Russia

  • Hope there isn't another Cold War: Hillary Clinton on Crimean tension 19-03-2014 12:28 PM

    Russia annexed Crimea on Tuesday despite warnings from the United States and western allies. Hillary Clinton weighed in on the conflict between Russia and the West saying that it all boils down to a 'clash of values'. ...
  • Putin recognises Crimea as sovereign state; US, EU impose sanctions 18-03-2014 02:05 PM

    A day after Crimea voted with an overwhelming majority to unite with Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognised Crimea as a sovereign state. Putin has signed a decree, paving the way for the annexation into Russia. Ukraine however, has dismissed the outcome of the referendum. The European Union and...
  • Ukraine crisis: US imposes sanctions on Russian officials 17-03-2014 10:12 PM

    US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russian officials after Crimea voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favour of the split. ...
  • EU, US impose sanctions against 21 Russian, Crimean officials 17-03-2014 09:25 PM

    Even as Moscow welcomed Crimea's resolution that declared the nation an independent, sovereign state, the West has called the referendum illegal and Ukraine has threatened legal action. The US and the European Union have also imposed travel bans, asset freezes against 21 Russian and Crimean officials. ...
  • Crimea votes to decide whether or not to join Russia 17-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted on Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years. ...
  • Crimea sets referendum on joining Russia 07-03-2014 08:46 AM

    Crimea's Parliament voted to join Russia, and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum in 10 days. The dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region drew a sharp criticism from US President Barack Obama. ...
  • Will ask for military help to fight Russia: Ukraine Ambassador to UN 03-03-2014 09:41 AM

    As the tension in Ukraine escalates, its ambassador the UN, Yuriy Sergeyev says, "We are preparing to defend ourselves. When the Russian troops are enlarging their quantity with every coming hour, naturally we will be asking for military support and other kind of support." ...
  • Turkey: Passenger tries to divert Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, detained 08-02-2014 09:22 AM

    A Ukrainian plane bound for Turkey was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday after a suspected hijacker said that there was a bomb on board and tried to divert the flight to Sochi. However, the authorities tackled the situation and the plane landed safely in Turkey. The alleged...
  • Sochi Olympic torch reaches Dagestan in Russia 28-01-2014 11:59 AM

    The Olympic torch has wound its way amid heightened security through more than 100 cities in the relay leading up to next month's Winter Games in Sochi. ...
  • After twin blasts ahead of Winter Olymipcs, Russia on high alert 31-12-2013 09:26 AM

    After the twin terrorist attacks in Volgograd weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics - Russia is now on high alert. The US State Department has warned its citizens to stay vigilant. Officials also stated that both nations were engaged extensively in security arrangements for the games. At least 16 people...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 30-12-2013 11:19 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: AAP will deliver 670 litres water free from Jan 1, 2014 30-12-2013 08:52 PM

    Keeping up its pre-poll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday announced that 20,000 litres of free water will be supplied per month to all the domestic consumers with functional meter from January 1, 2014. Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar said that 20,000 litre of water will...
  • Iran, six world powers reach deal on Tehran's nuclear program 24-11-2013 12:07 PM

    A historic deal over Iran's nuclear program has been reached following intense talks in Geneva. Foreign Ministers from Iran, US, UK, China, Russia and Europe held negotiations for four days before the agreement was reached. The agreement temporarily halts Iran's nuclear development and lifts some sanctions. ...
  • UN chief takes responsibility for failing to control Syrian war crimes 12-09-2013 09:04 AM

    Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Geneva on Thursday to discuss Syria issue. ...
  • Watch: Russia, US war of words on Syrian crisis at G20 summit 07-09-2013 10:01 AM

    The war of words between Russia and the US on the Syrian crisis heated up at the G20 summit. Russia President Vladimir Putin has warned that if there's any military action against Syria, it will come to Syria's aid. The United States has accused Russia of shirking its international responsibilities...
  • US one step closer to striking Syria, Obama to lobby for support at G20 05-09-2013 10:56 AM

    The US is one step closer to strike Syria as the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution authorising limited military intervention for 60 days, ruling out ground attacks. The resolution will be debated on Monday. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama will continue to lobby for the support at...
  • Syria crisis: Ballistic objects detected in Mediterranean 03-09-2013 11:20 PM

    Reuters on Tuesday quoted sources in the Israel defence ministry saying "Israel may have conducted a missile test jointly with the US." ...
  • Russia says ballistic missiles fired in Mediterranean 03-09-2013 03:59 PM

    Russian radar detected the launch of two ballistic 'objects' towards the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying. But the ballistic 'objects' detected by the Russian radar fell into sea, RIA news agency said. ...
  • World View: Is Syrian crisis beginning of a bigger war? 31-05-2013 10:54 PM

    This week on World View - Europe and US prepare to arm Syrian rebels as Russia lands missiles for Assad's regime: Is this the beginning of a bigger war? ...
  • BRICS nations are key drivers of economic growth: Manmohan Singh 27-03-2013 07:25 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also lauded the nations for boosting global economic growth. ...
  • Moscow's only Hindu temple to be demolished in three weeks 24-12-2012 08:16 PM

    The Iskcon temple's spokesperson said that they have just three weeks left, after which the existing facility will be demolished. ...
  • Big fan of Indian culture: Sharapova 12-11-2012 09:12 PM

    Russian tennis star said that she a big fan of Indian culture. ...
  • Sharapova shows her mystique and taste for 'dosa' 11-11-2012 09:29 PM

    Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova didn't forget to talk about the dosa on her visit to India. ...
  • I love sarees, been wearing them since 90s: Naomi Campbell 10-11-2012 10:20 AM

    Naomi Campbell threw an expensive and gorgeous 50th birthday party for her Russian boyfriend Vladislav Doronin. The supermodel's spokeswoman, Debi Zornes, says the celebration of Doronin's 50th birthday kicked off in the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort in the city. ...
  • Thousands rally in Russia to protest electoral fraud 25-12-2011 08:20 AM

    Tens of thousands of people have rallied in central Moscow in a show of anger at alleged electoral fraud. ...
  • Deadly E Coli hits Europe, kills 16 people 03-06-2011 07:36 AM

    The World Health Organization says more than 15 people have died across Europe and more than 16,000 are infected. ...
  • Rain, powercuts hit Moscow airport 29-12-2010 03:33 PM

    Freezing rain and power outages have left thousands stranded at Moscow's airport. ...
  • Emerging India: India tops P5 interest? 23-12-2010 10:52 AM

    Is India emerging as the centre point of world affairs? ...