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Russia and Iran sign 14 MoUs as part of Rouhani#039s visit

Russia and Iran sign 14 MoUs as part of Rouhani's visit

Russian and Iranian officials signed 14 memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on the sidelines of a meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan …

 Ankara urges EU to mind its own business

Ankara urges EU to mind its own business

European Union should not to interfere in a referendum in Turkey expected on April 16 on changing the country's constitution, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. He added that Europe should "mind its …

Ankara and Minsk discuss political and economic cooperation

Ankara and Minsk discuss political and economic cooperation

Belarus and Turkey held political ministerial consultations in Ankara to discuss the prospects of political, trade and economic cooperation, the press-service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry said. Belarusian Deputy Foreign …

Lukashenko about his excellent relations with Putin

Lukashenko about his excellent relations with Putin

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says Russian President Vladimir Putin and he will be able to solve problems facing bilateral relations without anyone's help, his press service said. …

Vladimir Putin hails Iran as Russia’s reliable partner

Vladimir Putin hails Iran as Russia’s reliable partner

Iran is Russia’s good neighbor, as well as stable and reliable partner, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said as he began talks with Iran’s visiting President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday. …

Stoltenberg reveals date of NATO-Russia Council meeting

Stoltenberg reveals date of NATO-Russia Council meeting

The NATO-Russia Council will meet at the ambassadorial level at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on March 30, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "Following consultations with the members of …

Azerbaijan ready to extend output cut deal

Azerbaijan ready to extend output cut deal

Azerbaijan is ready to make deeper cuts in oil output if OPEC agrees to extend a deal on output cuts into the second half of this year, Azerbaijan's energy ministry spokeswoman Zamina Aliyeva said. "Azerbaijan …

US interested in early settlement of Karabakh conflict

US interested in early settlement of Karabakh conflict

Washington is interested in an early settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, reads the letter of the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, which was sent on …

 Russian banks #039lost#039 100 billion rubles in year

Russian banks 'lost' 100 billion rubles in year

The Russian government is concerned about the reliability of the domestic banking system, the Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at the convention of the Association of Russian Banks. "We have lost more …

 Lavrov: Russia has no territorial claims to nighboring states

Lavrov: Russia has no territorial claims to nighboring states

Russia has no territorial claims to neighboring countries, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the Arguments and Facts newspaper. "Russia is a peaceful state. We have no territorial claims to …

Russia’s Central Bank chief: recovery of banking system to take 2-3 years

Russia’s Central Bank chief: recovery of banking system to take 2-3 years

The recovery of Russia’s banking system will take 2-3 years, the Russian Central Bank’s chief Elvira Nabiullina said. "The key priority for the Bank of Russia is to get rid of unscrupulous, …

Iraqi President: I would like to visit Russia

Iraqi President: I would like to visit Russia

Iraqi President Fuad Masum said that he would like to visit Russia although no such visit is planned for the near future. "For the moment, nothing is planned, but I would like to make a visit. I met Russian …

PACE co-rapporteur for monitoring of Azerbaijan to discuss Karabakh in Yerevan

PACE co-rapporteur for monitoring of Azerbaijan to discuss Karabakh in Yerevan

Co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, chairman of PACE Monitoring Committee's Sub-Committee for conflicts, Stefan Schennach, left Vienna for Yerevan. …

US State Departmnet: new sanctions against Russia introduced by Obama

US State Departmnet: new sanctions against Russia introduced by Obama

The US decision to impose new sanctions against Russian entities was made during the final days of President Barack Obama’s administration, a Department of State official said. "These determinations to …

 Zarif: Russia can use its military bases #039on case by case basis#039

Zarif: Russia can use its military bases 'on case by case basis'

Russia could use Iranian military bases to launch air strikes against militants in Syria on a "case by case basis", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. "Russia doesn't have a military …

Europe opens doors for Georgia

Europe opens doors for Georgia

Today, the visa-free regime for Georgian citizens to the European Union comes into force: now, biometric passport holders from Georgia will be able to visit the EU countries with a short visit without visas and move freely in the Schengen …

Dubai to introduce Artificial Intelligence in government services

Dubai to introduce Artificial Intelligence in government services

A new Dubai Artificial Intelligence smart lab will soon begin training government employees and private sector officials to implement AI and 'cognitive computing' in a wide variety of tasks that will make residents' lives easier, …

World oil prices rising

World oil prices rising

Oil prices on world markets returned to positive dynamics on the background of decline in the dollar exchange rate. The prices of May futures for Brent oil increased by $0.26 (0.51%) to $51.01 per barrel on the ICE Exchange in …

GDP of Georgia rises by 2.7%

GDP of Georgia rises by 2.7%

The GDP of Georgia in 2016 amounted to $14.3 billion, exceeding the previous year’s figure by 2.7%, according to the information of the National Statistics Office of Georgia 'Geostat'. The GDP deflator was 4%. 9.9% of GDP …

 Four die as result of avalanche in Kyrgyzstan

Four die as result of avalanche in Kyrgyzstan

Four employees of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport and Roads were killed by an avalanche on the 255 km of the Bishkek - Osh highway. Six more people were rescued from their cars, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan …