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  • President Putin ready to provide records of Trump-Lavrov talks

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he can provide the U. S. Congress with the full transcript of the talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, to dispel the “political schizophrenia” around the allegations that state secrets were leaked.

  • Russia warns US against unilateral strike on N Korea

    Moscow : Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of “strategic patience” with Pyongyang was over.

  • US plays down Russian reports of chill in ties

    Washington : The United States has played down Russian reports that already tense ties between the old foes have plunged to chilly new lows, reports AFP. The State Department denied a Kremlin claim that communications are frozen, noting that Secretary of State John Kerry had called his Russian counterpart as recently as Tuesday.

  • 90 killed in Syria after US-Russia ceasefire pact

    Damascus : At least 90 people were killed in airstrikes in northern Syria just hours after the US and Russia reached an agreement on a ceasefire, set to begin on Monday, authorities announced.

  • Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran base

    Moscow: Russia has said its warplanes flew out of an Iranian airbase for the first time to bomb jihadist groups in Syria, as fighting raged for control of the ravaged city of Aleppo.

  • Abe-Putin talks make a headway on island row

    Sochi (Russia): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has hailed a potential breakthrough in a decades-long territorial dispute with Russia, after talks with President Vladimir Putin, Japan’s foreign ministry spokesman said. “The prime minister said that today he could feel a breakthrough, he could make a breakthrough in the currently stagnated negotiation,” Japanese foreign ministry press secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura said.

  • John Kerry

    Kerry demands Russia halt Syria bombing after talks suspended

    London: US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded today that Russia stop bombing the Syrian opposition, implicitly blaming Moscow for the collapse in peace talks. Speaking in London ahead of a conference on the Syrian humanitarian effort, Kerry said he had called Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for a “robust” discussion.

  • NATO mulls first Russia talks since 2014: Stoltenberg

    Brussels: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg confirmed today the alliance is discussing whether to hold its first formal talks with Russia since 2014 when the Ukraine crisis plunged relations into a deep freeze. Stoltenberg said NATO and Russia needed transparency to avoid misunderstandings and incidents such as the November shooting down of a Russian fighter jet by key alliance member Turkey after it violated its airspace along the Syrian border.

  • Moscow announces trilateral Syria talks

    Moscow : Russia said Moscow, Washington and the United Nations will hold Syria talks in Geneva on Friday as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict are ratcheted up, reports AFP.

  • Sergei Lavrov

    Turkey ‘crossed the line’ with plane downing: Lavrov

    Moscow: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today said that Ankara has crossed the line by shooting down a Russian warplane this week and warned the incident could severely undermine Turkey’s interests. “We believe that the Turkish leadership has crossed the line of what is acceptable,” Lavrov said at the start of talks with Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Moscow.

  • Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey, warns citizens

    Moscow :  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today recommended against Russians travelling to Turkey and cancelled his own planned visit after Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet.

  • Sergei Lavrov

    Sergei Lavrov urges moves towards elections in Syria

    Moscow: Moscow said today it hoped to see political progress on the Syria crisis in the foreseeable future and urged moves towards presidential and parliamentary polls in the war-torn country. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Rossiya 1 television channel that a “correct understanding” of the situation was developing among Western politicians. He said the raging migrant crisis in Europe had helped to alter EU politicians’ thinking.

  • Bashar Assad

    Russia takes Syria lead after Assad’s surprise Moscow visit

    Moscow: Russia seized the initiative over Syria after a diplomatic flurry that saw it host President Bashar al-Assad on his first foreign visit since 2011 and schedule talks involving the war’s key players.

  • Russia, Iran ministers to meet on N-deal, Syria

    Moscow : Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will host his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday to discuss the deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme and the conflict in Syria.

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