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U.S. President Trump walks towards reporters as he boards Air Force One for travel to Pennsylvania from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey

Trump’s weak support of Hong Kong protesters gives China a ‘green light’ for a military crackdown

"Trump's statements ... could be interpreted by Beijing as signaling the US would not oppose use of force," a China expert said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, acting Sevastopol Gov. Mikhail Razvozhayev, and head of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov in an Ural motorcycle during a bike show organized by the "Night Wolves" motorcycling club, in Sevastopol, August 10, 2019.

Amid mass protests in Moscow, Vladimir Putin showed up at a right-wing nationalist motorcycle rally in Crimea

As discontent grows in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Crimea to meet with a right-wing nationalist biker group.
US President Donald Trump (L) chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017.

Over one-third of Democratic primary voters said they feared foreign hacking could cost them the 2020 election

Political gridlock in Washington over how to address ongoing Russian election interference likely means public fears won't be reduced anytime soon.
Several wildfires between about 57°N and 70°N in Krasnoyarsk Krai and Sakha Republic, Russia, July 21, 2019.

Trump offered to help Putin put out the wildfires ravaging Siberia

Since the beginning of June, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service observed more than 100 intense and long-lasting fires in the Arctic Circle.

8 over-the-top, macho Putin stunts that were nowhere near as impressive as they seemed

Russian President Vladimir Putin is keen to portray himself as a strongman, but some of his publicity stunts are not all they seem to be.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 6, 2019.

18 photos that show the blossoming bromance between China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin

The two leaders have formed a close friendship over the years, with Xi recently describing Putin as his "best and bosom friend."
The AS-12 Losharik pictured in 2010.

The Russian submarine that caught fire and killed 14 may have been designed to cut undersea internet cables

Two independent Russian outlets said it was an AS-12 Losharik, a nuclear-powered vessel that may be designed to cut undersea cables. Moscow has kept mum.

Vladimir Putin and Elton John are clashing over LGBTQ rights after the Russian leader’s latest comments about gender

Singer Elton John and Russian President Vladimir Putin have carried on a fiery dialogue about LGBTQ rights and gender identities in recent weeks.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands during a bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019.

Jimmy Carter just called Trump an illegitimate president who was elected only because of Russian interference

"He lost the election, and was put into office because of the Russians interfering on his behalf," the former president said.
Theresa May and Vladimir Putin

Putin says the UK is less ‘democratic’ than Russia as British voters can’t choose their next prime minister

160,000 Conservative Party members are about to select Britain's next prime minister, with Boris Johnson the likely victor.