Kim Jong-un meets with Putin in Russia's far east
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is making a rare trip outside of his country by armoured train to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two are believed to be meeting in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok to discuss military c...
Russia hails G20 'balance' as Ukraine fumes
India has handed over the presidency of the G-20 to Brazil, wrapping up a two-day summit in New Delhi. Russia praising the G20 consensus declaration that avoided direct criticism of Moscow for the war in Ukraine as 'balanced'.
Russian 'elections' in occupied Ukraine denounced
Russian authorities are holding local elections in Ukrainian territories under their control. The United States and other Western nations condemned the elections as a sham and urged United Nations member states to reject the results.
North Korea warned against supplying Russia weapons
Arms negotiations between Russia and North Korea are actively advancing, U.S authorities say amid warnings to leader Kim Jong Un that his country would pay a price for supplying Russia with weapons to use in Ukraine.
Kim Jong-Un preparing for arms talks with Putin
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may soon meet with President Vladimir Putin and discuss potential arms deals, a U.S. national security official has said, signaling deeper ties between the two countries as they face off with Washington.
Traffickers 'coercing Cubans to fight for Russia'
Cuba's government says it has uncovered a human trafficking ring that was coercing its citizens to fight for Russia in Ukraine. Havana has strong ties to Moscow but has vehemently denied any involvement in the conflict.
Putin to meet Erdogan in effort to resume grain deal
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, next week as Ankara and the United Nations seek to revive a Ukraine grain export deal that helped ease a global food crisis.
At Prigozhin's grave, followers hail him a warrior
Followers of mutinous Russian mercenary Yevgeny Prigozhin laid flowers, messages and poetry at his grave on Wednesday, after he was killed along with his inner circle in a yet-to-be-explained plane crash last week.
Prigozhin buried in secret St Petersburg service
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Wagner Group chief who died in a plane crash last week, has been buried at a cemetery on the outskirts of St Petersburg. The funeral took place away from the glare of the media and in stark contrast to the brazen, ...
Prigozhin is buried, as jet crash questions linger
Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin has been buried six days the unexplained plane crash that is believed to have killed him. Secrecy surrounding the funeral for the Wagner Group founder meant it could not be turned into a large pub...
What happens to the Wagner Group now?
The death of Wagner's senior commanders has left the group's future uncertain. Many of its fighters have since been ordered by the Kremlin to sign 'loyalty contracts' with the Russian military, as its focus turns to Africa.
Black boxes retrieved from Prigozhin crash site
Investigators in Russia have retrieved black boxes from the crash site of a plane that killed Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin and nine others. Prighozin's death has drawn mixed feelings in the country.
Putin orders Wagner fighters to sign oath
Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday making it mandatory for private military contractors, like the Wagner mercenary group, to sign an oath of allegiance.
Kremlin calls claims it killed Prigozhin 'absolute lie'
The Kremlin has dismissed allegations and rumours that Russia ordered the killing of Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin as an “absolute lie”. But a spokesman for Vladimir Putin refused to confirm whether Prigozhin was on board, repeating tha...
Kremlin denies involvement in Prigozhin death
The Kremlin says that Western suggestions that Wagner mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin had been killed on its orders in a plane crash were an "absolute lie". It declined to confirm his death, citing the need to wait for test results.
Prigozhin’s death elicits suspicion, intrigue
The presumed death of Yevgeny Prigozhin in a plane crash has become the subject of theories about how the plane crashed, whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind it and if Prigozhin is, in fact, dead.
Putin breaks silence on Prigozhin after jet crash
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to the family of Yevgeny Prigozhin on Thursday, breaking his silence after the mercenary leader's plane crashed with no survivors two months after he led a mutiny against army chiefs.
Prigozhin joins list of Putin enemies to meet their demise
Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, presumed dead in a fiery plane crash, threatened President Vladimir Putin's interests when he led a mutiny in June. He is far from the first to oppose the Russian president and die or come close...
Missile downed Prigozhin jet: U.S officials
U.S officials say it was a surface-to-air missile originating from inside Russia that shot down the plane purportedly carrying mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin. It comes as Vladimir Putin paid tribute to a man he described as a 'great bu...
What Prigozhin's death means for Putin
With the suspected death of Yevgeny Prigozhin after a plane crash near Moscow, there are questions about who could be responsible and what the death of an ally turned adversary could mean for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Wagner confirms Prigozhin killed in plane crash
Russia’s civil aviation agency says mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed in a plane crash north of Moscow along with top aide Dmitry Utkin and eight others. Prigozhin led a brief armed rebellion against the Russian military earl...
Prigozhin killed in fiery plane crash
Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was listed as a passenger on a private jet which crashed north of Moscow with no survivors, the Russian authorities said. It's two months to the day since the Wagner leader aborted an armed coup ...
'Anti-West' coalition meets in South Africa
Expanding the membership to BRICS — made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — is on the agenda as leaders from those countries meet in Johannesburg without President Vladimir Putin. The group is also lobbying for a bigge...
Putin declines visiting South Africa for key summit
Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting in Johannesburg for the BRICS summit. They are considering expanding the alliance, which already accounts for 40 percent of the world's population, and a quarter of i...
Trapped cargo ship finally leaves Ukraine
One month after the Black Sea grain deal collapsed, a commercial vessel has traveled from the Ukrainian port of Odesa. It was the first test of what Ukraine calls a humanitarian corridor. But mariners are reluctant to take the risks.
Polish defiance in the face of Wagner threat
In Poland, the arrival of mercenaries from the Russian Wagner group in neighbouring Belarus is worrying Poles in villages near the border. It is also bad news for hotel owners with fewer customers at the height of the summer tourist trade.
Putin involved in Niger coup talks
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Mali's military leader about the recent coup in Niger on Tuesday (August 15), a call likely to cause concern among Western governments that fear growing Russian influence in West Africa's Sahel r...
Russian central bank jacks up rates to 12%
Russia's central bank hiked its key interest rate by 350 basis points to 12% on Tuesday (August 15), an emergency move to try and halt the rouble's recent slide after a public call from the Kremlin for tighter monetary policy.