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DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with rising pressure from Congress, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday that the Obama administration is pursuing ways to counter Russia's violation of a key arms…

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Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's…

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Obama urges lower tensions between Russia, Turkey

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for a reduction in tensions between Turkey & Russia following Turkey's shoot-down of a Russian warplane. Obama is meeting with Turkish President…

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The FIFA stars who voted for Russia and Qatar

Zurich (AFP) – Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA's executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup & Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes…

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Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties & scrapping major investment projects. Since the plane was…

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Russia's past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader

By Denis Dyomkin YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say,…

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Iran, Russia vow to oppose 'external attempts' to dump Assad

Tehran (AFP) – Russia & Iran will jointly oppose "external attempts" at regime alter in Syria, a Kremlin official said Monday in Tehran after President Vladimir Putin met supreme leader…

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Kremlin sees Hollande's visit to U.S., Russia as step to anti-terrorist coalition creation

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin believes that the forthcoming visit of French President Francois Hollande to Washington & Moscow as a step towards creation of anti-terrorist coalition, Russian Presidential aide,…

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U.N. chief urges Russia, U.S. to cooperate on terrorism

By Denis Dyomkin & Matt Spetalnick KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Russia & the United States on Sunday to cooperate in rooting out terrorism & said…

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High-carbon diet: Russian governor offers coal reward to slimmers

A Russian regional governor on Thursday proposed an inventive way to try to convince hefty local residents to lose weight — offering them prizes of tonnes of coal for slimming…

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