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Russia set for first ISS launch since accident

2018-11-16 20:21

A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel is to blast off in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last month.

Poor weather delays US space cargo launch to Saturday

2018-11-16 05:13

Windy weather pushed back the planned launch of a US cargo ship loaded with supplies for astronauts living at the International Space Station, NASA says.

Kremlin laments US 'unpredictability' under Trump

2018-11-14 22:13

The Kremlin hit out at the "unpredictability" of the United States under the Trump administration, saying it was causing "deep global concern".

50 countries vow to fight cybercrime - US and Russia don't

2018-11-13 05:15

Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them.

WATCH: Cute pup makes friends with family of bears in Kamchatka

2018-11-11 21:46

Chase away the Sunday night blues with this fun and amazing drone footage of a dog that's become fast friends with a family of bears.

Mabuza went to Russia for 'routine check-up', says office

2018-11-11 12:19

A routine medical check-up was behind Deputy President David Mabuza’s recent trip to Russia, his office said on Sunday.

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

2018-11-06 14:00

Russia and China have refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election

2018-11-06 07:42

Facebook said Monday it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to "foreign entities" trying to interfere in the US midterm election.

Germany arrests Russian for smuggling 12 million cigarettes

2018-11-02 08:47

German police say they have arrested a Russian man suspected of smuggling some 12 million cigarettes into the country over a two-year period.

Platini: Varane should win Ballon d'Or

2018-11-01 07:59

Former UEFA president Michel Platini insists Real Madrid star Raphael Varane deserves this year's Ballon d'Or for winning the Champions League and World Cup.

 

Russia warns France over CAR peace role

2018-11-16 10:21

Russia has warned France that it must put aside """parochial national interests" and recognise its peace efforts in the Central African Republic as negotiations continue on a contentious UN Security Council resolution.

Man gets 14 years in prison for chopping off wife's hands

2018-11-15 20:13

A Russian man, who chopped off both of his wife's hands with an axe after accusing her of infidelity, has been sentenced to fourteen years in prison following a huge outcry in Russia.

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

2018-11-14 17:45

A Nigerian internet provider says a configuration error during a network upgrade disrupted several Google services by diverting traffic through China and Russia.

Putin says he had a good conversation with Trump in Paris

2018-11-12 08:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reports.

Putin resurrects Soviet super chicken as a strategic defense

2018-11-11 17:19

Russian President Vladimir Putin is breathing new life into the chicken that kept Russians fed in the dying days of communism

Kremlin: Russia and US postpone summit at French request

2018-11-08 05:14

The Kremlin says Russia and the US have agreed not to hold a summit in Paris to avoid diverting attention from weekend commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of World War I's end.

US midterm elections for dummies: What losing the House means for Trump

2018-11-06 12:24

The results for the US midterm elections show that Republicans remain in control of the Senate while Democrats now hold a majority in the House of Representatives. What does this mean for President Donald Trump? Here is a dummies guide to the midterm election results.

WATCH: You will be mesmerised by this astonishing display of starlings in shape-shifting flight

2018-11-02 19:43

A huge flight of birds were seen swirling in mesmerising shapes above the sky of Nekrasovakaya, a village in Russia's Krasnodar Region.

NATO urges Russia to comply by nuclear treaty

2018-11-01 13:25

NATO on Wednesday urged Russia to comply fully with a Cold War nuclear weapons treaty after US President Donald Trump announced he wanted to pull out of the deal.

One dead in blast at security service building in north Russia

2018-10-31 22:40

Three others were injured when an explosive device went off inside the FSB building in Arkhangelsk city.

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