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  • Ukraine warns of painful winter due to Russian gas cut September 13, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine warned that it will have to adopt deeply unpopular energy savings measures this winter should Russia fail to lift its suspension of natural gas sales to the Westleaning exSoviet neighbour. Russia in June halted gas exports to Ukraine after Kiev balked at paying higher prices that Moscow demanded...
  • Canadian Navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets September 9, 2014

    Toronto: A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine. Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said on Monday it was "unnecessarily provocative." He said while the incident on Sunday did not pose a threat,...
  • 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...
  • Formula One has no argument with Russia, says Ecclestone August 22, 2014

    Belgium: Formula One has no argument with Russia and the country's debut grand prix will go ahead as planned in October despite the crisis in Ukraine, Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday. "We have a contract. Our friends there, they are happy with the contract so we'll be there," the sport's 83yearold...
  • Sochi Autodrom ready for Russian F1 Grand Prix August 20, 2014

    Sochi: The Sochi Autodrom is ready to host the first edition of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix scheduled for Oct 1012. "The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license," F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting said after inspecting the venue on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Chief organiser...
  • UK journalist for Russian TV says Ukraine deported him July 26, 2014

    Moscow: A British reporter for Russia's RT television in conflicttorn eastern Ukraine said on Saturday that Kiev had deported and banned him from the country for three years. Graham Phillips, a journalist who was freelancing for Kremlinbacked RT, wrote on Twitter that he is in Poland and had been deported after...
  • Russian Grand Prix to go ahead, says organisers July 19, 2014

    Moscow: Organizers insist Russia's first Formula One Grand Prix will go ahead as planned despite an airliner being shot down in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. All 298 people on board are believed to have...
  • European Union names latest Ukraine sanctions targets July 12, 2014

    Brussels: The European Union said on Saturday that it has extended sanctions to cover 11 leaders of the proMoscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine. ProRussian rebels in the east have declared independence and have been fighting government troops, leaving more than 400 dead. Tens of thousands have fled their homes. Targets...
  • Watch: Scary near miss as Russian plane about to land almost collides with a A340 crossing the runway at a Barcelona airport July 8, 2014

    An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 that was crossing a runway narrowly missed colliding with a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian fleet UTair as it was about to land, averting a catastrophic disaster. The video was ploaded by the YouTube channel BarcelonaEl Prat In'tl and has since gone viral. The incident happened at...
  • Ukraine crisis: ProRussian rebels regroup in Donetsk July 7, 2014

    Kiev: Thousands of proRussian separatists on Sunday gathered at a rally in regional capital Donetsk after government forces retook some of their main strongholds in eastern Ukraine, media reports said. There were signs that rebels from Slovyansk were falling back on Donetsk to continue the resistance. Igor Girkin, the military commander...
  • Ukraine government forces recapture separatist stronghold July 5, 2014

    Slaviansk: Government forces recaptured a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine from proRussian rebels on Saturday, and Ukraine said its blue and yellow flag was flying again over what had been the separatist redoubt of Slaviansk. A news reporter saw a convoy of about 20 military transport vehicles and buses filled with...
  • Ukraine claims rebels flushed from main stronghold July 5, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's interior minister said on Saturday that most proRussian rebels and their top commander had fled their main eastern stronghold in what would be Kiev's biggest success of the nearly threemonth campaign. "This morning, intelligence reported that Girkin (Igor Strelkov) and a substantial part of the rebels had fled...
  • 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...
  • PM Modi sends greetings to Putin on Russian National Day June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a gesture to Russia on its National Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wrote to President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to underline that India "values" the longstanding and strong bond with that country. "My greetings to the people of Russia on Russia's National Day....
  • Uttarakhand: Bus carrying Russian tourists plunges into Bhagirathi; driver dead, one missing June 10, 2014

    Uttarkashi: In a tragic incident, a bus carrying tourists from Russia plunged into Bhagirathi river on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the bus died in the accident and a foreign national has been reported missing, according to Uttarakhand Police. The mishap occurred at Dharali, about 2 km away from Harshil, when...
  • 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...
  • Twelve confirmed dead, 3 missing in Russian helicopter crash June 2, 2014

    Moscow: Russian rescuers retrieved 12 bodies while three remained missing on Monday after a helicopter carrying senior regional officials crashed into a remote northern lake. The Mi8 helicopter carrying 17 passengers and crew including top regional officials and businessmen, crashed into the Munozero lake in the far northern Murmansk region on...
  • The most expensive divorce settlement in history? Swiss court orders Russian billionaire to pay $4.5 billion to his exwife May 30, 2014

    A Swiss court has ordered a Russian billionaire to pay more than $4.5 billion to his exwife in what could become the biggest divorce settlement in history. In papers delivered Monday to both parties, the Geneva Tribunal of First Instance said Dmitry Rybolovlev, an owner of the French soccer club AS...
  • 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...
  • Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine April 17, 2014

    Moscow: Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian Special Forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers. He expressed hope for a political...
  • NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis April 2, 2014

    Brussels: NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous Eastern European countries. Foreign ministers from the 28-nation, US-led alliance were meeting for the first time since the Russian...
  • Crimea goes East, Ukraine goes West in two new deals March 22, 2014

    Brussels: Two almost simultaneous signatures on Friday on opposite sides of Europe deepened the divide between East and West, as Russia formally annexed Crimea and the European Union pulled Ukraine closer into its orbit. In this "new post-Cold War order," as the Ukrainian prime minister called it, besieged Ukrainian troops on...
  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market March 20, 2014

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur bought...
  • Crimea votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis March 6, 2014

    Simferopol: Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and...
  • Putin talks tough but cools tensions over Ukraine March 5, 2014

    Moscow: Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force. As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, US Secretary...
  • Russia's Putin orders troops in military exercise back to base March 4, 2014

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops that took part in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base after completing their training, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Tuesday. Moscow had denied that the exercises, which began last week, had anything to do with...
  • Russia tightens grip on Ukraine; world capitals, stock markets rattled March 4, 2014

    Kiev: Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets. The West struggled to find a way to get Russia to back down, but with little beyond already threatened diplomatic...
  • 16,000 Russian troops deployed in Crimea: Ukraine tells UN March 4, 2014

    United Nations: Ukraine's mission to the United Nations has claimed that 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in the strategic Crimea region, while Russia's UN ambassador told an emergency Security Council meeting that Ukraine's fugitive president requested them. A letter from Ukraine's UN mission circulated during the latest emergency council meeting...
  • MiG jets designer Rostislav Belyakov dies at 94 March 1, 2014

    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, and led...
  • Russia's Parliament permits military use in Ukraine March 1, 2014

    Russia's Parliament granted President Vladimir Putin permission to use the country's military in Ukraine and also recommended Saturday that Moscow's ambassador be recalled from Washington over comments made by President Barack Obama. The unanimous vote in an emergency session formalized what Ukrainian officials described as an invasion of Russian troops in...