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Russia orders 60 US diplomats to leave by April 5

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia has ordered 60 US diplomats out of the country by April 5, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.It said 58 diplomats in Moscow and two general consulate officials in Yekaterinburg were persona non grata in a row over the poisoning of a former Russian double-agent in …

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Unlike US, Iran acts honestly in anti-terror fight: Russian expert

MOSCOW (Web Desk) In a interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency in Moscow, Leonid Ivashov, retired colonel general and ex-head of the main department of international military cooperation of the Russian Defense Ministry said the US campaign against terrorists was actually a kind of game played with political goals …

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Death toll from Russia shopping mall blaze rises to 53

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday that at least 53 people had been killed in a fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo.This handout picture released by The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry on March 25, 2018, shows emergency vehicles as they gather …

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Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election

MOSCOW (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election on Tuesday and the leaders discussed arranging a possible bilateral meeting, the Kremlin and Trump said.White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump spoke with Putin on Tuesday morning. She …

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Iran, Belarus to promote scientific ties

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Iranian envoy Mostafa Oveisi called for taking advantage of both countries’ capacities for implementing joint projects.Both countries can step up their cooperation in the fields of science and technology in order to reap more benefits, the Iranian ambassador suggested.Shumilin, for his part, hailed developing, Relations between the …

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Putin Wins Russia’s Presidential Election

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Putin was widely expected to win his fourth term as President, with no meaningful opposition in the running and his fiercest opponent, Alexei Navalny,barred from the race.Exit polls are not final, and official results are gradually being released. An official win of more than 73% of the …

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Convention on Caspian Sea status to be sealed this year: Russia

MOSCOW (Web Desk) With a high degree of certainty, I can announce that the convention will be signed at the 5th summit, which will take place in Kazakhstan this year, Lavrov told Russian media.He said that the foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea littoral nations agreed on all articles stipulated …

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Russia urges Washington to abandon plans on escalating situation in Syria

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia again urged the United States to abandon its plans on escalating the situation in Syria.In a statement published by the Russian Embassy in Washington on Facebook on Thursday, Russia said that “we urge Washington again to abandon its irresponsible statements and schemes charged with escalating the …

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Russia calls British PM’s allegations over poisoning ‘insane’

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman on Thursday described allegations by British Prime Minister Theresa May that Russia was to blame for the nerve agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal as insane.The spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, also said Moscow was still working on retaliatory measures against Britain for …

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Moscow: NATO planning to create ‘military Schengen’ near Russia

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A senior Russian military official says NATO has a new priority of creating a “military Schengen” to enable the rapid deployment of military forces and hardware near Russian borders.The new priority of the military-political leadership of NATO is the improvement of the logistics and transport infrastructure within …

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