Russia expels German, Polish and Swedish diplomats for participating in Navalny protests; ties at 'low point', says EU
Moscow announced the expulsions just hours after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss ties
China underplays Russia's backing for India's permanent membership of UNSC, advocates package solution that accommodates all parties
China played down Russia's backing for India and Brazil's entry into the UN Security Council (UNSC) as permanent members, saying all parties have "major differences" in the matter and instead advocated for a "package solution"
Five years on from the Charlie Hebdo attack, France no longer keen on embracing its brand of biting satirical humour
Given the falling readership of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, France seems much less keen to embrace biting satirical humour than it initially appeared back in 2015.
WADA sanctions another effort to sideline Russia in 'every sphere of international life', says Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
The Russian foreign minister cast calls for new anti-doping sanctions on Russian sports as one more Western effort to sideline Russia on Tuesday.
India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: Chumming up to US sure is beneficial for New Delhi but it can't ignore robustness of ties with Russia
Russian engines now power Chinese fighter aircraft, with the deal for Su-35’s and S-400 air defence system powering up the relationship.
Donald Trump in South Korea: US President to hold talks with Moon Jae-in to persuade North Korea to scrap nuclear arsenal
The South Korea talks will be the second meeting between Trump and Moon Jae-in since the collapse of a summit between the US president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February after they failed to reach a deal on denuclearisation.
Venezuela protests: 27-year-old woman dies in rioting; 24 injured in May Day clashes between Juan Guaido supporters and military forces
Tensions in Venezuela have soared since Guaido, who heads the National Assembly legislature, invoked the constitution to declare himself acting president on 23 January, claiming Maduro's re-election last year was illegitimate.
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Washington of "aggressive rhetoric" over the issue in a statement on Tuesday. She said Moscow is "developing cooperation with Venezuela in strict accordance with the constitution of that country and with full respect for its legal norms."
Venezuela crisis: Russian foreign secretary Sergei Lavrov condemns US' ‘flagrant interference’ and 'destructive influence'
Russian Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov condemned what he called America's ‘flagrant interference’ and ‘destructive influence’ in Venezuela
Russia offers to mediate between India and Pakistan in bid for peace; Moscow 'concerned’ about escalation of tension
Russia is ready to mediate between India and Pakistan to try to calm tensions between the two nuclear powers, Russian government officials said on Thursday, warning of the risk of further clashes between the two countries.
Russia asks India to play 'more active role' in talks with Taliban next time as Moscow tries to bring peace to Afghanistan
A five-member Taliban delegation led by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai attended talks with several countries including India in Moscow as part of a regional initiative organised by Russia.
Switzerland launches criminal proceedings against two suspected Russian spies accused of launching cyber attack on WADA
Swiss officials have said the two suspects, arrested in the Netherlands earlier this year, were planning a cyber attack on the Spiez laboratory in Bern and launched an attack on the Lausanne office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Russian media, political establishment hail Helsinki summit as victory for Vladimir Putin, claim it's 'everything Kremlin could've hoped for'
Russia's political and media establishment heralded talks between the Russian and US presidents in Helsinki as a victory for Vladimir Putin, and praised him for breaking down Western resolve to treat Russia as a pariah
Russia to expel 60 US diplomats, shut consulate in St Petersburg, in tit-for-tat response to US' expulsion of its envoys
Washington earlier ordered the expulsion of 60 diplomats and shut down the Russian consulate general in Seattle.
NATO expels seven Russian diplomats, joins two dozen nation in condemning Moscow over UK nerve agent attack
NATO joined two dozen governments around the world in expelling Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in Britain, marking what London called a "turning point" in the West's relations with Moscow
Syria crisis: Iran, Russia and Turkey hold talks in Astana; situation in Eastern Ghouta likely on agenda
The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Turkey were locked in talks on Syria in Kazakhstan Friday, almost a month after the Moscow and Tehran-backed regime began pounding an opposition enclave just outside of Damascus
Russia rejects UK's ultimatum to explain attack on former Russian spy, asks London for access to nerve agent
Russia rejected Britain's demand that Moscow provide an explanation over the poisoning of an ex-double agent and said London should provide Moscow with access to the nerve agent
President Vladimir Putin laughed off a US list of Russians tapped for possible sanctions, joking that he was offended his name was not on it, but nevertheless branded it an "unfriendly act"
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that America is facing "growing threats" from China and Russia, and warned that the US military's advantages have eroded in recent years.
Russia describes new US defense strategy as 'confrontational' after Washington singles out Moscow as growing threat
Russia's foreign minister described a new US national defense strategy as "confrontational" after Washington singled out China and Russia as growing threats