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    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...

    US, Russia Push for New Syrian Constitution by August
    Mar25

    US, Russia Push for New Syrian Constitution by August

    The United States and Russia are calling for the drafting of a new Syrian constitution by August. They have also agreed to push both the Syrian government and the opposition to free all political prisoners, especially those who are vulnerable. After a four hour meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President...

    Kerry, Putin talk Syria, Ukraine. But everyone wants to know: What’s in the briefcase?
    Mar25

    Kerry, Putin talk Syria, Ukraine. But everyone wants to know: What’s in the briefcase?

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on Wednesday to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on ending the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Kerry said he hoped the meetings would allow the countries to find a way to “rebuild and strengthen the relationship between the U.S....

    MH17 conspiracy theories about Ukraine swirl in Dutch referendum
    Mar25

    MH17 conspiracy theories about Ukraine swirl in Dutch referendum

    Campaigners for a No vote in a Dutch referendum over closer EU ties to Ukraine are echoing dubious claims by Russian state media. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Putin Seeks to Contain Chechnya’s Idiosyncratic Leader
    Mar25

    Putin Seeks to Contain Chechnya’s Idiosyncratic Leader

    President Vladimir Putin has imposed the Kremlin’s writ on every corner of Russia except one: the Chechnya region, whose leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, often pays little heed to the rules that govern the rest of the country. Putin is now trying to rein Kadyrov in, though alienating him would risk reigniting an Islamist insurgency that he helped...

    Fake Video of American Shooting a Quran Traced to Russian Propaganda Agency
    Mar24

    Fake Video of American Shooting a Quran Traced to Russian Propaganda Agency

    An investigative report from the BBC exposed a Russian disinformation attempt that could have been straight out of the Cold War. In September 2015, a video appeared online showing a man dressed like a U.S. soldier firing three shots from a Russian-made Saiga 401K rifle at a copy of the Quran. The video caught plenty of interest in Russia, and...

    Syrian Forces Enter IS-held Palmyra; Intense Clashes With IS
    Mar24

    Syrian Forces Enter IS-held Palmyra; Intense Clashes With IS

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May, state TV reported, as an Iraqi military spokesman announced the start of a long-awaited military operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from IS militants....