Russia expels Swedish diplomat in tit-for-tat response

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia expels Swedish diplomat in tit-for-tat response 

MOSCOW, Aug. 4 — Russia has expelled a senior Swedish diplomat here in retaliation for the expulsion of a Russian diplomat in Stockholm, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

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Russia seeks int'l cooperation to counter IS

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia seeks int'l cooperation to counter IS 

MOSCOW, Aug. 4 — Russia on Tuesday called for wide international cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), as Moscow is concerned about the growing influence of the terrorist group.

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Russia to expand ties with Latin American integration associations — foreign minister

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MOSCOW, June 9 — Russia plans to expand its ties with Latin American integration associations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday, opening talks with his visiting counterpart from El Salvador Hugo Martinez Bonilla.

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Russia launches design campaign for mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia launches design campaign for mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup 

MOSCOW, April 29 — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko launched on Wednesday an official campaign for the design of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in 11 different cities across Russia.

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China, Russia vow to beef up pragmatic cooperation

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HANGZHOU, April 28 — china is willing to work with Russia to push forward cooperation on major projects and prepare for the meeting between their heads of state scheduled for May in Moscow, said Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Tuesday.

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Russian FM to rejoin Iran nuclear talks

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MOSCOW, March 31 — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that he plans to go back to the Swiss city of Lausanne later in the day to rejoin the talks between Iran and international brokers over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.

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Obama extends mutual fisheries agreement with Russia – White House

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WASHINGTON, March 11 — The United States extended the Mutual Fisheries Agreement with Russia, US President Barack Obama stated in a letter addressed Speaker of the US House of Representatives and the President of the US Senate.

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Moscow to seek binding guarantees on non-use of force at Geneva talks on Transcaucasia

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Moscow to seek binding guarantees on non-use of force at Geneva talks on Transcaucasia 

MOSCOW, March 11 — Russia will seek legally binding guarantees on non-use of force at talks on Transcaucasia in Geneva, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday after talks with his Abkhazian counterpart Vyacheslav Chirikba.

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Feature: Russians feel punch of economic difficulties

March 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Russians feel punch of economic difficulties 

MOSCOW, March 9 — As the Russian economy suffers from Western sanctions coupled with a sharp drop of oil prices and the depreciation of the ruble, ordinary Russians are looking for ways to make the best of their rapidly shrinking savings. The least advantaged simply struggle to make ends meet.

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Tokyo should persuade G7 to ease sanctions against Russia, Ex-Diplomat says

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tokyo should persuade G7 to ease sanctions against Russia, Ex-Diplomat says 

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 — Japan should persuade its fellow G7 nations to ease sanctions against Russia to achieve progress in its ongoing effort to mend ties with Moscow.

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