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Russia’s military plans loom over talks with US

Barack Obama, the US president will be holding a key meeting Wednesday April 1 with Dimitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart.

Both sides have indicated they are ready to start rebuilding US-Russian relations.

But suspicion remains, and Russia has made no secret of its plans to beef up its own military power, in the wake of Nato’s expansion towards the east.

Neave Barker reports from Moscow.

Nato confirms Russia talks to resume

The Nato secretary general Jaap De Hoop Scheffer has confirmed to Al Jazeera that top level contacts between the organisation and Russia will resume.

Ties have been frozen since last August’s war in Georgia.

Hamish MacDonald spoke to him.