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Turkey and Russia agree to Syria ‘safe zone’ with no Kurdish fighters

Turkey and Russia agree to Syria ‘safe zone’ with no Kurdish fighters

World
Russia and Turkey have agreed to joint military patrols along the Turkish-Syrian border as they demanded Syrian Kurdish fighters withdraw from the area.Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made the agreement during a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi moments before a five-day ceasefire ended. US President Donald Trump announced two weeks previously that US troops would withdraw from northeastern Syria, leaving its Kurdish allies to fend for themselves as Turkey launched an offensive. Russia, the Syrian government's strongest ally and previous enemy of the Kurds, stepped in to negotiate with Turkey as more than 166,000 Kurds fled the region, many into Iraq.Mr Putin and Mr Erdogan agreed Russian military police and Syrian border guard...
Putin: Russia is helping China with missile defense system

Putin: Russia is helping China with missile defense system

Business
Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Russia is aiding China in building a missile defense system able to counter ballistic and cruise missiles, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed. He added that Russian involvement will give China a measure of protection which only the United States and Russia currently have. China now has only a small, Russian-made S-300 system regarded as a modest deterrent. "We are now helping our Chinese partners to create a missile-warning system, a missile-attack warning system," Putin said at the Valdai Club foreign policy conference in Sochi on Thursday. "This is a very serious thing that will dramatically increase China's defense capability, because only the U.S. and Russia have such a system now." He added that international strategic stability was weakened by the United Sta...
Russia faces ban from all major sports events – Wada

Russia faces ban from all major sports events – Wada

Sports
Russia could face a ban from all major sports events over "discrepancies" in a lab database, the World Anti-Doping Agency has warned.The country has been given three weeks to explain "inconsistencies" or risk being excluded from the Olympics and world championships.Russia also faces being barred from hosting major events. "There's evidence this data has been deleted," chairman of Wada's compliance panel, Jonathan Taylor, told BBC Sport."We need to understand from the Russian authorities what their explanation is."Background Russia handed over data from its Moscow laboratory in January as a condition of its reintegration back into the sporting fold after a three-year suspension for a state-sp...