Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of the exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump, but his aide later suggested he had meant a written transcript.
The Shiv Sena on Monday asked "all the 100 crore Hindus" of India to sue the ruling BJP for "treachery and character assassination" for declaring the country "secular" at an international forum.
US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday speak over phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a White House official said.
Ousted White House national security adviser Michael Flynn has agreed to provide testimony to officials investigating alleged ties between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign, in exchange for immunity from prosecution, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Donald Trump dodges questions about ties with Russia in wake of Michael Flynn scandal, calls ex-NSA 'wonderful'
US President Donald Trump dodged questions Wednesday about ties with Russia, railed against intelligence leaks and defended the national security adviser he just fired, as crisis engulfed his fledgling administration.
Aksyonov arrived at the upscale Oberoi hotel accompanied by Russian diplomats to be greeted by a Mumbai-based merchant who wants to boost trade with Russia.
Australia's prime minister dubbed Russia "a bully" and threatened stronger sanctions against the country on Friday following Russia's ban on most Western food imports.
"Sanctions are working as intended in putting enormous pressure and strain on the Russian economy," Obama said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.
Russia has denied Ukrainian and Western allegations that it is fomenting the rebellion by sending troops and weapons into Ukraine.
The new resolution includes parts of two earlier resolutions it circulated this month which called for humanitarian aid, a cease-fire, and a national dialogue in Ukraine.
The European Commission said in a statement Monday that Ukraine was ready to accept a compromise in talks in Kiev of paying $1 billion now and more later, but Russia was not.
Few events illustrate more clearly the bitter chasm that has opened up between east Ukraine and the rest of the country of 45 million.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arseny Avakov said the tanks had rolled across the border from Russia, but rebels said they were from a Ukrainian military stockpile.
It was a bitter setback for Ukrainian forces, which have struggled to suppress an armed insurgency by foes of the new government.
Any indication they came from Russia would be likely to deepen strains between Moscow and the West over the Ukraine crisis
In an advisory, it also asked citizens in the other parts of eastern and southern Ukraine to remain vigilant about their personal safety and security.
The targets of the new sanctions include Russia's top prosecutor in Crimea; commander of Russian airborne troops; a member of Putin's staff, among others.
The Kremlin also urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to help broker talks between the central government in Kiev and representatives of the east after Sunday's vote.
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said the Kremlin was "extremely worried" that it had not heard from an envoy Putin had sent to the eastern city to help free foreign hostages.