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    Russia, Japan closing in on deal over Kuril Islands

    Mutual trust and cooperation are key on what could be a long and bumpy road towards Russia and Japan’s signing of a peace treaty over the disputed Kuril Islands, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

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    North Korea has means to declare nuclear war – Russian expert

    North Korea has effective means of delivering tactical missiles and other nuclear weapons which could lead to a nuclear war, retired Major General Vladimir Dvorkin, the Chief Scientist of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of Russia’s Academy of Sciences said.

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    USSR-Japan peace treaty to be implemented through signing of agreement

    The implementation of the 1956 peace treaty between Russia and Japan must start from signing the agreement, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday, according to TASS news agency.

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    India to purchase 200 mini drones

    India has decided to revive a four-year-old plan to purchase 200 mini drones following a succession of attacks on army camps located in Jammu & Kashmir, following a recent attack on the Pathankot airbase camp, according to Sputnik.