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  • Couple has sex in tunnel, Moscow metro orders spot checks December 12, 2014

    Moscow: Moscow's metro said on Friday it was carrying out emergency checks of its system after a young couple made their way into a tunnel and had sex on the rails. Moscow has a subculture of enthusiasts who explore its maze of tunnels including the metro system, called "diggers", and a...
  • Champions League: Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term vs Moscow December 9, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger could make his first start of the season against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday as the Bavarians struggle with a long injury list having already secured top spot in Champions League Group E. The 30-year-old playmaker only recently made a comeback after a four-month break due to a...
  • Russia to build more nuclear reactors for Iran November 12, 2014

    Moscow: Russia on Tuesday signed an agreement with Iran for helping the latter build two new nuclear reactors in the latter country, media reported. The two new nuclear reactors will be built in a nuclear power plant based in Iran's Bushehr region, which houses the country's existing 1,000 megawatt reactor that...
  • Dinamo Moscow, Salzburg advance in Europa League November 7, 2014

    Dinamo Moscow, FC Salzburg and Legia Warsaw won to reach the next round of the Europa League, while defending champion Sevilla took a step closer to qualifying after beating Standard Liege 3-1 on Thursday. Forwards Kevin Gameiro and Jose Antonio Reyes pounced in the first half for Sevilla either side of...
  • Manchester City suffering crisis of confidence in Europe: Pellegrini November 6, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side are suffering from a crisis of confidence after they suffered a humiliating 2-1 home defeat by CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. A woeful performance underpinned by dreadful defending, poor discipline and a lack of character caused a loss that City could ill-afford as they...
  • Champions League: Doumbia double gives CSKA 2-1 win at Manchester City November 6, 2014

    Two goals from Seydou Doumbia either side of a Yaya Toure free kick gave CSKA Moscow a 2-1 victory over nine-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving the English champion bottom of Group E with two games remaining. Manuel Pellegrini's side trailed at halftime, and as they chased...
  • Champions League: Manchester City have no margin for errors against CSKA Moscow November 5, 2014

    Everyone at Manchester City is flying high after the 1-0 derby win over Manchester United at the weekend but they could all come crashing back to earth after Wednesday's meeting with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. The English top-flight champions, with striker Sergio Aguero in outstanding form, should in theory...
  • Manchester City's Lampard, Kolarov and Silva to miss CSKA match November 4, 2014

    Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, midfielder Frank Lampard and playmaker David Silva will miss Wednesday's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow, coach Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Kolarov missed Sunday's derby win over Manchester United with a calf injury and will be out for a month, while Lampard, who said on...
  • Manchester City's Frank Lampard could be fit to face CSKA November 4, 2014

    Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, who has missed four matches with a thigh injury, says he could play a part in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. The 36-year-old has been sidelined since sustaining the injury in City's 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Oct. 18 but has...
  • CSKA Moscow rally to draw 2-2 with Manchester City in Champions League October 21, 2014

    Moscow: Manchester City were left struggling in the Champions League on Tuesday after squandering a two-goal lead and conceding a late penalty to draw 2-2 at CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium. Goals from Sergio Aguero and James Milner gave City a comfortable two-goal lead by half-time at Arena Khimki, where...
  • Manchester City look to escape trouble in Champions League October 21, 2014

    Manchester: This was supposed to be the season Manchester City finally made a sustained push in the Champions League. It's not working out that way for the English champions. City are the most high-profile team in early trouble in Europe's elite club competition after picking up just one point from their...
  • Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident October 21, 2014

    Moscow: The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said. The collision occurred late on Monday, just minutes before midnight Moscow time, the airport said...
  • Frank Lampard ruled out of Manchester City's clash in Moscow October 20, 2014

    Manchester City will be without midfielder Frank Lampard for Tuesday's Champions League trip away to CSKA Moscow after he was injured in his side's 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Former Chelsea stalwart Lampard, on loan from New York City FC for six months, damaged his thigh making a tackle...
  • Top-seeded Milos Raonic eliminated at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2014

