US starts training Ukraine forces

2015-04-20 18:47

US paratroopers have launched a training mission for Ukrainian government forces who will fight separatists in the east.

Spain tows burning fishing boat out to sea

2015-04-16 19:05

Greenpeace has criticized Spain for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel from a Canary Islands port.

Swiss winemakers toast Russian crisis

2015-04-16 15:00

For Swiss winemakers, a drop in the rouble has opened up new possibilities for a Russian venture they once doubted would get off the ground.

Putin welcomes rouble rebound

2015-04-16 13:00

President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the rouble’s rebound even as Russia heads into its first recession in six years after a plunge in oil prices.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages overnight, despite talks

2015-04-15 09:06

Fighting has raged overnight on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers.

Three Russian ships in English Channel

2015-04-14 19:25

Three Russian ships including a destroyer have entered the English Channel and are being monitored by Britain's Royal Navy as they pass through.

Russia supplying grains, goods for Iranian oil

2015-04-13 13:12

Russia has started supplying grains, equipment and construction materials to Iran in exchange for crude oil under a barter deal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says.

Soviet-era statues smashed in Ukraine

2015-04-11 22:55

Masked men have smashed communist-era monuments in Ukraine's second city after the country's pro-Western parliament voted to purge the nation of Soviet symbols and its head of state compared today's Russia to Nazi Germany.

Bush pushes for stronger defence, foreign policy

2015-04-08 08:02

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has called for a stronger national defence and a consistent foreign policy but said the US shouldn’t enter into another cold war.

Russia looks to Africa to boost exports

2015-04-07 12:11

Russia is pursuing costly state oil and platinum projects in Africa despite its economic crisis, hoping they will bolster sales for sanctions-hit businesses.


Russia to build own space station by 2023

2015-04-16 19:06

Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin says.

Putin: US told leaders not to attend WWII parade

2015-04-16 17:56

President Vladimir Putin has accused Washington of putting pressure on some world leaders not to attend events in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.

Putin sees Russia returning to growth

2015-04-16 13:30

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's economy could return to growth in less than two years, even though its unlikely that the West will lift economic sanctions.

Ukraine villagers plead for peace

2015-04-15 22:19

Reduced to drinking rainwater, their houses rattled by artillery blasts despite a ceasefire, villagers on the frontline of Ukraine's eastern conflict are pleading for the forces to withdraw.

UK scrambles jets as Russian planes, ships spotted

2015-04-14 19:43

British fighter jets have been scrambled in response to the sighting of two Russian military aircraft near UK airspace, hours after three Russian ships entered the English Channel.

Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran

2015-04-13 21:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin has paved the way for long-overdue missile system deliveries to Iran and Moscow started an oil-for-goods swap with Tehran.

Russian fighter jet intercepts US plane

2015-04-13 08:52

The US is protesting an intercept of a US reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet, calling it 'unsafe and unprofessional' amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow.

Russia and Venezuela object to proposed resolution on Yemen

2015-04-09 09:39

Russia and Venezuela have objected to a draft UN's resolution that would ban arms shipments to leaders of Yemen's Houthi Shi’ite rebels.

Firefighters try to sink Russian nuclear sub

2015-04-07 21:42

Russian emergency crews are trying to submerge a nuclear submarine that caught fire while undergoing repairs in dry dock.

Rouble slump: From Russia, with no love

2015-04-06 16:00

The rouble's sharp decline is exacting a toll on Southeast Asian tourism as Russians think twice about doubling their budgets for their next beach holiday.

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