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    Russia, US agree to speed up Syria peace effort
    Mar25

    Russia, US agree to speed up Syria peace effort

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 24, 2016. REUTERS MOSCOW: Russia and the United States agreed at talks in Moscow on Thursday to use their influence over the sides in the Syria conflict to speed up progress towards a political solution....

    Syrian forces fight their way into Palmyra, as Kerry and Putin hail thaw
    Mar25

    Syrian forces fight their way into Palmyra, as Kerry and Putin hail thaw

    Forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad gesture as they advance into the historic city of Palmyra in this picture provided by SANA on March 24, 2016. REUTERS GENEVA/MOSCOW/BEIRUT: Syrian troops backed by Russian air support fought their way into the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra on Thursday, their biggest offensive yet...

    Putin hopes Kerry’s visit would narrow gaps between Russia, US
    Mar25

    Putin hopes Kerry’s visit would narrow gaps between Russia, US

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday expressed hope that the visit of US State Secretary John Kerry will help narrow gaps in Moscow and Washington’s positions on Syria and Ukraine crises. …read more Source: China...

    Tennis: Serena withstands fightback to advance at Miami
    Mar25

    Tennis: Serena withstands fightback to advance at Miami

    MIAMI (AFP) – World number one Serena Williams was forced to regroup but launched her bid for a ninth Miami Open crown Thursday by defeating US compatriot Christina McHale 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.Three-time defending champion Williams had the match on her racquet before having to withstand a fightback from her 23-year-old rival and taking two hours...

    Kerry says US, Russia to push Syria political transition
    Mar25

    Kerry says US, Russia to push Syria political transition

    MOSCOW (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russias President Vladimir Putin agreed on Thursday to intensify the drive for a political settlement in Syria but remained divided over Bashar al-Assads future.After four hours of talks at the Kremlin, Kerry said the United States and Russia had found common ground on the Syrian peace...

    Kerry cites progress on Syria, Ukraine in Moscow talks
    Mar25

    Kerry cites progress on Syria, Ukraine in Moscow talks

    In progress: Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak together following a news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 25, 2016, following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP/Andrew Harnik, Pool)After lengthy meetings with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the...

    From Russia with love: Why the Kremlin backs Donald Trump
    Mar24

    From Russia with love: Why the Kremlin backs Donald Trump

    Donald Trump is a brave pro-Putin political maverick who would end US foreign wars and perhaps lift sanctions on Moscow. Hillary Clinton, however, is a warmonger beholden to the military-industrial complex. Russian state TV, which hews closely to the Kremlin’s world view, leaves little doubt about who Moscow supports in November’s US...

    Ukraine’s parliament speaker frontrunner to replace PM Yatseniuk
    Mar24

    Ukraine’s parliament speaker frontrunner to replace PM Yatseniuk

    Ukraine’s parliamentary speaker emerged on Thursday as the frontrunner to replace the unpopular Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, signalling a breakthrough in a political crisis that has lasted months. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine PM's party says will discuss Groysman PM nomination
    Mar24

    Ukraine PM's party says will discuss Groysman PM nomination

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliamentary speaker emerged on Thursday as the frontrunner to replace the unpopular Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, signalling a breakthrough in a political crisis that has lasted months. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry in Moscow to sound out Putin on Assad regime
    Mar24

    Kerry in Moscow to sound out Putin on Assad regime

    MOSCOW – US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Moscow on Thursday to see if President Vladimir Putin can be convinced to support an end to Bashar al-Assad’s rule in Syria. Kerry met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and was later to head to the Kremlin for talks with the Russian leader and sound him out on the crises in Syria...

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