From Xinhua: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday Russia and NATO should cooperate more closely due to a rise in common threats, news agencies reported.

“Our relations are entering a new level,” Medvedev said at a meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Moscow.

“We have many reasons for interaction, many subjects for discussion,” including joint actions to counter terrorism, crime and other common threats, Medvedev said.

“Much depends on relations between Russia and NATO,” he said. (photo: Yuri Kadobnov/EPA)