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Feud on Earth but peace in space for US, Russia

2015-03-26 10:22

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

Boeing plane makes emergency landing in Russia

2015-03-25 13:21

A Boeing 737 plane carrying 78 passengers plus crew has requested an emergency landing at the main airport in Russia's second city of St Petersburg, a Russian aviation source says.

Swedish military reports Russian aircraft over Baltic Sea

2015-03-24 20:38

Sweden's military says it has observed four Russian military planes in the Baltic Sea region, flying with shut-off transponders that are necessary for identifying aircraft on radar.

Volkswagen to cut jobs in Russia

2015-03-24 14:30

Volkswagen has announced cuts to the workforce and working hours at its plant in Russia because of weak demand.

Russia suffers as sanctions bite

2015-03-23 14:16

The Russian economy is increasingly reeling under Western sanctions and is set to contract between 3.5% and 4% in 2015, with inflation the highest in 13 years.

Nato intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

2015-03-18 21:32

A Nato patrol has intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities say, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea.

Sweden: One third of Russian envoys are spies

2015-03-18 17:07

The Swedish security service has accused Russia of conducting "extensive" espionage operations, using one-third of its diplomatic staff in the country for intelligence gathering.

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.

No confirmed date for Ukraine-Russia gas talks

2015-03-13 13:29

The European Union does not yet have confirmation for a meeting between Ukraine and Russia for talks on gas supplies, says the bloc's energy commissioner.

 

German exports to Russia down 35%

2015-03-25 13:30

German exports to Russia has slumped 35% in January, amid the country's worsening economic crisis, according to official figures published.

No signs Russia might leave WTO

2015-03-24 21:30

Russia shows no signs of wanting to leave the World Trade Organisation chief Roberto Azevedo says, despite tensions with the West over the Ukraine crisis.

Russians arrested in Thailand for trying to export marijuana

2015-03-24 20:38

Three Russians have been arrested for attempting to ship marijuana back to Russia, police said on Tuesday.

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.

EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay

2015-03-20 09:30

European Union leaders have agreed that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented.

Putin fêtes Crimea takeover in front of huge crowd

2015-03-18 20:47

Russian President Vladimir Putin has triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea.

Cosmonaut remembers first space walk 50 years ago

2015-03-18 05:00

Fifty years after Alexei Leonov carried out the first space walk he still vividly recalls the moment he emerged from the capsule to become the only human to have floated in the cosmos.

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.

Russian mall fire leaves 15 dead

2015-03-13 19:44

A fire in a shopping mall in central Russia has left at least 15 people dead, with 17 more missing.

EU leaders unlikely to tighten Russia sanctions

2015-03-13 10:45

European Union leaders are unlikely to tighten sanctions on Russia when they meet but will haggle over whether they need to act now to prolong economic sanctions.

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