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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Russia began on Sept. 14 major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union’s eastern flank - a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.
MOSCOW – Reuters
Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Feb. 20 after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said
A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Jan.1 and landed in Moscow on Jan. 2, Russian news agencies reported.
Representatives of Kurdish groups across the Middle East have met in Moscow on Feb. 15 to attend a conference on Kurds and their future
Russia on Dec. 28 promised retaliation against Washington in the event of new economic sanctions.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Russia said on Feb. 15 it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned
Russian rescuers trawling the Black Sea on Dec. 28 found the second black box from a Syria-bound military plane that crashed at the weekend with 92 people on board, authorities said.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will pay a visit to Ukraine on Feb. 9 and 10 on the occasion of the fifth meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Group, a Foreign Ministry statement said on Feb. 8.
MOSCOW / ANKARA
Russia and Turkey agreed in a telephone call on Dec. 27 to push for a cease-fire in Syria and to prepare for possible peace talks planned in Astana set for next month, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks with officials from Syria’s political opposition on Jan. 27, Moscow said, but it appeared representatives from armed rebel groups were not invited.
The main black box of the Syria-bound Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea with 92 people onboard has been found in a massive ongoing search operation, authorities said Dec. 27.