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    French polling watchdog warns over Russian news agency’s election report
| Reuters
    Apr02

    French polling watchdog warns over Russian news agency’s election report | Reuters

    By Richard Balmforth and Michel Rose | PARIS PARIS France’s polling commission has issued a warning over a Russian news report suggesting conservative candidate Francois Fillon leads the race for the presidency – something which contradicts the findings of mainstream opinion pollsters.The cautionary note from the watchdog on...

    NATO still has clear disagreements with Russia over Ukraine
| Reuters
    Mar30

    NATO still has clear disagreements with Russia over Ukraine | Reuters

    By Robert-Jan Bartunek and Gabriela Baczynska | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS NATO still has “clear disagreements” with Russia over the Ukraine crisis and expects Moscow to do more to rein in armed separatists battling Kiev’s forces, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.The West slapped sanctions on Russia in 2014 over its...

    NATO and Russia to meet again, edge towards regular talks
| Reuters
    Mar28

    NATO and Russia to meet again, edge towards regular talks | Reuters

    By Robin Emmott | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS NATO envoys will hold a formal meeting with Russia on Thursday, their fourth since the 2014 crisis in Ukraine halted regular talks, although both sides continue to accuse each other of destabilising eastern Europe.The NATO-Russia Council, the forum bringing together NATO ambassadors and Russia’s top...

    Trump son-in-law met with U.S. sanctioned Russian bank; will testify
| Reuters
    Mar28

    Trump son-in-law met with U.S. sanctioned Russian bank; will testify | Reuters

    By Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON A Russian bank under U.S. economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign.Kushner, 36, married to...

    Military helicopter crashes in Ukraine, crew died
| Reuters
    Mar26

    Military helicopter crashes in Ukraine, crew died | Reuters

    KIEV A small Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the east of the country on Sunday, killing all crew members, Ukraine’s defence ministry said. The aircraft, a Soviet-designed Mi-2, crashed near Kramatorsk, the headquarter of Ukrainian government forces that oppose pro-Russian separatists, the ministry said. The ministry did not...

    Russia’s Putin meets French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin
| Reuters
    Mar24

    Russia’s Putin meets French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin | Reuters

    By Polina Nikolskaya and Andrew Osborn | MOSCOW MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France’s presidential election.Opinion polls show Le Pen getting through to...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of state terrorism after former MP shot
| Reuters
    Mar23

    Ukraine accuses Russia of state terrorism after former MP shot | Reuters

    By Pavel Polityuk and Alexei Kalmykov | KIEV KIEV Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday.Russia called the allegation “absurd”.Former...

    Japan PM to visit Russia for summit with Putin next month
| Reuters
    Mar20

    Japan PM to visit Russia for summit with Putin next month | Reuters

    By Kiyoshi Takenaka | TOKYO TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next month for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, his foreign minister said on Monday, with an aim of advancing his effort to end a territorial spat and conclude a peace treaty.Abe has pledged to resolve the territorial dispute over a string of western...

    Trump reiterates NATO support, presses Merkel on spending targets
| Reuters
    Mar17

    Trump reiterates NATO support, presses Merkel on spending targets | Reuters

    By Jeff Mason and Andreas Rinke | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for NATO on Friday and pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet NATO’s military spending target, in the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders.The meeting between the leader of Europe’s largest economy and...

    Germany’s Merkel to make rare Russia visit for Putin talks
| Reuters
    Mar16

    Germany’s Merkel to make rare Russia visit for Putin talks | Reuters

    MOSCOW Germany’s Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, the chancellor’s first trip to Russia in nearly two years. The agenda of Merkel’s visit has yet to be made public, but talks are likely to focus on the Ukraine crisis, EU sanctions imposed on Moscow, trade...

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