Dozens of billboards honoring Stalin put up in Russian city

2016-05-05 15:20

Billboards honoring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared across Russia's third-largest city ahead of the celebration of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

Ferocious fighting in Syria's Aleppo after rebel offensive

2016-05-04 11:28

Fierce clashes raged overnight on the edges of Syria's second city Aleppo after a major rebel offensive, an AFP correspondent says.

Air raids on ISIS Syria bastion kill 19 civilians

2016-05-03 21:57

Heavy air strikes throughout the night on the Islamic State group's de facto Syria capital Raqa have killed 19 civilians and 10 jihadists, a monitor says.

Kvyat F1 future in doubt after Russian GP 'disaster'

2016-05-02 12:37

Daniil Kvyat's future with Red Bull is in doubt as the team is set to discuss his role in the multiple-collision that wrecked its ambitions at the 2016 Russian GP.

'A bunch of lunatics' - Merc boss rejects conspiracy theories

2016-05-01 22:47

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff says the conspiracy theorists suggesting his outfit favour Nico Rosberg over Lewis Hamilton are "a bunch of lunatics".

'Holy Fire' as Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

2016-05-01 16:12

Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2 000 years ago.

Russian GP: Vettel takes five-place grid penalty

2016-04-29 19:01

Sebastian Vettel will start the 2016 Russian GP with a five place grid penalty after Ferrari switched his car's gearbox.

Kvyat hopeful in Sochi as Rosberg seeks fourth win

2016-04-29 12:08

Daniil Kvyat hopes he can find the speed to thrill local fans and threaten an end to Nico Rosberg's winning start to the season in this weekend's third Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom.

Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

2016-04-28 12:16

Russia has successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl catastrophe

2016-04-26 17:04

Ukrainians have held candlelit vigils to mark 30 years since the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying.


Russia foils multiple attacks say spies

2016-05-04 23:01

Russia has foiled a string of plots ordered by terrorist organisations active in Syria and Turkey, the FSB says.

US accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling'

2016-05-03 22:34

Defence Secretary Ash Carter has used a US military changing-of-the-guard ceremony to blast Russian aggression in Europe.

Rosberg downplays talk of easy title win

2016-05-02 14:01

Nico Rosberg brushed aside any suggestions that he will enjoy an easy drive to his first Drivers' championship after cruising to a seventh consecutive victory at the 2016 Russian GP.

Mercedes' gap to rivals 'catastrophic'

2016-05-02 11:07

A Russian government official at the 2016 Russian GP expressed concern that Mercedes' continuing dominance is hurting F1.

US forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

2016-05-01 16:12

Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for its desired outcome.

Russian GP: Engine curse strikes Hamilton again

2016-04-30 19:22

A crestfallen Lewis Hamilton vowed to 'never give up' in his world title defence after another engine failure wrecked his hopes in qualifying for the 2016 Russian GP.

Russian GP: Hamilton fastest, Vettel stalls on track

2016-04-29 18:37

Hamilton sets fastest time in second practice for 2016 Russian GP, while Sebastian Vettel is second despite stopping his Ferrari on the track.

Hulkenberg prefers Red Bull 'aeroscreen'

2016-04-29 07:49

Red Bull will debut its windshield-style head protection concept on at Sochi.

WATCH: 'Vette and Supra drifting in the snow makes us grin

We're a tad jealous of these drivers drifting a Chevrolet Corvette and a Toyota Supra through a snow-laden Russian forest. Immerse yourself in this awesome clip.

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Russia: Syria's ancient Palmyra cleared of mines

2016-04-21 20:57

Russia's military says it has completely de-mined the Unesco world heritage site of Palmyra in Syria after it was recaptured by government forces from ISIS fighters last month.

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