Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to annex the Crimean penninsula. He accused the west of crossing a line by interfering in Ukraine.
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.
Three prominent Kremlin-critical journalists have left Russia in recent months. They cite various reasons for leaving, but one event looms large behind their departures: the Russian presidential election next March.
As Spain battles with political crisis, some say Russia may have a hand in the turmoil. But does Russia stand to gain from an independent Catalonia? DW examines how the Kremlin views the breakaway bid.
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