Russian forces invaded Ukraine in late February 2022, turning Moscow into a global pariah in the worlds of finance, diplomacy, sports and culture, as the West punished it with sanctions. President Vladimir Putin called Russia’s actions - which have triggered the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II - a “special military operation”. Nuclear-armed Russia has warned of consequences if Nato interferes in Ukraine, while strategic ally China urges a peaceful, diplomatic solution.
Ukraine’s president is expected to plead his case before Republicans balking at sending more money for his fight against Russia, amid warnings aid will run out in weeks.
Navalny was sentenced to 19 years in Russian prison on what are seen internationally as trumped-up charges to silence his criticism of President Vladimir Putin.
The leader is making his first trip to Latin America to attend the inauguration of new Argentine President Javier Milei.
Putin, 71, has twice used his leverage to amend the constitution so he could theoretically stay in power until he is in his mid-80s.
Following a meeting with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron in Washington, the US secretary of state said: ‘It remains imperative that Israel put a premium on civilian protection.’
As part of a burst of meetings focused on the Middle East, Vladimir Putin greeted Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in the Kremlin a day after visiting the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
In first in-person summit since 2019, Brussels confronts Beijing with details of Chinese companies selling European-made products to Moscow.
With sharp splits on issues like the Ukraine war and Beijing’s EV subsidies, the best that might result is a rebuilding of trust, analysts say.
A former Ukrainian lawmaker regarded by Kyiv as a traitor was shot dead near Moscow. A Ukrainian source said he was killed by the country’s security service.
The vote marked a defeat for Biden, who had asked for US$106 billion in funds and warned Congress that Putin would not stop with victory in Ukraine.
Body representing most of world’s largest economies tells Beijing that playing by international rules ‘would be of global interest’.
The capture of a working Bradley would enable Moscow’s forces to identify its vulnerabilities, a presenter on prime-time Russian television suggested.
The leaders discussed oil and the wars in Gaza and Ukraine, during a rare overseas trip by the Russian president.
The leader, Belgian businessman Hans De Geetere, was also charged over a scheme to export military-grade US technology to end users in China and Russia.
Deeply against Beijing’s stances on Ukraine, trade and human rights, Brussels to seek ‘more on the political front’ before agreeing deals, source says.
More than 21 months into the biggest conflict in Europe since World War II, fighting rages with no end in sight and neither side has landed a telling blow on the battlefield.
Russia has been accused of forcibly deporting thousands of Ukrainian children from schools, hospitals and orphanages in parts of the country controlled by its forces.
Kathmandu has urged Moscow to send any Nepali mercenaries still fighting in the Russian army back home. It did not specify where, how or when the six were killed.
Vladimir Putin was shown a simulation of the ‘nuclear button’ as he toured a vast exhibition of Russian achievements in what looked like a warm-up for a re-election campaign.
The Russian president has rarely travelled abroad in recent years, and mostly to states of the former Soviet Union. His last trip beyond those countries was to China in October.
Russia has likely seen up to 350,000 casualties since its invasion of Ukraine, the UK Ministry of Defence said, but stressed that was just an estimate.
The Biden administration sent Congress an urgent warning that the US will run out of funding to send weapons and help to Ukraine by the end of 2023.
David Cameron, a former British prime minister, will take part in discussions with his US counterparts with a focus on supporting Ukraine and de-escalating Middle East tensions.
Reports said Kyiv’s spy agency struck two trains loaded with fuel on the Baikal-Amur Mainline in Siberia.
Oil prices are likely to be range-bround after Opec members agreed on smaller than expected production cuts
The bloc will push the Chinese president to act against 13 companies, and may name and shame the firms if they do not secure a firm commitment.