• 19 Jul 2017

    He moved seats during a dinner at the G20 to sit next to Vladimir Putin. But what Donald Trump talked about with the Russian leader in this hitherto undisclosed meeting, we shall probably never know. The only other person present was a Russian translator. Mr Trump called the media speculation about the meeting “sick”.

  • 7 Jul 2017

    Welcome to Hamburg, where after all the anticipation, all the intrigue, all the build-up, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have finally held their first face-to-face talks, their encounter lasting more than two hours. They emerged with news of a ceasefire deal for Syria.

  • 24 Jun 2017

    The Russian president enjoys approval ratings Western leaders can only dream of, even as they dismiss him as an isolationist and authoritarian leader. What is the secret of Putin’s appeal?

  • 29 May 2017

    President Macron may be fresh to the job but he has wasted no time in availing himself of all the grand stage craft of the French Presidency to impress his guests. Today he hosted Vladimir Putin in Versaille. With deep disagreements over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine – as well as allegations of Russian…

  • 9 Apr 2017

    Crispin Blunt, chair of the foreign affairs select committee, and Dmitry Babich of Sputnik news debate the response to US strikes on Syria.

  • 8 Apr 2017

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has cancelled a planned trip to Moscow tomorrow, saying Russia’s continued defence of President Assad after the chemical weapons attack was “deplorable”.

  • 7 Apr 2017

    The Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of an “act of aggression against a sovereign nation” after its missile strike on Syria.

  • 30 Mar 2017

    In the United States the Senate hearing into alleged Russian interference in last year’s presidential election is underway.

  • 26 Mar 2017

    Hundreds of protestors – including Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny – have been arrested, after thousands of people took to the streets across Russia in a wave of anti-government demonstrations.

  • 17 Jan 2017

    New polling suggest Trump’s popularity has slumped to the lowest for an incoming President in four decades.

  • 11 Jan 2017

    Nine days to the inauguration of Donald Trump and his first news conference as President-elect became a damage limitation exercise as he angrily dismissed allegations that Russia had compromising material on him.

  • 11 Jan 2017

    Donald Trump also said for the first time Russia had been behind hacking attacks.

  • 29 Dec 2016

    Yet again Syrian children face the traumatic realities of a nearly six year long war. But as Putin hails a ceasefire signed between Government and Rebels – is the end nearly in sight?

  • 16 Dec 2016

    The US president-elect Donald Trump has again dismissed any suggestions that Russia tried to swing the election in his favour. President Obama warned of retaliation against any attempt to interfere with the integrity of the poll, saying Vladimir Putin was “well aware” of his feelings.

  • 6 Nov 2015

    Moscow suspending passenger flights to Egypt after the Sinai air crash, just a day after suggesting Britain had acted prematurely by grounding jets.