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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.

Putin set to meet Egypt's Sisi

2015-08-26 15:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in Moscow as Russia ramps up its efforts to serve as a leading mediator in Middle Eastern conflicts.

Russia ordered to compensate Greenpeace in Arctic Sunrise case

2015-08-25 13:11

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace have welcomed a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that says Russia must pay them compensation for boarding their ship the Arctic Sunrise.

Ukraine's Poroshenko vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

2015-08-24 21:52

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels, and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a "large-scale invasion".

ANC turns anti-West, declares US stance on China, Russia a Cold War

2015-08-24 16:02

The Institute for Race Relations has described as ‘damaging’ the ANC's attack on the USA in a document it released ahead of its forthcoming National General Council meeting.

Egypt's Sisi, Putin to discuss closer ties in Moscow talks

2015-08-20 17:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow for the third time in a year to continue promoting closer strategic and economic relations, official say.

Russian police bust $30m cheese ring

2015-08-18 13:29

Russian police say they have busted an international ring involved in producing contraband cheese worth about $30m, arresting six people.

Assad's ousting not on - Russia

2015-08-17 22:02

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has insisted Moscow did not accept the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad as a prerequisite for peace.

Russian helicopter crashes into sea

2015-08-15 18:07

A Russian helicopter has crashed into the Sea of Okhotsk leaving 5 missing but 11 reached shore safely.

Saudi Arabia rejects Russian calls to work with Assad against ISIS

2015-08-11 21:14

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has poured cold water on Russian calls to join forces with the Syrian authorities against Islamic State jihadists, insisting it will never work with President Bashar al-Assad.

 

8 killed in fresh Ukraine clashes

2015-08-27 19:31

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that erupted despite ongoing talks on a new truce agreement for the separatist east.

DA questions $100bn nuclear financing – Treasury gets late call up

2015-08-25 16:10

The DA shadow minister of finance wants to know why Treasury has been kept out of the nuclear build plans, having only just been invited into the process.

Middle Eastern leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks

2015-08-25 10:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry.

Russia launches military drills in Arctic

2015-08-24 18:26

Russia has launched military exercises in the Arctic as it seeks to bolster claims to the region's vast hydrocarbon and mineral wealth.

Military pressure on Ukraine 'will last decades'

2015-08-22 21:11

Military pressure on Ukraine from Russia and the separatists that Moscow supports is likely to last decades and future generations will have to undergo military training.

Cees Bruggemans: Desperate times, desperate measures – no crisis (yet)

2015-08-19 17:55

Cees Bruggemans unpacks nationalisation, fiscal and monetary policy and says despite the measures taken so far, none of them have reached a point of desperation.

Russia pulls some US wines from sale

2015-08-18 10:15

Russia's consumer protection agency says that some wines from the US state of California have been removed from sale, amid sanctions between Moscow and Washington.

Russia suggests Ukraine readying new offensive after bloody weekend

2015-08-17 18:00

Russia's foreign minister says that a surge in fighting near Ukraine's south-eastern port city of Mariupol is a likely harbinger of a Ukrainian military offensive eastward into rebel-held territory.

Salty language lands Russia's Lavrov in social media storm

2015-08-13 05:36

It was meant to be a news conference about solving the Syria crisis and combating ISIS, but an unguarded remark into the microphone from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov grabbed all the attention.

Fragments from MH17 site 'may be from Russian-made missile'

2015-08-11 18:14

Dutch prosecutors from a joint international criminal investigation into the 2014 downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine say some of the debris recovered from the site may belong to a Russian-made missile system.

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