Russia and China have rejected US criticism for allegedly aiding Edward Snowden. The whereabouts of the former American intelligence analyst remains unclear. Moscow says he never crossed Russia's border".
Neighboring giants China and Russia have both stressed the value of a strategic partnership amid faltering relations with the US. Russian President Vladimir Putin was handed a medal by his Chinese counterpart.
In an exclusive interview, NATO's secretary general has told DW that NATO needs to adapt in the face of a more assertive Russia. But he has spoken of his wish to improve relations with Moscow.
As the US pursues an increasingly unilateral course, Heiko Maas has suggested forging alliances with nations favoring a multilateral world order. But Professor Thomas Jäger from Cologne University urges caution.
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."
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