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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 7:20 am EST - WTOP

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:26

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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 7:20 am EST
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The three officials also agreed to improve coordination in a safety zone in the Idlib province in Syria's northwest. Russia, Turkey and Iran earlier this year brokered truce between the government and the rebels in four areas in Syria including Idlib.
Turkey, Iran, Russia Strive for Syria Political SettlementAINA (press release)

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The Latest: Russia to Coordinate With Turkey, Iran in Syria - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:11

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The Latest: Russia to Coordinate With Turkey, Iran in Syria
U.S. News & World Report
The Russian defense ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the chief of the General Staff of the three countries have met in Sochi and discussed "concrete steps to complete the elimination of the remaining IS and Nusra Front formations" in Syria ...
Putin to speak with Trump after AssadKNWA
Playing Chess with the Puppet MasterDiplomatic Courier

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Putin to speak with Trump after Assad - KNWA

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:11

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Putin to speak with Trump after Assad
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(CNN) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to call President Donald Trump on Tuesday following a rare meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad to discuss the future of Syria, a statement from the Kremlin said. Putin and Assad met for talks ...
Playing Chess with the Puppet MasterDiplomatic Courier

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On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria - ABC News

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:46

U.S. News & World Report

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria
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On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the Kremlin said ...
The Latest: Russia to Coordinate With Turkey, Iran in SyriaU.S. News & World Report
Russia's Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace dealAl-Arabiya
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with PutinThe Spokesman-Review

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Russia: 'Year of Ecology' a Sham - Human Rights Watch

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:02

Human Rights Watch

Russia: 'Year of Ecology' a Sham
Human Rights Watch
Since 1996, Northern Nature Conservation Coalition (SPOK) in Karelia had worked to protect old-growth forests – those that have not undergone significant changes, such as logging – in northwest Russia. For 20 years, the group identified old-growth ...

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Russia's Norebo to invest $350m in six cod, haddock trawlers - Undercurrent News

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:15

Russia's Norebo to invest $350m in six cod, haddock trawlers
Undercurrent News
Norebo, which has dropped the Ocean Trawlers name from its UK and Hong Kong-based sales divisions, has 13 fishing companies in the northwest and Far East of Russia. The group's fleet consists of over 40 medium-size and large-size fishing ships ...

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102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew - Northwest Herald

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:46

Northwest Herald

102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew
Northwest Herald
Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and in a frail, squeaky voice began blurting out greetings in Russian, a language he hadn't spoken in decades. Only days earlier, the Holocaust survivor who fled Poland at the beginning of World War II and ...

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Spotlight: Turkey, Iran, Russia strive for Syria political settlement - Xinhua

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:34

Xinhua

Spotlight: Turkey, Iran, Russia strive for Syria political settlement
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Turkish Armed Forces deployed troops in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib as part of the de-escalation zone agreement brokered by Russia and Iran in Astana earlier this year and have already established two observer posts on the northern border of ...
Turkey preparing large operation against Kurdish-led forces in northwest SyriaAMN Al-Masdar News

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Examining Russian Disinformation - Northwest Public Radio

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:20

Examining Russian Disinformation
Northwest Public Radio
When we look at Russian interference in the affairs of other countries, including ours, we should keep in mind how unsurprising it is. They've been doing it for a long time, and they do it well. Thomas Rid is a professor of strategic studies at Johns ...

