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Turkey, Russia Sign Memorandum on Lifting Trade Restrictions: Turkish Sources

ANKARA, May 22 – Turkey and Russia signed a memorandum on lifting trade restrictions against each other, Turkish presidential sources said on Monday, after Ankara and Moscow agreed at a meeting this month to settle trade disputes. The memorandum was signed by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek and his Russian counterpart Arkady Dvorkovich in

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Trump Says He Has “Absolute Right” to Share Facts with Russians

By Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, May 16  – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his decision to disclose information to Russian officials during a White House meeting last week, saying he had an “absolute right” to share “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety.” The president took to Twitter to counter

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More Americans Want an ‘Independent Investigation’ of Trump

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK, May 16 – A majority of Americans, including a growing number of Republicans, want to see an “independent investigation” sort out any connections between Russia and President Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday. The May 10-14 poll, which was conducted

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FBI Director’s Dismissal Invites Sarcasm from Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

WASHINGTON, May 10 – Russia’s foreign minister sarcastically acknowledged the abrupt dismissal of FBI director James Comey by saying ‘Was he fired? You’re kidding. You’re kidding’ as he posed on Wednesday for photographs with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. President Donald Trump stunned Washington on Tuesday with his decision to fire Comey, whose agency

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Trump fires FBI Director Comey, setting off U.S. political storm

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, May 10 – U.S. President Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome. The Republican president said he fired Comey, the

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Four-year-old speaks 7 languages fluently

At the age of four Bella Devyatkina already speaks six foreign languages fluently, plus her native Russian. Earlier this month Bella instantly became famous thanks to “Amazing People,” a show on the Russian television. The video with the girl answering questions, singing songs and talking about herself in different languages went viral. Yulia Devyatkina, Bella’s

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Turkey says no Disagreement with Russia, Iran on Need for Syria Ceasefire

ANKARA, Dec 16  – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday repeated his call for an immediate ceasefire in Syria and said there was no disagreement between Turkey,Russia and Iran on the need for a truce. At a news conference in Ankara, Cavusoglu also said Russian President Vladimir Putin had told his Turkish counterpart that

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Syria’s White Helmets Accuse Russia of Aleppo War Crimes in Letter

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 – Russian air strikes in the Aleppo, Syria, region have killed some 1,207 civilians, 380 of them children, the Syrian White Helmets civil defense group told United Nations war crimes investigators in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. The White Helmets, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Independent Doctors Association

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Risk of Atrocities Not Over Despite Aleppo Ceasefire

By Astrid Zweynert and Umberto Bacchi LONDON, Dec 14  – A plan to evacuate civilians from eastern Aleppo stalled on Wednesday as renewed air strikes and shelling rocked the city. A ceasefire brokered on Tuesday by Russia and Turkey was intended to end years of fighting in the city, giving Syrian President Bashar al-Assad his

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