Vladimir Putin's spokesman says reports 'not based on any facts'
But many stopped short of calling for independent investigation into President Donald Trump or his administration
New claims come after President's aides deny communications during election campaign
Political parties have approached security agencies for assistance following the hacking of the Democratic Party’s emails during the US election
Mr Abe also says he suggested the US and Russian leaders meet face to face
For Japan, the Abe-Trump talks this past weekend served only to confirm the country’s status as the most important US ally in Asia. Trump’s promises to take a hard line towards China offers another, less openly acknowledged, reason for Japanese enthusiasm toward Donald Trump
Mayor of Yekaterinburg believes law change makes domestic violence seem acceptable
Natalia was convicted day after domestic violence law was partially decriminalised
New law will see offenders face fewer penalties
Dana Rohrabacher suggests landlocked nation should be divided between neighbouring states
Navalny was accused of embezzling timber worth about £215,000
Jean-Pierre Raffarin is concerned the US administration is targeting individual EU states for British-style bilateral deals to test the solidarity of the bloc
Mr Trump has said he wants a strategic makeover with Russia
Measures to 'enhance combat readiness' have already begun
Under international law, Crimea is still legally a part of Ukraine
Kremlin says it considers words of TV show host to be 'insulting and unacceptable'