An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes.
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Presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki.
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The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
U.S. President Donald Trump, seen on the South Lawn of the White House on July 27, 2018, is eroding American diplomacy with his penchant for what’s known as hard power over soft power.
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Women pose for pictures in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral at the Red Square in Moscow.
The number of Russians who said they 'really' or 'rather' like Trump significantly increased from 10 percent to 14 percent.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
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China’s President Xi Jinping and South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa are expected to push for stronger ties at the 10th BRICS Summit.
The BRICS bloc can't be written off. At the same time it shouldn't be romanticised, given its internal challenges.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on a state visit to Pretoria ahead of the summit.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
Oleg Sentsov's trial was a farce, but the world continues to ignore his plight.
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Vladimir Putin at joint press conference with Donald Trump.
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When Putin looks in the mirror, what does he see? Not an aggressor as so many are depicting him in the West, but rather a defender of a wounded and misunderstood nation.
China’s aspirations of global dominance will hit a snag given the world’s other major powers identify democratic values as central to their national identies. Only China and Russia do not. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in June 2018.
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One historic handshake in Helsinki.
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Not only does U.S. law bar price-fixing, there are bipartisan efforts underway to make it possible to sue OPEC members in American courts for antitrust violations.
Trump and Putin shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference.
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Research on proactive behavior shows it can help people perform better at their jobs. A failure to do so can be even more consequential.
Europe has few options if Russia decides to attack the Baltics.
US President Donald Trump's attacks on allies and conciliatory actions toward Russia have made European leaders feel more vulnerable than ever.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is all smiles with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic before Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow.
Most Western leaders have little faith the Russian president will pursue better relations after the final football whistle has blown.
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Pussy Riot were the exception – most opposition activists decided protest would be counter-productive during the tournament.
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Vladimir Putin is a masterful politician. The US president he's dealing with is not.
People walk on Leningradskaya street in Samara, Russia, 2017.
For example, 77 percent of Russians see Trump as 'self-centered.'