• A combination of photos of US President Joe Biden on 15 March 2021 and Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 March 2020. Picture: Eric Baradat, Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Sputnik

    Biden vows to push Putin at summit to protect human rights

    The face-to-face meeting with the Kremlin leader comes amid levels of tension not seen for years, with Washington now dialing back its ambitions to little more than establishing a relationship in which both sides understand each other and can work together in specific areas.

  • A combination of photos of US President Joe Biden on 15 March 2021 and Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 March 2020. Picture: Eric Baradat, Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Sputnik

    First US-Russia meeting ahead of Biden-Putin summit

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken seemed to want to make the Arctic -- a new geopolitical issue at the heart of the regional meeting on Wednesday and Thursday in Reykjavik -- a laboratory for cooperation focused on common challenges such as the fight against global warming.

  • Alexei Navalny. Picture: Instagram/navalny

    Russia seeks to outlaw Navalny movement

    The closed court hearing is part of a sweeping crackdown on Putin's most prominent critic and his supporters after Navalny barely survived a poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent last summer.