Many Russian officials emphasised the call was a US initiative and noted the lack of criticism of Russia's rights record or the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
The 68-year-old, who has been in power for over two decades, said he would decide later whether to run again in 2024 when his current term ends
Over 3,000 arrested in Russia as thousands rally in support of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny demanding his release
Navalny was arrested on 17 January when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a severe nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin and which Russian authorities deny
At Baku victory parade, Turkish president Recep Erdogan hails Azerbaijan's 'glorious' win over Armenia
Erdogan was in Baku to attend nationwide celebrations marking Azerbaijan's military triumph over Armenia in six weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Turkey backed Azerbaijan during the conflict that erupted in late September and left more than 5,000 dead.
Many world leaders, including Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, congratulated Joe Biden after he took an insurmountable lead over Donald Trump
Putin invites foreign ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan for peace talks as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting shows no sign of let-up
Hundreds have been killed in the worst fight seen since a 1994 ceasefire, with both sides doubling down on entrenched positions over who should control the region
The summit was originally to be held in Riyadh, with Trump, Putin, Modi and Xi Jinping in attendance, just two years after Jamal Khashoggi's killing
Alexei Navalny arrives in Germany for treatment after delay; comatose Russian dissident stable, say doctors
Navalny, an Opposition politician and a fierce Putin critic, is believed to have drank tea laced with poison
Russian doctors claim 'no trace' of poison in Alexei Navalny, refuse to transfer Kremlin critic overseas for treatment
Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, remains in a coma in intensive care after a suspected poisoning his allies link to his political activity and believe was engineered by the Kremlin
Russia awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un for preserving memories of Soviet soldiers killed in North Korea
Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany
Reportage of sparse policing in Alaska villages wins Pulitzer Prize; coverage of Kashmir clampdown, Hong Kong protests gets photography awards
he Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for illuminating the sparse policing of remote Alaska villages, as a delayed awards ceremony recognized writing, photos and — for the first time — audio reporting
Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump, after emergency G-20 meet, says US working with friends and partners to stop virus
The US is working with its friends and partners around the world to stop the spread of the virus and coordinate their efforts, President Donald Trump said on Thursday after an emergency virtual meeting of G-20 leaders on COVID-19.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Narendra Modi to participate in G20 video summit today to discuss coordinated global response
Saudi Arabia's King Salman will chair an emergency virtual summit of G20 leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday to advance the coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly 19,000 lives
Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory
A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders
'Are you real?': Russian president Vladimir Putin quashes rumours that he uses a body double in public for security reasons
Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged he was offered the chance to use a body double to make appearances in public for security reasons but said he declined the offer and never used one.
Bernie Sanders tells Russia to 'stay out' after US officials warn of interference in 2020 presidential elections; Moscow denies reports
Sanders, 78, a democratic socialist US senator from Vermont, is considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination and is favored to win the Nevada caucuses on Saturday
'All roads lead to Putin': Nancy Pelosi brings impeachment focus back to Russia as Democrats draft formal charges against Donald Trump
House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump
Narendra Modi arrives in Russia to attend Eastern Economic Forum: Here's why the event in Vladivostok matters to India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia on a two-day visit during which he will hold summit talks with President Vladimir Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum.
Narendra Modi arrives in Russia on 2-day visit to hold summit talks with Vladimir Putin, attend Eastern Economic Forum
Narendra Modi arrived in Russia on Wednesday on a two-day visit during which he will hold summit talks with President Vladimir Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum.
Ahead of Russia visit, Narendra Modi says he looks forward to meeting Vladimir Putin and strengthening relations
Narendra Modi said he looks forward to discussing regional and international issues of mutual interest with Russian president Vladimir Putin during his visit to Vladivostok to attend the Eastern Economic Forum.