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TOPSHOT - EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A volunteer from the Syrian Civil Defence (known as the White Helmets) carries a wounded boy after digging him out of the rubble following an air strike on Hamouria, in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, on January 9, 2018. Air …

Trump Admin Reverses Decision to Stop Funding for White Helmets in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration abandoned its decision this week to suspend funding for the Syria Civil Defense, a volunteer rescue force widely known as the White Helmets, releasing millions of American taxpayer dollars in funding for the group, according to the State Department.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a media conference after a G-8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The final day of the G-8 summit of wealthy nations is ending with discussions on globe-trotting corporate tax dodgers, a lunch with …

Donald Trump: Ask Obama About the Russians Seizing Crimea

“Well you know, you have to ask President Obama because he was the one that let Crimea get away, that was during his administration,” Trump said during a press conference with reporters at the G7 Summit in Canada.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu inspect a military parade during a visit to a Russian air base in Hmeimim

Monitor: Islamic State Killed 55 Assad Fighters After Russia Failed to Help

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) recently launched a “violent attack” in Syria that killed at least 55 pro-regime troops amid friction between dictator Bashar al-Assad’s allies Russia and Iran that apparently contributed to the regime’s losses, a monitor group suggested Wednesday.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping meet in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, on March 22, 2013. Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow on his first foreign trip, to cement ties between the two countries by inking a raft of energy and investment accords. …

Putin: Xi Jinping and I Celebrated My Birthday with Vodka and Sausages

In an interview broadcast on Wednesday before departing for China, Russian President Vladimir Putin reflected on his close relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping by recalling Xi as the only world leader who celebrated Putin’s 61st birthday in 2013.

Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions

Bannon: Trump’s Criticisms of Sessions ‘Wrong’

While speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview that aired Friday, former White House chief strategist and former Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon said President Donald Trump was wrong to criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his recusal

Collage of Putin and Kim Jong-un at desks

Kremlin: Putin Wants Meeting with Kim Jong-un

The Kremlin hinted at the potential for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, telling reporters Friday that such a summit “may indeed take place.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov complained that Britain has not given access to its citizens after the poisoning of a Russian former double agent and his daughter

Russian Foreign Minister Invites Kim Jong-Un to Visit Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday to meet with his opposite number, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. Lavrov also met with dictator Kim Jong-un and invited him to visit Moscow for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will expel 60 US diplomats and close its consulate in Saint Petersburg

Russian Foreign Minister to Visit North Korea Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

North Korean media reported on Wednesday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will “soon” visit Pyongyang for a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. The Russian Foreign Ministry subsequently announced that Lavrov would make the trip on Thursday, following up on an invitation Ri issued in early April.