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Putin rejects accusations of meddling in U.S. election
Oct12

Putin rejects accusations of meddling in U.S. election

Even as WikiLeaks released another trove of internal documents from Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted his country was not involved in an effort to influence the U.S. presidential election.Last week, the U.S. government formally accused Russia of launching a hacking campaign to “interfere with...

Amid tensions, Putin, Hollande, Merkel to hold Ukraine talks
Oct12

Amid tensions, Putin, Hollande, Merkel to hold Ukraine talks

Despite growing diplomatic tensions over Syria, the leaders of Russia, France and Germany may meet “very soon” in Berlin to revive peace efforts for Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Hollande’s office said in a...

Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia
Oct11

Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

Outraged by Russia’s intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the Kremlin.While the EU says conflicts in Syria and Ukraine need to be kept separate, the latest...

Putin shuns Paris visit after France offers talks only on Syria
Oct11

Putin shuns Paris visit after France offers talks only on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a visit to Paris next week after President Francois Hollande said he would see him only for talks on Syria – the latest episode in deteriorating relations between Moscow and the West.French officials have been grappling for ways to put new pressure on Russia after Moscow vetoed a French-drafted United...

Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions
Oct11

Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has indefinitely postponed a trip to France after Paris had revised its program for the visit and said it would talk about nothing else but the Syrian crisis. French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that Putin put off his visit set for next week after Hollande let him know he wouldn’t take part in...

Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security
Oct09

Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday he had detected increasing U.S. hostility towards Moscow and complained about what he said was a series of aggressive U.S. steps that threatened Russia’s national security. In an interview with Russian state TV likely to worsen already poor relations with Washington, Lavrov made it clear...

UN criticism of Trump draws Russian complaint
Oct08

UN criticism of Trump draws Russian complaint

Russia lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official’s condemnations of Donald Trump and some European politicians. The intervention underscores the unusual links between the Republican presidential nominee and the Kremlin. There is no evidence Trump sought Russia’s assistance, or was even aware...

Tens of Thousands Opposition Supporters Rally in Georgia
Oct05

Tens of Thousands Opposition Supporters Rally in Georgia

Tens of thousands of supporters of a leading opposition party rallied Wednesday in the Georgian capital before the weekend’s parliamentary election. The United National Movement, led by former President Mikhail Saakashvili, has been in opposition since losing the 2012 parliamentary election to the Georgian Dream party founded by billionaire...

Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States
Oct05

Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States

Russia said on Wednesday it was suspending its nuclear and energy research agreement with the United States as a countermeasure against Washington for imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. The government also said it was terminating for the same reasons an agreement between its nuclear corporation Rosatom and the U.S. Department of Energy on...

Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington
Oct03

Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria. Starting in the last years of the Cold War, Russia and the United States signed a series of...

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