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Syria talks end with commitments to ceasefire, row over fighting

Key backers of the Syrian government and opposition on Tuesday said they were setting up a trilateral mechanism to monitor the country's shaky ceasefire, as two days of talks on bolstering the...

Trump vows support for intel community after Russia hacking spat

President Donald Trump vowed support for the US intelligence community in a visit to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during his first full day in office.

US to attend Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan as observer

The US will attend Russia-Turkey sponsored peace talks on the conflict in Syria next week, the State Department said Saturday.

Syria indefinitely extends Russia's use of air and naval bases

Russia and Syria have signed agreements to indefinitely prolong Russia's use of a naval base and an airbase on Syrian territory, according to copies of the contracts published Friday.

Poroshenko's chocolate factory in western Russia to end production

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's eponymous Roshen chocolate factory in the Lipetsk region of western Russia announced on Friday that it would end production in the coming months.

Vietnam gets sixth submarine from Russia

Vietnam has received its sixth attack submarine from Russia amid rising Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, state-controlled media reported Friday.

New revelations expected on Russian doping in documentary

New revelations on doping practices in Russia were expected later Friday when a documentary on the subject was to be screened for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Russia rejects European court ruling to pay former Yukos shareholders

Russia's Constitutional Court has rejected a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to pay almost 2 billion euros (2.13 billion dollars) to former shareholders of the defunct oil company...

Two remanded in custody over assassination of Russia envoy in Turkey

Two people have been remanded in custody over the assassination last month of the Russian ambassador to Ankara, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday.

Biden: US, EU must fight Russian plan to destroy liberal world order

Russia is intent on dismantling the liberal world order, and the best way to stop it is a strong alliance between the United States and the European Union, US Vice President Joe Biden said...

Russia extends Snowden's temporary residency by 'couple of years'

Russia has extended the temporary residency of fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden by a "couple of years," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a Facebook post late...

Syrian government, opposition decide teams for peace talks in Astana

Syria's ambassador to the UN will lead his country's delegation to Russian- and Turkish-sponsored peace talks in Astana, while a top figure in the hardline Army of Islam faction will lead the...

Estonia, Lithuania sign defence deal with US after Trump bashes NATO

Estonia and Lithuania signed bilateral defence agreements with the US, just days after US-president elect Donald Trump bashed their common military alliance NATO.

Putin accuses Obama administration of trying to delegitimize Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama has been trying to delegitimize president-elect Donald Trump.

Russia: US wanted to use Islamic State to overthrow Syria's Assad

The United States and its allies hoped to take advantage of groups they themselves designated as terrorists