Taliban invited to Moscow for Afghan talks

A 14-member delegation of the Taliban headed by Mullah Baradar is set to have two meetings in the Russian capital. A delegation of Taliban officials led by the group’s chief negotiator is set to meet Afghan politicians in Moscow this week, officials said on Monday, as fighting continues in Afghanistan and the United States pursues a peace dialogue with the […]

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Abandoned cubs play fight, climb and explore their new surroundings

Abandoned cubs play fight, climb and explore their new surroundings before tucking into bowls of porridge in adorable footage from bear sanctuary Abandoned bear cubs filmed play-fighting and gnawing their paws in Russia They then munch on bowls of porridge at the Animal Welfare centre in Tver Sixteen adorable cubs live in the centre and are being prepared for wild […]

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Russian reporters resign en masse in row over Putin ally report

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A senior editor and 10 journalists at Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Monday they were resigning to protest against the firing of two colleagues over an article about a possible reshuffle of President Vladimir Putin’s close allies. The resignations, involving Kommersant’s entire political staff, highlight tensions between publishers and newspaper staff in Russia’s closely-controlled media landscape, […]

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Turkey's Albayrak, Trump discuss Russian missile defense issue: CNN Turk

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak held talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and he said Trump took a “reasonable” stance regarding Turkey’s planned purchase of a Russian air defense missile system, Turkish media reported. Ankara’s plan to buy the S-400 system has fueled tensions between the NATO allies and Washington has said Ankara could face […]

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Turkey, Russia 'to build hospital' for Syrians fleeing E Ghouta

Turkish president says Ankara and Moscow will coordinate over project, after meeting Russian and Iranian counterparts. Turkey and Russia will collaborate to establish a hospital in Syria’s Tel Abyad to treat those escaping Eastern Ghouta, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday alongside his Russian and Iranian counterparts – Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani […]

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Putin: US-led strikes on Syria 'an act of aggression'

Moscow and Tehran have warned that there would be consequences for the US-led attacks on Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced a strike on Syria launched by the US and its allies as an “act of aggression” that will exacerbate humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. In a statement issued by the Kremlin, the Russian leader says Moscow is calling an […]

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