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16 soldiers wounded in Ukraine clashes despite truce: army

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Sixteen Ukrainian soldiers were wounded within a 24-hour period in clashes with pro-Russian rebels in the conflict-torn east, despite a fresh truce struck last week, the army said on Saturday.The casualties,...

Russia says will veto Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Russia said Friday it will use its veto to block a proposed UN resolution drafted by the United States, France and Britain that would impose sanctions on Syria for the use of chemical weapons."I just...

US Air Force general urges better communication with Russia in Syria

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

The US-led coalition bombing the Islamic State group in Syria needs better communication with the Russian military and other regional players, a top US Air Force general said Friday.General Herbert "Hawk"...

Ukraine seeks end to paralysing coal strike

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Ukraine said Friday it was seeking a compromise with nationalist activists who were cutting off coal and other trade between the ex-Soviet republic and its Russian-backed separatist east.President Petro...

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Russian cargo ship carrying food and equipment for astronuats docked successfully with the International Space Station on Friday after a similar craft crashed back to Earth in December.Russia's space...

Putin says wants to stabilise Syria's 'legitimate' power

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow's goal in Syria was to "stabilise the legitimate authority" and strike a "decisive blow" against terrorism."We have no plans to interfere in...

Ukraine bans Russian fishing show

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Love fishing? You may be out of luck if you speak Russian and happen to live in Ukraine.The former Soviet republic on Thursday banned a long-running Russian fishing and hunting show because it recently...

Russians latest victims on French robbery motorway

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Russian couple have been robbed of jewellery and luxury goods worth some 100,000 euros on a stretch of Parisian motorway that is growing notorious for robberies of the wealthy.The couple were robbed...

Russia asks Syria to halt bombing during UN peace talks

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

Russia has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop his bombing campaign while peace talks take place this week, but a political breakthrough on the six-year war remains unlikely, the UN's envoy...

Ukraine says building bridges with Trump

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko insisted Wednesday he was building bridges with US counterpart Donald Trump amid growing dismay over the unravelling of the latest bid to still fighting in the country's...

Russia asked Syria to halt bombings during talks: UN envoy

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

Russia has asked the Syrian regime to halt bombings during peace talks this week in Geneva, the United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday, though a peace breakthrough seems unlikely."Russia...

Ukraine leader praises 'effective' dialogue with Trump

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he has had two "very effective" conversations with US counterpart Donald Trump and was confident of building strong relations with Washington.Much of...

Russia successfully launches space freighter after crash

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

Russia on Wednesday successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft taking food and equipment to the International Space Station after the previous such ship crashed to Earth shortly after launch in December.A...

Russia court orders release of opposition activist

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

Russia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of an opposition activist who was the only person in the country jailed under a tough law against public protests. Ildar Dadin, 34, was sent to...

Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has urged US President Donald Trump to act to stop the war in eastern Ukraine that he blamed on "irresponsible actions" by Kiev and the West.In the letter,...



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