal of the Russian empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday to US Vice President Joe Biden, who was...

Poland welcomes US troops sent to strengthen NATO's eastern frontier

Polish leaders extended an enthusiastic welcome on Saturday to US troops deployed to support NATO's Eastern European flank.

Trump open to lifting hacking sanctions on Russia

US president-elect Donald Trump is considering lifting sanctions ordered on Russia in response to Kremlin-directed interference in the US presidential election, he told the Wall Street Journal in...

Report: German agencies warn over Moscow efforts to weaken EU-US ties

German intelligence issued a report to the federal government accusing Russia of trying to weaken the relationship between European and US agencies, Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

US public affairs programme interrupted by Russia Today broadcast

A US public affairs cable television network said Thursday it was investigating the interruption of its programming by a Russian state broadcaster.

British ex-spy who compiled Trump dossier "in hiding"

The British ex-spy who produced a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump asked his neighbour to look after his cat before going into hiding, according to British media reports.

Trump admits Russia hacked Democrats, hits back at allegations

US president-elect Donald Trump admitted Wednesday that he thought the hacking of Democratic Party officials during the presidential campaign was committed by Russia, as he used a rare news...

Mr 'Art of the Deal' Trump says he has no deals with Russia

US president-elect Donald Trump denied allegations on Wednesday that Russia could have leverage over him, saying on Twitter: "I have nothing to do with Russia

'Pulp fiction' - Kremlin denies it has compromising Trump information

The Kremlin said Wednesday that it does not have any compromising information on US president-elect Donald Trump.