Vladimir Putin

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.

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...

Human Rights Watch believes Trump, European populism threat to human rights

Donald Trump's election as the new president of the United States and growing populist parties in Europe are a "profound threat" to human rights, the Human Rights Watch said in its World Report...

Putin trying to "break" NATO, US defence pick Mattis warns

Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to damage the NATO alliance, US defence secretary nominee James Mattis said at a confirmation hearing Thursday.

Russia plans 10 test launches of intercontinental missiles this year

Russia plans to conduct at least 10 test launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) this year, the Defence Ministry said Tuesday.

Kremlin denounces US allegations of Russian hacking as "witch hunt"

The Kremlin on Monday denounced as a "witch hunt" US allegations that the Russian government supported a hacking campaign to influence the US presidential election.

Trump vows good relations with Russia after hacking briefing

US president-elect Donald Trump vowed Saturday to pursue good relations with Russia despite an intelligence assessment that charged Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of...

Obama tells Trump: Vladimir Putin's not on our team

US President Barack Obama has reminded his successor that "we're on the same team," after an intelligence report said that Moscow had interfered in the US election to help Donald Trump.

US intelligence: Putin "ordered" effort to help Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin "ordered" a campaign to influence the US presidential election to undermine faith in the democratic process and hurt Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, a...

No expulsion of US diplomats over hacking dispute, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he would not expel any US diplomats over a hacking row with the White House.

Russia announces ceasefire in Syria from midnight

Russia, Turkey and Iran will act as guarantors for a nationwide Syrian ceasefire deal reached between the government and rebels that goes into effect at midnight (2200 GMT) Thursday, Russian...

Kazakhstan can host Syria peace talks, president tells Putin

Kazakhstan has accepted a Russian proposal to host peace talks between Syria's government and opposition forces, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in St Petersburg on Monday.

Russia urges Syria's government to seek peace after battle for Aleppo

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday urged his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, a longtime ally, to seek a comprehensive agreement on resolving the Syrian conflict.

Trump praises Putin for letter seeking closer cooperation

US president-elect Donald Trump praises Russian President Vladimir Putin for a Christmas letter seeking closer cooperation between the nations under the new US leader.

Putin backs those who hacked US Democratic Party for "exposing truth"

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday expressed support for those who hacked the US Democratic Party for "exposing the truth".