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Will US punish Russia and Iran over Syria?

Will US punish Russia and Iran over Syria?

The US House of Representatives passed legislation to impose sanctions against foreign backers serving as resources to the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad and supports its alleged human rights abuses. …

Vladimir Olenchenko: Russia and US make step towards dialogue

Vladimir Olenchenko: "Russia and US make step towards dialogue"

A senior research fellow at the European Research Centre on Sergey Lavrov's visit to the United States

Will Putin and Trump ever meet?

Will Putin and Trump ever meet?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that there are no plans for a meeting of Russian and US presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, in the next couple of months. "So …

Macron to face Le Pen in second round of France#039s presidential election

Macron to face Le Pen in second round of France's presidential election

The leader of the En Marche! movement, Emmanuel Macron, has topped the first round of the French presidential election and will face the far-right Front National’s Marine Le Pen. Macron topped …

Is West preparing new sanctions attack on Russia?

Is West preparing new sanctions attack on Russia?

Britain is pushing western nations to impose new sanctions on Russia if it fails to cut ties with Syrian President Bashar Assad as the conflict over Syria escalates, the Times newspaper reported. British Foreign …

Moscow and NATO trying to find common ground in Brussels

Moscow and NATO trying to find common ground in Brussels

The meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the ambassadorial level has opened at alliance's headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. "I look forward to this meeting, as we will inform each other on our military condition. I …

Russian emigrants returning home in significant numbers

Russian emigrants returning home in significant numbers

In the past year, almost 150 thousand Russians returned home from abroad, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported, which later was confirmed by the Russian Foreign Ministry. This is not only about those living in the CIS, but …

Putin and Trump to meet in July

Putin and Trump to meet in July

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump may meet in July 2017, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. He noted that there was nothing specific to report …

Davos 2017 to discuss #039Responsive and responsible leadership#039

Davos 2017 to discuss 'Responsive and responsible leadership'

The 47th World Economic Forum, which annually brings together leading representatives of political and business elites, will open in the Swiss ski resort of Davos today. About 50 heads of state and government, including the British Prime …

 Will Kissinger reconcile Washington and Moscow?

Will Kissinger reconcile Washington and Moscow?

Moscow welcomes the participation of the former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in improving the Russia-US relations, but this is the matter of Washington, the Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov …

EU sanctions on Russia to be extended for six months

EU sanctions on Russia to be extended for six months

The European Union will prolong sanctions against Russia for six more months by the end of 2016, a high-ranking EU official said ahead of the bloc’s summit. "Not one of EU countries has voiced concern over a possible …

Trump#039s adviser arrives in Russia

Trump's adviser arrives in Russia

Foreign-policy adviser to US president-elect Donald Trump, Carter Page, has arrived in Moscow to meet with businessmen and politicians. "I am going to meet with influential businessmen and thought …

Obama calls Russia military superpower

Obama calls Russia military superpower

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Russia is a military superpower with influence all around the world, US President Barack Obama said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. "My …

Can Trump#039s victory be considered victory for Russia?

Can Trump's victory be considered victory for Russia?

Republican candidate, billionaire Donald Trump's victory in the 58th US presidential election is rather positive for Russia, but it will not bring it instant dividends, Russian experts told Vestnik Kavkaza, commenting on the US election …

Russian Foreign Ministry: EU does not want to use pragmatic approach towards Russia

Russian Foreign Ministry: EU does not want to use pragmatic approach towards Russia

The EU, as before, demonstrates the unwillingness to change its approach towards Russia to a more pragmatic one, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the meeting with members of the Association of European …

How can Guterres help the UN and the whole world?

How can Guterres help the UN and the whole world?

