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Vladimir Putin holds first phone call with France`s Macron: Kremlin

Vladimir Putin holds first phone call with France`s Macron: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and new French leader Emmanuel Macron discussed boosting poor ties between Paris and Moscow in their first phone conversation, the Kremlin said Thursday.

May retaliate against USA over expulsion of Russian diplomats, says Kremlin

Moscow is also waiting for the return of two diplomatic compounds seized in the United States during the same espionage scandal, Yuri Ushakov, a Kremlin foreign policy aide, said.

Kremlin says 'too early' to speak of thaw in Russia-US ties

Kremlin says 'too early' to speak of thaw in Russia-US ties

Peskov said both Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to be at the G20 summit in Germany in July, which "could serve as a good occasion" for them to meet.

Donald Trump defends firing of FBI chief; Democrats demand independent Russia probe

Donald Trump defends firing of FBI chief; Democrats demand independent Russia probe

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday as Democrats intensified accusations that the ouster was intended to undermine an agency probe into his presidential campaign`s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election.

Kremlin says will of Turkish people in referendum should be respected

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday that the results of Sunday's Turkish referendum, in which a majority voted to grant President Tayyip Erdogan more powers, should be respected.

US probe of Russian election interference expands into Cyprus

A lawmaker probing Russian efforts to influence last year`s US presidential election said on Friday he had traveled to Cyprus to investigate money laundering operations there that could have been utilized by the Kremlin.

Moscow says US has no objective data on monstrous crime in Syria

The Kremlin on Thursday said US allegations that Syrian forces carried out a deadly chemical attack are not based on "objective" information.

Kremlin says Syrian gas attack 'unacceptable' but US data on it not objective

Kremlin says Syrian gas attack 'unacceptable' but US data on it not objective

The Kremlin on Thursday called a deadly poison gas attack in Syria`s Idlib province earlier this week a "monstrous crime," but said Washington`s conclusions about the incident were not based on objective data.

Kremlin says bank's meeting with Donald Trump's son-in-law was routine business

The Kremlin said that a meeting between Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump`s son-in-law, and Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank was a routine business encounter.

Not seeking to influence presidential race in France: Putin on meeting Le Pen

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Kremlin is not seeking to influence the presidential race in France, but has the right to meet with representatives of the country`s political parties.

France's Fillon says government is behind media leaks against him

Right-wing presidential candidate Francois Fillon, hit by new damaging disclosures, accused the Socialist government on Wednesday of organising a campaign of media leaks about his financial affairs to neutralise him as a force in the election.

Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover

Russia on Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a "crime".

European Union approves Hungary's Russian-backed nuclear plant

European Union approves Hungary's Russian-backed nuclear plant

EU anti-trust authorities on Monday approved a controversial nuclear expansion project in Hungary that is heavily backed by Russia.

Kremlin says US military boost should not disrupt balance of power

Kremlin says US military boost should not disrupt balance of power

A proposed increase in US defence spending is an internal matter for Washington and does not concern Russia unless it disrupts the existing strategic balance of power.

Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting

Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public protests.

Kremlin dismisses report of Donald Trump campaign contacts with Russian spies

The Kremlin said on Wednesday an American media report, which said members of Donald Trump`s presidential campaign had contacts with Russian intelligence officials, was not based on any facts.

Putin's foe Navalny faces verdict that could end Kremlin bid

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday faced a guilty verdict in a trial that could end his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in next year`s presidential poll.

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin discuss normalizing ties, want 'real coordination' against ISIS in Syria

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin discuss normalizing ties, want 'real coordination' against ISIS in Syria

The two leaders spoke on the ongoing civil war in Syria among several other issues.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump may speak by phone on Saturday: Kremlin

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump may speak by phone on Saturday: Kremlin

If it takes place, the conversation would be the first since Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20.

Kremlin to host 2018 World Cup final on December 1

Kremlin to host 2018 World Cup final on December 1

Russia will host the 2018 World Cup between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums in 11 cities including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi.