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Putin hopes to mend ties with US, boost anti-terror efforts

Putin hopes to mend ties with US, boost anti-terror efforts

"Russia-US Cooperation in solving global and regional problems answers the interests of the entire world," AP quoted Putin as saying. 

Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests: TASS

Russian air defence forces in Crimea have been placed on high alert on the eve of planned Ukrainian missile tests near the Black Sea peninsula, the TASS news agency cited a Crimean military source as saying on Wednesday.

Polish Prime Minister calls for `good compromise` on Brexit

Polish Prime Minister calls for `good compromise` on Brexit

Britain`s shock vote in June to leave the European Union sparked fear among the 800,000 Poles living in Britain, particularly following a spate of xenophobic attacks after the referendum.
 

Russia accuses Ukraine of abducting two soldiers in Crimea

Russia seized Crimea in 2014 by sending in thousands of special forces to take control of Ukrainian bases and holding a hastily organised referendum that was rejected by the international community.

Kremlin expects `no breakthrough` on Ukraine at Berlin talks

The conflicts in Ukraine and Syria have seen Moscow`s relations with the West plunge to their post-Cold War nadir. 

Angela Merkel to host Russian President Vladimir Putin for Berlin summit on Ukraine

Angela Merkel to host Russian President Vladimir Putin for Berlin summit on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Berlin on Wednesday for a summit on Ukraine amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West 

Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine

A prominent Russian separatist commander was assassinated in eastern Ukraine on Sunday evening, his allies said on Monday, accusing Ukrainian government forces of murdering him to try to destabilise an already fragile ceasefire.

Relations with US have fundamentally changed: Russia Foreign Minister

Relations with US have fundamentally changed: Russia Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said relations between Russia and the US have undergone fundamental changes.

Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States

Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States

Russia said on Wednesday it was suspending its nuclear and energy research agreement with the United States.

38 killed from alcohol poisoning in Ukraine

At least 38 people were killed after they consumed a batch of spurious alcohol circulating across Ukraine, the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said on Friday.

Ukraine marks 75 years since Babi Yar mass slaughter of Jews

A sombre Ukraine on Thursday marks 75 years since the World War II slaughter of some 34,000 Jews on the outskirts of Kiev, one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust.  The carnage by Nazi forces at the Babi Yar ravine has caused years of soul-searching and debate in Ukraine over the participation of local collaborators in the killings and atrocities that followed. 

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. 

Kie Nishikori helps Japan return to Davis Cup elite

Kie Nishikori helps Japan return to Davis Cup elite

"We had never played together before and we had to change some things during the match," he added.

IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay

IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday resumed its bailout of war-torn Ukraine, approving disbursement of $1 billion from an aid package that had been held up in part on corruption concerns.

''Gaps of trust'' hamper Syria deal with Russia, says Obama

US President Barack Obama on Monday said an agreement with Russia on ending the violence in Syria is being hampered by "gaps of trust" between the two governments.

US expands Russia sanctions over Ukraine conflict

The United States announced a long list of sanctioned companies and individuals on Thursday aimed at Russia over its continuing support for Ukraine`s rebels and the 2014 seizure of Crimea.

Ukrainian breathes easy after double lung-transplant

After fighting a deadly lung condition for nearly seven years, Igor Kravchenko from Ukraine now breathes easy, thanks to a challenging surgery of lungs transplant performed at a hospital here.

Hollande voices `concern` to Putin over Ukraine tension: Presidency

French President Francois Hollande voiced his "concern" over a spike in tensions in Ukraine, in a telephone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, his office said on Tuesday.

US, Ukraine to conduct observation flights over Russia

US, Ukraine to conduct observation flights over Russia

The flights will be conducted in accordance with the Treaty on Open Skies signed in March 1992, Sputnik news agency reported.

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.