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Taliban Talks in Moscow: Russia Calls for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops

Russia on Wednesday is expected to host an intra-Afghan conference in Moscow including a Taliban delegation and mainly anti-President Ashraf Ghani politicians to discuss a negotiated political settlement between the terrorist group and Kabul to end of the war raging since October 2001.

Afghan leaders, Taliban attend peace talks in Moscow

Putin Warns Pompeo Taliban ‘Getting Stronger’ amid Peace Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with America’s top diplomat, urged more cooperation between Moscow and Washington on reaching a peace settlement to end the war in Afghanistan, warning that the Taliban is “getting stronger,” a Kremlin presidential aide revealed Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks Friday in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Donald Trump has called Putin "a leader" who has "very strong control over his country." But most Americans aren't on board with Trump's assessment of Putin's leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool …

Report: U.S. Warships to ‘Challenge’ Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters

The U.S. Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell near Russia-contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as it begun taking the necessary steps to sail a warship into the Black Sea, west of Russia, amid increased tensions in the wake of the Kremlin’s seizure of three Ukrainian military vessels.

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Russia Holds Naval War Games, Missile Drills in Black Sea near Ukraine

Russia is holding naval war exercises and surface-to-air missile drills in the Black Sea region amid tensions with Ukraine and a U.S.-led alliance over the capture of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea last month, the Kremlin’s defense ministry reportedly announced on Tuesday.

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Bolton: ‘Russian Violations’ Primary Driver Behind U.S. Nuclear Deal Withdrawal

U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton, while visiting Moscow this week, maintained his longtime criticism of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), stressing that the agreement has outlived its usefulness and persistent Russian violations are fueling America’s decision to pull out.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with John Bolton, National Security Adviser to the US President, at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Maxim SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images)