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FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Kabul during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Pompeo arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban. Pompeo's trip to the Afghan capital comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Russia denies Pompeo allegation of links between Iran and al-Qaeda

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The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that there is no evidence of Iran's ties with terrorist group al-Qaeda, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike...
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Russia lambasts U.S. sanctions amid Washington’s own suspicious research

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The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned the U.S. decision to blacklist Russian research institutes, recalling that Washington itself was carrying out suspicious research...
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Russia to expel Norwegian diplomat in tit-for-tat retaliation

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Russia is to expel a Norwegian diplomat in a tit-for-tat retaliation, the country's foreign ministry said in a statement Friday. Norwegian Ambassador...
MOSCOW, June 16, 2020 (Xinhua) -- The handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry on June 16, 2020 shows Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attending a news conference following their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on June 16, 2020. The U.S. attempts to force Iran nuclear deal participants to renounce their obligations and to punish Tehran by illegitimate initiatives, including the arms embargo, have no prospects from the point of view of international law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua) Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.

Russia expels Austrian diplomat in retaliation

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The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday that it is expelling an Austrian diplomat in tit-for-tat retaliation. Austrian Ambassador Johannes...
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Over 20 countries want Russian COVID-19 vaccine: spokesperson

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More than 20 countries are interested in getting Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Thursday. Russia maintains "the closest contact with...
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Moscow says visit to U.S.-funded disease lab in Georgia should not involve third party

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Russian experts' visit to the U.S.-financed Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research in Georgia should not involve a third party, the Russian...
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Russia and Turkey agree to scale down tensions in Syria’s Idlib

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Foreign and defense officials from Russia and Turkey have reiterated their commitment to "reducing tensions on the ground" in the northwestern Syrian province of...

Russia demands Swiss explanation for jet tracking incident

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On Friday, several Swiss fighter jets reportedly tracked in the country's airspace a Russian plane with journalists onboard heading for the APEC summit in...

Russia wishes for negotiations in solving South China Sea

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"All relevant disputes should be resolved peacefully through friendly negotiations and agreements between the parties concerned, without internationalization or external interference," the ministry said...
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Russia and Turkey remain strained with little glimpse of faith

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In a review of Russia's diplomacy in 2015 that was posted on its website, the ministry said relations with Turkey have been promoted to...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses his annual press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, on Jan. 26, 2016. Russia intends to build relationships with western countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and it will no longer yield to external pressure, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Russia Speaks On Nagorno-Karabakh 1994 Ceasefire Agreement

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Russia's position completely corresponds to the main approach of the co-chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, encouraging...
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John Kerry Will Visit Russia Next Week

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During a meeting with Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov, the two sides are expected to exchange views on bilateral cooperation and current hot global...
An armored helicopter prepare to land on the ground during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

Russia expresses worry over US and S. Korea drill

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All sides should "exercise restraint, and not allow the situation to run amok and spin into uncontrollable conflict spreading on the (Korean) peninsula," the...

Lavrov and Kerry laud peace process in Syria

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"The two sides expressed an overall positive assessment of real progress in achieving a truce on Syrian soil, which is generally respected and has...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses his annual press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, on Jan. 26, 2016. Russia intends to build relationships with western countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and it will no longer yield to external pressure, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Russia-US Cooperation could suffer from sanctions

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"It is time that Washington realize the futility of its sanction policy and the risk of the entire confrontation course with Russia. We reserve...

ISSG to confer on Syrian ceasefire and humanitarian aid

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The Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his U.S counterpart John Kerry on the upcoming ISSG meeting. "The...
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Jan. 12 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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VIENNA -- Germany has been sending hundreds of refugees back to Austria each day as per the Dublin Regulation including 260 on Sunday alone,...
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Russia debunks weapons trade with Yemen

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The Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied allegations that Russia used passenger planes arranged for evacuating its citizens to supply weapons to conflict-torn Yemen....
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Middle East will enjoy some positivity from Iran’s Nuke deal – Russia

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Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday that a framework nuclear agreement clinched between international brokers and Iran will have positive impact on the situation in...
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2 top Russian defence officials assets frozen ban from travel

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Two top officials in Russia's Defence Ministry were hit on Monday with as part of the European Union's latest round of sanctions over the...