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  • Ukraine crackdown on pro-Moscow separatists gets off to a slow start 15-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Kiev/Slaviansk: Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was underway, though the crackdown appeared to get off to a slow start, if at all. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides 13-04-2014 05:53 PM

    Slaviansk: Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the...
  • Crimea switches to Moscow time 30-03-2014 07:50 PM

    Moscow: Crimea on Sunday switched to Moscow time by moving the clocks two hours forward. According to the Crimean parliament, the schedules of Crimea's railway, water transport, air and telecommunications services all switched to Moscow time March 30, Xinhua reported. "The change is to proceed smoothly without financial or other...
  • Russia criticizes UN resolution condemning Crimea's secession 28-03-2014 06:37 PM

    Russia said on Friday a UN resolution declaring invalid Crimea's Moscow-backed referendum on seceding from Ukraine was counterproductive and accused Western states of using blackmail and threats to drum up "yes" votes. The non-binding resolution passed with 100 votes in favor, 11 against and 58 abstentions in the 193-nation UN...
  • Moscow wins overwhelming Crimea vote, West readies sanctions 17-03-2014 01:43 PM

    Simferopol/Kiev: Crimea's Moscow-backed leaders declared a 96-percent vote in favour of quitting Ukraine and annexation by Russia in a referendum Western powers said was illegal and will bring immediate sanctions. As state media in Russia carried a startling reminder of its power to turn the United States to "radioactive ash",...
  • NATO, Russia to have talks over Ukraine tomorrow 05-03-2014 12:05 AM

    The NATO alliance on Tuesday accused Russia of continued violations of its international commitments and Ukraine's sovereignty and said it will directly confront Moscow with the allegations during a special meeting. "We will engage with Russia in the NATO-Russia council" to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine's southern Crimean peninsula,...
  • MiG jets designer Rostislav Belyakov dies at 94 01-03-2014 11:00 PM

    Moscow: The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94. The company said in a statement that Belyakov died on Friday in Moscow following an unspecified illness. Belyakov became the MiG chief designer in 1969, succeeding the firm's founder, Artyom Mikoyan,...
  • Moscow school gunman neutralised after killing 2 03-02-2014 03:01 PM

    Moscow: Police have 'neutralized' an armed high school student who had taken more than 20 students hostage at his school on the outskirts of Moscow, a police spokesman told Russia 24 television. According to reports the gunman is 15-year-old and a student himself. The man took children hostages in one...
  • Gunman shoots police, takes students hostage at Moscow school: Reports 03-02-2014 02:22 PM

    Moscow: A gunman shot and killed a police officer and took more than 20 students hostage at a high school on the outskirts of Moscow on Monday, Russian news website Lifenews reported. A police spokeswoman said a man entered the school with a rifle and shot a security guard. She...
  • Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Winter Olympics 20-01-2014 12:38 PM

    An Islamic militant group in Russia's North Caucasus claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. There had been no previous claim of responsibility for the bombings, which killed 34 people...
  • Everton sign Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow 11-01-2014 09:50 PM

    England: Everton have signed Ireland winger Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow on a 4-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The Premier League paraded McGeady in front of supporters before Saturday's game against Norwich at Goodison Park. McGeady spent six years with Celtic before moving to Russia for 9.5 million pounds...
  • Honda presented as AC Milan's newest player 08-01-2014 08:31 PM

    Milan: Keisuke Honda always knew he'd be playing in the Serie A and wearing a No. 10 shirt. The Japan forward was presented on Wednesday as an AC Milan player after signing a 3-and-a-half-year contract on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow. "I knew that one day my dream would...
  • AC Milan get much-needed boost with Honda move 11-12-2013 08:17 PM

    Japan playmaker Keisuke Honda will leave CSKA Moscow to join AC Milan in January, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. Honda, whose contract at CSKA ends in December, will be a much-needed reinforcement for Milan who are ninth in Serie A, having managed four wins in their first 15...
  • Record-breaking Bayern beat CSKA to keep up perfect record 28-11-2013 08:25 AM

    Munich: Holders Bayern Munich eased past CSKA Moscow 3-1 on Wednesday to set a Champions League record with their 10th straight victory and underline their ambitions to become the first team to successfully defend the title. The Bavarians, who had already qualified for the knockout stage, struck against the run...
  • Boeing airliner crashes in Russian city of Kazan, 50 killed 17-11-2013 10:29 PM

    Moscow: A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said. The flight from Moscow's Domodedovo airport was making a second attempt to land and exploded when it hit the runway, killing all 44 passengers...
  • Alvaro Negredo hat-trick fires Manchester City into last 16 06-11-2013 08:59 AM

