Intelligence agency blames Russia for trying to destabilise Germany

2016-12-08 20:01

Germany's domestic intelligence agency says Russia is trying to destabilise German society and the state with propaganda campaigns and cyber attacks.

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo ceasefire

2016-12-07 21:59

The US and five other Western powers are calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accusing Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.

Russian field hospital hit in Syria's Aleppo, nurse killed

2016-12-05 17:20

Rebel shelling of the Syrian government part of Aleppo has killed a Russian nurse, while a Russian fighter jet crashed off Syria's coast.

Putin hopes for better Russia-US ties, anti-terror action

2016-12-01 21:40

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia hopes to normalise ties with the United States and make joint efforts to fight international terrorism.

Putin hopes for better ties under Trump

2016-11-30 20:34

President Vladimir Putin says he hopes US-Russian relations will improve after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Asian building boom poses new threat to tigers

2016-11-23 16:47

Poaching and habitat loss have devastated tiger populations but in the coming years, the new threat of infrastructure projects could pose the biggest risk to the imperilled cats.

Vietnam scraps plans for nuclear power plants

2016-11-22 18:47

Vietnam's legislature endorsed the government's decision to scrap plans to build the country's first two nuclear power plants

Obama, nudging Trump, says he must 'stand up' to Russia

2016-11-18 09:04

President Barack Obama seeks to nudge Donald Trump toward a more confrontational relationship with Russia, urging the president-elect to "stand up" to Moscow when it violates global norms.

Russian rejection of ICC mirrors US stance

2016-11-17 15:26

The United States has expressed regret that Russia had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court - 14 years after Washington made exactly the same decision.

Russia withdraws signature from ICC

2016-11-16 15:16

Russia is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the International Criminal Court, saying the tribunal has failed to live up to its hopes.


Glencore scores as Putin sells R150bn stake in Russian oil firm

2016-12-08 10:13

Russia has sold a R149bn stake in its largest oil producer to commodity trader Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund in a triumph for President Vladimir Putin.

Putin's Russia seeks to project power with modern military

2016-12-07 06:20

President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times.

Trump presidency offers Russia hope of sanctions relief

2016-12-05 05:35

Foreign policy experts have said Russian President Vladimir Putin probably has self-serving motives in interfering in US politics.

Contact lost with unmanned ISS cargo ship: Russia

2016-12-01 20:13

An unmanned cargo ship travelling to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere shortly after launching, the Russian space agency has said, raising concerns over space travel safety.

McWilliams: SA’s nuclear deal with Russia serves only the kleptocracy

2016-11-24 10:22

The nuclear energy bill is symptomatic of a new era of kleptocracy where SA's future interests are sacrificed on the altar of greed and self-interest, says an analyst.

Nato criticises Russian missiles near Poland, Lithuania

2016-11-23 06:46

Nato is criticising Russia's deployment of anti-ship missiles in its westernmost Baltic region as "aggressive military posturing," and is urging dialogue to cool escalating tensions.

Work with ICC rather than withdraw, UN tells countries

2016-11-18 10:10

Countries thinking of leaving the International Criminal Court should instead work within the system to improve the court, a UN spokesperson says.

Expanded reindeer cull arouses fear, suspicion in Siberia

2016-11-17 22:45

Indigenous reindeer herders in a remote section of Siberia are facing a man-made threat as officials push ahead with an expanded culling.

Syria regime bombs rebels as Aleppo food aid runs out

2016-11-17 11:22

Syrian government and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held parts of northern Syria, including battered second city Aleppo, where food aid rations were near-depleted after months of regime siege.

Merkel to be the new 'leader of the free world'?

2016-11-16 14:50

The shock election of Donald Trump has forced greater responsibility onto German Chancellor Angela Merkel's shoulders, with some even crowning her the new "leader of the free world".

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