Germany has rejected a proposal by US President Donald Trump to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin back into the Group of Seven (G-7) most advanced economies, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview published on Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the protocol to the intergovernmental agreement on providing a loan to Venezuela by Moscow, which guarantees timely debt repayment to Russia.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday he was “absolutely confident” in allegations by the UK and its allies that Russia targeted labs conducting COVID-19 research, branding the behavior “outrageous and reprehensible”.
Russia kept fuel oil exports to the United States close to its record-highs in the first six months of this year, as Washington looks to replace the heavy Venezuelan barrels it stopped buying a year ago, traders said and data showed.
President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the US embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff.
The United Kingdom said on Thursday that China, Russia and Iran were looking to exploit weaknesses shown by the coronavirus outbreak, amid suggestions Beijing had used the crisis to push through new security legislation for Hong Kong.
China and Russia were blamed for spewing out false and misleading online information about Covid-19 in a European Union report that seeks to stem the unprecedented spread of fake news amid the pandemic.
United States President Donald Trump said he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries -- including Russia - to join the meeting. I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world. It's a very outdated group of countries, Trump told reporters on Air Force One.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced frustration on Wednesday that Russia was targeting her in hacking action, saying she had concrete proof of the “outrageous” spying attempts.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday spoke on the phone to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.