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US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

The United States said Saturday it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow deems to be "undesirable" non-governmental organizations.Under...

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

Sweden narrowly beat Russia Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza.Forty-one years after Swedish...

US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

The United States said Saturday it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow brands "undesirable" non-governmental organizations."We...

Sweden narrowly beats Russia in Eurovision nail-biter

Sweden narrowly beats Russia in Eurovision nail-biter

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow won a nail-biting 60th edition on Saturday of the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe's annual pop extravaganza, narrowly beating Russia.In Sweden's sixth victory -- 41 years...

Rebel commander 'killed in eastern Ukraine'

Rebel commander 'killed in eastern Ukraine'

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced. The defence ministry of the self-proclaimed...

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

Sweden narrowly beat Russia Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza.Forty-one years after Swedish...

Putin enacts law banning 'undesirable' NGOs

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning "undesirable" non-governmental organisations, the Kremlin said Saturday, in a move condemned by human rights groups across...

Russia vows 'tough' action if Ukraine defaults on debt

Russia vows 'tough' action if Ukraine defaults on debt

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that his government will adopt a "tough stance" if Ukraine defaults on its debt, which includes a $3 billion loan from Moscow.Speaking in an interview...

Ukraine truce talks make no breakthrough in Minsk

Ukraine truce talks make no breakthrough in Minsk

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

A top pro-Russian rebel said on Friday that a new round of Ukraine crisis talks had resulted in no breakthrough but would continue in the coming weeks.The chief negotiator of the self-declared Lugansk...

Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally

Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

British director Peter Greenaway is to direct a film about Russia backed by a billionaire businessman and ally of President Vladimir Putin who has come under US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.The movie...

Poet Joseph Brodsky's flat opens as museum in Russia

Poet Joseph Brodsky's flat opens as museum in Russia

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

Russia on Friday opened the doors of a new museum dedicated to Nobel Prize-winning dissident poet Joseph Brodsky in the communal flat where he spent his youth.The poet, who was defamed by Soviet authorities...

Ukraine court orders arrest of two 'Russian soldiers'

Ukraine court orders arrest of two 'Russian soldiers'

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

A Kiev court on Friday ordered two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured by Ukrainian troops in the separatist east to be placed in pre-trial detention until July 19.Ukraine has charged Captain...

Russian woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie

Russian woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

A young Russian woman accidentally shot herself in the head with a pistol while posing for a selfie, Russian news agencies reported Friday, citing police.The 21-year-old found a 9mm handgun left behind...

Depardieu back in the USSR at Cannes

Depardieu back in the USSR at Cannes

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

French movie star Gerard Depardieu sought to play down controversy over his views on Ukraine and Russia at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, but couldn't resist the chance to praise his friend Vladimir...

Russia to pay record $800 mn to savers in collapsed bank

Russia to pay record $800 mn to savers in collapsed bank

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

Depositors in a Russian bank that collapsed due to the economic crisis will receive a record insurance payout of nearly 40 billion rubles ($800 million), an official said Friday.The total paid out to...

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