US President Donald Trump has appeared to acknowledge Russia's alleged effort to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election while taking advantage of a new report to criticize his predecessor Barack Obama.
The likelihood that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper parliamentary house as saying on Friday.
A plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.
Russian and US aircraft have been engaged in a dangerous encounter over the Baltic Sea. The Russian Defense Ministry said its fighter jets have intercepted two US spy planes in separate incidents on a single day.
The top American general says the US is working to restore a communications line with Russia intended to avoid mid-air collisions over Syria, after Moscow cut it off following the US downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday.
Iran's campaign at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League came to an end with a defeat as the Asian side was beaten in straight sets (26-24, 25-18, 25-18) by European giant, Russia in the city of Lodz, Poland.