Russia tasks Hollywood actor Seagal with improving U.S. ties
Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday (August 4) it had made U.S. actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries.
Trump shakes hands with Putin at Helsinki summit
President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the presidential palace in Helsinki for their highly anticipated meeting. President Trump says they'll discuss, among other things, nuclear weapons, trade and China.
Syria's Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression
Syria's Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression - Russian news agency.
Poisoned Relations: UK sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack
This week saw the UK announce the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War. This was a repercussion following a nerve agent attack on British soil, believed to be commanded by Russia.
Russia test-launches hypersonic missile
Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the missile as 'an ideal weapon." Russia claims the missile that flies at 10 times the speed of the sound cannot be intercepted by air-defense systems.
UK police identify over 200 witnesses in nerve agent attack
British interior minister Amber Rudd says police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are examining more than 240 pieces of evidence in the investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter.
Putin on Trump: 'well-balanced person despite his flamboyant behaviour'
Russian President Vladimir Putin had words of praise for US President Donald Trump in an interview with Russian state television, but said that he was sorely disappointed with the US political system, saying that it has been "eating itself up."
Former Russian spy critically ill after exposed to unidentified substance
Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in the hospital after being exposed to an unidentified substance in the English city of Salisbury.
Deadly church shooting in Russia
At least five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifles on people leaving a Sunday service at a Russian Orthodox church in the Dagestan city of Kizlyar.