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Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday he had detected increasing U.S. hostility towards Moscow and complained about what he said was a series of aggressive U.S. steps that threatened Russia’s national security. In an interview with Russian state TV likely to worsen already poor relations with Washington, Lavrov …

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Trump backs off praise of Russia’s Putin after debate

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump backed off from praising Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying he was unsure of his relationship with the Russian president who he has described as a better leader than President Barack Obama. The day after running mate Mike Pence appeared to break ranks with Trump …

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Syria peace efforts must continue despite break with Russia: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday efforts to end Syria’s war must continue despite Washington’s decision to break off talks with Moscow over what he called its “irresponsible” support for President Bashar al-Assad. The United States on Monday suspended talks with Russia on implementing a ceasefire deal …

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U.S. suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow

The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities. The confirmation that the U.S.-Russian talks on Syria have …

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Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy ‘on life support’

Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was “on life support” but not dead yet. Fighting continued to intensify a week into a new Russian-backed Syrian government offensive …

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Russia says U.S. refuses to share Syria truce deal with U.N. council

Russia said on Friday that a U.N. Security Council endorsement of a Syria ceasefire deal between Moscow and Washington appeared unlikely because the United States does not want to share the documents detailing the agreement with the 15-member body. Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power had …

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U.S., Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce from Monday

The United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal on Saturday to put Syria’s peace process back on track, including a nationwide truce effective from sundown on Monday, improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups. “Today, Sergei Lavrov and I, on behalf of our presidents …

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U.S., Russia said nearing deal on Aleppo truce, aid access

The United States and Russia are nearing a deal that would set a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo, allow U.N. humanitarian access and limit Syrian government aircraft flights, diplomatic sources said on Friday. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deal is not set in stone, key elements …

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U.S. urges Russia to halt Syria sieges; Russia slams aid politicization

The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said on Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue. Insurgents effectively broke a month-long government siege of eastern, opposition-held …

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Clinton says Russia behind DNC hacking, draws line to Trump

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Committee computers and she questioned Republican rival Donald Trump’s overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a …

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