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MOSCOW | AP Interview: Envoy says Russia’s clout in Afghanistan rises

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says that because America “completely failed” in Afghanistan, this has opened the way for Moscow to expand its clout in the country. Zamir Kabulov, President Vladimir Putin’s envoy for Afghanistan, says many Afghans now view Russia as an impartial mediator that could help advance political process despite the … Continue reading MOSCOW | AP Interview: Envoy says Russia’s clout in Afghanistan rises

MOSCOW | Official: Russia’s political system a good model for others

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior policy adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin predicted that the nation’s political system will live on for a century and serve as a model for others around the world. Vladislav Surkov wrote in a piece published Monday in the daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta that Russia’s anti-globalist emphasis on strong national sovereignty … Continue reading MOSCOW | Official: Russia’s political system a good model for others

MOSCOW | Russia says US ignored offer to inspect controversial weapon

MOSCOW —Jan 16, 2019—Top Russian officials on Wednesday ridiculed allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Moscow’s interests, dismissing them as “absurd” and “stupid.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference that U.S. media reports claiming that Trump might have been a Russian agent reflect a dramatic plunge in standards … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says US ignored offer to inspect controversial weapon

MOSCOW | Russian, Japanese foreign ministers discuss disputed islands

MOSCOW— Jan 14, 2019—The top diplomats of Russia and Japan held talks Monday about disputed islands in the Pacific as Moscow sought to temper Japanese expectations of an imminent deal. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened the negotiations with Japanese counterpart Taro Kono by warning Tokyo against engaging in “unilateral rhetoric” regarding the territorial dispute … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian, Japanese foreign ministers discuss disputed islands

MOSCOW | Putin crows as he oversees Russian hypersonic weapons test

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a test Wednesday of a new hypersonic glide vehicle, declaring that the weapon is impossible to intercept and will ensure Russia’s security for decades to come. Speaking to Russia’s top military brass after watching the live feed of the launch of the Avangard vehicle from the Defense Ministry’s … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin crows as he oversees Russian hypersonic weapons test

MOSCOW | Putin issues ominous warning on rising nuclear war threat

MOSCOW — The world is facing a rising threat of a nuclear war because of the U.S. pullout from arms control treaties and its destabilizing military plans, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin warned that “it could lead to the destruction. of civilization as a whole and maybe … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin issues ominous warning on rising nuclear war threat

MOSCOW | Putin hails another year of Russian economic growth

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed another year of Russian economic growth after a previous period of stagnation. Putin said at an annual news conference summing up the results of the year that Russia’s gross domestic product is set to grow by 1.8 percent this year, while industrial output has grown faster at … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin hails another year of Russian economic growth

MOSCOW | Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build

MOSCOW — Ukraine’s president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern. The two neighbors have been locked in a tense tug-of-war since Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, but the incident late Sunday, in which … Continue reading MOSCOW | Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build