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Efforts to save Syrian truce shift to Moscow

3 May 2016 | 0 comments

Efforts to salvage Syria's ceasefire were to shift to Moscow on Tuesday as the country's second city of Aleppo reeled from a week of fighting that killed hundreds of civilians.A day after US Secretary...

US Navy chief hopes for 'normalization' with Russia in Baltic

2 May 2016 | 0 comments

Admiral John Richardson, the US Navy's top officer, said Monday he hopes for a "normalization" of relations with Moscow in the Baltic Sea, where Russian jets have buzzed US planes and ships.The latest...

US in desperate bid to save Syria truce as Aleppo bombed

2 May 2016 | 0 comments

Fresh air strikes pummelled the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday as US Secretary of State John Kerry made a desperate bid to salvage a two-month ceasefire in the war-torn country.The top US diplomat gave...

Phase two of ExoMars mission delayed to 2020

2 May 2016 | 0 comments

The second part of a joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has been delayed two years, with a new launch date set for July 2020, officials said Monday.In the first phase, the...

Ukraine's tense Odessa marks two years since clashes killed 48

2 May 2016 | 0 comments

Ukrainian police in the tense southern city of Odessa on Monday discovered three grenades near the site of commemorations marking two years since clashes between Moscow and Kiev supporters killed 48.Street...

Russia's Lavrov to meet UN Syria envoy in Moscow Tuesday: govt

2 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to host UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for talks on Syria in Moscow on Tuesday, the foreign ministry said."Talks between Mistura and Sergei Lavrov followed by a...

Ukraine's tense Odessa marks two years since clashes killed 48

2 May 2016 | 0 comments

Ukrainian police in the tense southern city of Odessa on Monday discovered three grenades near the site of commemorations to mark two years since clashes between Moscow and Kiev supporters killed 48.Bloody...

US, Russia in bids to halt fighting in Syria's Aleppo

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push in Geneva on Sunday as world powers desperately sought ways to halt the mounting carnage in the Syrian city of Aleppo.More than a week of fighting...

US, Russia in bids to halt fighting in Syria's Aleppo

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Sunday in Geneva in a bid to restore a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, as Russia said it was working to freeze fighting in Aleppo.More than a week of fighting in...

Russia, US in bids to halt fighting in Syria's Aleppo

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russia said Sunday it was working to freeze fighting in Syria's Aleppo as US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Geneva in a bid to restore a nationwide ceasefire.More than a week of fighting in...

Poland turns back pro-Kremlin bikers at border

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

A group of bikers from the infamous pro-Kremlin Night Wolves club, heading for Germany to celebrate the anniversary of victory over the Nazis, was denied entry to Poland Sunday, officials said.The seven...

Russia, US in bids to halt fighting in Syria's Aleppo

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russia said Sunday it was working to freeze fighting in Syria's Aleppo as US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Geneva in a bid to restore a nationwide ceasefire.More than a week of fighting in...

First rites: China's Orthodox Christians see Easter resurrection

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

His red and gold vestments bathed in candlelight, the first mainland Chinese Orthodox priest ordained for six decades led an Easter service on Sunday -- one of the most surprising fruits of warming ties...

Three killed in east Ukraine despite Orthodox Easter truce

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

One Ukrainian soldier and two pro-Russian rebels were killed over the weekend in eastern Ukraine despite an Orthodox Easter truce, officials on both sides said on Sunday.One Ukrainian soldier was killed...

Russia says talks under way to agree freeze in fighting in Aleppo province

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russia said on Sunday that talks were under way to agree a freeze in fighting in Aleppo province after the United States demanded that the Syrian regime halt their bombardment there."Currently active...

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