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Russia, U.S. have common interests on climate change, says Putin

Russian President to U.S. climate envoy John Kerry over phone. Russian President Vladimir Putin told United States climate envoy John Kerry that Moscow and Washington have a shared interest in battling climate change, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday, in a rare area of common ground between the rivals. “The climate problem is […]

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Finland sees spike in infections after soccer fans return from Russia

The Finnish national team suffered two defeats in St. Petersburg this month and nearly 100 infections have since been recorded at two border crossings, mostly among returning fans, authorities said. Finnish football fans returning from Russia after Euro 2020 matches have caused a spike in their country’s daily coronavirus cases, Finnish health authorities said on […]

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Russian ambassador returns 'optimistic' to Washington

The Russian ambassador in Washington flew back Sunday to the United States saying he hoped to build "equal and pragmatic" ties after a US-Russia summit in Geneva aimed at reducing tensions. The plane transporting ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled in March for consultations, took off at 9:20 a.m. (0620 GMT) from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport […]

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As Russia tensions simmer, NATO conducts massive war games

“NATO is there to defend all our allies, and this exercise sends a message about our ability to transport a large number of troops.” As tensions with Russia simmer, thousands of NATO troops, several warships and dozens of aircraft are taking part in military exercises stretching across the Atlantic, through Europe and into the Black […]

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U.S. to waive sanctions on firm behind Russia’s Nord Stream 2

Curbs on its CEO Warnig, a Putin ally, are also set to be lifted The U.S. government will waive sanctions on the company behind Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe and its Chief Executive, a Washington source familiar with the plans and Germany’s Foreign Minister said on Wednesday. A U.S. State Department report to […]

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Victory Day: Putin says Russia will ‘firmly’ defend interests

Russian President Putin denounced the return of "Russophobia," as the country marked the 76th anniversary of victory in World War II. President Vladimir Putin on Sunday promised that Russia will “firmly” defend national interests and denounced the return of “Russophobia.” “Russia consistently defends international law. At the same time, we will firmly defend our national […]

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Russia to make Sputnik V vaccine in Italy, a first in EU

Russian authorities are working on 20 similar collaborations in Europe Russia has signed a deal to produce its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Italy, the first contract in the European Union, the Italian Russian Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday. Watch | All about Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine   The deal was signed with Adienne Srl, […]

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Kremlin foe Navalny says he will fly home despite threats

Russian prison service asked Alexei Navalny to report to its office in line with the terms of a suspended sentence he received for a 2014 conviction. Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he would go home to Russia over the weekend despite the Russian prison service’s latest motion to put him behind bars […]

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In MEA’s clear-cut message to US, a reminder on S-400 deal

Against the backdrop of possible US sanctions on the $5.4 billion deal with Russia for S-400 air defence systems, India on Friday said it has an independent foreign policy that guides defence acquisitions in line with national security interests. Recent reports have suggested the US could impose secondary sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through […]

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Russia, Syria clash with US over chemical weapons sanctions in UNSC

Syria and close ally Russia clashed with the US and other nations Tuesday over a Western initiative to suspend Syria’s voting rights in the global chemical weapons watchdog for failing to provide details of three chemical attacks in 2017 that investigators blamed on President Bashar Assad’s government. The confrontation in the UN Security Council foreshadowed […]