RUSSIA

  • Magnus Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand 4 days ago

    Chennai: In a battle of nerves Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand on Sunday. Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up...
  • Vladimir Putin mulling re-election bid in 2018 4 days ago

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering running for a fourth Kremlin term in 2018, which would see him stay in power until 2024, the TASS news agency reported on Sunday. "Yes, the possibility exists of my standing as a candidate again. Whether or not it will happen, I don't know...
  • Vladimir Putin says he will not be Russia's president for life 4 days ago

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia's president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution. Putin did not rule out running for a fourth term in 2018, which would extend his time in office through 2024. He said staying beyond that, however, would be...
  • Russian website streams hacked webcam footage from around the world 6 days ago

    London: A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns. Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home...
  • NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014 6 days ago

    Tallinn (Estonia): NATO said on Friday there have been around 400 intercepts of Russian military flights near its member countries this year, amid heightened tension between Moscow and the West over the Ukraine crisis. "If you look at the number of intercepts around NATO, we can talk about 400 intercepts, 50...
  • US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony...
  • New MH17 video shows how the burning jet just missed hitting a Ukrainian village November 17, 2014

    Hrabove: Four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, a new video shows how close the burning passenger jet came to hitting village homes and suggests that residents first assumed it was a Ukrainian military plane that had been struck. The amateur footage, filmed by...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Russia is providing heavy arms to the separatists in Ukraine: Barack Obama November 16, 2014

    President Barack Obama said that Russia would face isolation if it continues to violate international law. "Russia is providing heavy arms to the separatists in Ukraine," said Obama. ...
  • G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Isolated at G20, Putin leaves Summit mid-way November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Russia plans to create its own 'Wikipedia' November 16, 2014

    Moscow: Russia plans to create its own "Wikipedia" to ensure its citizens have access to more "detailed and reliable" information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday. Citing Western threats, the Kremlin has asserted more control over the Internet this year in what critics call moves to censor the...
  • Vladimir Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis as he leaves G20 Summit mid-way November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday there was a "good chance" of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow and threatened to slap more sanctions if it did not take action to end the crisis. Putin was speaking at a G20 leaders summit in Brisbane...
  • Russia plans alternative version of 'Wikipedia' November 16, 2014

    Moscow: Russia plans to create its own "Wikipedia" to ensure its citizens have access to more "detailed and reliable" information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday. Citing Western threats, the Kremlin has asserted more control over the Internet this year in what critics call moves to censor the...
  • Putin gets cold shoulder at G20 Summit, likely to leave Brisbane early November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Western leaders warned Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit on Saturday that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine. Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where more than 4,000 people have been...
  • US, EU override Australia to put climate change on G20 agenda November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: The G20 communique will include a significant passage on climate change, EU officials said on Sunday, as the United States and other heavyweight nations override host Australia's attempts to keep the issue off the formal agenda. Much of the meeting of world leaders in Australia has been overshadowed by the...
  • Vladimir Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow on Saturday for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions. The Russian official told Reuters that Putin planned to skip a working session on Sunday at the...
  • Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet November 15, 2014

    Moscow: Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Several commentators who have examined the photographs have described them as forgeries, however. The photographs, said to be taken by a Western...
  • EU to consider new sanctions against Russia November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: European foreign ministers are considering further sanctions against Russia over the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, European Council (EC) President, Herman Van Rompuy, said on Saturday. Van Rompuy, who is here for the G20 summit, said that European Union (EU) leaders would meet US President Barack Obama during the summit to discuss...
  • FIFA clears Russia and Qatar to host World Cup November 13, 2014

    The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA's ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process. In a long-awaited report, the committee said that "the various incidents which might have occurred...
  • Russia agrees to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran November 13, 2014

    Tehran: Russia has agreed to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran- possibly followed with the construction of six more nuclear plants. The deal comes less than two weeks before the 24 November deadline for Tehran to sign an agreement on its nuclear programme with six world powers. The two countries...
  • Watch: Vladimir Putin got flak for what he put on the first lady's shoulders November 13, 2014

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Putin are getting lampooned on social media for their antics. ...
  • Vladimir Putin's gallantry upstages Chinese host at APEC summit November 12, 2014

    Beijing: It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama. The only problem: Putin came off looking gallant, the Chinese summit host gauche and inattentive. Worse still were off-color jokes that...
  • 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...
  • Finland Prime Minister warns of new 'Cold War' November 12, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb warned on Wednesday that the conflict in the Ukraine was bringing the world to the "brink of a Cold War" but that trade sanctions were the only credible weapon against Russia. "Russia's foreign policy doctrine has Cold War elements," he told public broadcaster YLE. "In...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit India this year: Spokesman Dmitry Peskov November 11, 2014

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a visit to India this year, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. "The Russian President plans to visit India before the end of the year," he said. In earlier reports, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country was looking forward to Putin's...
  • Russian President Putin blames Ukraine for obstructing MH17 inquiry November 10, 2014

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine's government of interfering with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in July that killed 298 people. Independent investigators have had little access to the wreckage of flight MH17 in territory in eastern Ukraine in the hands of pro-Russian...
  • Intense artillery fire in Ukraine's rebel bastion Donetsk November 9, 2014

    Donetsk: Intense artillery fire broke out on Sunday in the separatist bastion of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to AFP journalists in the area. Firing close to the town centre began to build up at 2300 GMT on Saturday and could still be heard, at the same intensity, two hours later. It...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, escalating crisis November 7, 2014

    Kiev/Moscow: Ukraine's military accused Russia on Friday of sending a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the country's east to support pro-Russian separatists fighting government forces. Thursday's cross-border incursion, if confirmed, is a significant escalation of a conflict that has killed more than 4,000 people since the separatists...
  • Russia dismantles Apple statue after CEO Tim Cook announces he is gay November 4, 2014

    Moscow: A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay. In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in St...