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No ‘breakthroughs’ at US-Russia talks in bid to reduce tensions in Ukraine crisis

In Geneva, Blinken says sides ‘on a clearer path to understanding each other’s positions’ amid bid to put off feared Russian invasion; Lavrov: Meeting ‘constructive and useful’ The United States and Russia sought to lower the temperature in a heated standoff over Ukraine, even as they reported no breakthroughs in …

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With drills and military muscle-flexing, Russia ups the ante amid Ukraine tensions

Maneuvers reflect bold attempt by Kremlin to halt decades of NATO expansion after the end of the Cold War; Putin working to strengthen alliances with countries opposed to West With tens of thousands of Russian troops positioned near Ukraine, the Kremlin has kept the US and its allies guessing about …

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Russia proposes interim nuke deal to Iran, with US aware of talks on matter – report

Moscow said to offer some sanctions relief in return for nuclear program limits; Biden administration said to have knowledge of proposal, which would likely need US Congress review Russia has discussed with Iran the possibility of an interim deal that would see limited sanctions relief in return for reimposing some …

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