Russian president Vladimir Putin has reacted to the recent news that Russian track-and-field athletes have been implicated in a doping scandal. He promises to cooperate to clean up the sport.
Doping, human rights and freedom of the press are among social issues in Russia highlighted by Reinhard Grindel. The president of the German football association also cast doubts on the future of the Confederations Cup.
Angela Merkel has met with Vladimir Putin on the Black Sea coast to talk about Ukraine, Syria and other issues putting a strain on Berlin-Moscow relations. Is the Russian president interested in honest dialogue?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed the Russian president to protect gays in Chechnya and take into account rights of anti-government protesters. They met in Sochi for "intensive" talks about global crises.
Russia's Vladimir Putin is confident "safe zones" in Syria's rebel-held areas would deliver a ceasefire that will hold. The 6-year-long conflict dominated Putin's talks in Sochi with Turkish President Erdogan.
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