    Manchester: Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick and Sergio Aguero added two goals to fire Manchester City into their first Champions League knockout phase on Tuesday, with a commanding 5-2 win over CSKA Moscow. Aguero, lively from kickoff at the Etihad Stadium, took less than three minutes to put City in...
  • Manchester City boss Pellegrini tells CSKA fans to stop racist abuse 04-11-2013 11:30 PM

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned CSKA Moscow fans not to racially abuse any of his players when the teams meet in the return fixture of their Champions League campaign at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Speaking to the media at his pre-match news briefing Pellegrini also confirmed that...
  • CSKA Moscow punished for fans' racial abuse 30-10-2013 10:51 PM

    Geneva: CSKA Moscow will have to play Bayern Munich in a partially closed stadium as punishment after their fans racially abused Manchester City players in a Champions League match. UEFA's disciplinary panel found the Russian champions guilty Wednesday for their fans' "racist behavior" during City's 2-1 win in Moscow last...
  • UEFA slammed by players' union over Toure abuse 24-10-2013 08:23 PM

    The world players' union has criticised European soccer's governing body UEFA for failing to enforce its own guidelines on racism following the abuse hurled at Manchester City's Yaya Toure in Moscow. FIFPro said that UEFA's match officials failed to act after Toure was racially abused during the Champions League clash...
  • Yaya Toure subjected to monkey taunts in Moscow 24-10-2013 08:44 AM

    Moscow: Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure said he was the victim of racist abuse from the stands during his side's 2-1 Champions League victory away at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. "I told the ref. I think it was unbelievable and very sad. We want to stop that," Toure, who...
  • Sergio Aguero scores twice as Man City beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 23-10-2013 11:45 PM

    Moscow: Sergio Aguero scored twice in the first half as Manchester City secured a 2-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday. Zoran Tosic put CSKA ahead in the 32nd minute after lobbing goalkeeper Joe Hart following a pass from Keisuke Honda, but the visitors were quick...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves for China visit 22-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh embarked Tuesday for China on the second leg of his tour after holding summit level talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manmohan Singh was accorded a ceremonial stand-off at the Vnukovo international airport. In Beijing, Manmohan Singh would hold restricted talks and delegation level...
  • Manmohan, Putin direct officials to resolve Kudankulam's outstanding issues 21-10-2013 10:15 PM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding several matters, but there was no breakthrough on the Kundankulam nuclear project. Singh, who is in Moscow to attend the 14th India-Russia Annual Summit, stressed the Kudankulam nuclear plant project was an important symbol of...
  • India will never forget Russia's friendship, says Manmohan Singh 21-10-2013 06:41 PM

    India will never forget that Russia stood by it during international challenges, when India's resources were limited and when it had few friends, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Moscow on Monday. "Russia has stood by India at moments of great international challenge, when our own resources were limited, and...
  • Manmohan Singh conferred Honorary Doctorate by prestigious Russian institute 21-10-2013 03:34 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was conferred an Honorary Doctorate on Monday by the prestigious Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Accepting the rare honour at a special ceremony in Moscow, Singh said he considered it a matter of "great honour" that the Institute decided to confer the doctorate on him....
  • India, Russia very close to clinch Kudankulam n-deal 20-10-2013 07:24 PM

    Moscow: India and Russia are "very close" to clinching a commercial deal on the third and fourth reactors for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu with only the legal vetting of the deal left to be done, said informed sources on Sunday. As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived...
  • Assessing if Pakistan serious about ceasefire, says India 20-10-2013 07:14 PM

    Moscow: India said on Sunday it would assess the situation arising out of a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the border in Jammu and Kashmir as it develops and leave it for the time being to the two directors general of military operations who have been tasked...
  • Dutch diplomat beaten in Moscow 16-10-2013 05:24 PM

    Moscow: A Dutch diplomat was beaten up by two unidentified men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow, an attack that threatened to further sour relations between the two countries following the arrest of a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands. Russia was quick to express its regrets on Wednesday....
  • Moscow stabbing death erupts street riots 14-10-2013 10:14 AM

    The stabbing death of an ethnic Russian man has ignited anger in Moscow against people from the Caucasus, with demonstrators breaking into a shopping center and storming a vegetable warehouse on Sunday evening. Police detained hundreds of people. The man was believed to have been killed by a native of...
  • Mumbai world's second-most honest city: Readers' Digest experiment 25-09-2013 11:02 PM

    Would you hand in a lost wallet or would you keep it? According to the results of a new Readers' Digest experiment, Mumbai is the world's second-most honest city whereas more people are likely to hand in a wallet in Helsinki in Finland than in any other city in the...