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  • Putin to push trade in Turkey despite disagreement on Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey on Monday will have trade and energy issues at its heart, but is not expected to bridge deep differences over Syria and Crimea. The two issues have tested a relationship usually kept on track by mutual...
  • Russian submarine test-launches Bulava intercontinental missile

    Russia on Friday successfully tested its new submarine-launched Bulava intercontinental missile, designed to carry nuclear warheads, the defense ministry said in a statement. It said the nuclear submarine Alexander Nevsky fired the missile from under...
  • West struggles with Russia's 'ambiguous warfare' tactics

    When Russians crossed the border to fight with rebels in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Moscow said the soldiers had not been deployed but had gone on their own vacation time.     When Estonia was the victim of a cyber attack in 2007 and blamed...
  • EU expects stable gas supply even as Russian shipments yet to start

    The European Union expects stable gas supplies this winter under a deal by Russia and Ukraine, a senior EU energy official said, even while Moscow has yet to resume shipments and Kiev has yet to pay in advance as agreed. Russia provides a third of...
  • Aim of sanctions not to bash Russian economy: German foreign minister

    The goal of sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis must not be to wear down Russia economically, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday. "Should it be our way of thinking and our goal to put down Russia economically?"...
  • Majority of Russians believe their troops are not fighting in Ukraine: poll

    A majority of Russians believe their country's troops are not fighting in eastern Ukraine but nearly half would be glad if it turned out they were, an opinion poll showed on Thursday. The poll by the independent Levada research group suggested 25...
  • War veterans steal limelight in Ukraine's new parliament

    War veterans and nationalist radicals brought a revolutionary air to the opening on Thursday of Ukraine's new parliament convened to name a government to hold the country together and set out a program of far-reaching reform. Hundreds of riot police...
  • Putin, Poroshenko speak on phone about southeast Ukraine: Kremlin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed bilateral relations and the situation in southeast Ukraine with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the telephone on Wednesday evening, the Kremlin said on Thursday. The Kremlin said in a statement that...
  • EU adds 13 Ukrainian separatists, five organizations to sanctions list

    European Union governments agreed on Thursday to add 13 Ukrainian separatists and five organizations to the bloc's sanctions list, diplomats said. Ambassadors from the 28 EU countries meeting on Thursday targeted the separatists with asset freezes and...
  • Russia's Medvedev and Ukraine's Yatseniuk discuss economic ties by phone: Russian government

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk by telephone, the Russian government's press service said on Thursday. Medvedev and Yatseniuk discussed financial and economic relations between Russia and...
  • Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia

    Ukraine's parliament approved Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Thursday in a ceremony that countered reports of high-level disunity in a message to Russia over its backing of separatists in the country's east. Pomp and emotion...