In holiday message, Putin says Russian Federation 'open to dialogue' with US

Valery Sharufulin  TASS

"Vladimir Putin stressed that the (Russia-United States) relations are the most important factor for providing strategic stability and global security", a Kremlin statement said.

In December 2017, Putin said he hoped to "normalise" relations with Donald Trump but the chances of that evaporated with multiple investigations of Moscow's alleged meddling in United States politics.

In a New Year messages to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said relations between the two countries were developing in a constructive and dynamic manner.

Washington this year dramatically announced its intention to pull out of a key Cold War-era nuclear weapons deal - the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty - to which Putin responded that Moscow would develop new missiles.

Trump abruptly canceled a meeting with Putin in November two days before they were scheduled to sit down on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.

Putin, in his message to Assad, "wished the Syrian people the earliest return to peaceful and prosperous life".

Victory for Serena Williams, but United States fall to Greece in Hopman Cup
He outplayed Cameron Norrie 6-1, 6-1, while his playing partner and fellow Swiss Belinda Bencic beat Katie Boulter 6-2, 7-6 (7/0). Williams' US Open outburst came in reaction to the penalty handed by Ramos, who gave her a code violation for receiving coaching.

Rail plan puts North and South Korea on track for closer ties
"Toward South Korea , he will stress the need to push for inter-Korean projects without being swayed by other countries". Earlier in the day, a special Kaesong-bound train transported some 100 South Koreans to the ceremony.

Openers aim to swell India's lead; Bumrah scalps six wickets
The batsman tried an exaggerated onside flick, but ended up edging to slip as the ball exploded off the pitch. Bumrah's best delivery came when Shaun Marsh was trapped lbw with a slower yorker at the stroke of lunch.

In the letter, Putin stressed that U.S.

The U.S. also expelled Russian diplomats and imposed a number of sanctions on Russian officials and entities following worldwide backlash over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal on British soil.

"The Russian head of state confirmed that the joint forces of Moscow and Ankara will make a final decision on the fight against terrorism in Syria and the continuation of the process of political regulation", the Kremlin said.

The focus of the Japan-Russia talks on the territorial issue has shifted in recent months to the status of the islands, known as the Northern Territories in Japan and the Southern Kurils in Russia, after the two countries promoted confidence-building steps centering on economic cooperation.

Russian Federation has been flexing its military muscles overseas in recent years, and its involvement in the Syrian conflict and Ukraine has soured relations with the West.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NK leader talks of denuclearization, economic development in New Year address
Jan 01, 2019 - 16:50
In exchange, the United States would have to offer major inducements, including sanctions relief. He also said he was ready to meet Mr Trump again at any time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Galaxy A50 to come with Massive Battery and 24 MP Camera
Dec 31, 2018 - 22:54
Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy A50 will support more than one rear camera, and the primary one will have a 24MP sensor. Three Galaxy S10 phones, including the Lite, should be unveiled in late February and launched in early March.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times
Dec 31, 2018 - 20:53
Twenty-year-old Nasukawa was knocked down three times in the first round, prompting his side to throw in the towel. That said, nobody should blame Mayweather for getting paid for essentially doing nothing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lakers feel LeBron James’ absence but ‘cautious’ over his return
Dec 31, 2018 - 20:23
LeBron James could miss several games after suffering a groin strain. "It's a tough way to lose", said Kyle Kuzma , who. Brandon Ingram scores 22 and Lonzo Ball almost records a triple-double with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee in step toward 2020 presidential run
Dec 31, 2018 - 19:42
Warren in October released DNA testing results that showed there was "strong evidence" that she has Native American blood. Afterward, prominent members of the Cherokee Nation - a tribe to which she's claimed ancestry - criticized the move.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hanover airport reopens after auto intruder detained
Dec 31, 2018 - 17:42
During the incident, Eurocontrol said that the airport would be closed to takeoffs and landings until 8 pm. Hannover airport handled 5.87 million passengers previous year , though it isn't one of Germany's top hubs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top It's time for Chelsea to decide on Hazard future, says Sarri
Dec 29, 2018 - 17:00
Sarri said: " Pedro has an injured hamstring and I think that he will have to rest for about 10 days". Hazard has continued to stall on a new Chelsea contract, with his current deal expiring in 2020.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Suspect in California officer’s shooting death captured
Dec 29, 2018 - 16:58
The 33-year-old Mexico native had gang affiliations and multiple Facebook pages with different names, Christianson said. He spoke at the news conference about making laws stricter as the Singh's brother wept beside him.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Football World Reacts In Unison To Racist Abuse Of Koulibaly
Dec 29, 2018 - 14:59
It looks like an excuse but the player was agitated and irritable. "You have to stop the match". Don't react to this b*llshit. "No to racism and any offense and discrimination!" .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DFA warns Filipinos in Egypt to be vigilant after tourist bus bombing
Dec 29, 2018 - 13:58
In July 2017, two German tourists were fatally stabbed by a suspected jihadist at the Egyptian Red Sea beach resort of Hurghada. However, this is the first attack to target foreign tourists in nearly two years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Widespread 911 outage affects Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall counties
Dec 29, 2018 - 13:00
The commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will investigate the cause and effect of the outage, he said. While a nationwide CenturyLink outage affecting 911 service also hit here in Washington , Whatcom County is unaffected .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian Federation releases new launch footage of their 'Avangard' hypersonic missile
Dec 29, 2018 - 11:57
The missile that carries the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle is the UR-100NUUTKh, an ICBM-class missile. The Avangard missiles are created to fly faster and at higher altitude to avoid missile defense systems.

Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink
Dec 28, 2018 - 19:16
CenturyLink customers in Utah and around the nation are reporting services are not working Thursday. People who need to call 911 are asked to call their local police department's non-emergency number.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Supreme Court says Ginsburg up and working after surgery
Dec 28, 2018 - 19:15
Supporters of Ms Ginburg have expressed concern that if anything happened to her, she could be replaced by a conservative justice. No further treatment was planned, she said. "I'm not 85", Ginsburg told CNN .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle’s Christmas Walk Was ‘Performed’ For This Shocking Reason
Dec 28, 2018 - 18:55
The Frogmore Cottage, which Harry and Markle will relocate to in the new year, reportedly boasts 10 bedrooms. However, Diana continued to complete royal visits all while wearing outfits that showed off her baby bump.