Nuclear arms treaty: Hopes rise for breakthrough on US-Russia deal A breakthrough appears to have been made to extend the nations' last-remaining treaty - New Start. Russia says it hopes to resolve differences on extending nuclear arms pact with U.S.Russia said on Wednesday it hoped to resolve its differences with the United States on extending a key nuclear arms control treaty, amid signs that the gap between the two sides is narrowing. Russia's Putin says world has no future without arms control systemRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the world would have no future without a system of arms control, with the future of a nuclear weapons pact between Russia and the United States hanging in the balance. China and Germany heading for superpower status as U.S. influence wanes, says PutinThe era when the United States and Russia decided the world's most important questions is in the past, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, saying China and Germany were now heading for superpower status. U.S. and Russia Appear to Edge Toward Extension of Nuclear TreatyRussia proposed that the two countries make a “political obligation” to freeze their existing arsenals of warheads for one year. Russia says it's willing to freeze nuclear arsenal to extend arms treaty with USRussia said that it is willing to agree to freeze its nuclear arsenals in order to extend the arms reduction treaty New START if the US doesn't pose any other requirements, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. Trump's hopes of nuclear deal with Putin come down to the wireThe election is two weeks away, and New START expires in February. U.S., Russia Edge Back Towards Talks on Nuclear Arms Pact - The Moscow TimesThe two sides were closer to breaking an impasse in long-running talks aimed at extending the New START treaty.