Russia's state broadcaster has said it will boycott this year's Eurovision song contest after the host country, Ukraine, said it would bar entry to the Russian contestant and Moscow rejected two possible compromises suggested by organisers.
Attackers set fire to a building used by a Russian director whose film about the last czar's romance with a ballerina has been condemned by religious conservatives.
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.
The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced by a US federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of a cyber assault on thousands of US businesses, marking the longest ever hacking-related sentence in the US.
Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year's US presidential election, Facebook said.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and around 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police during street protests against Vladimir Putin.
The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pushed the UN Security Council to focus "all eyes and all pressure" on Russia to try and end the Syrian conflict and pressed for council action even if it faces a veto by Moscow.
Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said she planned to run in next year's presidential election, offering liberal voters unhappy with President Vladimir Putin's rule someone to back.
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.
A Russian warship and submarine have fired four cruise missiles from the Mediterranean at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Defence Ministry said.
A federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters.
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.
Former FBI director James Comey accused US President Donald Trump of asking him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
An Trump campaign adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with people who claimed to have ties to top Russian officials, in the first criminal charges alleging links between the campaign and Moscow,
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.
Australia said it would resume air strikes into Syria, ending a two-day suspension implemented after the downing of a Syrian military aircraft triggered a Russian threat against Washington-led coalition planes.
Two former top US intelligence officials said they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling.
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 ransomware virus attack hit computers across the world, taking out servers at an oil company, banks, and shutting down servers at multinational companies.