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Russia May Send Economic Advisers to Venezuela

Russia

SOCHI – Russia is considering sending a permanent delegation of economic advisers to Venezuela to help Caracas resolve issues with foreign creditors, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Thursday. Storchak said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had asked for continued cooperation in terms of consultations after Russian experts previously visited …

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Turkey Welcomes “Historic” Agreement Between Syria And Russia

Russia

ANKARA – Turkish top officials on Tuesday hailed Turkey’s “historic” agreement with Russia over Syria. The agreement reached during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s, one-day working visit, to the coastal city of Sochi, Russia, where he met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to discuss the anti-terror operation led by Turkey …

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Japan and France offer Iran loan to fully comply with JCPOA

Japan

TEHRAN – Japan and France have proposed a joint plan to provide Iran with a loan of about $18.4 billion to be secured by oil if the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Tehran’s nuclear program was fully respected, Japanese media agencies reported Monday. According to the Mainichi newspaper, …

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Russia “will Not Permit” Turkey to Attack Syria

Russia

DAMASCUS – Russia warned it would prevent Turkey from attacking Syrian troops after the US pulled out of an imminent clash between rival factions in the war-torn country. Alexander Lavrentiev, special envoy of the Kremlin in Syria, played down the danger of a clash between the Turkish and Syrian armies. …

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Erdogan Rejects US Call for Cease-Fire

Erdogan

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected the US call for an immediate ceasefire in northern Syria. Erdogan’s comments come before the US vice-president and secretary of state’s visit to Turkey. “They say ‘declare a ceasefire’ and we will never declare a ceasefire,” Erdogan told reporters on Tuesday. “They …

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No More Threats can Bring Iran Back to Negotiating Table with US: Russia

Russia

TEHRAN – Russia categorically condemns the US’ unilateral sanctions on Iran and believes that no further threat will be able to bring the country back to the negotiating table with Washington, Mehr News Agency quoted Chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council on Tuesday. Valentina Matviyenko, Chairwoman of Russia’s Federation Council, made …

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Russia, Saudi Arabia to Sign $700mln Deal: RDIF

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH – Russia and Saudi Arabia will sign a US$700 million deal on aircraft leasing among other agreements during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday, Sputnik news agency reported, quoting Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev. Last week, the RDIF head said that one …

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UN Divided Fails to Agree on Turkey’s Offensive in Syria

Syria

UNITED NATIONS – The divided UN Security Council failed to agree on a Turkish offensive in north-eastern Syria. The Europeans called for a halt to military action and the Syrian ally, Russia, called for “restraint” and “direct dialogue”. The five members of the European Council who called the meeting in …

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