A destabilised and isolated Russia is in nobody`s interests, and sanctions are only being kept in place because a truce agreement in the conflict in Ukraine is not being fully implemented, the European Union`s foreign policy chief said on Wednesday.
Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring UN sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior US official said on Tuesday.
The Finnish military began sending letters to some 900,000 reservists on Monday in the largest campaign of its kind, amid increased tensions between the Nordic states and Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev`s brother, who decribed feeling a "rage of hatred," frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said on Monday.
Two soldiers were killed and another five were wounded in the past 24 hours in Ukraine`s separatist-held east, Kiev said Monday, as both sides traded blame over the increasing number of ceasefire violations.