Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have discussed by telephone UN-brokered Syrian peace talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Turkey says a Russian plane has again violated Turkey's airspace, two months after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in a similar incident.
The speaker of the Russian State Duma has said the last two years, during which Luxembourg lawmaker Anne Brasseur was president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), "discredited" that institution.
A six-month cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015 was organized by the Russian government, according to a report in the newsweekly Der Spiegel.
The chairwoman of Russia's liberal Yabloko party says it is prepared to enter into a coalition with the Parnas opposition movement if the new bloc will support Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky in the 2018 presidential election.
After years of violent abuse from her husband, Marem Aliyeva disappeared. Now her sister is struggling against sexism, threats, and official indifference to find out what happened.
Ukrainian humanitarian activist Maryna Cherenkova has reportedly been detained by separatist security forces in the eastern city of Donetsk.
The Russian Investigative Committee says it has provided the International Criminal Court (ICC) with its files on alleged crimes committed during the 2008 armed conflict in South Ossetia.
Russia has said it opposes placing a United Nations arms embargo on South Sudan or blacklisting President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar as such moves will not improve prospects for peace.
A strong 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey says.
Europe has launched the first part of a new space "data highway" that will pave the way for faster-than-ever monitoring of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.
Skating star Yevgenia Medvedeva has led a Russian sweep of the European women's figure skating championships.