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Russia has no plans to get back to G8

Russia has no plans to get back to G8

Russia has no intention of getting back to the G8 format, the Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "This theme [of return to the G8 format] is not being discussed in Moscow in any way," TASS …

Erdogan and Rouhani discuss regional issues

Erdogan and Rouhani discuss regional issues

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest developments in Syria and the demise of the former Iranian president …

Cavusoglu to pay visit to Israel

Cavusoglu to pay visit to Israel

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will pay a visit to Israel. According to a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry, his visit is scheduled for the late January - early February. He also …

European Parliament to decide on visa-free regime with Georgia on February 2

European Parliament to decide on visa-free regime with Georgia on February 2

The European Parliament will vote for visa liberalization for Georgia to the EU's Schengen zone on February 2 in Strasbourg, the Georgian Foreign Ministry posted on its Facebook page. After the European Parliament's vote …

Sharp Fall in Asylum Seekers

Sharp Fall in Asylum Seekers

The closed Balkan route and the E.U.-Turkey migration deal significantly helped stem the flow of migrants

Europe Preparing For War?

Europe Preparing For War?

Largest US Military Reinforcement In Decades In Europe, More Than 3,000 US Soldiers To Be Stationed In Poland

Turkey-Russia relations will not affect NATO ties

Turkey-Russia relations will not affect NATO ties

Turkish defense minister says NATO should fulfill its commitments to Turkey

Turkey#039s parliament approves key articles of presidential system reform

Turkey's parliament approves key articles of presidential system reform

Turkey's parliament approved key articles of a constitutional reform overnight which would allow the president to be a member of a political party and issue decrees, bringing a step closer the executive presidency sought …

Pushkov: Russia#039s return to PACE depends on abolition of EU sanctions

Pushkov: Russia's return to PACE depends on abolition of EU sanctions

Senator Alexey Pushkov said that the return of Russian delegation to PACE may happen if the anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union will be abolished. "When Brussels will decide to move away from anti-Russian …

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

At his confirmation hearing to become defense secretary Thursday, Retired Gen. James Mattis defended the importance of NATO and called Russia a “principal threat” facing the U.S., CBS reported. Mattis, …

US imposes sanctions on Syrian army, navy, air force, republican guard

US imposes sanctions on Syrian army, navy, air force, republican guard

The United States has imposed sanctions on Syrian military branches and the country’s Republican National Guard, the US Department of the Treasury said on Thursday, Sputnik reports. The Treasury Department's Office …

Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to #039recruit#039 Trump #039nonsense#039

Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' Trump 'nonsense'

The claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' US President-elect Donald Trump are complete 'nonsense', Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during her weekly press briefing, …

Russia reacts to Armenia’s reluctance to return Azerbaijani soldier’s body

Russia reacts to Armenia’s reluctance to return Azerbaijani soldier’s body

A tragic incident recently happened between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and Moscow believes the two countries need to find the wisdom, strength and diplomatic opportunity to resolve this problem, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria …

Zakharova: Russia hopes those responsible for death of Karlov to be punished

Zakharova: Russia hopes those responsible for death of Karlov to be punished

Russia hopes that all those responsible for the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, will be identified and brought to justice, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova …

OSCE chair and Lavrov to discuss Karabakh settlement

OSCE chair and Lavrov to discuss Karabakh settlement

OSCE chairperson-in-office, Austria’s foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will mull the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry …

Zakharova: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana to become new milestone on way towards peace

Zakharova: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana to become new milestone on way towards peace

The Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana on Syria scheduled for January 23 should become a new milestone on the way towards peace in that country, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on …

Tajik President makes his son mayor of Dushanbe

Tajik President makes his son mayor of Dushanbe

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has appointed his 29-year-old son Rustam Emomali Rahmon as mayor of Dushanbe, Rahmon's press service said. Rustam Emomali Rahmon replaced Mahmadsaid …

Should Turkey expect early parliamentary elections again?

Should Turkey expect early parliamentary elections again?

Turkey may hold elections if a constitutional reform package expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers is not approved by parliament, an AKP lawmaker and head of parliament's constitutional …

Azerbaijani President meets PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs

Azerbaijani President meets PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Cezar Florin Preda and Stefan Schennach. They …

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement. The sides …