Ukraine accused Russia of illegally seizing three of its ships in the Black Sea after opening fire on them, a charge that if confirmed could ignite a dangerous new crisis between the two countries.
Two Russians resembling men Britain accuses of jetting to England to try to murder a former spy said that they were innocent tourists who had flown to London for fun and visited the city of Salisbury to see its cathedral.
Supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny protested across Russia against planned increases to the nationwide pension age on Sunday, a challenge to the authorities who are holding a raft of regional elections on the same day.
A US grand jury returned an indictment against a Russian woman, and added a charge accusing her of acting as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups.
US President Donald Trump tried to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 US election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.
Standing with Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump refused to blame him for meddling in the 2016 elections, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.
When Donald Trump meets Vladimir Putin, he sits down with a disciplined, detail-oriented, experienced Russian leader who has played on the world stage for more than 18 years, in contrast to Trumps's 18 months.
Mexicans jumping in jubilation shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors and throngs danced in the streets after their team scored a surprise victory over World Cup defending champs Germany.
A long-time Kremlin critic lambasted Robbie Williams for deciding to sing at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow, while a campaign group offered to brief the British pop star on Russia's human rights record.
Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children, a senior lawmaker in Moscow says.
Ten people on a river cruise were killed when their boat collided with a tugboat in the Russian city of Volgograd, which is hosting matches in the upcoming football World Cup.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and around 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police during street protests against Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.
US President Donald Trump warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Assad.
Russian police arrested an executive with the firm that owns a shopping mall where a fire last weekend killed 64 people, most of them children.
Russia's foreign ministry summoned Britain's ambassador to the country, Laurie Bristow, for a meeting on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing an unidentified ministry source.
Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a nerve agent on English soil.
The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved.
The U.S. Treasury Department has named a slew of major Russian businessmen, bankers, and political figures on a list of oligarchs close to the Kremlin.
A blast ripped through a supermarket in Russia's St Petersburg, injuring at least 10 shoppers, investigators said.