David Bowie: Artist an businessman - Volkswagen apologizes to US public for cheating - Putin admits sanctions are biting
Russia's former economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, has accused the head of Rosneft and an intelligence service of entrapping him. Ulyukayev is on trial after being allegedly caught red-handed taking a $2 million bribe.
Russia has been disillusioned by the new round of tough sanctions passed by the US Congress. A fresh start in relations between the two superpowers seems unlikely, and there are growing calls for retaliation.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has told the US to cut the number of its diplomats in Russia, responding to anti-Russian sanctions endorsed by the US Senate. Moscow accused the US of hiding behind "exceptionalism."
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