The pact, which is set to expire next week, regulates the amount of strategic nuclear weapons that Kremlin and Washington can deploy. Once signed by President Vladimir Putin, the deal will be extended for five years.
Belarus has been rocked by waves of protests since an August 9 presidential election that strongman Lukashenko says he won but the opposition, backed by Western countries, says was stolen.
The growing opposition against Russian dissident Alexey Navalny’s arrest has prompted Putin to respond to it, signalling that the unrest worries him.
The sprawling, opulent, secretive estate is something you've probably never seen before.
Moscow and Tehran say Joe Biden's administration must lift sanctions and comply with 2015 nuclear deal as condition for Tehran to rejoin accord.
EU diplomats discussed slapping sanctions on the Kremlin after pressure from several capitals over the arrest of opposition figure Alexey Navalny, but decided it was "premature" to impose the punitive measures.
Opposition leader Navalny’s dramatic return to Russia and his subsequent arrest have triggered a massive protest despite the below -50C temperatures. While 3000 people have been arrested, the public anger refuses to subside.
Authorities say they're investigating violence on the part of both protesters and police during nationwide rallies in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.
Police detain more than 3,000 in Moscow and other cities, says a monitoring group, as tens of thousands of supporters of jailed Kremlin critic take to streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.
Moscow says it will not take into account European Union's demand to free Kremlin-critic Alexey Navalny, describing the calls to protest by the opposition as "troubling".
Moscow says it shares the same view with the newly elected US President Joe Biden on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty agreement but is waiting to see "details of this proposal."
President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critic Navalny, who has been detained upon his return to Russia, released a video claiming Putin has secretly built the world’s most expensive palace.
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