Russian President Vladimir Putin said the talks he hosted in southern Russia Friday with the leaders of regional rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan were “constructive” and produced a series of agreements on key issues.
The internal Ukrainian crisis cannot be resolved by force, but it is possible to overcome the conflict only by way of negotiations, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Russia’s Channel One on Friday.
Global authorities reacted with alarm on Friday to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, with the EU and Britain among those tightening border controls as scientists sought to find out if the mutation was vaccine-resistant.
Moscow, New Delhi and Beijing reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, according to the Joint Communique drawn up on Friday following the RIC (Russia-India-China) online summit.
A senior Iranian diplomat with the country’s permanent mission to international organizations in Vienna said that in order to end the current deadlock over the implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal, the U.S. administration needs to stop violating its obligations under the agreement without any delay or preconditions.
German Social Democrat Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday he had reached a deal with the Free Democrats and Greens to form a new coalition government that will bring the curtain down on the Angela Merkel era.