Talks on Ukraine between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have been largely unsuccessful.
Germany has put forward the city of Ulm as a potential candidate for a logistics base to counter potential Russian aggression on NATO's eastern flank. An alternative would be the US city of Norfolk, Virginia.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is unlikely to be punished for his Russian dealings, as Ukraine would like. But he's still coming under fire across the political spectrum in Germany.
A day after the US indictment of 13 Russians accused of plotting to disrupt the 2016 presidential vote, Russia has dismissed the accusations. But US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has said evidence is solid.
Vladimir Putin told supporters in a victory speech in Moscow that Russia was "bound for success." While officials have reported strong turnout, monitoring groups have reported electoral violations.
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