Vladimir Putin

Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron

Russia: ‘Not All Issues Have Been Resolved’ with Iran in Syria

Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s allies Moscow and Tehran disagree on solutions to the Syrian war, Russian President Vladimir Putin conceded on Thursday, days after deadly infighting between regime forces loyal to Russia and Iran erupted, threatening to break the pro-Damascus alliance.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) congratulates Russian President Vladimir Putin after presenting him with the Friendship Medal in the Great Hall of the People on June 8, 2018 in Beijing, China.

U.S. Intelligence: China, Russia ‘More Aligned Than at Any Point’ in Decades

The strategic relationship between Russia and China, long marred by tensions and mutual suspicions, is “likely to strengthen” further in 2019 as both countries seek to upend the “liberal democratic model” across the globe and counter U.S. objectives, warned the U.S. intelligence community (IC) in its latest Worldwide Threat Assessment released on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands prior to their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.

Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe Hold Summit Seeking to Finally End WWII

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a summit on Tuesday where they both affirmed their commitment to signing a peace treaty over their decades-long territorial dispute over the Russian-controlled Kuril Islands.

NEMURO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) In this aerial image, Habomai Islands are seen on August 29, 2013 in Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan. The southernmost Kuril Islands, where Japan have demanded the return from Russia. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Japan Protests Russian Detention of Fishing Boats near Disputed Islands

Hopes that 2019 might be the year Japan and Russia finally put World War II to bed were dealt a setback on Thursday when the Japanese Foreign Ministry formally protested Russia’s “unacceptable” detention of two Japanese boats that were fishing near the contested Kuril Islands.

Carl Bernstein

Carl Bernstein: ‘Evidence Suggests’ Trump Is Putin’s ‘Pawn’

Monday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” network political analyst and veteran reporter Carl Bernstein accused President Donald Trump of being the “pawn” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bernstein said, “This president has at every turn tried to stiff, demean, and undermine and bury