    Moscow: Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada was eliminated in his first match at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis. Raonic had a bye into the second round, and the loss puts him in danger of failing to qualify for next month's ATP tour...
  • Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 in Champions League September 30, 2014

    Moscow: Thomas Mueller fired Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win away over CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium on Tuesday in the Champions League. Mueller put Bayern ahead from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute, after Mario Goetze was fouled by CSKA's Mario Fernandes as he dribbled into the box. The...
  • ProRussian rebels lower demands in peace talks September 2, 2014

    Moscow: ProRussian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at the start of Monday's negotiations in Minsk, the...
  • QPR sign midfielder Lassana Diarra August 31, 2014

    London: Queens Park Rangers have signed former Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra from Lokomotiv Moscow, said manager Harry Redknapp after his side beat visitors Sunderland 10 in the Premier League on Saturday. "He's signed. I think everything is agreed. He was down with the chairman (Tony Fernandes) last night and I'm...
  • European Union imposes new sanctions in 'a strong warning' to Russia July 30, 2014

    Brussels: After months of hesitation, the EU agreed on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, hoping this "strong warning" would make it change course in Ukraine as fighting intensified around cities held by proRussian rebels. But at the same time the European Union told Moscow that should it reconsider its...
  • US 'peace cyclist' killed by Russian drunk driver July 25, 2014

    Moscow: An American "peace ambassador" travelling around the world on his bicycle was run over and killed by a Russian drunk driver in a hitandrun accident, officials said on Friday. Ron McGerity, a 60yearold who had travelled 120,000 kilometres over the past 15 years on his bike visiting 61 countries with...
  • Russia contributing to instability in Ukraine, US alleges July 22, 2014

    Washington: Noting that in the last several months Russia has not used its influence to encourage the separatists to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, the US on Monday alleged that Moscow in fact is taking steps that could be actually contributing to the instability in the region. "In the last...
  • Air India resumes DelhiMoscow flight service after 15 years July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After a gap of 15 years, national carrier Air India has resumed air service to Moscow with the launch of nonstop daily New DelhiMoscow flight on July 18. Air India has deployed a B787 Dreamliner aircraft for the DelhiMoscowDelhi sector and offered attractive promotional fares, an official release said. The staterun...
  • 20 killed, 150 hurt in Moscow subway accident July 15, 2014

    Moscow: Twenty people were killed on Tuesday and up to 150 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said. Russia's investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the accident. It said, however, there was no suspicion of...
  • Russia to make fresh attempt to launch new rocket July 6, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will on Wednesday attempt to launch its newest rocket after an embarrassing lastminute glitch forced authorities to abort the initial test last week. "A new attempt to launch the Angara rocket will take place on July 9," the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source close to the...
  • Russian chain delivers pizza by drone June 25, 2014

    Moscow: Flying pizza! A Russian pizza chain claims to have successfully carried out the first commercial delivery of pizzas via a drone. DoDo Pizza's first unmanned delivery was made over the weekend in the northern Russian city Syktyvkar. The drone completed the order in just 30 minutes. "Along with one...
  • Moscow demands release of detained Russian journalists June 8, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday demanded that Kiev take urgent measures and release the two Russian journalists, who were detained near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine. Andrei Sushenkov and Anton Malyshev from the Russian TV channel Zvezda (the Star) were detained by the Ukranian authorities Friday, Xinhua reported. "We are...
  • Ukraine's new leader to talk with the East, Russia May 26, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's new presidentelect wasted no time on Monday immediately focusing on the top issues at hand promising to negotiate an end to a proRussia insurgency in the east and saying he was willing to begin talks with Moscow. Russia quickly welcomed the offer from 48yearold chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko,...
  • Putin orders Russian troops back to bases after drills near Ukraine May 19, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces to return to their permanent bases after drills in three regions bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Monday. Putin's office said that he had issued the order because the spring manoeuvres were over. The move could also be intended to ease...
  • Ukraine crackdown on pro-Moscow separatists gets off to a slow start April 15, 2014

    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 their...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides April 13, 2014

    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 east...