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Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon 'illusion'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:56:20 GMT2017-01-22T12:56:20Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow....

Kremlin hopes for rapport with US, but differences will stay

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:21:42 GMT2017-01-21T15:21:42Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump's administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain....

Russian police kills 2 suspected militants in North Caucasus

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:37:16 GMT2017-01-21T11:37:16Z

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) -- Security forces in a volatile province in Russia's North Caucasus have tracked down and killed two suspected militants....

Champagne corks pop in Moscow at Trump's inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:24:23 GMT2017-01-20T19:24:23Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Champagne corks popped Friday in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries....

Syria lets Russia expand its Mediterranean naval facility

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:31:13 GMT2017-01-20T15:31:13Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Syria has allowed Russia to significantly expand its naval facility in the Mediterranean port of Tartus and keep using it for decades to come, according to an agreement released on Friday....