The Russian presidential elections take place on Sunday, and there’s little doubt Vladimir Putin will remain in office. He’s popular with much of the population because the economy is growing. But only according to Putin's plan.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has described the latest US steel tariffs against its long-term allies as unjust "sanctions." Putin has held his annual live television phone-in in Moscow.
A week after Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit, her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron made his first trip as president to Russia. Macron highlighted plans to work on joint initiatives.
The Pentagon has indefinitely suspended US-South Korea military exercises to support diplomacy with North Korea. President Trump also called North Korea an "extraordinary threat."
Russian President Putin said the Syrian military's successes have created conditions for "the start of a political process on a major scale." Syria's Assad said progress would be made in the Astana peace talks.
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