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15 die in dam collapse at Siberian gold mine

2019-10-20 07:38

Fifteen people have been killed and another 13 missing after an illegally built dam collapsed at a gold mine in a remote Siberian settlement.

Man drops lawsuit claiming Apple turned him gay

2019-10-18 05:27

A Russian man who filed a lawsuit against Apple after claiming an iPhone app turned him gay has withdrawn his complaint due to privacy fears, his lawyer says.

WATCH | Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

2019-10-15 16:02

Hundreds of people including Russian and US astronauts and top officials bid farewell to Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk.

First man to perform spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, dies

2019-10-11 20:02

Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow, aged 85, after a long illness.

Seems like a 'fun guy': Russian president Putin gathers mushrooms during birthday celebrations

2019-10-07 12:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin is renowned for posing for high-octane photo opportunities, but in recently released images he is seen enjoying some of Russia's more peaceful wildlife.

Kubica sponsor demands Williams explanation

2019-10-04 09:59

Robert Kubica's sponsor officially demanded that Williams explain why the Pole retired from the Russian GP.

Red Bull 'more behind than it seems' - Verstappen

2019-10-04 09:59

Max Verstappen thinks he is "two tenths faster" than top Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.

St Petersburg F1 circuit race talks denied

2019-10-04 09:59

The boss of a Russian racing circuit located north of St Petersburg has denied it could be in the running to join the Formula 1 calendar.

Assen is a better track for Dutch GP - Tilke

2019-10-03 15:01

Formula 1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke thinks Assen would have been a better venue for the 2020 Dutch GP.

Ferrari's engine advantage 'unusual' - Wolff

2019-10-03 12:21

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Ferrari's big engine advantage in this year is 'unusual'.

 

Govt not seeking help from Russia to build new small nuclear power stations - Mantashe

2019-10-18 12:53

'We don't have Russia sitting somewhere doing designs for us,' said the minister of energy in response to a question about plans for small nuclear units.

Putin watches missile launch during nuclear arms drill

2019-10-17 19:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin watched Thursday as the country's armed forces tested missiles that can carry thermo-nuclear warheads.

Trump names Republican veteran as envoy to Russia

2019-10-11 22:20

Donald Trump on Friday named State Department number two John Sullivan to be the US ambassador to Russia, making the veteran Republican a key player in the US president's complicated relationship with Moscow.

McLaren 'never considered' building its own engine - Seidl

2019-10-07 12:42

Team boss Andreas Seidl says McLaren 'never considered' building its own Formula 1 engine.

'It's absolute fiction' - Mercedes, McLaren deny report about Norris management rumours

2019-10-04 09:59

Mercedes and McLaren have denied reports about the management of Lando Norris.

Liberty says no 'serious' talks held with new F1 teams

2019-10-04 09:59

Liberty Media has officially played down the hopes of multiple teams that reportedly want to enter Formula 1.

Nico Hulkenberg confirms talks with Alfa Romeo boss

2019-10-04 09:59

Nico Hulkenberg has confirmed that he has been in contact with Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur.

Man sues Apple for turning him gay: 'I will never become normal again'

2019-10-03 17:47

A Russian man has filed a lawsuit against Apple for moral harm claiming that an iPhone app had turned him gay, according to a copy of the complaint seen by AFP.

Vettel rates his F1 performance as '2 minus' for 2019 season

2019-10-03 12:30

"I think overall it was ok, for me it's just important to understand what happened this season," says Sebastian Vettel.

Albon has been 'very good' so far at Red Bull - Marko

2019-10-03 12:13

"So far, all of his races have been very good. What he has done so far is a good recommendation for the coming season," says Dr Helmut Marko of Alex Albon.

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