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The presidents of Russia and Turkey meet in Moscow for a bilateral summit during which officials discussed Syria and closer ties
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Russia is due to conduct an unarmed observation flight over Turkish territory following the normalization of relations between the two countries, a Turkish diplomatic source said Oct. 24.
Russia is considering plans to resume its military presence in Vietnam and Cuba where Moscow earlier had military bases, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Oct. 7.
BERLIN – Agence France-Presse
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said “no miracles” were achieved on the Ukraine crisis on Oct. 20, but talks with the country’s leader and his Russian and French counterparts did lead to some progress on ending a deadlock in the peace process.
NEW YORK – Reuters
New York City police are looking for whoever draped a gigantic banner featuring a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the side of the Manhattan Bridge on Oct. 6.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently discussed possible supplies of Russian air defense systems to Ankara, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Oct. 14.
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey on Oct. 10, the Kremlin said on Oct. 4, as the countries mend ties shattered by Ankara's shooting down of a Russian warplane last year
Russia on Oct. 12 said it would hold Syria talks with the United States and regional powers, including Turkey, this weekend, the first meeting on the conflict since Washington froze bilateral cease-fire negotiations.
The foreign ministers of the United States and Russia, the authors of a stillborn cease-fire in Syria, held discussions by phone for the fourth consecutive day on Oct. 1 regarding the bombing campaign in Aleppo that has hit hospitals and water supplies.
MOSCOW - The Associated Press
Deep in the woods on the outskirts of Moscow, a sudden burst of gunfire sends a flock of birds screeching into the sky. A dozen people dressed in military fatigues scale a crumbling, abandoned high-rise with Kalashnikovs strapped to their backs
Pope Francis on Oct. 2 arrived in mainly Muslim Azerbaijan on the last leg of his peace tour of the volatile ex-Soviet Caucasus region, just months after visiting arch-foe Armenia.