U.S., NATO ready to consider ratifying CFE treaty - state dept.

WASHINGTON, November 6 (RIA Novosti) – The U.S. and NATO are concerned over Russia's threat to withdraw from the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) and are ready to look at ratifying the document, the assistant secretary of state said.

// Nov. 06, 2007 - 15:03 GMT


Kazakh PM resigns

ASTANA, January 8 (RIA Novosti) – Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Danial Akhmetov has resigned, a government official said Monday.

Under Kazakhstan's legislation, a premier's departure means resignation of the entire government.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has accepted the resignation and is now expected to submit a replacement candidacy to a joint session of both houses of parliament January 10.

Akhmetov, 52, was in the premier's office since June 2003.

// Jan. 08, 2007 - 17:04 GMT


Update-2: Attacker injures ten people in Moscow synagogue

MOSCOW, January 11 (RIA Novosti) – An attacker stabbed ten people with a hunting knife in a synagogue in central Moscow Wednesday, the Moscow Prosecutor's Office said.

// Jan. 12, 2006 - 00:09 GMT


Wrap: Putin, Yushchenko on bilateral relations

ASTANA, January 11 (RIA Novosti) – The leaders of Russia and Ukraine met Wednesday for the first time after a bitter dispute over natural gas prices were resolved in early January.

// Jan. 11, 2006 - 22:14 GMT