Russia burns food meant for BMW racing team

2015-08-28 11:21

BMW is the latest victim of Russia's food-destroying programme as 1.5 tonnes of supplies for the automaker's DTM team in Moscow has been burned.

Drunk driver blamed for Total CEO's plane crash

2014-10-21 15:35

Authorities are investigating a plane crash which killed the CEO of oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, at a Moscow airport. His private jet struck a snowplough, allegedly driven by a drunk driver, on takeoff.

Total president killed in plane crash

2014-10-21 08:26

The president of Formula 1 sponsor Total, Christophe de Margerie, along with three crew members were killed in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow. De Margerie's Paris-bound jet crashed into a snow machine on the runway.

Russian banks dismiss investor fears

2014-08-01 10:22

Russia's three largest banks have sought to convince investors that they are able to meet obligations, despite their inclusion on the EU's sanction list.

Chinese makes Touring Cars history

2014-06-10 10:31

Former Formula 1 test driver Ma Qing Hua made history with a works Citroen Touring car when he became the first Chinese driver to win a FIA World championship race.

World's strangest restaurants

2014-02-17 09:41

From drinking out of urinals to inmate waiters, these are simply the strangest restaurants.

UN experts leave Syria as US edges toward strike

2013-08-31 16:33

UN chemical weapons experts have left Syria en route for the Netherlands as the Obama administration edges towards punitive strikes.

Suspect featured YouTube 'terror' links

2013-04-19 19:39

The Boston marathon bombings suspect, who was killed in a police shootout, features a YouTube page listing links to men he identified as "terrorists" and Islamic teachers.

Putin offers Depardieu Russian passport

2012-12-20 12:18

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is ready to offer French movie star Gerard Depardieu a Russian passport to resolve his tax row, calling him a friend.

Pay-to-park tackles Moscow jams

2012-11-02 09:39

Moscow city authorities have stepped up their war on traffic congestion by introducing paid parking in the centre of the Russian capital.


VW Russia cutting staff and hours

2015-03-24 14:24

Volkswagen says its Russian workforce and their working hours are to be cut because of weak demand and exchange rate-based price rises.

Total CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

2014-10-21 11:02

The death of French oil major Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie leaves a void at a difficult time as oil prices fall amid competition from state-backed rivals.

Night Wolves roam Moscow 'for motherland'

2014-10-07 11:21

Russia's version of the Hell's Angels - the Night Wolves - see themselves as patriotic soldiers and their nation's president, Vladimir Putin, is a member! Their cause: Mother Russia.

SA-bound BMW X6 debut in Moscow

2014-06-20 10:31

BMW's second-generation version of its odd-shaped sport utility X6 will make its debut at the 2014 Moscow auto show... And, it's headed for SA!

Russia confirms death of its most wanted man

2014-04-08 17:06

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had killed Moscow's most wanted man, Islamist insurgency leader Doku Umarov, in a combat operation.

Big freeze grips Europe, 4 dead in Bulgaria

2014-01-29 16:41

A cold spell has gripped parts of central and eastern Europe, killing four people in Bulgaria over the past few days.

Russian to shoot hungry bears after attacks

2013-08-29 14:42

Russia's Far Eastern region of Yakutia is to resort to shooting dead hungry and aggressive wild bears who have become a major danger for humans.

Gerard Depardieu granted Russian citizenship

2013-01-03 12:07

Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who has been sparring with his native country over taxes, has been granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin.

Chelsea boss ends Norilsk feud

2012-12-04 17:11

Two Russian billionaires have ended a battle over the world's biggest nickel and palladium mine by giving the biggest voting stake to tycoon Roman Abramovich.

Sarah Brightman to be next space tourist

2012-10-10 17:35

British soprano and crossover singer Sarah Brightman has announced in Moscow that she will blast off as a space tourist to the International Space Station (ISS).

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