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A clash of worldviews as Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin meet again

For Putin, the meeting was a way to burnish his reputation as a global leader. For Francis, Putin’s cooperation is essential for the protection of Christians in the Middle East, where Russia is active.

Putin says 'genius musician' Elton John mistaken on Russia LGBT rights

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian authorities had a “relaxed and unprejudiced” attitude towards LGBT people, but decisions about gender identity could only be made by adults and therefore minors need to be “left alone”.


Watch: Trump tells Putin not to meddle in US elections

Trump's critics have accused him of being too friendly with Putin and castigated him for failing to publicly confront the Russian leader in Helsinki over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Putin says Russia won't budge to win sanctions respite from West

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will not compromise on its core interests to win a respite from Western sanctions

Hong Kong’s retreat chips away at Xi Jinping’s iron image

The move, the biggest concession to public pressure during Xi’s nearly seven years as China’s paramount leader, suggests that there are still limits to his power, especially involving events outside the mainland, even as he has governed with an increasingly authoritarian grip.

British PM Theresa May could meet Russia's Vladimir Putin at G20 summit: Report

Britain's relations with Russia fell to a post-Cold War low after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in March 2018.


Modi accepts Putin invite to economic meet

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that Putin invited Modi to be the main guest at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEC) in Vladivostok, Russia, in September, and he warmly accepted the invitation.

Ivan Golunov's arrest: President Putin fires police officers involved in journalist's case

Ivan Golunov, 36, was reportedly beaten and denied a lawyer for more than 12 hours a week ago following drug-dealing charges he rejected as sham

PM Modi to hold talks with Xi Jinping, Putin on sidelines of SCO summit

The MEA also reiterated that no meeting has been scheduled between Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister at the SCO summit. 'No meeting will be organised between Prime Minister Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan at the summit', MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

Russian investigative journalist detained in Moscow

The journalist, who denies wrongdoing and links his detention with his journalistic activity, faces being charged with the large-scale selling of drugs, Meduza said. The offence carries a jail sentence of between 10 and 20 years.

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Glimpses from G20 Summit: Captains of industry discuss terrorism, climate change at Hamburg

PM Modi was among the many dignitaries present at the Twelfth G20 Summit held at Hamburg, northern Germany. US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull were also present.

Photos Of The Year: Vladimir Putin's workout, Mark Zuckerberg's daughter, Barack Obama's selfie

Russian President Vladimir Putin exercises in a gym, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max, Barack Obama poses for a selfie.


Top Frames: Obama, Putin at UN General Assembly, Russia launch airstrikes in Syria

Barack Obama extends his hand to Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Russia on Wednesday (September 30) carried out its first airstrikes in Syria in what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a pre-emptive strike against the militants.

Top Frames: China's Military Parade, Vladimir Putin's workout, Europe migrant crisis

Chinese troops staged a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing; Vladimir Putin worksout in an open-air gym; Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus.

Top Frames: Vladimir Putin's sea adventure, Rajapaksa's election loss

Vladimir Putin submerging into the waters of the Black Sea; Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new prime minister in Colombo.

Stunt-loving Putin rides to bottom of Black Sea

President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship.


PM Modi meets Sharif in Ufa; Dalai Lama's birthday and monsoon in Delhi

Narendra Modi accepts Nawaz Sharif's invitation to visit Pakistan for SAARC summit in 2016; a three day celebration of Dalai Lama's 80th birthday; monsoon arrives in Delhi.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.

Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin hold summit talks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for summit level talks in New Delhi.

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Russian President wishes India on Republic Day

Russia, Jan 24 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his greetings to the Indian citizens on the occasion of Republic Day. President Putin in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he appreciates relations of special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India. He added that he was sure that further build-up between the two nations will be fruitful bilateral cooperation in different areas. He also said that constructive interaction corresponds to their common interests and goes in line with ensuring stability and security in Asia and the entire world.

Russia President Putin defends air campaign in Syria

President Vladimir Putin has defended Russia’s air campaign in Syria, stressing the aim is to restore peace.


BRICS SUMMIT: PM Narendra Modi meets China and Russia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaving Hotel Seara Praia to meet China President Xi Jinping at Hotel Grand Marquise.