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    Syria civil war: John Kerry calls for common ground with Russia on Syria, Ukraine
    Dec16

    Syria civil war: John Kerry calls for common ground with Russia on Syria, Ukraine

    Syria civil war: US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. The United States and Russia need to find “common ground” to end Syria’s civil war and restore stability in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said...

    US, Russia agree to push ahead with Syria talks
    Dec16

    US, Russia agree to push ahead with Syria talks

    MOSCOW: The United States and Russia agreed to plough on with efforts to halt Syria’s brutal civil war, with a fresh round of international crisis talks set for this week in New York. After a three-hour meeting in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry, the two sides appeared to be a step closer...

    Russia, United States have specific ideas on implementation of Minsk deals – Lavrov
    Dec16

    Russia, United States have specific ideas on implementation of Minsk deals – Lavrov

    MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – Russia and the United States have confirmed the support of the Minsk Agreements on Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    China gets EBRD membership
    Dec16

    China gets EBRD membership

    London, December 15 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Monday it had accepted China as a member, handing the world’s second biggest economy investment routes into Europe, Africa and Middle East. “China’s membership of EBRD will open up significant further opportunities for sustainable investment by...

    Kerry says Russia, U.S. can work together on Syria
    Dec16

    Kerry says Russia, U.S. can work together on Syria

    Scores killed in strikes on Syrian school district, other areasRussia backs both sides in Syria to fight IS: PutinRussia can’t mend ties with U.S. while it backs sanctions: LavrovKerry says to go to Moscow next week for Syria, Ukraine talksUS warplanes destroy 283 fuel trucks in SyriaRussian jets hit 472 targets in Syria in past two days...

    Putin, Kerry agree to push ahead with Syria peace process
    Dec16

    Putin, Kerry agree to push ahead with Syria peace process

    MOSCOW (AFP) – The United States and Russia agreed Tuesday to push ahead with Syrian peace talks in New York this week, after intense talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and President Vladimir Putin.After a three-hour meeting in Moscow between Putin and Kerry, Russia and the United States appeared to be a step closer to each...

    Syria talks to go ahead on Friday in New York: Lavrov, Kerry
    Dec16

    Syria talks to go ahead on Friday in New York: Lavrov, Kerry

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia and the United States said that a planned international meeting on the Syrian crisis would take place in New York on Friday, after President Vladimir Putin received US Secretary of State John Kerry.We support the idea of convening in New York another meeting of the International Syria Support Group at the ministerial...

    U.S.-Russia Talks Focus on Syria, IS, Ukraine
    Dec16

    U.S.-Russia Talks Focus on Syria, IS, Ukraine

    Saying the first two rounds of talks on a political transition in Syria are a “strong beginning,” Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States and Russia have the ability to make a “significant difference” in Syria’s crisis. He commented Tuesday at the start of talks with Russian President V…...

    First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space
    Dec16

    First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space

    BAIKONUR (AFP) – Tim Peake, the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, blasted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome with two other astronauts, to cheers and excitement back home.Peake, 43, joins Russian space veteran Yury Malenchenko and Tim Kopra of NASA for a six-month mission on the ISS. Fire from the boosters...

    Ukraine's leaders say dismissing PM not on the agenda
    Dec16

    Ukraine's leaders say dismissing PM not on the agenda

    KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian parliament should not consider dismissing Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, the country’s president, parliament’s speaker and Yatseniuk said in joint statement on Tuesday, in which they called on lawmakers to work together to pass critical reform bills. …read more Source: The...

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