• Mount Athos
    Putin and Patriarch Kirill visit Greece for historic pipeline deal and Mount Athos visit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin began a two day visit to Greece Friday to negotiate a Black Sea gas pipeline to Athens and to take an official trip to Mount Athos, home to a landmark Christian Orthodox monastery.

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  • nuclear
    Russia blames U.S. for escalating conflict in Syria

    Russia said on Friday it had intensified air strikes against oil sites controlled by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, but criticized the United States for refusing to join in. Last Friday Russia proposed to the United...

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  • Kurdish
    Russia stops ISIS from smuggling oil to Turkey

    The Russian Air Force has stopped smuggled oil from being delivered to Turkey from Syria courtesy of ISIS.

    Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad talked to Sputnik. "I can say that Russian Aerospace Forces managed to stop deliveries...

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  • MH17
    Putin named in lawsuit surrounding MH17 plane crash

    An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014,...

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  • Russian military jets flying from Syria are seen shortly before landing on the runway of an airbase in Buturlinovka in Voronezh region, Russia, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Russian Ministry of Defence/Olga Balashova/Handout via Reuters
    Russia wants U.S.-led coalition to initiate joint airstrikes in Syria

    (TRUNEWS) Russia wants a U.S.-led coalition to initiate joint airstrikes in Syria, starting next week.  It may be a sign Moscow is trying to build better relations with the West. But, it may also cause problems with...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a meeting with journalists after a live broadcast nationwide call-in in Moscow, Russia, April 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
    NATO to meet with Russia,perceives them to be a growing threat

    (TRUNEWS) NATO members have decided to meet again with Russia before July. Moscow is optimistic about the potential talks, but claim it must include dialogue about Russia’s interests, as reported by The Washington Post. “The Russian side...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo during a welcoming ceremony for heads of the delegations at the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
    Snubbed by West, Russia rolls out red carpet for Asian leaders

    The Kremlin has seized on the visit by southeast Asian leaders for a summit as an opportunity to show Russia still has friends on the international stage, despite being cold-shouldered by the West over the conflict in...

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  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) speaks to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as they arrive for a news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Harnik/Pool
    Progress in Syrian peace talks according to Kerry, Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have stated that there is progress in Syria peace talks after a meeting in Vienna, also saying that the powers there agreed to turn the...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a live broadcast nationwide call-in in Moscow, Russia, April 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin
    Sanctions against Russia causing rift between EU states

    (TRUNEWS) Sanctions against Russia are causing a rift among European Union states. Several leaders are calling for a lifting of the restrictions placed on Russia in 2014, during the Ukraine crisis and the Crimea annexation, according to...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a meeting with journalists after a live broadcast nationwide call-in in Moscow, Russia, April 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
    Georgia begins U.S.-led military exercise, angering Russia

    The Georgian army began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and Britain on Wednesday, drawing an angry response from former Soviet master Russia which called the war games “a provocative step”. About 650 soldiers...

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