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Russia says U.N. Syrian resolution on aid is one-sided

Russia says U.N. Syrian resolution on aid is one-sided

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the draft U.N. resolution aimed at boosting aid to Syria is one-sided.
Aileen Graef

Geneva II 'only vehicle' left for Syria, EU's Barroso says

BRUSSELS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said a peace conference in Geneva is the "only vehicle left" to engage Syrian leaders on political transition.
Syria misses another deadline for chemical weapons destruction

Syria misses another deadline for chemical weapons destruction

ALEPPO, Syria, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Syrian government missed the critical target date of Feb. 5 to remove all of their chemical weapons from the country for destruction.
Aileen Graef

Russia: Europe should condemn Kiev demonstrators

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- European officials should condemn Ukrainian protesters for taking over government buildings in Kiev, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

NATO secretary-general, Russian FM Lavrov discuss cooperation

BRUSSELS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- NATO and Russia must strengthen their cooperation counter-measures against drugs, piracy and terrorism, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

Brahimi: Bad blood makes peace talks thorny

MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Syrian regime and opposition bad blood runs so deep it may be hard to talk seriously, Lakhdar Brahimi said, pledging to meet with each side separately Thursday.
Kerry: Syria peace talks expose how alone Assad is

Kerry: Syria peace talks expose how alone Assad is

MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Discussions on ending Syria's civil war showed the world how isolated Syrian President Bashar Assad truly is, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

Three reported killed in anti-government protests in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- At least three people were killed Wednesday as violence amped up between protesters and riot police in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, officials said.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Switzerland for talks

MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in Switzerland Tuesday to meet with participants of two groups discussing a political end to Syria's bloody civil war.

Ukrainian unrest worrying for U.N.'s Pillay

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Tuesday national protest laws in Ukraine represented a dramatic step away from democracy.
Syrian leaders submit truce, prisoner swap plans to Russian ally

Syrian leaders submit truce, prisoner swap plans to Russian ally

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Syrian officials said they presented plans to their Russian allies that call for a truce in Aleppo and a prisoner swap in advance of next week's peace talks.

Moscow shrugs off concerns about Iranian oil

MOSCOW, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Russian government said Thursday it was brushing off Washington's concerns about a potential oil-for-goods swap deal with Iran.
International pledges for Syrian humanitarian aid reach $2.4 billion

International pledges for Syrian humanitarian aid reach $2.4 billion

KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- International pledges for humanitarian aid to Syria exceed $2.4 billion, a Kuwaiti official said at the close of a donor conference Wednesday in Kuwait City.

No role for SCO in Afghanistan, Russia says

MOSCOW, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Russia's envoy to a Eurasian political and military bloc said Wednesday the NATO withdrawal this year may leave Afghanistan without international support.

John Kerry presents Russian counterpart with Idaho potatoes

PARIS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a pair of giant potatoes during a meeting in Paris.

Syria may allow humanitarian aid to Damascus suburb

PARIS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Syrian government may allow humanitarian aid to certain besieged areas of the country, American and Russian diplomats in Paris said Monday.

Ariel Sharon's casket in Knesset Plaza for public viewing

JERUSALEM, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was placed outside the Knesset Sunday for Israelis to pay their last respects, officials said.

Polish, Russian foreign ministers to meet, Ukraine on agenda

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Russia says it will be seeking a new "roadmap" with Poland this week in high-level Warsaw meetings but reports indicated Ukraine will be on the Poles' agenda.

Ashton seeks to ally Ukraine's economic concerns

BRUSSELS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Monday she could work with Ukrainian leaders on a possible association agreement.

Lavrov says Russian diplomats on Medicaid deserved it

MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Russia's foreign minister said some of the diplomats accused of glomming on to the U.S. healthcare system were actually entitled to do so.

Kiev mayor suspended over crackdown on protesters

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Ukraine's president has suspended a top deputy and the mayor of Kiev over allegations they encouraged police brutality against protesters, officials say.
Putin lays down military gauntlet in State of the Nation

Putin lays down military gauntlet in State of the Nation

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his State of the Nation address he wouldn't allow any strategic rival to gain an advantage over Russia in the region.

Egypt said to edge closer to Russian arms package

CAIRO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Speculation persists of an emerging Egyptian-Russian military accord that will include the possible sale by Moscow of a package of weapons systems worth at least $2 billion.
No need for European missiles if Iran deal works, Russian FM says

No need for European missiles if Iran deal works, Russian FM says

ROME, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- There's no need for a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe if the Iranian nuclear threat subsides, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday

Russian foreign minister optimistic about Iran nuclear talks

MOSCOW, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- There are no "fundamental disagreements" in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.
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