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Russia air strikes ‘strengthen IS’

Syrian crisis: Russia air strikes ‘strengthen IS’ (BBC) US President Barack Obama has said the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad is driving moderate opposition underground and “only strengthening” Islamic State. Mr Obama said he … read more

Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande affirm urgent need for dialogue, ceasefine in Ukraine

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agree that a meeting of a contact group is urgently needed to kick-start dialogue between Kiev and the country’s East and achieve a lasting ceasefire, the Kremlin announced after a four-side phone … read more

Russia will respond to fresh sanctions from the United States :Ryabkov

Russia will respond to fresh sanctions from the United States, deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said Saturday after U.S. lawmakers passed a bill to impose new penalties on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. “Undoubtedly, we will not be able to … read more

World Leaders Arrive in Australia for G20 Summit ,Putin Criticizes US Ahead of G20 Summit

With world leaders gathering in Australia for a summit meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States is “crudely violating” the spirit of international cooperation that should drive groups such as the … read more

A pro-Russian separatist leader was sworn in DONETSK Ukraine

Ukraine’s rebel leader is sworn in, crisis deepens DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – A pro-Russian separatist leader was sworn in on Tuesday as the head of a self-proclaimed ‘people’s republic’ in eastern Ukraine in a ceremony that worsened a standoff with … read more