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No agreement reached between Russia, Ukraine on gas deliveries

Russian and Ukrainian officials failed to reach an agreement on gas deliveries this winter in a first round of EU-led talks on Friday.

McLaren: Russia duped international sport, 1,000 athletes involved

Russia has duped international sport "on an unprecedented scale" with more than 1,000 athletes implicated in a programme of state-sponsored doping, independent investigator Richard McLaren...

Russia: Syrian military only temporarily stopped attacks in Aleppo

Syria's military stopped attacks on rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo only temporarily on Thursday to allow civilians to evacuate, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Ukraine moves to ban imports of Russian books

The import of Russian books into Ukraine would be sharply limited under new legislation passed in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday.

Russia: Syrian military suspends Aleppo attacks to allow evacuation

The Syrian military has suspended its attacks on militant-held eastern Aleppo to let civilians be evacuated to safety, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Syrian government takes Aleppo Old City, rejects proposed ceasefire

Beirut (dpa) - Syrian government forces and their allies advanced deeper into the shrinking rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo on Wednesday, seizing the Old City, while demanding the armed...

Russia: US "changed their mind" on talks to withdraw Aleppo rebels

The fate of an effort to withdraw Western-backed rebels out of the wartorn Syrian city of Aleppo was up in the air Tuesday after Russia accused the US of cancelling a critical meeting.

Russia blocks UN resolution for ceasefire in Aleppo

Russia blocks a resolution in the UN Security Council for a one-week ceasefire in the hard-fought northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Russia accuses Syrian militants of killing Russian medics in Aleppo

Two Russian military medics succumbed to injuries suffered during militant shelling of a field hospital in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, Russia's Defence Ministry said.

Russian plane crashes attempting to land on carrier near Syria

A second Russian warplane has crashed while attempting to land on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria, Russian state media reported Monday, citing the Defence Ministry.

Russia's Putin praises US president-elect Trump as "smart man"

Russian leader Vladimir Putin praised US president-elect Donald Trump as a "smart man" in an interview with Russian broadcaster NTV released Sunday.

Report: Leader of Islamic State North Caucasus branch killed

Five militants, including the leader of Islamic State's North Caucasus branch, were killed Saturday in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, according to Russian news agency TASS.

Stier: Cyber-attack may have come from east, unrelated to PM's Ukraine visit

Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Saturday that no strategic piece of information was compromised in a cyber-attack on the ministry's computer network in October, allowing for the...

Russia: Syria peace talks blocked by those seeking al-Assad's ouster

Syrian peace talks are being blocked by those seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad in violation of a United Nations resolution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Austrian rightist Hofer touts ties with Russia, US ahead of election

Austrian far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer highlighted his good relations with the Russian government and the incoming US administration of Donald Trump Friday as he held his final...