King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is in Russia for events marking 400 years diplomatic relations between the two countries. The visit comes amid tensions over Russia's detention the crew of a Netherlands-flagged Greenpeace vessel.
The United States and its allies have decided to give Russian President Vladimir Putin a taste of his own medicine. It seems that the Kremlin is unprepared, the Russian journalist Konstantin Eggert writes.
Halbe Ziljstra has landed in hot water over his own account of controversial remarks allegedly made by the Russian president. The controversy comes ahead of his trip to Moscow, where he will meet with Sergey Lavrov.
The world's chemical weapons watchdog has convened over accusations that Russia carried out a nerve agent attack on an ex-double agent in Britain. Moscow demanded the meeting, saying it wanted to raise issues.
The European Union has maintained that Russia is probably responsible for the Novichok nerve agent attack. This comes despite the UK's inability to pinpoint the source of the chemical.
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