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Russia to destroy ‘last chemical weapons’:Putin

MOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that Russia would destroy its last chemical weapons, hailing the move as a “historic event” and accusing the United States of not following suit. “Today the last chemical ammunition from Russia s chemical weapon stockpile will …

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Pak-Russia joint anti-terror exercise begins in Mineralnye Vody

A two week long joint exercise DRUZBA 2017 between special forces of Pakistan and Russia armies has started in Mineralnye Vody, Russia. The opening ceremony was attended by senior military officials of special forces of both countries. According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), the …

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US will not strike North Korea : Russia

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that the United States would not carry out a strike on North Korea because it knows Pyongyang has nuclear bombs. “The Americans won’t carry out a strike on (North) Korea because it’s not that they suspect, …

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China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

BEIJING -UNS: China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state’s nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large, reported Reuters. North Korea …

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US govt bans agencies from using Russian cybersecurity software

The US government has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab security software, a Russian company, over concerns it may be tied to state-sponsored espionage, reported The Independent. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a …

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BRICS: Towards New Horizons of Strategic Partnership

By Vladimir Putin The 9th BRICS Summit will be held in Xiamen, China, on September 4 and 5. I consider it important in this regard to present Russia’s approaches to cooperation within the framework of this large and respected association and to share my views …

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FM to embark on China,Russia,Turkey tour to discuss US policy

BY BAQIR SAJJAD SAYED/UNS ISLAMABAD : Foreign Minister Khawaja Muham­mad Asif will next week embark on a three-nation regional tour for consultations on the new American policy for Afghanistan and South Asia. The dates for the trip, which would take the minister to China, Russia …

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President Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but slams it as ‘flawed’

WASHINGTON -UNS: U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday but he slammed the legislation as infringing on his powers to shape foreign policy, saying he could make “far better deals” with governments than Congress. After signing a bill that …

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Why are there so many US diplomats working in Russia?

By Tara McKelvey Hundreds of people work for the US in Moscow and other Russian cities. What are they all doing there? Over the weekend Russia President Vladimir Putin said that the US had to reduce its diplomatic staff in the country by more than …

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Russia urges US to abandon sanctions diktat to normalize relations

MOSCOW -UNS/Xinhua- It is important for Washington to show political will and discard attempts of sanctions diktat for the sake of improving relations between Russia and the United States, the Kremlin said Monday. “The way out of this situation is through displaying political will to …

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