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Trump Shows “Reasonable Approach” to S-400: Turkish Minister

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ANKARA – US President Donald Trump is demonstrating a reasonable attitude towards the purchase of S-400 Russian air defense systems by Ankara, Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During the meeting, Trump has shown a reasonable approach to the need to buy the S-400, and he may meet …

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NATO Chief Warns US Congress Against Russia’s Growing Threat

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BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday at a joint session of the US Congress that a “more assertive Russia” continues to pose a tangible threat, citing its military reinforcement, the use of nerve agents and it’s cyberattacks, France24 reported Thursday. The President of the North Atlantic Treaty …

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Pakistan Takes Measures to Recapture Afghanistan’s Wheat Market

Pakistan Takes Measures to Recapture Afghanistan’s Wheat Market

LAHORE – Pakistan is making efforts to open up a potential 2-million-ton wheat export market in Afghanistan and has begun taking special measures based on demands of exporters. The move comes after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Jehangir Tareen, met with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, senior Federal Board of …

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Trump Calls on Russia to Withdraw Its Troops from Venezuela

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WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Venezuela and warned that “all options” were open for this to happen, Al-Jazeera reported Thursday. The arrival of two Russian air force planes carrying nearly 100 Russian troops outside of Caracas on Saturday worsened the political …

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United States Criticized at UN for Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan

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NEW YORK – The United States has been sharply criticized by 14 other UN Security Council members for their decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law, Aljazeera reported Thursday. The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a …

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Russia can Not Prevent Georgia from Joining the Alliance: NATO

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BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday declared that Georgia would join the Western military alliance and Russia could do nothing to stop it, Emerging Europe reported on Tuesday. “NATO has clearly stated that Georgia will become a member of the alliance,” Stoltenberg said during a visit …

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Russian Aviation Lands in Venezuela with Troops: Reports

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CARACAS – According to media reports, two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela’s main airport with a Russian defense officer and a hundred soldiers on Sunday, as part of strengthening links between Caracas and Moscow, NDTV reported Monday. A flight tracking website showed that two planes took off from …

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Russia Criticizes Trump’s Commentary on the Golan Heights

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MOSCOW – A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday that the US president’s statement about the occupied Golan Heights is a direct violation of UN resolutions. Speaking on US President Donald Trump’s message “to fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan Heights”, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “Russia’s position …

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Russian Diplomat in Talks with Abrams on Venezuela: “Difficult, But Clear”

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ROME – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov described his talks with the United States Special Representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, about the situation in the Bolivarian Republic as difficult, but clear, Sputnik reported Wednesday. “The conversation was quite difficult, but frank … It is necessary to stress that the …

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Qatar, Russia Review Afghanistan Issues

Qatar, Russia Review Afghanistan Issues

MOSCOW – Dr Mutlaq bin Majid Al Qahtani, Qatar’s Special Envoy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for combating terrorism and mediation in conflict resolution met with Russian President’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov during his visit to the Russian Federation. Discussions dealt with a number of issues, including ways …

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