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Russia 'kills 8 IS militants' in Caucasus raid

Russia 'kills 8 IS militants' in Caucasus raid

2 August 2015 | 0 comments

Russian security services said Sunday that they killed eight Islamists who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and were behind attacks in the Caucasus region.Special forces clashed with...

Russian airforce helicopter crashes, killing one

Russian airforce helicopter crashes, killing one

2 August 2015 | 0 comments

A Russian airforce helicopter crashed during an air show on Sunday in front of thousands of spectators, killing one pilot, the latest in a string of military crashes.The Mi-28N attack helicopter was participating...

Russian airforce helicopter crashes, killing one

Russian airforce helicopter crashes, killing one

2 August 2015 | 0 comments

A Russian airforce helicopter participating in an air show went down on Sunday, killing one pilot, the latest in a string of military crashes.The Mi-28 attack helicopter was participating in an air show...

Speedboat kills Russian tourist in Greece

Speedboat kills Russian tourist in Greece

2 August 2015 | 0 comments

A Russian woman vacationing on the Greek island of Rhodes was killed by a speedboat, the state ANA agency reported Sunday.The 37-year-old had been missing since Saturday evening after going swimming in...

Trotsky's house for sale in Istanbul

Trotsky's house for sale in Istanbul

1 August 2015 | 0 comments

It has 18 rooms, five bathrooms and is spectacularly located on an island off Istanbul. And all the more, it was once the refuge of the exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky.This one-and-a-half century...

Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in war-torn east

1 August 2015 | 0 comments

Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 14 more injured over 24 hours in clashes between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, a security official in Kiev said Saturday.Most of the...

Australia says will continue push for MH17 prosecution

1 August 2015 | 0 comments

Australia vowed Saturday no let up in its quest to prosecute those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying Russia's veto of a UN resolution raised further questions about its involvement.Moscow...

IMF approves loan to Ukraine despite debt concerns

IMF approves loan to Ukraine despite debt concerns

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the next installment of its massive loan to Ukraine despite uncertainty about the sustainability of the country's debt and its conflict with separatist...

Facing default, Ukraine gets small debt write-off offer

Facing default, Ukraine gets small debt write-off offer

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Cash-strapped Ukraine moved a step closer Friday to avoiding a devastating default thanks to a new offer that would see its creditors accept a small debt write-off.The proposal that sources said was submitted...

Mixed messages from Russia, France on warship compensation deal

Mixed messages from Russia, France on warship compensation deal

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Russia has reached a compensation deal with France for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a Kremlin aide has said, but Paris on Friday denied that a final agreement has been hammered out.The fate...

IMF approves $1.7 bn loan installment to Ukraine

IMF approves $1.7 bn loan installment to Ukraine

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

The International Monetary Fund announced Friday the approval of a $1.7 billion loan installment to Ukraine despite uncertainty about the country's debt sustainability and a conflict with separatist forces.The...

Facing default, Ukraine gets small debt write-off offer

Facing default, Ukraine gets small debt write-off offer

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Cash-trapped Ukraine moved a step closer Friday to avoiding a devastating default thanks to a new offer that would see its creditors accept a small debt write-off.The proposal that sources said was submitted...

Locusts threaten crops in southern Russia

Locusts threaten crops in southern Russia

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Swarms of locusts are threatening thousands of hectares of farmland in southern Russia, state media said on Friday, broadcasting striking images of what they claim to be the worst locust invasion in years.Darkening...

Ukraine court permits self-rule for pro-Russia rebels

Ukraine court permits self-rule for pro-Russia rebels

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Ukraine's highest court on Friday allowed parliament to vote on Western-backed constitutional amendments aimed at stemming daily bloodshed by giving pro-Russian insurgents partial autonomy in the separatist...

Litvinenko widow says UK inquiry has uncovered 'truth'

Litvinenko widow says UK inquiry has uncovered 'truth'

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

The widow of a Russian ex-spy fatally poisoned in London said Friday she believed a British judge-led inquiry had uncovered the "truth" into his death as it heard its final submissions.Marina Litvinenko...

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