State Department: US, Russia Agree to Continue Diplomacy Over N. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have “agreed to continue to work toward a diplomatic solution to achieve a denuclearized Korean peninsula,” the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. A U.S. statement said the two spoke by phone Tuesday to discuss concerns related to North Korea’s “destabilizing nuclear program and emphasized… Please follow and like us:

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Russia, US Trade Accusations on Afghanistan Policies

Russian and U.S. officials traded accusations on Thursday over their respective policies in Afghanistan, pointing fingers of blame at each other. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed regret that the main focus of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy is “regulation by methods of force.” “We are certain this is a futile course,”… Please follow and like us:

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Opec – Russia dogged by US sanctions at Abu Dhabi Opec conference

The world’s oil-exporting nations discussed their failure to limit production at a meeting of the oil-producers’ cartel, Opec, and non-Opec members in Abu Dhabi that kicked off on Monday. The two-day meeting, chaired by Kuwait and Russia, came as Moscow faced tough new sanctions from the US for allegedly meddling in last year’s American presidential election.… Please follow and like us:

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Putin Defends Trump, Mocks U.S. Media: No Secrets Shared

Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed back on a Washington Post report alleging President Donald Trump improperly divulged secrets to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week. Putin, attending a news conference Wednesday with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Sochi, said he could provide proof Trump did not act inappropriately. “It’s hard… Please follow and like us:

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‘Don’t Read the Press’: Russia Laughs Off Trump Reports

Russia’s foreign spokeswoman warned that reading the U.S. press is unhealthy and dangerous after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump shared highly-classified intelligence with Moscow. “Have you guys been reading American newspapers again,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted on Facebook, after receiving “tens” of messages about an article in the Washington Post that quickly… Please follow and like us:

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Russia: ‘Cautious Optimism’ After Trump-Lavrov Meeting

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. President Donald Trump was “extremely positive.” Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russia has “cautious optimism” about the prospect of improving relations with the United States, but also that there is still a lot of work to do.… Please follow and like us:

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Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the State Department Wednesday for talks expected to be dominated by the two countries’ differences over Syria and Ukraine. Later in the morning Lavrov will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House. This will be the first time Lavrov has… Please follow and like us:

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Tillerson, Lavrov to Discuss Syria and Ukraine Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday in Washington to discuss Syria, Ukraine and other issues. “On Syria, the secretary intends to discuss efforts to de-escalate violence, provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, and set the stage for a political settlement of the conflict,” the… Please follow and like us:

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Media See Russian Conspiracies Everywhere

The by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he had met with Russia’s ambassador to the United States touched off a frenzy by major media organizations to link the two men to something nefarious. The New York Times put together a timeline demonstrating proximity in time between events involving Sessions and Russian covert activity. Axios published a… Please follow and like us:

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