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Putin wins parliament approval for Syria air strikes
Putin wins parliament approval for Syria air strikes

Russian President Vladimir Putin won permission from parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria.

Putin wins parliament approval for Syria air strikes
Russia to propose draft UN Security Council resolution on 'battling terrorism'
Russia to propose draft UN Security Council resolution on 'battling terrorism'

Russia will propose a United Nations Security Council resolution on fighting "terrorism", deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti news agency.

Russia to propose draft UN Security Council resolution on 'battling terrorism'
'Cheers' but no cheer: Obama and Putin's grim toast
'Cheers' but no cheer: Obama and Putin's grim toast

Rarely can a toast at a UN luncheon have been so chilly. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin went through the motions, clinking glasses and making eye contact, but no more.

'Cheers' but no cheer: Obama and Putin's grim toast
NATO chief worried about Russian military build-up in Syria
NATO chief worried about Russian military build-up in Syria

NATO General Philip Breedlove expressed concern Monday about the strength of Russia's military build-up in northwestern Syria and the apparent creation of a defensive "bubble" in the Mediterranean.

NATO chief worried about Russian military build-up in Syria
Pro-Kremlin party suffers rare defeat in local election
Pro-Kremlin party suffers rare defeat in local election

Russian President Vladimir Putin's ruling party suffered a rare election defeat when its candidate for governor of the Irkutsk region of Siberia lost to a Communist candidate.

Pro-Kremlin party suffers rare defeat in local election
Russia seeks firm foothold in strategic Syria
Russia seeks firm foothold in strategic Syria

Russia has shocked the West by boosting its military presence in Syria as President Vladimir Putin seeks to not just defeat Islamic State radicals but also to gain a firm foothold in the strategic Middle Eastern country.

Russia seeks firm foothold in strategic Syria
US, Russia could 'find areas of cooperation' on Syria: Pentagon chief
US, Russia could 'find areas of cooperation' on Syria: Pentagon chief

The United States and Russia could find ways to cooperate on the crisis in Syria, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said, as Moscow continues a military build-up in the war-torn nation.

US, Russia could 'find areas of cooperation' on Syria: Pentagon chief
Sir Elton John. ©REUTERS
Putin calls Elton John - and this time it's real says Kremlin

Vladimir Putin called pop star Elton John and suggested a meeting, after the British singer was tricked last week by a prankster impersonating the Russian leader.

Putin calls Elton John - and this time it's real says Kremlin
Putin to America: 'Don't call me a Czar'
Putin to America: 'Don't call me a Czar'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Americans should not think of him as an autocratic "czar" and praised their openness and creativity, in an interview ahead of a trip to New York.

Putin to America: 'Don't call me a Czar'
Photo courtesy of the press office of Russian Kremlin
Food is the most stable currency: Nursultan Nazarbayev

According to Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan and Russia have a big advantage when it comes to food security.

Food is the most stable currency: Nursultan Nazarbayev
Netanyahu, Putin agree plan to avoid Syria clashes
Netanyahu, Putin agree plan to avoid Syria clashes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on a plan to avoid "misunderstandings" in Syria.

Netanyahu, Putin agree plan to avoid Syria clashes
Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief
Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief

Russia is still sending weapons to separatist rebels battling the Ukrainian government despite a fresh truce in the war-torn east of the country.

Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief
Japan must recognise Kuril islands for peace deal: Lavrov
Japan must recognise Kuril islands for peace deal: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicated that there is no room for compromise with Japan over the disputed south Kuril islands.

Japan must recognise Kuril islands for peace deal: Lavrov
Crimea Tatars seek to block peninsula to protest Russian annexation
Crimea Tatars seek to block peninsula to protest Russian annexation

Hundreds of pro-Kiev activists from Crimea's Tatar community launched a blockade of roads from Ukraine to the Crimean peninsula to protest Russia's seizure of their home region.

Crimea Tatars seek to block peninsula to protest Russian annexation
Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy

10 feature films have made it in the competition program of the 11th Eurasian International Film Festival (EIFF).

Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy
'Change is possible': Thousands join Moscow opposition protest
'Change is possible': Thousands join Moscow opposition protest

Thousands of people poured onto Moscow's streets for the first authorised opposition protest in a year-and-a-half, with Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny telling the crowds: "Change is possible."

'Change is possible': Thousands join Moscow opposition protest
Russia military backing for Syria counterproductive: Kerry
Russia military backing for Syria counterproductive: Kerry

Russia's military backing for the Syrian regime only risks sending more extremists to the war-torn country and could further hamper any effort at bringing peace.

Russia military backing for Syria counterproductive: Kerry
US open to talks with Russia on Syria
US open to talks with Russia on Syria

The White House said it was open to limited talks with Moscow following the controversial deployment of Russian troops and heavy weapons to war-torn Syria.

US open to talks with Russia on Syria
Sir Elton John. ©REUTERS
Elton John still wants to speak to Putin on gay rights

Singing superstar Elton John said he still wanted to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about gay rights after he was duped by an imposter.

Elton John still wants to speak to Putin on gay rights
Moscow wants talks with US military about Syria ops: Kerry
Moscow wants talks with US military about Syria ops: Kerry

Russia wants talks with the US military to ensure their forces do not come into conflict as it continues its build-up in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Moscow wants talks with US military about Syria ops: Kerry

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