Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev has criticised France’s recognition of opposition rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.
France and Russia are expected to tackle disagreements about the Syria conflict when Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visits Paris this week.
Opposition protests in Russia over the alleged rigging of 4 December elections are expected to attract tens of thousands on Saturday.
Russians are voting in legislative elections with the United Russia party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin again expected to win the majority in the State Duma parliament but with fewer seats.
Countless people around the world have joined presidents and business leaders in paying tribute to Steve Jobs, the founder of the Apple computer company, who died on Wednesday.
The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, has declared that he is to run again for the Presidency - in elections due next Spring.
The Russian president Dmitry Medvedev says parliamentary elections will be held on 4 December.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree toughening sanctions on Libya, five months after the UN Security Council imposed them.
Soviet dissident Yelena Bonner, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died at her home in the US aged 88.
Russia on Friday signed a contract with France worth over a billion euros to buy two French Mistral-class warships.