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Lawyer for 2 Russian troops in Ukraine found dead
Mar25

Lawyer for 2 Russian troops in Ukraine found dead

MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine has been found dead.Yuri Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev …read more Source: Taiwan...

Lawyer for 2 Russian troops in Ukraine found dead
Mar25

Lawyer for 2 Russian troops in Ukraine found dead

MOSCOW (AP) ” A lawyer for two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine has been found dead.Yuri Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev who were captured last year in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine…. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

Putin Praises Obama’s Leadership in Syria
Mar25

Putin Praises Obama’s Leadership in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin say that cooperation between the two countries has been instrumental in achieving an unexpectedly successful cessation of hostilities in war-torn Syria. After an exhaustive discussion session with US Secretary of State John Kerry that lasted four hours on Thursday, Russian...

Kerry cites progress on Syria, Ukraine in Moscow talks
Mar25

Kerry cites progress on Syria, Ukraine in Moscow talks

After lengthy meetings with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the country’s foreign minister, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Washington and Moscow have reached an understanding on how the fragile cease-fire in Syria can be strengthened. At a midnight news conference with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kerry...

Serena withstands fightback to advance at Miami
Mar25

Serena withstands fightback to advance at Miami

MIAMI (AFP) – World number one Serena Williams launched her bid for a ninth Miami Open crown Thursday by outlasting US compatriot Christina McHale 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 to reach the third round.The 34-year-old defending champion, who like all seeds received a first-round bye, will next face Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, who ousted Australian Daria...

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...

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