Lifting missile ban to boost Iran 'aggressiveness': Netanyahu to Putin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed Israel's "grave concerns" on Tuesday over Moscow's decision to lift a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems.

Putin offers to extend gas deal with Ukraine for 3 months

Russian President Vladimir Putin on today said Russia would extend the current gas deal with Ukraine by another three months, hours before it was due to expire.

European far-right groups back Putin at Russia forum

Representatives of about a dozen far-right groups from across Europe gathered in Russia Sunday for a pro-Kremlin conference as concern grows over Moscow`s alleged attempts to court extremists on the continent.

Putin to meet top aide to Chinese president in Moscow

President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday with a close aide to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, underlining Russia`s increased effort to establish closer ties with Beijing as its relations with the West have deteriorated.

China bans pseudonyms like Obama, Putin on internet

Pseudonyms such as "Obama" and "Putin" will no longer be available to Chinese citizens who wish to hide their identity on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, following new internet restrictions implemented by the country's authorities, the official newspaper China Daily reported Thursday.

DNA: How Obama, Modi keep themselves fit despite little sleep

Zee News' DNA analysed the sleeping pattern of some leaders from around the world that includes US President Barack Obama, who sleeps 5 hours in a day and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sleeps only 3-4 hours daily.

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No chance for Putin to be invited to G7 summit, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - There is no chance that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be invited to the next meeting of G7 leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will host the summit, was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Poroshenko announces Putin meeting in new peace push

Ukraine`s Western-backed leader Petro Poroshenko promised Monday to meet Russia`s Vladimir Putin and involve US President Barack Obama in his stalled push for peace with pro-Kremlin fighters in the separatist east.

Opponent calls for Vladimir Putin's exit as Russia slides into crisis

A prominent opponent has warned Vladimir Putin his days in power are numbered, as Russia awaits the president`s response to the dramatic decline of the rouble.

DNA: India's strategic ties with Russia incomparable, says PM Modi

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost cooperation between the two strategic partners in sectors like defence, energy and trade.

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Three more Ukrainian troops killed in east: Kiev

Three more Ukrainian soldiers have been killed during fighting in the east over the past 24 hours, security officials in Kiev said Saturday.

Russians, Ukrainians should keep brotherly friendship: Putin

President Vladimir Putin Tuesday said Russian and Ukrainian people should preserve the traditions of brotherly friendship.

Ukraine PM accuses Putin of seeking to `eliminate` country
Ukraine PM accuses Putin of seeking to `eliminate` country

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Saturday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of wanting to wipe out Ukraine as an independent country despite a truce deal.

Putin says Ukraine must enter 'substantial' talks with rebels

President Vladimir Putin insisted on Friday that Kiev must enter substantial talks with pro-Russian rebels amid a dramatic escalation of the fighting in Ukraine.

Putin expresses `deep concern` over Ukraine victims in Merkel, Hollande talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday expressed his "deep concern" over the growing number of civilian casualties and refugees in eastern Ukraine.

Putin urged to bring Ukraine separatists into talks

France and Germany urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to use his influence to put pressure on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to come to the negotiating table.

Putin accuses Ukrainian leader of shunning road to peace

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he and European Union states had tried unsuccessfully to persuade Kiev to extend a ceasefire in east Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president had veered off the road to peace.

Putin, Obama to discuss Ukraine, Iraq soon: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will discuss the situation in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria "in the coming days," a top aide said on Friday.

Abkhazia parliament calls on president to quit

The parliament of Abkhazia, a small breakaway republic in the Caucasus, has voted for the resignation of the president, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

China`s Xi and Russia`s Putin meet facing West`s criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as the two powers seek to build ties in the face of Western criticism and territorial disputes.