Russian President Vladimir Putin has just released his 2018 wall calendar. The latest edition features the strongman in a variety of creative poses, but many of the photos are not new. Is this a case of new year,
but the same, old president?
The German chancellor has partially blamed Russia for a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. But the Kremlin said that despite their differences, Moscow would "continue bilateral contacts" with Berlin.
The Russian president was invited when US President Donald Trump telephoned to congratulate him on his election victory in March. The time and place of the encounter have yet to be agreed.
At least 64 people including many children were killed in Sunday's blaze in the town of Kemerovo in central Russia. Thousands of people have been separately demonstrating against local authorities.
Rare earth metals, medication and software: Russia's strongest response yet to United States sanctions is taking shape. Now, Washington and its Western allies are in the crosshairs.
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