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Russian Foreign Minister Invites Kim Jong-Un to Visit Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday to meet with his opposite number, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. Lavrov also met with dictator Kim Jong-un and invited him to visit Moscow for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov complained that Britain has not given access to its citizens after the poisoning of a Russian former double agent and his daughter

Tillerson Holds ‘Lengthy’ Post-Sanctions Talks with Russian Foreign Minister

Both U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in the Philippines this weekend. On Sunday, the two had what Tillerson described as a “lengthy” meeting on the sidelines of the conference. Both emerged from the meeting with cautious flickers of optimism that U.S.-Russia relations might be improved.

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Trump to Speak with Putin Saturday

The first official conversation between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled for Saturday, according to an administration official who spoke to CNN.

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Turkey, Russia Vow Cooperation after Ambassador’s Killing

Russian investigators worked Tuesday to determine whether the assassination of their ambassador to Turkey was the work of a lone gunman or part of a wider conspiracy as the two countries, which have backed opposing sides in the Syrian war, said they would not let the killing disrupt efforts to repair their relationship.

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Iran, Russia Reaffirm Alliance in Syrian War

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said Tehran and Moscow would continue to cooperate in the Syrian war “until the ultimate goal of eradicating terrorism and restoring peace and full security to the region is achieved.”

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Russia at the UN: ‘It Is Essential to Prevent Disruption’ of Syrian Ceasefire

It was more than a little discordant to hear Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tell the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that it is “essential to prevent disruption” of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, while Syrian warplanes — allegedly with Russian help — were showering bombs on the besieged city of Aleppo, with a ground operation waiting in the wings.

SYRIA, ALEPPO : (FILES) This file photo taken on July 25, 2016 shows Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, carrying a young boy after they dug him out from under the rubble of buildings destroyed following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad in the …