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EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

Countries sceptical about extending sanctions include Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Slovakia and Hungary. 

No reason for India to worry about Russia-Pakistan military drill: Moscow

No reason for India to worry about Russia-Pakistan military drill: Moscow

"We were informed by the Russian Defense Ministry that these exercises will not be carried out in (disputed) areas. Hence there is no reason for India to worry about it," Russian Foreign Ministry's Director Zamir Kabulov.

Eight Russian firefighters killed in Moscow blaze: Official

Eight Russian firefighters were killed as they battled a blaze at a warehouse in eastern Moscow, officials said Friday, in the latest deadly fire to hit the city.

Moscow denies Russia, Syria jets hit aid convoy

Moscow denies Russia, Syria jets hit aid convoy

Neither Russian nor Syrian planes bombed an aid convoy in Syria`s Aleppo, Moscow said Tuesday, as outrage mounted over strikes which the Red Cross said killed around 20 people.

Vladimir Putin's party dominates Russia vote with 44.5 percent: Exit Poll

Vladimir Putin's party dominates Russia vote with 44.5 percent: Exit Poll

Russia's ruling party on Sunday looked set to dominate a new parliament made up of Kremlin loyalists after a state exit poll gave it almost 45 percent in nationwide elections.

Moscow to call UN Security Council meeting over Syria strikes: Foreign Ministry

Moscow will convene an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after a string of deadly US-led coalition air strikes hit a Syrian army base, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said late Saturday.

Over 60 Syrian troops killed in US-led strikes: Russia

More than 60 Syrian government soldiers were killed and dozens of others injured today in US-led coalition air strikes on an air base in the east of the war-torn country, the Russian army said.

Syria truce extended, but aid deliveries still on hold

Syria truce extended, but aid deliveries still on hold

US State Department said that US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov agreed to prolong the ceasefire which began on Monday.

Israel, Palestinian leaders agree to meet for talks

Russia's Foreign Ministry announced today that the Israeli and the Palestinian leaders have agreed "in principle" to meet in Moscow for talks in what the Russians hope will relaunch the Mideast peace process after a more than two-year break.

Sergei Lavrov, John Kerry to hold Syria talks September 8-9

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry will meet on September 8-9 in Geneva to try to hammer out a deal on cooperation in Syria, Moscow said Wednesday.

FIFA head to delay-hit World Cup 2018 stadium

FIFA head to delay-hit World Cup 2018 stadium

While all seemed on track in Moscow -- which will host the opening and final games of the tournament -- there are serious concerns over the crisis-hit construction of the stadium in Saint Petersburg.

US says no deal on Syria, blames Russian backtracking

US says no deal on Syria, blames Russian backtracking

"Russians walked back on some of the areas we thought we were agreed on, so we are going back to capitals to consult," a senior State Department official said. 

Japan PM urges Vladimir Putin to work together to resolve island dispute

Japan claims a string of Russia-controlled western Pacific islands, called the Northern Territories in Japan and Southern Kuriles in Russia.
 

Fire kills at least 16 in Moscow printing works

A fire in a warehouse at a Moscow printing works killed at least 16 people on Saturday morning, an Emergencies Ministry official told Rossiya-24 TV station.

Russian forces dispatched to Moscow bank hostage-taking

Moscow police said they were able to negotiate the release of two of the hostages, both employees of the bank, shortly after 1700 GMT, but did not reveal how they were freed.

This woman's jaw-dropping heroics on world's tallest skyscrapers will take your breath away - See Pics

This woman's jaw-dropping heroics on world's tallest skyscrapers will take your breath away - See Pics

'Rooftopping' by Insta-famous Angela Nikolau will take your breath away.

Japan protests to Russia over man detained on disputed island

Japan on Monday lodged a diplomatic protest with Russia over the detention of a Japanese citizen visiting an island disputed by the two countries.

US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia

US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko in a phonecall urged a speedy resolution to the conflict with pro-Russian separatists amid a spike in tensions with Moscow, the White House said late Friday.

Russia not to break relations with Ukraine: Vladimir Putin

Russia not to break relations with Ukraine: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow has no intention of cutting relations with Kiev.

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Russian traffic police

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a traffic police post outside Moscow on Wednesday in which both attackers were killed, calling it revenge for Russia`s aerial bombing campaign in Syria.