Russia 2018 worthy of 'five stars' - Blatter

2015-04-21 09:22

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter hailed Russia's "five star" work to be ready for the 2018 World Cup.

Putin sees Russia returning to growth

2015-04-16 13:30

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's economy could return to growth in less than two years, even though its unlikely that the West will lift economic sanctions.

Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran

2015-04-13 21:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin has paved the way for long-overdue missile system deliveries to Iran and Moscow started an oil-for-goods swap with Tehran.

Russia, Greece to discuss EU sanctions

2015-04-05 12:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras plan to discuss economic ties and the European Union's sanctions against Moscow.

Putin reappears after 10-day absence, looks healthy

2015-03-16 19:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has resurfaced, smiling and looking his normal self after a 10-day absence from public view that fuelled a wave of rumours about his health.

Kremlin declines to comment on Putin absence

2015-03-15 17:38

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has declined to comment on a report from the independent news outlet Dozhd that Russian President Vladimir Putin had not been in Moscow for the last several days.

One of Nemtsov's killers admits guilt

2015-03-08 20:24

Russian news agencies say one of the suspects in the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has admitted involvement in the crime.

Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

2015-03-03 09:59

The woman who was with slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says she did not see the gunman who killed him.

Russians march in memory of Nemtsov

2015-03-01 16:28

Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians have marched in Moscow in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Putin 'real, present danger' to Baltics - British minister

2015-02-19 18:21

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses a "real and present danger" to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Nato is getting ready to repel any possible aggression, British defence secretary says.


Putin: US told leaders not to attend WWII parade

2015-04-16 17:56

President Vladimir Putin has accused Washington of putting pressure on some world leaders not to attend events in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.

Putin welcomes rouble rebound

2015-04-16 13:00

President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the rouble’s rebound even as Russia heads into its first recession in six years after a plunge in oil prices.

Bush pushes for stronger defence, foreign policy

2015-04-08 08:02

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has called for a stronger national defence and a consistent foreign policy but said the US shouldn’t enter into another cold war.

House passes resolution urging Obama to send arms to Ukraine

2015-03-24 09:37

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels.

Putin laughs off rumours over his 10-day absence

2015-03-16 18:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed days of frenzied "rumours" over his health and whereabouts as he reappeared in public after an unusually long 10-day absence.

INFOGRAPHIC: Zuma earns more than most world leaders

2015-03-11 12:32

President Jacob Zuma earns more than UK PM David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, data shows.

Nemtsov killing suspect a cop

2015-03-08 14:21

One of the men detained on suspicion of killing Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya.

Ukraine's frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

2015-03-02 12:22

Ukraine’s frontlines have been relatively calm ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourn the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer.

Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic

2015-03-01 11:18

President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a "political murder" and Western leaders called for a full probe.

Poroshenko: Seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal

2015-02-19 16:18

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking with Russia's Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France, says the rebel seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement.

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