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US condemns Russian shipment of missiles to Syria

US condemns Russian shipment of missiles to Syria

May 18, AP – Top US military official General Martin Dempsey said on Friday that Moscow’s most recent delivery of anti-ship missiles was “ill-timed and very unfortunate.” Russia’s decision to allow the arms consignment, Dempsey added, risked protracting the civil war within Syria. The United States has expressed disapproval at Moscow for sending a missile […]

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UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

May 17, AP – While the non-binding text has no legal force, resolutions of the 193-nation assembly can carry significant moral and political weight. There were 107 votes in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions – a drop in support compared with a resolution condemning the Syrian government that passed in August with 133 votes […]

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UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

May 16, AP – UNITED NATIONS The United States co-sponsored the resolution, saying it would promote a political solution. But key Syrian ally Russia urged a “no” vote, saying it was “counterproductive and irresponsible” to promote a one-sided resolution when Moscow and Washington are trying to get the Syrian government and opposition to agree to […]

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Russia’s Federal Security Service- Another alleged US spy expelled

Russia’s Federal Security Service- Another alleged US spy expelled

Russia on Tuesday ordered a U.S. diplomat to leave the country after the FSB claimed to have caught him red-handed trying to recruit a Russian agent in Moscow. The FSB alleges that Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy, works for the CIA. Russian state television has aired footage provided by Russia’s security […]

May 15, 2013 | By More
A look at how Russia, US still spy on each other

A look at how Russia, US still spy on each other

May 15, AP – Here are some other cases of apparent spying between the old rivals: THE ANNA CHAPMAN RING These Russian spies lived in suburban U.S. homes and worked at jobs like real estate brokers or travel agents, quietly inserting themselves into American life and trying to penetrate U.S. policy circles. Court papers said […]

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Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

May 14, AP – ‘Syria’s history is being written in the blood of her people, and it is happening on our watch,’ Cameron said. Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to build momentum behind a new US-Russia sponsored conference on Syria, now expected to take place in June, as they met at the […]

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Kerry: Russia sells missile defense to Syria

Kerry: Russia sells missile defense to Syria

ROME (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the transfer of advanced missile defense systems from Russia to Syria would be a “destabilizing” factor for Israel’s security. Kerry said the U.S. has expressed concerns about what such defensive systems in Syria would mean for Israel’s security. He wouldn’t address what the missiles might […]

May 9, 2013 | By More
Moscow and Washington agree on need for Syria talks

Moscow and Washington agree on need for Syria talks

May 8, AP – The United States and Russia reached agreement on Tuesday to encourage opposing sides in the Syria conflict to find a negotiated solution. Moscow and Washington have been trying to patch up their differences over Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have agreed on the […]

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Psychiatric hospital fire kills 38 people in Moscow

Psychiatric hospital fire kills 38 people in Moscow

April 26, AP – The fire broke out on the roof of the hospital in Ramensky, south-east of Moscow late on Thursday evening, Russia’s health ministry said, as many of the patients slept behind barred windows. A fire in a psychiatric hospital near the Russia capital Moscow, has killed at least 38 people. Russian officials […]

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