Russian wildfires put key climate resource at risk

2016-07-22 14:26

Russia's practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees.

2016 Russian GP - The Russian strikes again

2016-07-19 10:58

Halfway into the Hungarian Grand Prix (July 24, 2016), the F1 season will reach its halfway point. Egmont Sippel takes a look at events and trends that have dominated each of the year’s ten races, thus far.

Turkish military declares martial law after coup attempt

2016-07-15 23:50

Turkey's armed forces, who seized power in a coup, has declared martial law and a curfew throughout the country.

Leaked proposal: US offering Russia military pact in Syria

2016-07-14 16:07

America is offering Russia a new military pact against ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria, according to a leaked US proposal.

Russia expels two US diplomats

2016-07-09 19:15

Moscow says it has expelled two US diplomats as a retaliatory move after Washington turfed out two Russian officials.

SA votes against internet freedoms in UN resolution

2016-07-04 14:01

South Africa has joined China and Russia in voting against a United Nations resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet.

Russian firefighting plane missing with 10 on board

2016-07-01 12:53

A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing as it was battling forest blazes in Siberia, authorities said.

Russia closes 'crisis chapter' with Turkey

2016-06-29 19:21

Moscow is lifting travel restrictions on Russian tourists visiting Turkey after a period of diplomatic tension with plans to resume "mutually advantageous" trade relations.

Turkey says sorry over Russian jet - Moscow

2016-06-27 15:55

A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Turkey's president has apologised for the downing of a Russian military jet at the Syrian border.

Russia: US failed to provide Syrian locations

2016-06-19 22:20

The Russian military has rejected the Pentagon's accusations that it deliberately targeted US-backed Syrian opposition forces.


‘We are humbly the best’ - nuclear firm Rosatom

2016-07-21 07:58

Rosatom's Viktor Polikarpov says the nuclear firm is the best in the field and has every intention to bid for South Africa's nuclear tender.

4 killed in police station attack in Kazakhstan

2016-07-18 20:24

Kazakhstan's intelligence agency says unknown gunmen attacked a police station in Almaty, the country's largest city.

Russia conducts over 50 strikes on ISIS near Palmyra

2016-07-14 19:50

Russia has conducted more than 50 airstrikes against ISIS in three days near the Syrian city of Palmyra.

ISIS downs Russian helicopter in Syria

2016-07-09 20:28

Two Russian pilots have died near the Syrian city of Palmyra when their helicopter was shot down by Islamic State fighters, bringing the total number of Russian troops killed in the Syrian conflict to 12, Moscow says.

Internet reposts can mean jail in Russia crackdown

2016-07-08 12:10

Rights activists have warned that a recent string of convictions for reposting messages online could pave the way for a broader crackdown on online dissent.

Russia finds remains of crashed firefighter plane

2016-07-03 18:11

Russian firefighters have found the remains of a crashed plane that went missing with ten people on board while putting out wildfires in Siberia.

Putin says Nato provoking arms race 'frenzy'

2016-06-30 19:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted Moscow will not be dragged into an arms race by Nato as he accused the US-led alliance of tearing up the military balance in Europe.

US destroyer came dangerously close to Russian ship - Moscow

2016-06-28 18:31

Russia's defence ministry has accused an American destroyer of coming dangerously close to a Russian frigate in the Mediterranean Sea, calling the incident a "gross violation" of international agreements.

SA, Russia commit to strengthen trade ties

2016-06-22 15:21

South Africa and Russia have committed to strengthening economic ties and boosting trade, according to the Department of Trade and Industry.

Boats with children overturn in storm in Russia, killing 12

2016-06-19 15:51

12 dead when boats with children drown to death when boats overturn in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia

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