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  • Russia is looking at ways to benefit between the cooling relations between North Korea and China

    Russia might be looking to benefit from the nuclear standoff between North Korea and the rest of the world, according to a new report from intelligence firm Stratfor.

  • MOSCOW, May 8- Russian President Vladimir Putin sent France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron a telegram to congratulate him on his election victory and told him Russia was ready for constructive work on bilateral and global issues, the Kremlin said on Monday. "The citizens of France have trusted you with leading the country at a difficult time for Europe and...

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet.

    As cracks deepen in the decades-old friendship between China and North Korea, Russian President Vladimir Putin stands ready to fill Beijing's shoes.

  • *Polls predict Macron set for comfortable win over Le Pen. PARIS, May 6- France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the presidential election, with the electoral commission warning on Saturday that it may be a criminal offence to republish the data. Macron's team said a "massive" hack had...

  • *Polls predict Macron set for comfortable win over Le Pen. PARIS, May 6- France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the country's presidential election with a warning on Saturday it could be a criminal offence to republish the data. Macron's team said a "massive" hack had dumped emails,...

  • *Polls predict Macron on course for comfortable win over Le Pen. PARIS, May 6- France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the country's presidential election with a warning on Saturday it could be a criminal offence to republish the data. Macron's team said a "massive" hack had dumped...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 5- Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/ 2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Macron, who is seen as the frontrunner in an election billed as the most...

  • TALLINN- Prime ministers of four countries- Poland's Beata Szydlo, Estonia's Juri Ratas, Latvia's Maris Kucinskis and Lithuania's Saulius Skvernelis- will meet to discuss regional security, transport and energy. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds its monetary policy meeting. MUMBAI- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on "...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 5- Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/ 2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Macron, who is seen as the frontrunner in an election billed as the most...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 5- Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/ 2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Macron, who extended his lead in the polls over Le Pen on Friday, is seen as the...

  • Ahead of Sunday's run-off vote in France, there has been speculation about the extent of Mr Putin's influence.

  • A former German defense minister in the government-led by Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses a possible Russia sponsored fake news campaign ahead of September elections.

  • Some academics who study North Korea argue Kim could be looking for Russia to ease any pain if China, which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, steps up sanctions against the isolated country as part of moves to deter its nuclear and missile programmes. There is no sign of any sustainable increase in trade between Russia and North Korea, but...

  • Some academics who study North Korea argue Kim could be looking for Russia to ease any pain if China, which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, steps up sanctions against the isolated country as part of moves to deter its nuclear and missile programmes. There is no sign of any sustainable increase in trade between Russia and North Korea, but...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    The president seems to have a soft spot for despots like Kim Jong Un and the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte, NBC News reports.

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the highlights of the phone call between President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin.

  • WH: Trump had a good conversation with Putin

    CNBC's Melissa Lee reports that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone call discussing Syria, fighting terrorism and North Korea.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

    Unlike past U.S. presidents, Trump has shown no preference for democratic world leaders, Vox reports.

  • Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza listens to other participants during a hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs on Capitol Hill March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    There are 38 prominent Russians who are victims of unsolved murders or suspicious deaths since the beginning of 2014, USA Today reports.

  • European markets closed higher on Tuesday as investors reacted to fresh earnings and awaited the upcoming French presidential vote.