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Putin hopes to mend ties with US, boost anti-terror efforts

Putin hopes to mend ties with US, boost anti-terror efforts

"Russia-US Cooperation in solving global and regional problems answers the interests of the entire world," AP quoted Putin as saying. 

PM Narendra Modi leads Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin in Time's 'Person of the Year' poll

PM Narendra Modi leads Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin in Time's 'Person of the Year' poll

Last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was Time's 'Person of the Year'.

Russia set to gain from oil production freeze

Russia set to gain from oil production freeze

With its oil output at record levels and state coffers running low, Russia has little to lose and much to gain from agreeing a deal with the OPEC cartel on limiting production.

Putin praises Castro as `symbol of an era`: Kremlin

Putin praises Castro as `symbol of an era`: Kremlin

"The name of this distinguished statesman is rightly considered the symbol of an era in modern world history," Putin said.

Japan protests Russia missile deployment on disputed islands

Japan protests Russia missile deployment on disputed islands

"Missile systems were deployed to the southern Kurils in line with that position," said Maria Zakharova, calling them "an integral part of Russian territory".

Putin jokes that Russian borders 'don't end'

Putin jokes that Russian borders 'don't end'

Putin corrected him: "Russia's borders don't end anywhere," before adding: "That is a joke."

Mending Russia-US ties not to be 'quick and easy': Kremlin

Mending Russia-US ties not to be 'quick and easy': Kremlin

Mending soured relations between Russia and the US under the new US administration of Donald Trump will not be a "quick and easy" process, authorities said on Wednesday.

Kremlin says missile deployment shouldn't hurt Russia-Japan peace talks

Kremlin says missile deployment shouldn't hurt Russia-Japan peace talks

"Without doubt there are grounds for deploying the missiles but at the same time from our point of view, it should not in any way influence the centripetal trend," said Dmitry Peskov.

Signing peace accord with Russia not easy: Japan

Signing peace accord with Russia not easy: Japan

Abe said he looked forward to the Russian premier`s next visit to Yamaguchi province in Japan, as well as creating a specific eight-section roadmap for economic cooperation.

Relief but muted enthusiasm as Merkel vows to run again

Relief but muted enthusiasm as Merkel vows to run again

The German economy is humming, the budget is balanced, unemployment is down, and her country is widely seen as the strongest voice in a troubled EU.

President Barack Obama wants Ukraine deal before his tenure ends

President Barack Obama wants Ukraine deal before his tenure ends

US President Barack Obama said he told Vladimir Putin on Sunday that he wants to reach a settlement that solves the Ukraine crisis before he leaves office in January.

Donald Trump top security nominee fixated on Islamic extremism

Donald Trump top security nominee fixated on Islamic extremism

US President-elect Donald Trump`s choice to be his powerful national security advisor, Michael Flynn, is a former military intelligence chief who sees militant Islam as the biggest threat to global stability.

Barack Obama in Berlin urges Donald Trump to `stand up to Russia`

Barack Obama in Berlin urges Donald Trump to `stand up to Russia`

US President Barack Obama, on a farewell visit to Europe, said Thursday he hoped Donald Trump would "stand up" to Russia but added he was "cautiously optimistic" about his successor in the White House.

UN calls on countries to work with International Criminal Court, rather than withdraw

UN calls on countries to work with International Criminal Court, rather than withdraw

A UN spokesman is calling on countries thinking of leaving the International Criminal Court to instead work within the system to improve the court.

Russia moves to block professional networking site LinkedIn

Russia moves to block professional networking site LinkedIn

Russia's state communications watchdog said on Thursaday it had ordered internet providers to block the LinkedIn professional networking site after a court ruled it was breaching a law on storing users' data.

Japan`s Abe heads for New York for first talks with Donald Trump

Japan`s premier Shinzo Abe headed to New York Thursday for talks with Donald Trump, the first leader to meet with the president-elect whose campaign pledges provoked anxiety over US foreign policy.

Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama likely to meet at APEC summit

Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama likely to meet at APEC summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin could hold a meeting with his American counterpart Barack Obama at Friday`s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru, the Kremlin announced.

Russia orders retrial of President Vladimir Putin's foe Alexei Navalny

Russia on Wednesday overturned a criminal conviction against opposition politician Alexei Navalny following a European court decision, but ruled he must face a fresh trial.

Majority of Russians want Vladimir Putin to be president after 2018

Majority of Russians want Vladimir Putin to be president after 2018

The majority of Russians want Vladimir Putin to continue to be their President after 2018, according to a poll by the Moscow-based Levada-Centre.

Angela Merkel to be the new `leader of the free world`

Angela Merkel to be the new `leader of the free world`

Berlin: The shock election of Donald Trump as US president has forced greater responsibility for defending Western values and interests onto German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s shoulders, analysts say, with some even crowning her the new "leader of the free world".