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Battle for Aleppo intensifies after ceasefire ends


BEIRUT The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning after a resurgence in fighting ended a Russian ceasefire, a monitor and rebel groups said. | Video

Saudi Arabia looks to Russia to boost non-OPEC cooperation

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday he had invited his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak to meet Gulf Arab energy ministers in Riyadh as part of efforts to cooperate with non-OPEC members to stabilize the oil market.

Saudi Arabia Oct 23 2016

Air strikes, fighting break Russian-declared ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

BEIRUT Fierce fighting and air strikes broke the third day of a four-day unilateral Russian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor said.

World, United Nations Oct 22 2016

Oklahoma rejects Russian request to monitor election in state

Oklahoma voting officials have denied a request from the Russian consulate in Houston to monitor the Nov. 8 general elections in the state, saying foreign delegates are not allowed into polling stations, an official said on Friday.

Election 2016, Politics, Oct 21 2016

U.S. hopeful it can win Russia's agreement on Antarctic Ocean deal

PALO ALTO, Calif. After repeated failed attempts to establish an Antarctic Ocean sanctuary, the United States is hopeful it can sway Russia to agree to a plan that would protect a vast swath of what marine scientists call the most pristine body of water left on Earth. | Video

Environment, Oct 21 2016

Syrian army and Russian jets halt Aleppo bombardment for second day

BEIRUT Syria's army and Russia's air force halted their bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Friday, a monitoring group said, on the second of four consecutive daytime unilateral ceasefires in the city that have been rejected by insurgents.

World, Syria Oct 21 2016

Some progress in Geneva talks on Aleppo ceasefire: U.S.

WASHINGTON There has been some progress in Geneva talks this week among the United States, Russia and other nations trying to achieve a ceasefire agreement in Aleppo, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

World, Oct 21 2016

Russia says visa problems force reduction of its embassy in London

LONDON Russia has been forced to cut the size of its embassy in London after Britain delayed granting visas for months to dozens of its staff including career diplomats, the Russian ambassador said on Friday.

World, Oct 21 2016

What a sting on a regional governor says about how the Kremlin wins elections

MOSCOW On a Friday evening in June, German businessman Yuri Zyudheimer and Russian regional governor Nikita Belykh sat down in a private booth in Megu, an upscale Japanese restaurant in central Moscow.

World, Japan Oct 21 2016

Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

AMMAN The Syrian military said on Thursday a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. | Video

World, Syria, United Nations Oct 21 2016

France starts clearing 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

CALAIS, France France began clearing the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centers across the country.