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US and Russia signal new push at UN over Syria

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing the Syria peace process, BBC reports, It follows talks in Moscow between US Secretary of State John Kerry, his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov...
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Macedonian Culture minister attends International Cultural Forum in Russia

Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska pays December 14-15 a visit to the Russian Federation, taking part at the IV. St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The event brings together experts in culture and cultural policy, representatives...
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during his joint news conference with his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh at the foreign ministry in Amman October 26, 2011. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS)

Turkey PM accuses Russia of wanting ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria

Turkey’s prime minister has accused Russia of attempting “ethnic cleansing” with its air strikes in northern Syria, the BBC reports. Ahmet Davutoglu said Russia’s campaign had targeted Turkmen and Sunni communities around...
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Russia hits targets in Syria from Mediterranean submarine

Russia says it has for the first time hit targets in Syria with missiles launched from a submarine, BBC reports. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Kalibr cruise missiles from the Rostov­on-­Don submarine were fired at so­-called Islamic...
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Russia accuses Erdogan of trading oil with IS

Russia’s defence ministry has accused the family of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being directly involved in the trade of petroleum with the Islamic State group, the BBC reports. Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov said...
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Erdogan: Turkey would have acted differently if it had known jet was Russian

­ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that Turkey would have acted differently if it had known a warplane its forces downed on the Syrian border was Russian, AFP reports. “If we had known if it was a Russian plane maybe we would...
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Russia cuts all military contacts with Turkey after jet downed

Russia broke off all military communications with Turkey on Thursday, including a hotline to coordinate airstrikes in Syria ­ the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. “Today,...
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‘Turkey gave no warning’ – downed Russian pilot

­ The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border has said no warning was given. Capt Konstantin Murakhtin told Russian television there was “no way” the jet could have violated Turkish airspace,...
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Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane (video)

Turkish forces have apparently shot down a Russian Su­24 fighter plane. Turkish media quote Government sources saying they fired on an unidentified aircraft that has entered its airspace from Syria. Russian media report that their air force...
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Russia confirms its Metrojet passenger plane was brought down by a bomb

Russia confirmed that the Metrojet passenger plane that crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on 31 October, with 224 people on board, was brought down by a bomb. “We can say that that plane crash was a terror act. After the examination on...