Putin urges all to fight ISIS group

2015-06-29 19:09

In a surprise meeting with Syria's foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged his support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants.

Floods hit Russia's Olympic city of Sochi

2015-06-25 17:02

Flash floods have brought the Black Sea resort of Sochi to a standstill on, halting trains and leaving cars half-submerged.

Russia stalls on reform

2015-06-23 21:00

Russia's interest rates are rising and inflation is racing, but while his country slides into recession, President Vladimir Putin denies any economic crisis.

US to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for Nato

2015-06-22 17:52

Defence Secretary Ash Carter says the US will contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, for Nato's rapid reaction force to help Europe defend itself against Russia from the east and violent extremists from the south.

3 killed as clashes grip Ukraine ahead of talks

2015-06-21 20:07

Ukraine has reported the death of two soldiers, while pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev's forces of killing a civilian as fresh clashes preceded peace talks aimed at ending the 15-month war.

Dynamo Moscow banned from Europa League

2015-06-20 05:00

Dynamo Moscow have been banned from next season's Europa League after failing to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

World Cup insurers risk blizzard of claims

2015-06-18 20:00

World Cup insurers are likely to refuse to pay out on many cancellation contracts if Russia and Qatar lose the rights to hold the tournaments because of fraud, industry experts say.

Russia to boost nuclear arsenal - Putin

2015-06-16 23:01

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by more than 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move slammed as "sabre-rattling" by Nato.

UK moves spies as Moscow cracks Snowden files - reports

2015-06-14 09:03

Britain has been forced to remove some of its spies after Russia and China accessed the top-secret raft of documents taken by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, British media reports.

Pope tells Putin: Sincere peace efforts needed for Ukraine

2015-06-11 08:45

Pope Francis has encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in 'sincere' international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican.


Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, ISIS

2015-06-26 09:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, ISIS's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

Capello survives meeting of bosses

2015-06-24 18:11

Fabio Capello has survived a crucial meeting of the Russian football leadership, amid widespread speculation that he would be fired.

Russia prolongs food import ban

2015-06-22 21:32

Russia will ban food from Western countries for another six months because the European Union has prolonged its sanctions against Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says.

Putin: Russia is weathering sanctions storm

2015-06-22 13:00

President Vladimir Putin says Russia has "sufficient supply of inner strength" to overcome its economic problems.

Russia slams EU sanctions renewal

2015-06-20 19:13

Russia has slammed the EU's extension of sanctions over its annexation of Crimea as "blackmail" and vowed it would not be pressured.

Putin: Don't talk to Russia through ultimatums

2015-06-19 16:44

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries must not meddle in Moscow's affairs and that no one should speak to Russia through ultimatums.

Nato chief accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling'

2015-06-17 18:47

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has criticised Russia for the decision to add at least 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year - a move that Moscow has blamed on the military alliance.

Oil tsars save Putin's top investor show

2015-06-15 13:10

Powerful oil executives will attend Russia's top investment show this week, set to help organisers shrug off a meagre turnout from other leading Western industrialists and bankers.

US accuses Russia of 'outright lies' on Ukraine

2015-06-12 08:51

Washington's UN envoy has accused Russia of spinning 'outright lies' on Ukraine designed to hide the Kremlin's direct involvement in a war it launched to thwart Kiev's pro-Western drive.

Computer worm enabled spying on Iran talks

2015-06-10 23:39

A computer worm designed to gather foreign intelligence and widely linked to Israel has been used to spy on negotiations with Iran on curtailing its nuclear programme.

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