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Russia's Lavrov, NATO's Rasmussen discuss bilateral cooperation
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed on Thursday bilateral cooperation, the Foreign Ministry said.
Russian warship escorts 9 commercial vessels off African coast
The Russian destroyer RFS Admiral Levchenko started on Thursday escorting a convoy of nine civilian ships through the pirate-infested waters off the Horn of Africa, a Russian Navy spokesman said.
International Arctic forum should be staged regularly - Russian lawmaker
An international Arctic forum due to open in Moscow next week should be staged regularly, a Russian explorer who serves as the president's special envoy on the Arctic and Antarctic said on Thursday.
Russia, Canada back science to resolve dispute over Arctic claims (Update 1)
Scientific evidence should resolve the dispute between Russia and Canada over the Lomonosov Ridge under the Arctic Ocean, both countries' foreign ministers said on Thursday.
U.S. Senate committee endorses new arms treaty with Russia
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 14-4 on Thursday to recommend the Senate ratify a new strategic nuclear arms control treaty with Russia.
Russian opposition coalition to register as party for 2011 vote
A coalition of Russian opposition groups plans to fight for official registration as a political party in order to compete in the 2011 parliamentary elections, a coalition leader said.
Russian gypsies concerned by expulsion of Roma from France
Leaders of Russia's gypsy community say France's expulsions of Roma gypsies violate European Union law and have vowed to support their compatriots.
Kazakhstan to join Russia-Ukraine space program
Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia will work together as part of the Cosmotrans space cooperation project, Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Klyuyev said on Thursday.
Four Russian strategic bombers complete patrol in Far East
Four Russian Tu-95MS Bear H strategic bombers have successfully completed an air-patrol mission in Russia's Far East, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
Belarus to return some spent nuclear fuel to Russia
Minsk and Moscow have agreed to return to Russia several dozen kilograms of spent nuclear fuel, stockpiled in Belarus since the Soviet era, a Belarusian nuclear official said on Thursday.
Lukashenko says Belarusian opposition people's enemy
The Belarusian opposition is the enemy of the people, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday.
Zakayev's assistant denies Chechen separatist leader is in Poland
Akhmed Zakayev, the Chechen separatist and prime minister of the self-declared republic of Ichkeria, is not in Poland, an assistant told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
Russia, Canada agree to resolve Arctic dispute based on UN law
Russia and Canada agreed on Thursday to resolve a dispute over the Lomonosov Ridge in the Arctic Ocean based on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the two countries' foreign ministers said on Thursday.
Indonesia confirms methanol poisoning as cause of death of 3 Russian engineers
Three Russian engineers who were found dead in Indonesia on Monday while working on a Su fighter plane program, died of methanol poisoning, the Russian ambassador to Indonesia said on Thursday.
Moscow yet to get official invitation to NATO summit - Lavrov
Russia has not so far received an official invitation to attend a NATO summit in Lisbon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.
Chechen separatist Zakayev 'arrives in Poland'
Exiled Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev, wanted by Russia on terrorism charges, has arrived in Poland for a Chechen congress, the Polish TVN24 TV channel said on Thursday.
Arctic does not need NATO presence - Lavrov
Russia sees no need for a NATO presence in the Arctic, Russian Foreign Minister said on Thursday.
Moscow mayor's wife appeals against opposition leader
The wife of Moscow's long-serving mayor appealed again on Thursday against a court's ruling that statements by an opposition figure were not libelous.
Talks on Russian military base to start after Kyrgyz polls - Lavrov
Russia will start negotiations on the status of its military facilities in Kyrgyzstan only after parliamentary elections in the Central Asian republic, the Russian foreign minister said on Thursday.
Russian investigators prolong probe into Magnitsky death
The Russian Prosecutor General's Office will prolong a probe into the case of Russian lawyer Sergey Magnitsky, who died in custody last November, a spokesman for the Investigative Committee said on Thursday.
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