Tag Archives: Russia

China, Russia fail to stop U.N. meeting on rights in North Korea

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – China, Russia, Venezuela & Angola failed on Thursday to stop the United Nations Security Council from holding its second meeting on human rights…

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Putin says Russia backs Free Syrian Army alongside Assad troops

By Dmitry Solovyov & Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army, providing it with air cover, arms &…

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Friendship of tiger and goat tugs at Russia's heartstrings

A goat sent to a Russian safari park as live prey for a Siberian tiger has instead befriended the huge cat & the two have become inseparable in a story…

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Tiger and goat forge unlikely friendship in Russian zoo

A goat sent to a Russian safari park as live prey for a Siberian tiger has instead befriended the huge cat & the two have become inseparable in a story…

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Biden presses Russia on Ukraine peace deal, return of Crimea

Kiev (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Washington remained determined to see Russia adhere to a shaky Ukrainian peace agreement & hand back Crimea to Kiev….

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Turkish interests in Russia squeezed after jet downing

Moscow (AFP) – Workers rounded up, businessmen questioned, a cultural centre closed: the Turkish community in Russia appears to be under pressure a week after Ankara downed one of Moscow's…

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Obama tells Russia, Turkey to focus on IS

Le Bourget (France) (AFP) – US President Barack Obama led calls Tuesday for Turkey & Russia to end their dispute over the downing of a Russian fighter jet & focus…

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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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