Russia


Online twerking video gets girls jail time

2015-04-28 11:16

Can twerking get you thrown in jail? Apparently the answer is yes after three Russian dancers were given prison sentences.

Putin says 'no regrets' on Crimea

2015-04-26 20:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has no regrets over Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and that it was righting a historical injustice.

Ukraine aims to prevent Russian attacks at WW2 commemorations

2015-04-21 20:07

Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War Two commemorations next month.

US starts training Ukraine forces

2015-04-20 18:47

US paratroopers have launched a training mission for Ukrainian government forces who will fight separatists in the east.

Spain tows burning fishing boat out to sea

2015-04-16 19:05

Greenpeace has criticized Spain for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel from a Canary Islands port.

Swiss winemakers toast Russian crisis

2015-04-16 15:00

For Swiss winemakers, a drop in the rouble has opened up new possibilities for a Russian venture they once doubted would get off the ground.

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.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages overnight, despite talks

2015-04-15 09:06

Fighting has raged overnight on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers.

Three Russian ships in English Channel

2015-04-14 19:25

Three Russian ships including a destroyer have entered the English Channel and are being monitored by Britain's Royal Navy as they pass through.

Russia supplying grains, goods for Iranian oil

2015-04-13 13:12

Russia has started supplying grains, equipment and construction materials to Iran in exchange for crude oil under a barter deal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says.

 

Birds of prey help Nato warplanes police Baltic air

2015-04-28 09:16

A Nato mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightening tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and their jets.

21 foreign students 'critical' after Moscow dorm fire

2015-04-23 14:32

Twenty-one foreign students have been in a critical condition in hospital after fire ripped through a student residence in Moscow, an official say.

SA sends first 50 nuclear trainees to China

2015-04-21 17:07

Fifty SA trainees have left for China to embark on a 4-month nuclear training stint, kicking off an extensive programme with the Chinese nuclear industry.

Russia to build own space station by 2023

2015-04-16 19:06

Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin 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 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.

Ukraine villagers plead for peace

2015-04-15 22:19

Reduced to drinking rainwater, their houses rattled by artillery blasts despite a ceasefire, villagers on the frontline of Ukraine's eastern conflict are pleading for the forces to withdraw.

UK scrambles jets as Russian planes, ships spotted

2015-04-14 19:43

British fighter jets have been scrambled in response to the sighting of two Russian military aircraft near UK airspace, hours after three Russian ships entered the English Channel.

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.

Russian fighter jet intercepts US plane

2015-04-13 08:52

The US is protesting an intercept of a US reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet, calling it 'unsafe and unprofessional' amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow.

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