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Steve Butcher: The level of gymnastics in Azerbaijan will only grow

Steve Butcher: "The level of gymnastics in Azerbaijan will only grow"

The four-day international judicial FIG courses in men's artistic gymnastics started in Baku

Lens between Turkey and Armenia

Lens between Turkey and Armenia

Anush Babajanyan: "What we learned in history classes and through government propaganda can affect our attitudes towards our neighbors"

Three threats to the US according to diplomat-consultant’s point of view

Three threats to the US according to diplomat-consultant’s point of view

Stanley Escudero believes the main opponents of the US are ‘jihadists', Russia and China

How many Nato troops are deployed along Russia’s border

How many Nato troops are deployed along Russia’s border

'Atlantic Determination’ dressed Europe in khaki

Military budgests of EU: It is cheeper together

Military budgests of EU: It is cheeper together

Europe could save almost a third of what it spends on military equipment

North Caucasus sets course for stability and consolidation

North Caucasus sets course for stability and consolidation

Despite the multi-vector development and interests of the North Caucasus republics, in terms of inter-ethnic relations they set course for the stabilization and consolidation of the population, a member of the Presidential Council for Interethnic …

Russia expects three more years of cheap oil prices

Russia expects three more years of cheap oil prices

Oil prices will be hovering around $40-60 per barrel in 2017-2019, the Russian Finance Ministry’s Main guidelines for 2017-2019 debt policy said. "The oil price dynamics will still be one of the key risks for the Russian …

 Astana preparing new Geneva talks on Syrian settlement

Astana preparing new Geneva talks on Syrian settlement

Russian delegation arrived in Astana to participate in a technical meeting on Syria on February 6. Deputy head of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Maj. Gen. Stanislav …

Investors warm to Russia as bond fund inflows hit record

Investors warm to Russia as bond fund inflows hit record

Investors have warmed to Russian assets, welcoming the country in from the cold. Russian bond funds counted record inflows in the week to February 1 as higher crude prices and improving relations with the US prompted an investor rotation …

EU plans to extend anti-Russian sanctions for six months

EU plans to extend anti-Russian sanctions for six months

The European Union plans to renew asset freezes and travel bans against key allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin who are accused of destabilizing Ukraine, at a time when Donald Trump is weighing warmer ties …

Turkey increasingly important oil, natural gas transit hub

Turkey increasingly important oil, natural gas transit hub

It has avoided lasting economic stagnation

Georgia celebrates as EU opens its doors

Georgia celebrates as EU opens its doors

After the legislation passed, Georgian legislators celebrated with champagne and EU-and-Georgia-themed cake

The coming clash with Iran

The coming clash with Iran

By declaring that "we are officially putting Iran on notice,” Michael Flynn drew a red line for President Trump

Merkel’s rating falls, Schultz#039s popularity grows

Merkel’s rating falls, Schultz's popularity grows

Half of surveyed would support Schulz if the chancellor were elected directly

Iranian Foreign Ministry slams US new sanctions

Iranian Foreign Ministry slams US new sanctions

Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that inclusion of new Iranian and non-Iranian people and institutes to the list of illegitimate sanctions by the US under the excuse of missile tests is inconsistent with the country’s …

Will US lose interest in South Caucasus?

Will US lose interest in South Caucasus?

US interest in the South Caucasus region under President Donald Trump is likely to significantly decrease due to the new US President's isolationist policy and focus on the internal affairs of America, the chairman of the …

Russian finance ministry announces volume of currency purchase operations

Russian finance ministry announces volume of currency purchase operations

The Russian central bank will buy the equivalent of 6.3 billion rubles ($106 million at current market prices) a day on the Moscow Exchange this month to replenish the country's fiscal reserves, the Russian finance ministry said. …

Maria Zakharova: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict poses threat to future of Armenia and Azerbaijan

Maria Zakharova: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict poses threat to future of Armenia and Azerbaijan

Russia supports any initiatives for the reconciliation of the Armenian and Azerbaijani peoples, because it promotes the search for compromises on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria …

Kosachev lists spheres for Moscow#039s cooperation with Washington

Kosachev lists spheres for Moscow's cooperation with Washington

Russia should initiate the implementation of economic and energy cooperation as well as cybersecurity into the bilateral agenda with the United States, which may be beneficial to the relations between the two countries, the chairman of the …

America eases sanctions against Russian Federal Security Service

America eases sanctions against Russian Federal Security Service

The US authorities eased sanctions against Russia’s Federal Security Service. Such information is contained in the General License No. 1 posted on Thursday by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department ...