Russia


Locusts threaten crops in southern Russia

2015-08-01 14:08

Swarms of locusts are threatening thousands of hectares of farmland in southern Russia, a report says, broadcasting striking images of what they claim to be the worst locust invasion in years.

Trial of Ukrainian woman pilot 'hero' starts in Russia

2015-07-30 17:29

Ukrainian pilot and lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko has gone on trial in Russia in a politically charged case that could send tensions between Moscow and Kiev to a new high.

Putin orders destruction of smuggled Western food

2015-07-29 20:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree ordering the destruction of Western food smuggled into the country in breach of an official embargo.

Belusconi: Putin wants me for economy minister

2015-07-23 16:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to give Silvio Berlusconi Russian citizenship - and the job of economy minister - the disgraced Italian billionaire politician reportedly has said.

US-led drills in Ukraine may threaten peace

2015-07-20 22:42

Moscow says US-led military exercises in western Ukraine that began this week may have bad consequences and threaten to derail the peace process.

Hawking launches massive search for aliens

2015-07-20 16:48

British cosmologist Steven Hawking has launched the biggest-ever search for alien life called Breakthrough Listen.

Russian GP set for financial disaster

2015-07-17 08:47

The 2015 Russian Formula GP was hoping to host only its second race in Sochi but if there's no financial backing, there just won't be a race.

Obama calls Putin to discuss Iran deal

2015-07-16 08:23

President Barack Obama has spoken by phone to Vladimir Putin, thanking his Russian counterpart for his role in reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Ukraine, rebels report deadliest fighting in over a month

2015-07-15 15:32

Ukraine has reported some of the strongest attacks by pro-Russian rebels since the signing of a peace deal in February.

 

Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal

2015-07-30 18:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the deal on Iran's nuclear programme will improve security in the Middle East.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

2015-07-30 05:09

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Key suspect won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

2015-07-27 21:10

A UK judge has accused the key Litvinenko murder suspect of manipulation after he refused to testify.

Russia submits alternative UN resolution on MH17

2015-07-21 11:16

Russia has introduced an alternative draft resolution at the UN Security Council in a bid to thwart the creation of a tribunal that would prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held east Ukraine.

Siberian selfie enthusiast destroys Lenin statue

2015-07-20 22:42

A Lenin statue, headless after an attack by a drunk Russian, has now lost its torso after a selfie-happy Siberian tried to pose alongside the image.

Russian smuggler up to no gouda

2015-07-20 20:05

Russian customs officials have foiled a bid to smuggle nearly half a ton of cheese into the country from the European Union.

Thousands rally in Georgia against Russian occupation

2015-07-19 07:24

Over 3 000 people have taken to the streets in Georgia to protest what they called Moscow's occupation of the breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions.

ISS astronauts dodge Russian space debris

2015-07-16 18:56

Three astronauts living at the International Space Station have been forced to scramble to safety after what Nasa described as a close pass of debris.

Russian firm dismisses SA nuclear build fears

2015-07-15 22:30

Russia's state energy corporation Rosatom has denied that it has already secretly won a massive nuclear power contract in SA, and sought to allay fears of corruption over the deal.

Iran to have access to over $100bn when deal implemented

2015-07-14 13:18

Iran would get access to more than $100bn in frozen assets when the Iran nuclear agreement is implemented, which depends on when Tehran has curbed its nuclear programme and the UN nuclear watchdog has certified this, US officials say.

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