The new policy authorises Moscow to use nuclear weapons in the event of a conventional attack on key military and government infrastructure.
The medal was awarded to the North Korean leader for his role in preserving the memory of Soviet soldiers who died on North Korean territory.
Most admired on the planet: Bill Gates and Michelle Obama (AP) Michelle Obama and Bill Gates are the most admired people in the world, according to a new poll. The former US First Lady and Microsoft founder topped a YouGov survey of the most admired women and men on the planet. The top 10 women also featured Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie in second and third places respectively. Last year, Jolie topped the poll with Michele Obama in second place.
European Union president hit out at Vladimir Putin over comments he made suggesting that liberalism is 'obsolete'.
Igor Gurkin, Sergei Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov, all Russian nationals, and Leonid Karchchenko, of the eastern Ukraine, will be charged with murder.
Putin told Kim that Russia supports his efforts to normalise North Korea's relations with the United States.
Tensions are rising over Russian fears the U.S. might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold war-era arms control treaty unravels.
"This is stupid, what is there to comment?" said Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov when asked to address whether Trump had or was working with Russia.
Senators in Russia's Federation Council have reportedly recommended that its military doctrine should allow Vladimir Putin to launch an initial nuclear strike.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked with Novichok in the Wiltshire town in March.
“No collusion” — it’s a defense President Trump has used against allegations that his campaign worked with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Trump echoed his lawyer’s argument on Twitter. Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!
The President said he mis-spoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.
Donald Trump seemed to accept Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow's hands were clean.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow has ‘plenty of evidence’ that Britain staged the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. Mr Lavrov even claimed that chemicals made in Salisbury were used by the UK.
Russia is broadcasting 21 separate conspiracy theories over the Salisbury spy poisoning, according to Boris Johnson. The Foreign Secretary said that the Kremlin have been ‘pumping out a deluge of lies’ ever since spy Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were taken to intensive care following the nerve agent attack.