New UN Secretary General, António Guterres, elected by the General Assembly yesterday, has a number of qualities, which make it possible to rely on his successful tenure as Secretary General, first of all, his work experience in the United …

EU wants to reconcile with Russia, but it won#039t

EU wants to reconcile with Russia, but it won't

Russia and Germany came to understanding that current problematic situation will continue for a very long time without active work on restoration of relations, but there is a long way before implementation of positive steps, a member of the …

How far will lead Turkey’s loud rhetoric against NATO?

How far will lead Turkey’s loud rhetoric against NATO?

After a failed military coup in Turkey the relations between Ankara and Washington cooled sharply. The issue of extradition of the Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, who lives now in America and who is considered the mastermind of …

What is purpose behind John Kerry#039s visit to Moscow?

What is purpose behind John Kerry's visit to Moscow?

Today, the US Secretary of State John Kerry will pay his second visit to Moscow in three months. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today that a meeting of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey …

West has paid $60 billion during half a year of sanctions against Russia

West has paid $60 billion during half a year of sanctions against Russia

According to experts at Centre d`Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII, the French research center on the global economy), for half a year of anti-Russian sanctions this countries that supported them, have received less …

Experts: Anti-Russian sanctions will last for a long time

Experts: Anti-Russian sanctions will last for a long time

The European Union has formally extended sectoral economic sanctions against Russia for six months. "The EU Council has extended …

Brexit supporters are winning

Brexit supporters are winning

Britain has voted to leave the European Union: according to official data, 51.9% of voters backed Brexit, while the turnout was 72.2%.In total, the referendum was attended by more than 33.5 million people. Strongest leave vote: Boston 75.6%, South Holland 73.6%, Castle Point 72.7%. Strongest remain vote: Gibraltar 95.9%, Lambeth 78.6%, Hackney 78.5%. The leader of the Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, thanked those that have voted to leave the European Union, Interfax reports. "We've got our country back. Thanks to all of you," he wrote on his Twitter page, using hashtag #IndependenceDay.

Paris symbolically says #039No!#039 to sanctions

Paris symbolically says 'No!' to sanctions

Yesterday, the upper house of the French Parliament has adopted a resolution to gradually remove the anti-Russian sanctions, following the example of the France's lower house of parliament. "The restoration of confident and …

Nuland#039s visit to Moscow: there is no breakthrough, dialogue continues

Nuland's visit to Moscow: there is no breakthrough, dialogue continues

Today, a two-day visit of the US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland to Russia has ended.  She met with the Russian presidential adviser Vladislav Surkov yesterday. As Victoria Nuland …

Donald becomes the last trump of Republican party

Donald becomes the last trump of Republican party

Billionaire Donald Trump is the only Republican who has the right to be nominated as a candidate of the party for the US presidency in the upcoming elections this year. …

Russia and NATO abandon their previous relations

Russia and NATO abandon their previous relations

The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council since 2014 was held in Brussels today. It is known that the agenda of the meeting is expected to discuss the situation in Ukraine, security issues and the situation in Afghanistan. In addition, the …

Washington holds Nuclear Security Summit

Washington holds Nuclear Security Summit

The United States is hosting the International Nuclear Security Summit. It is known that leaders from more than 50 countries have arrived in Washington. However, such countries as Russia, North Korea and Iran will not be represented at the ...

Brussels attacked by terrorists

Brussels attacked by terrorists

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Two explosions have rocked Zaventem airport in Brussels this morning, RTBF TV channel reports. The cause of the explosions is so far unknown. The airport has been closed, passengers are being evacuated, Gazeta.ru reports. …

German Foreign Ministry: EU needs to rebuild relations with Russia

German Foreign Ministry: EU needs to rebuild relations with Russia

Today, the Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Michael Roth, said in Brussels that Russia is a neighbor of the European Union, which is why it is necessary to build relationships with it. …

US has no plans to lift sanctions against Russia

US has no plans to lift sanctions against Russia

The US will keep its sanctions against Russia, even in the case of full implementation of the Minsk Agreements, the State Department's Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, Daniel Fried, said today. According to him, it …