Putin discusses Syria with Russian Security Council

Putin discusses Syria with Russian Security Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with the permanent members of the national Security Council, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "As for global issues, the operation of the …

Kremlin dispels hopes of Putin-Trump meeting in Europe

Kremlin dispels hopes of Putin-Trump meeting in Europe

A meeting between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump is not expected to be held in the coming days in Europe, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "No …

Russia-NATO: is rapprochement possible?

Russia-NATO: is rapprochement possible?

There's still potential risk of an accidental conflict

Recommendations of an alternative to Trump’s hostility towards

Recommendations of an alternative to Trump’s hostility towards

There is an opportunity for improved relations with Iran

Italy’s Taormina hosts G7 summit

Italy’s Taormina hosts G7 summit

The 43rd summit of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, opened in Taormina, a town in Italy’s Sicily, today. Friday’s plenary sessions will be devoted to foreign policy and security issues. In the wake of the …

 Why OPEC#039s production cut deal has been extended for another nine months

Why OPEC's production cut deal has been extended for another nine months

OPEC and countries outside the cartel, including Russia, have extended the deal on limiting oil output for another nine months

Main issues of NATO summit in Brussels

Main issues of NATO summit in Brussels

German–Turkish relations, the Americans rely on the Kurds, the Europeans do not want to pay

US State Department energy official to visit Baku

US State Department energy official to visit Baku

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, US Department of State Robin Dunnigan will visit Azerbaijan, the US Embassy in Azerbaijan said. Dunnigan will lead a US delegation during the annual international …

Coptic Christians killed in bus attack in Egypt

Coptic Christians killed in bus attack in Egypt

At least 23 people have been killed and 25 wounded after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, state media report. The incident occurred in Minya province, about 220km south of the capital Cairo, …

Russian-NATO relations in deepest crisis since Cold War - ministry

Russian-NATO relations in deepest crisis since Cold War - ministry

Moscow calls on NATO to halt attempts of building relations with Russia in the spirit of the confrontation era until it is too late, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The ministry said "at this stage Russian-NATO …

 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to visit Kyrgyzstan

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to visit Kyrgyzstan

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will hold talks with representatives of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan, the Director of the State Agency for Religious Affairs Zaiyrbek Ergeshov said. According to …

NATO Parliamentary Assembly session opens in Tbilisi

NATO Parliamentary Assembly session opens in Tbilisi

The spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) has officially opened in Tbilisi. Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May will be devoted to the meetings of the NATO PA’s five Committees: Political, Defence and Security, …

Kazakhstan may revise its obligations under oil cuts deal in November

Kazakhstan may revise its obligations under oil cuts deal in November

Kazakhstan would continue to fulfill its obligations within the framework of the OPEC deal, but it may revise the details of the obligations in November, the Kazakh Energy Ministry said. "Kazakhstan support the decision by the …

 Russian lawmaker says NATO’s joining US-led coalition is formal act

Russian lawmaker says NATO’s joining US-led coalition is formal act

NATO’s decision to join the US-led coalition active in Syria is a formal "act of moral support," Russian State Duma Committee for Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said. NATO’s decision is just an …

 Oil price falls despite OPEC deal extension

Oil price falls despite OPEC deal extension

The price of oil has fallen, despite oil-producing nations agreeing to extend production cuts for a further nine months. The world’s major oil producers have voted to continue their production cuts into 2018 in an attempt to prop …

Trump says he believes that torture works

Trump says he believes that torture works

US President Donald Trump declared that he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror.  In an interview with ABC News, Trump said he would wage …

NATO to join anti-ISIS coalition

NATO to join anti-ISIS coalition

NATO will offer extended support to the US-led coalition fighting the ISIS radicals (outlawed in Russia) in Iraq and Syria, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "Today, we will decide to expand our support …

NATO summit opens in Brussels

NATO summit opens in Brussels

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The cumbersome bureaucratic and military structure of the bloc is useless in the fight against terrorism

Downgrade will not burst China’s bubble

Downgrade will not burst China’s bubble

The real issue could be the inability of government to address the environmental damage

Trump#039s Bid to Sell U.S. Reserve Oil Could Temper OPEC Cuts

Trump's Bid to Sell U.S. Reserve Oil Could Temper OPEC Cuts

If you take away the backup supply, you prop up the price of oil