COME for the football, stay for the oil diplomacy.

THE World Cup - the globe's largest sporting event alongside the Summer Olympics - kicks off in Russia on Thursday night in Moscow...

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CHINESE President Xi Jinping hailed on Sunday the success of the latest Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held in Qingdao. While the session saw multiple leaders in attendance, it was...

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VLADIMIR Putin capped off on an intensive period of Russian diplomacy at the weekend agreeing with Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe to renew efforts to sign a post-World War II peace treaty and accelerate...

RUSSIA is finding that economic recoveries are not what they used to be back when President Vladimir Putin was just getting started.

WHO is Mr Putin? That was the question on everyone's lips 18 years ago when Vladimir Putin, then an obscure government official, was handed the keys to the Kremlin by Russian President Boris...

FOR one of the rouble's most prescient forecasters, six more years of Vladimir Putin will mean that the currency's back-to-back annual gains are about to hit the buffers...

[MOSCOW] Russian President Vladimir Putin inspires little confidence when it comes to handling world affairs, a Pew Research Center survey showed. But he still outshines his US counterpart Donald...

[MOSCOW] Russian strategic bombers fired advanced cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria on Wednesday from a distance of 1,000 kilometres in a show of force Moscow said demolished three...