Politics in Ukraine topped the agenda as German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Washington. He and US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to assist with efforts to stabilize the country.
London and Washington have blamed Russia for a "destructive" 2017 cyberattack that cost organizations hundreds of millions of dollars. The Kremlin has "categorically" denied the allegations, calling them "Russophobic."
Wanted in his native Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili is engaged in a fierce political battle with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Saakashvili says he wants to "rescue" his adopted country from Kyiv's "bandits."
China is strengthening its military might, while Russia is asserting its foreign policy influence. IISS expert Bastian Giegerich talks to DW about changing US global dominance and the threat of a "great-power war."
The District of Columbia Council is considering a law that would change the name of the block in front of the Russian Embassy in remembrance of the former Russian dissident. The Kremlin is not amused.
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