After talks with his Turkish counterpart that focused on the conflict in Syria, the Russian president said he was cautiously optimistic about reaching a peace deal in a war where Russia and Turkey have pursued very different interests.
In a joint statement on Syria, the US president and his Russian counterpart have agreed to fight "IS" extremists together. At a regional summit, the leaders also denied claims of Moscow interference in the US election.
US-Russian relations have become noticeably worse since both countries' leaders met in Hamburg in July. So, will they meet at the APEC summit? Conflicting answers have emerged.
Some EU officials worry that Brussels is no match for Russia when it comes to influence in the Balkans. Amid attempts by "external actors" to discredit the EU, officials are blaming Mogherini for inadequate efforts.
The Russian president has strongly backed Iran and its nuclear deal with world powers during a visit to Tehran. After meeting with Iranian leaders, Putin said he opposed any unilateral change to the multilateral accord.
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