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Possible Russia-US cooperation positive for Syria: Assad

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 07:14

Damascus, Feb 8 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a cooperation between Russia and the US would be positive, not only for Syria, but the entire world as well, state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday.

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Putin, Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 06:08

Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an immediate restoration of a truce in southeastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

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Doping ban on Russian athletes extended

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 09:32

Paris, Feb 7 (IANS) A doping ban on the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) was extended, after an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) taskforce recommendation was approved by the world athletics governing body's council, the media reported.

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US adjusts sanctions on selling technology products in Russia

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 07:52

Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) The US Treasury adjusted sanctions on selling technology goods to Russia, including expanding exemptions for the Federal Security Service (FSB), the former KGB spy agency, the entity tasked with authorizing licenses for importing technology.

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Trump, Putin discuss normalizing ties, fighting terrorism

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 08:02

Moscow, Jan 29 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed to work together to fight the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups in Syria, as well as normalize bilateral relations, the Kremlin said.

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Putin proposes development of robotic weapons in Russia

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 03:40

Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed the development of robotic weapons by his country's arms companies to radically change the entire arms system for the conventional armed forces.

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Moscow believes Astana talks on Syria successful

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 22:04

Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS) Talks in Kazakhstan over the Syrian crisis have been successful, with an outcome that will facilitate a political settlement in the war-torn country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.

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Moscow ready to normalise ties with the US: Lavrov

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 19:30

Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS) Normalising ties with the US will take time, but Russia is ready to begin the process, the Russian Foreign Minister said during in the State Duma here on Wednesday.

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Russia test-fires Topol-M ballistic missile

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:24

Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS) Russia has successfully test launched a silo-based Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defence Ministry announced on Tuesday.

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