Putin and Erdogan speak on Syria ceasefire

Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan discuss Syrian ceasefire by telephone and agree it is generally observed. However in many parts of Syria fighting still continues, the date of the Astana peace conference has still not been agreed, and there is no confirmation that Turkey is preventing reinforcements and supplies reaching the Jihadis in Syria from across the Turkish border.

‘Anti-Trump fake news’: the ‘British Connection’

Revelations that a former British intelligence officer compiled the ‘Trump Dossier’ comes shortly after media reports of a British tip-off to the US of Russian interference in the US election, suggesting that some of the anti-Trump and anti-Russia ‘fake news’ stories which have circulated in recent weeks have a British origin.