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Camilla Feeley: in Baku one wants make performance look beautiful

Camilla Feeley: in Baku one wants make performance look beautiful

The beauty of the National Gymnastic Arena in the capital of Azerbaijan literally makes you perform as beautifully as it is, the US gymnast Camilla Feeley said, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza after performing …

US State Department to cut workforce by 9% - Bloomberg

US State Department to cut workforce by 9% - Bloomberg

US State Department plans to cut 2300 US diplomats and civil servants - about 9% of the Americans in its workforce worldwide - as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presses ahead with his task of slashing the agency’s budget, …

Matviyenko: improvement of Russia-US ties requires time and patience

Matviyenko: improvement of Russia-US ties requires time and patience

There are grounds to believe that the Russian-US ties will improve if given time, patience and dialogue, Chairperson of the Russian upper house of parliament Valentina Matvienko said. "I want to express my personal …

Tillerson sums up his visit to Moscow

Tillerson sums up his visit to Moscow

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said his talks in Moscow this month were inconclusive. "We didn't solve anything in that meeting," Tillerson said, adding that Russia has to decide whether it wants to …

Tillerson names common goal of US and China

Tillerson names common goal of US and China

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the Trump administration and China are not seeking a regime change or a collapse of the North Korean government but instead demanding Pyongyang denuclearize. "We do not …

Zakharova: US strikes on Syria make no sense and violate international law

Zakharova: US strikes on Syria make no sense and violate international law

US strikes on the Syrian air base violated international law and made neither military nor political sense, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. "That was something really unacceptable …

US destroyer forced to alter course after close encounter with Iranian ship

US destroyer forced to alter course after close encounter with Iranian ship

A US Navy destroyer had another close encounter with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard "fast attack craft" in the Persian Gulf Monday, Fox News reported with reference to two US officials. The Iranian ship came within 1000 …

Trump appoints new Secret Service director

Trump appoints new Secret Service director

US President Donald Trump has appointed Randolph 'Tex' Alles to be the director of the US Secret Service, the White House announced on Tuesday. Alles presently serves as the acting deputy …

Where do terrorists in Syria get sarin

Where do terrorists in Syria get sarin

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Three versions of the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

27-year-old Russian woman killed in Oregon - media

27-year-old Russian woman killed in Oregon - media

A woman who was found shot in the Oregon woods arrived in the United States last month from Russia, authorities said. The identity of Anna Repkina, 27, was released on Monday, a week after her body was found on a remote …

Trump withdraws US from post-Soviet space

Trump withdraws US from post-Soviet space

The US President Donald Trump administration’s budget proposal includes cuts of one to two-thirds in funding to the USAID program, the government’s foreign aid agency.  The proposed slash in funding …

US sanctions Syrian scientists after chemical attack

US sanctions Syrian scientists after chemical attack

The US Treasury has announced sanctions against 271 employees of the Syrian government agency that the United States believes is responsible for developing chemical weapons like those used in an attack on dozens of civilians in the country …

US and Italia to conduct observation flight over Russia and Belarus

US and Italia to conduct observation flight over Russia and Belarus

The joint US-Italian mission will conduct an observation flight over the territories of Belarus and Russia under the Open Skies Treaty on April 24-28, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergey …

Russia boosts military spending

Russia boosts military spending

Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report. Russia's military spending was $69.2 billion in 2016, a 5.9% rise over 2015, the …

Tillerson briefs Poroshenko on sanctions imposed on Russia

Tillerson briefs Poroshenko on sanctions imposed on Russia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the sanctions imposed on Russia would remain in place, US Department of State acting spokesman …

Trump and China’s President discuss North Korea

Trump and China’s President discuss North Korea

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed growing tensions over North Korea’s advancing nuclear arms program. In the latest call, the third between the two …

 US defence secretary: Syria retains chemical weapons

US defence secretary: Syria retains chemical weapons

United States believes Syria has retained some chemical weapons, the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a press conference alongside his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman. …

Iran#039s UN Ambassador: US tries to remove Palestinian issue instead of solving

Iran's UN Ambassador: US tries to remove Palestinian issue instead of solving

Iran's UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo accused the US and Israel of seeking "to remove the Palestinian issue that is central to all the conflicts in the Middle East from these open debates." …

Mikhail Baskhanov: UK#039s unreasonable foreign policy destroys first Transcaucasian republics

Mikhail Baskhanov: "UK's unreasonable foreign policy destroys first Transcaucasian republics"

About the United Kingdom's role in the history of the Transcaucasian independent republics after the First World War

Tefft: US proud of space cooperation with Russia

Tefft: US proud of space cooperation with Russia

The US continues space cooperation with Russia, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said. "Despite political disagreements, which we are all aware of, we keep working hard to continue the cooperation," said …

 VCIOM: Russians consider US attack on Syrian airfield as provocation

VCIOM: Russians consider US attack on Syrian airfield as provocation

An 82% majority of Russian nationals consider the recent US missile attack on the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat to be a provocation aimed at destabilizing the situation in the war-torn country, a new survey conducted by the …

Is US preparing to abandon nuclear deal with Iran?

Is US preparing to abandon nuclear deal with Iran?

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday criticized the nuclear deal, saying it would fail to prevent Iran from someday purchasing a nuclear weapon. He stressed that the JCPOA fails to achieve the objective …

WSJ: ExxonMobil seeks US waiver to resume Russia oil venture

WSJ: ExxonMobil seeks US waiver to resume Russia oil venture

Exxon Mobil Corp. has applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from US sanctions on Russia in a bid to resume its joint venture with state oil giant PAO Rosneft, Wall Street Journal reported with reference to people familiar with the …

Why Ankara refuses Kemalist project

Why Ankara refuses Kemalist project

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Russia is the only country which is currently interested in strong Turkey, a political scientist

Medvedev: US gives ISIS free rein

Medvedev: US gives ISIS free rein

The US missile strike against Syria gave a free rein to ISIS (the terrorist group banned in Russia), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. According to him, Washington has been fighting against the Syrian government …

Reset of Russia-US relations blocked by Trump#039s top aides - media

Reset of Russia-US relations blocked by Trump's top aides - media

US President Donald Trump’s interest in achieving warm relations with Russia has been a consistent theme since the earliest days of his campaign, and it stands now as one of the few major foreign policy positions that he …

Iraqi unit with US, Australian advisers hit with gas by ISIS

Iraqi unit with US, Australian advisers hit with gas by ISIS

An Iraqi unit with US and Australian advisers was hit by an ISIS mustard agent, CBS reported, adding that 25 Iraqis required treatment but none of the advisers were injured Sunday. Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told the Associated …

Trump orders review of Iranian nuclear deal

Trump orders review of Iranian nuclear deal

US National Security Council  was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States' national security interests, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in …

North Korean mock-up video shows missiles blowing up US (VIDEO)

North Korean mock-up video shows missiles blowing up US (VIDEO)

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North Korea put on a musical show to mark the birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung, which ended with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the United States in flames, prompting cheers from the audience and smiles from current …

Trump to defend American workers

Trump to defend American workers

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on the H-1B visa program that would tighten rules that award visas to skilled foreign workers and directs the federal government to enforce rules that bar foreign contractors …