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Russian accused of running spam ring is indicted in US

2017-04-22 14:10

A Russian man described by US authorities as one of the world's most notorious criminal spammers has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Ferrari plans to put 'pressure' on Lewis Hamilton - Vettel

2017-04-21 14:45

Sebastian Vettel claims Ferrari has one eye on the 2017 Russian Grand Prix and will look to stifle their opponents.

Brother of suspected Russia metro attack mastermind held

2017-04-21 05:02

A Russian court has placed the elder brother of one of the suspected organisers of the Saint Petersburg metro bombing in custody, local news agencies reported.

Russia Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses

2017-04-20 21:33

Russia's Supreme Court has issued a ruling banning Jehovah's Witnesses after the justice ministry called on it to dissolve the "extremist organisation".

Cargo ship with 12 crew sinks in Black Sea off Russian coast

2017-04-19 12:12

A cargo vessel with 12 crew members aboard sank off Russia's Black Sea coast, authorities say as they search for some of the seamen who are still missing.

Pence warns North Korea 'era of patience is over'

2017-04-17 18:29

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, US Vice President Mike Pence has made an unannounced visit to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea.

Russia urged to probe ‘gay concentration camps’

2017-04-16 06:03

Russia must investigate reports by human rights groups that dozens of men are being held and tortured in Chechnya because they are believed to be gay, the human rights arm of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said this week.

Russia slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack

2017-04-14 17:45

Russia has criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, backing up President Bashar Assad's regime.

Kremlin: No positive shift yet on Russia-US ties

2017-04-13 22:30

The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin's meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has produced no immediate positive shift in relations.

Trump: US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

2017-04-13 07:03

President Donald Trump has said US relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low" as he moved ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow.

 

Russia denies moving troops close to North Korea

2017-04-21 20:22

Russian authorities are denying reports that they are moving troops to the border with North Korea over growing tensions in the Korean peninsula.

Tourism opportunities to explore in SA, Russia

2017-04-21 13:17

There are opportunities to explore in both Russia and South Africa as tourism destinations, says Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizebeth Thabethe.

Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS

2017-04-20 22:30

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian and an American has reached the International Space Station completing the first two-man flight to the ISS in over a decade.

US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

2017-04-19 15:47

US Vice President Mike Pence has issued another warning to North Korea over its latest failed missile launch, telling sailors in Japan that the US would bring "an overwhelming and effective'"response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.

Russia detains suspected organiser of metro bombing

2017-04-17 22:02

Russia's FSB security service says it has detained a suspected organiser of last month's bombing of the Saint Petersburg metro that killed 14 people.

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast

2017-04-16 22:49

Opposition activists say the evacuation of more than 3 000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed.

Russia urges restraint over North Korea tensions

2017-04-14 20:19

Russia has called for "restraint" over the situation in North Korea, warning against any "provocative steps" after Washington said it was assessing military options in response to the country's weapons programmes.

Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya

2017-04-14 13:50

International organisations have urged Russia to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Chechnya, but Russia says it does not have confirmed information about the matter.

'Serious failings' by Russia in Beslan massacre

2017-04-13 13:17

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled there were "serious failings" in Russia's handling of the Beslan school siege by Chechen rebels in 2004 in which over 330 people were killed, many of them children.

US, Russia agree on Syria probe

2017-04-12 21:03

Striving to salvage ties amid a dispute over Syria, the US and Russia have agreed to work together on an investigation into a Syrian chemical weapons attack.

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