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Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced «regret» in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as Russia vows no let-up

Syrian government artillery pummelled fast-shrinking rebel territory in Aleppo on Friday as key regime backer Russia vowed no end to the bombardment while opposition fighters remain in the battleground city.

President Vladimir Putin cancels Paris visit

President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to Paris, the Kremlin said Tuesday, after French President Francois Hollande accused Syrian troops of committing a «war crime» in Aleppo with Russia's support.

US: Talks with Russia on Syria «on life support»

Two days after threatening to suspend talks with Russia on the crisis in Syria, the United States confirmed Friday that negotiations continue but insisted they are «on life support.»

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