Iran talks 'tense', deal 'very difficult': Russia

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are being held in a tense atmosphere and getting a deal will be very difficult, Russia's chief negotiator told Russian agency RIA Novosti as a deadline loomed.

'Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks'

A high-level Syrian delegation is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss a possible relaunch of peace talks with the opposition, a senior Syrian official said on Thursday.

Russia ready to work with US: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday said Russia is prepared to cooperate on different levels with the US on the basis of mutual respect for both countries` strategic interests.

Russia urges Ukraine not to join NATO

Russia on Wednesday called for Ukraine to stay out of the NATO alliance, insisting that a "non-aligned status" was in the interests of the ex-Soviet country.

Putin greets new US envoy with demand not to interfere

President Vladimir Putin greeted the new US ambassador to Russia on Wednesday with a demand for Washington to treat Moscow as an equal partner and stay out of its internal affairs.

Ukraine PM calls for talks with Russia on `neutral territory`

Ukraine`s prime minister on Tuesday called for fresh talks with Russia on "neutral territory" as deadly fighting rumbled on in the country`s east.

Russia urges US, Ukraine to disclose MH17 crash data

Moscow: Moscow has once again urged the US to disclose the satellite images taken over eastern Ukraine when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed.

Russia to deploy new systems to detect space objects

Moscow: Russia will deploy dozens of new-generation early warning stations by 2018 to detect space objects such as debris and meteorites, Russia's Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) said Monday.

Moscow confirms expulsions of German and Polish diplomats

Russia said on Monday it has expelled a German diplomat and a number of Polish diplomats in response to the expulsion of its diplomats amid cooling ties with the EU over Ukraine.

North Korean special envoy begins Russia visit

The special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un begins his week-long visit to Russia Monday, during which de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula will be discussed.

Righteous fighters `will always get weapons`: Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin stuck to his guns as he refused to say where Moscow-backed Ukrainian separatists receive heavy arms from and said that people fighting a just cause "will always get weapons".

Russia expels diplomats as EU set for new Ukraine sanctions
Russia expels diplomats as EU set for new Ukraine sanctions

Russia expelled several Polish diplomats for spying on Monday, deepening the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War as the EU eyed fresh sanctions against Moscow over the violence in Ukraine.

MH17 wreckage removal starts in rebel-held east Ukraine

Workers on Sunday began removing the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, four months after it was shot down killing 298 passengers and crew.

Five civilians including two children die in east Ukraine: Officials

Five civilians, including two children, and three more Ukrainian soldiers have died in the latest fighting in Ukraine, officials said Saturday.

Russia sees chance of deal at nuclear talks with Iran
Russia sees chance of deal at nuclear talks with Iran

A senior Russian diplomat said a deal could be reached this month between world powers and Tehran on curbing Iran`s nuclear programme if there is the will in Washington and Tehran.

`Cold War` fears over Ukraine overblown, say experts

Secret "Russian subs" off Sweden, tit-for-tat sanctions, NATO fighters scrambling to intercept Russian warplanes: relations between the West and Moscow over Ukraine have sparked incidents reminiscent of the Cold War that terrified the world for decades.

Moscow denies reports on troop deployment in Ukraine

 Russia categorically denied Thursday reports about its troop deployment in Ukrainian territory.

Russia to build more nuclear reactors for Iran

Russia on Tuesday signed an agreement with Iran for helping the latter build two new nuclear reactors in the latter country, media reported.

Russia to build two more nuclear reactors for Iran

Russia signed Tuesday a contract to build two nuclear reactors in Iran and announced plans for a total of nine, less than two weeks before a deadline on for deal on the country`s disputed atomic programme.

UK doesn't want new Cold War with Russia but can't ignore Ukraine: David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday Britain didn`t want a new Cold War with Russia, but signalled he was ready to back tougher sanctions against Moscow if it continued to destabilise Ukraine.