Nuclear Weapons

Russia, US Remain at Odds over Missile Defense

Talks do not bear fruit

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Russia and the United States remain at odds over U.S. plans for an anti-missile shield in Europe following talks in Moscow this week with President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior aide to President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

White House national security adviser Tom Donilon met Putin and senior Russian officials in the highest-level face-to-face talks since Obama began a new term in January at a time of tense relations with Moscow.

"There is no progress on missile defense," Putin's foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said, according to news agency RIA.