Vladimir Putin has defended suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter, saying the Swiss should win the Nobel Peace Prize.Read the full story ›
An artist has created a life-size chocolate sculpture of Russian President Vladimir Putin for St. Petersburg's Festival of Chocolate fair.Read the full story ›
Vladimir Putin pledged support for France's "grand coalition" despite avoiding eye-contact with Francois Hollande in frosty bilateral talks.Read the full story ›
Sir Elton says he is 'flattered' President Putin rang him to personally apologise after the star received a hoax call from pranksters.Read the full story ›
Mr Putin has defended Russia's intervention in Syria, saying the aim is to "stabilise the legitimate authority" of the Syrian president.Read the full story ›
Barack Obama is to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss Russia's plans to counter Islamic State militants in Syria.
The American and Russian presidents will meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday.
White House officials said Mr Obama hoped to learn more about Russian plans to tackle IS by increasing its military presence in Syria.
"There's a lot of talk and now it's time for clarity and for Russia to come clean and come clear on just exactly how it proposes to be a constructive contributor to what is already an ongoing multi-nation coalition," said Celeste Wallander, the White House National Security Council's senior director for Russia.
Sir Elton John and Vladimir Putin have agreed to a meeting after the singer's recent 'pranking', the Russian President's spokesman has said.Read the full story ›
The singer said it had pushed 'vital' gay rights back into the spotlight and that his offer to meet the Russian president still stands.Read the full story ›
In the phone call, Sir Elton says he is "extremely honoured" that Putin is calling him but the Kremlin later confirmed it was a hoax.Read the full story ›
The singer says he wants to discuss the president's "isolating and prejudiced" attitude towards gay people.Read the full story ›