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Russia to stay in PACE

Members of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers have agreed that Russia will stay in the Council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), German foreign minister Heiko Maas said. According to him, it …

Lavrov and Maas hold talks in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has met with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on the sidelines of a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. …

 Pompeo names Russian, U.S. overlapping interests

There are places there where Washington and Moscow not only can but have worked closely together, U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News Radio. U.S.-Russian counterterrorism cooperation has …

U.S. expands sanctions against Russia

The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated on the basis of the Magnitsky Act Chechnya's Terek Special Rapid Response Team and five Russian nationals, including Terek's commander Abuzayed Vismuradov, as …

Zelensky to be sworn in on May 20

Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada has decided that President-elect Vladimir Zelensky will be sworn in on May 20. The decision was adopted today by 315 MPs out of 226 needed for the motion to pass, TASS reported. …

Japan urges Iran to maintain JCPOA

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said at the meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif that it was essential to maintain the JCPOA, demanding that Iran keep implementing it. Kono also …

U.S. ready to impose sanctions on Turkey

A bipartisan group of senior U.S. lawmakers has called on Turkey to cancel its planned purchase of Russia's S-400 missile-defense system. The resolution, which is nonbinding, calls on the U.S. government to invoke the Countering …

Antonio Guterres concerned about Persian Gulf

Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, said that the Secretary General is following with growing concern recent incidents and hardening rhetoric in the Gulf region. In …