Venezuelan President Maduro visits Moscow to ask Russia for more money
Russian President Putin has voiced strong support for his Venezuelan counterpart but made no mention of new loans. Beleaguered South American leader Nicolas Maduro is dependent upon Russia for his survival.
Trump will exit Cold War-era nuclear treaty
President Donald Trump said Washington will exit a Cold-War era treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons due to Russian violations, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.
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.
Putin has nothing to lose in Trump meeting
Brookings Institution Fellow Alina Polyakova discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on "Bloomberg Markets."
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.
U.S. action on Russia meddling 'sanctions-light,' Rep. Heck says
Rep. Denny Heck, a Washington Democrat, discusses the sanctions imposed on Russian entities and progress in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election.
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."