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New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov
New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov

New US legislation authorising sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis could undermine relations between Moscow and Washington for a long time.

New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov
Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov in Rome on Monday
Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov in Rome on Monday

Top US diplomat John Kerry will meet with his Russian counterpart in Rome, amid a toughening American response to a Kremlin-backed separatist insurgency in Ukraine.

Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov in Rome on Monday
 Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ©REUTERS
Russia to recognise Ukraine rebel votes: Lavrov

Russia plans to recognise elections being organised next weekend by rebels in east Ukraine in defiance of the government in Kiev.

Russia to recognise Ukraine rebel votes: Lavrov
Kerry and Lavrov lock horns over Ukraine crisis
Kerry and Lavrov lock horns over Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State lock horns with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the crisis in Ukraine, as a week of high-stake talks get into full swing.

Kerry and Lavrov lock horns over Ukraine crisis
Kerry tells Lavrov of 'concern' over Ukraine fighting
Kerry tells Lavrov of 'concern' over Ukraine fighting

US Secretary of State John Kerry told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov of his "concern" over the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

Kerry tells Lavrov of 'concern' over Ukraine fighting
Ukraine urges Merkel, EU help end pro-Russian revolt
Ukraine urges Merkel, EU help end pro-Russian revolt

Ukraine pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other Western allies on Monday to help settle a pro-Russian uprising that has raged on in the industrial east despite Kiev's unilateral ceasefire.

Ukraine urges Merkel, EU help end pro-Russian revolt
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

More than 30 people were killed in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country during the bloodiest day since Kiev's Western-backed government took power.

Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Biden meets Ukraine leaders as Russia, US swap blame on crumbling deal
Biden meets Ukraine leaders as Russia, US swap blame on crumbling deal

US Vice President Joe Biden met Ukraine's new pro-Western leaders Tuesday to offer firm American backing as Washington and Moscow traded blame over an unravelling peace deal to defuse the country's deep crisis.

Biden meets Ukraine leaders as Russia, US swap blame on crumbling deal
Ukraine crisis stirs Kerry-Lavrov tensions
Ukraine crisis stirs Kerry-Lavrov tensions

Russian-US tensions over Ukraine exploded into a public row, as Secretary of State John Kerry refused to attend talks in Moscow after his counterpart snubbed Kiev's interim leaders.

Ukraine crisis stirs Kerry-Lavrov tensions
Obama says Putin 'not fooling anybody' over Ukraine
Obama says Putin 'not fooling anybody' over Ukraine

US President Barack Obama said Russia was not "fooling anybody" over the Ukraine crisis after it denied its forces were operating in Crimea.

Obama says Putin 'not fooling anybody' over Ukraine
Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ©Reuters/Stringer
Egypt's Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets top Russian officials on Thursday to negotiate a $2-billion arms deal that is meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington.

Egypt's Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ©Reuters/Maxim Shemetov
Gulf-Russia talks to focus on Syria: Kuwait

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Gulf Arab counterparts on February 18 for talks expected to focus on the Syria conflict.

Gulf-Russia talks to focus on Syria: Kuwait
Syria opposition chief to press Russia on Assad
Syria opposition chief to press Russia on Assad

Syria's opposition leader met Russia's top diplomat on Tuesday in a bid to persuade Moscow to pressure Damascus to agree to a transitional government for the war-scarred nation.

Syria opposition chief to press Russia on Assad
Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia
Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia

Russia warned Tuesday that clashes between opposition and police in Ukraine were getting out of control and slammed the EU's "indecent" support of the protest movement against President Viktor Yanukovych.

Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia
Kerry seeks to bridge US-Russia gap with potatoes
Kerry seeks to bridge US-Russia gap with potatoes

After months of tension between the US and Russia, US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to bridge the diplomatic gap by giving his Russian counterpart an unusual gift of potatoes.

Kerry seeks to bridge US-Russia gap with potatoes
West has 'lost sense of reality' over Ukraine: Russia
West has 'lost sense of reality' over Ukraine: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday said that Western countries appear to have lost "their sense of reality" over the pro-EU protests in Ukraine, which he called the work of provocateurs.

West has 'lost sense of reality' over Ukraine: Russia
Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure
Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure

Diplomats insisted they are closing in on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear programme despite the failure to clinch a long-sought deal in marathon negotiations in Geneva.

Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure
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Nazarbayev awarded Russia's Foreign Minister with Dostyk decoration

Nazarbayev awarded Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with Dostyk decoration of the 1st grade.

Nazarbayev awarded Russia's Foreign Minister with Dostyk decoration

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