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As Trump Hands Syria to Russia, Iran Shows No Sign of Leaving - Haaretz

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:49

Haaretz

As Trump Hands Syria to Russia, Iran Shows No Sign of Leaving
Haaretz
The al-Shibani camp, northwest of Damascus, which served the Syrian Republican Guard troops before it was passed to Iranian troops, accommodates some 3,000 soldiers, as well as Hezbollah troops and Afghan militias. The south region's headquarters, ...
Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears DefeatedNorthwest Public Radio
Turkey must avoid Iran impasse in SyriaHurriyet Daily News

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Lambro: Russian investigation manages to jog Jeff Sessions' memory - Northwest Herald

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:52

Northwest Herald

Lambro: Russian investigation manages to jog Jeff Sessions' memory
Northwest Herald
Thank goodness we live in a country where the people who represent us in Congress have the power to investigate and grill federal officials to root out wrongdoing in our government. Not only to cross-examine these officials for as long as it takes, but ...
Russian ambassador says he won't name all the Trump officials he's met with because 'the list is so long'CNBC

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Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia - Northwest Public Radio

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:01

Northwest Public Radio

Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia
Northwest Public Radio
But some Western scientists say they suspect the source might have been a Russian research institute near the city of Dimitrovgrad, west of the Ural Mountains. The reason for their suspicion comes down to atmospheric calculations and the type of work ...

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Fireball caught on camera blazing across night sky over Russia & Finland (VIDEOS) - RT

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:05

RT

Fireball caught on camera blazing across night sky over Russia & Finland (VIDEOS)
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The fiery ball was spotted flashing through the night sky late Thursday in the northwest Russian region of Murmansk. The glowing object was recorded streaking far to the right by a dashboard camera. The celestial sight coincides with the peak of the ...

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Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated - Northwest Public Radio

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:27

Northwest Public Radio

Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated
Northwest Public Radio
But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the U.S. presence is "illegitimate." "There are a lot of questions to ask about the United States' goals in Syria," Lavrov said, according to the Russian news agency TASS. "U.S. Secretary of State Rex ...
Russia and US Have Turned the Page on Syria - Possibly at Israel's ExpenseHaaretz
Alliances, interests and fate of some countriesJordan Times

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Infant woolly mammoth Lyuba to charm Australian Museum visitors - PerthNow

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:36

PerthNow

Infant woolly mammoth Lyuba to charm Australian Museum visitors
PerthNow
But it's possible she could help scientists explain what caused the extinction of her kind about 10,000 years ago. Discovered only in 2007, Lyuba has travelled to Sydney from her home at the Shermanovskiy Museum and Exhibition Centre in northwest Russia.

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Russian America and Polar Exploration: The Martin Greene Library at Christie's, Dec. 7 - Fine Books & Collections Magazine

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:53

Russian America and Polar Exploration: The Martin Greene Library at Christie's, Dec. 7
Fine Books & Collections Magazine
Not only is it among the most splendid works of 19th century Russian printing it also contains important views of the Northwest Coast of America. Russia's great rival Britain launched the greatest number of Arctic expeditions; dozens of which centered ...

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Sports Doping Watchdog Says Russia 'Non-Compliant' - Northwest Public Radio

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:07

Northwest Public Radio

Sports Doping Watchdog Says Russia 'Non-Compliant'
Northwest Public Radio
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says that Russia's official sports drug-testing lab, which was suspended in 2015 following evidence of state-sponsored doping, remains "non-compliant." The finding throws into doubt whether Russian athletes will be ...

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British Researchers Say Russia May Have Tried To Influence Brexit Vote - Northwest Public Radio

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:24

The Times

British Researchers Say Russia May Have Tried To Influence Brexit Vote
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The U.S. isn't the only country trying to learn the extent of Russian interference in its elections. British researchers say Russia may have tried to influence last year's vote in Britain on whether to leave the European Union. They say Russian ...
Here's the first evidence Russia used Twitter to influence BrexitWired.co.uk
Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data showsThe Guardian
Russia used Twitter bots and trolls 'to disrupt' Brexit voteThe Times
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Northern voyage opens a new channel in diplomacy with China - The Globe and Mail

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:33

The Globe and Mail

Northern voyage opens a new channel in diplomacy with China
The Globe and Mail
As part of a circumpolar voyage that also took it along the coasts of Russia, Norway and Greenland, the Xue Long traversed the Northwest Passage. China behaved impeccably in Canadian waters. It hired a Canadian ice navigator, applied for permission to ...

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