NATO's deployment of additional resources to the Baltic region despite Russia's opposition was a "necessary step" based on Moscow's "aggressive actions," the Western military alliance's supreme commander says.
Greece has moved to expel two Russian diplomats and to block two others from entering over suspicions they attempted to undermine a deal between Athens and Macedonia last month, a Greek official told the Associated Press.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg officially greeted Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in a ceremony to mark the start of membership talks, a development that drew an angry response from Moscow.
Animal rights activists say a traveling zoo is "like something out of medieval times" and are demanding Russia tighten laws on animal cruelty.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "competitor" and neither a friend nor an enemy, in closing remarks at the NATO summit on July 12.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met a top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Moscow, according to Russian media reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump says NATO allies have agreed to speed up increasing their defense spending following criticisms he made at a NATO summit in Brussels.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he should encourage Iranian forces to leave Syria.