The US is boosting pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, but Venezuela's ally Russia is warning against "destructive meddling".
- by Brian Ellsworth
The ship was sailing for Tangier from Panama when a crew member died and police came aboard.
Russia will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Putin said.
- by Lesley Wroughton & Arshad Mohammed
The move announced on Friday sets the stage for delicate talks with US allies over potential new American missile deployments.
- by Lynn Berry
The fight for power in the South American country has taken on a familiar tone.
- by Neil MacFarquhar
Rauf Arashukov is accused of ordering two murders in 2010 in his home region of Karachayevo-Cherkessiya in Southern Russia.
- by Jake Rudnitsky & Stepan Kravchenko
The unusual arrival of a Russian passenger plane in Caracas has set social media abuzz with rumours about its mission.
Russian officials made a secret proposal to North Korea last fall aimed at resolving deadlocked negotiations with the Trump administration over its nuclear weapons program.
- by John Hudson and Ellen Nakashima
Russia and China pose the biggest espionage and cyber attack threats to the United States and are more aligned than they have been in decades.
- by Patricia Zengerle & Doina Chiacu
US President Donald Trump has launched a new push for democracy in Venezuela, and, for once, he enjoys support from governments in Europe and Latin America.
- by Charles Lane
Russian police said they had arrested a man caught on camera taking a painting off the wall of a major Moscow art gallery and walking out with it under his arm.
- by Andrew Osborn