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Russia's Rosneft nearly triples Q3 net income

6 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday that its third-quarter net income nearly tripled year-on-year thanks to higher prices and production.The Russian giant chalked up the higher income...

Macron urges 'European army' to defend against Russia, US

6 November 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a "real European army" to allow the bloc to defend itself against Russia and even the United States, a hugely sensitive idea amongst EU nations which...

On eve of vote, US warns voters to look for Russian fake news

6 November 2018 | 0 comments

US law enforcement and intelligence agencies said on the eve of crucial US midterm voting they had no indication of efforts to disrupt election infrastructure but that Americans should be wary of Russian...

Trump says 'probably' no Putin meeting in Paris this week

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump said Monday he does not expect to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when they attend World War I commemorations in Paris at the end of this week.Trump said...

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia and China on Monday refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.The British-drafted resolution renewing...

US faces deadline for new Russia sanctions over nerve attack

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

The United States faces a deadline Tuesday that could lead to fresh sanctions on Russia over an attempted assassination with a lethal nerve agent of a former spy in Britain.The State Department on August...

Defiant Iran vows to 'bypass' US sanctions

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

A defiant Iran said it will "proudly bypass" sanctions by the United States that took effect on Monday targeting the Islamic republic's vital oil and financial sectors.The measures described by Washington...

Afghan delegation to attend peace talks in Russia: official

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

An Afghan delegation will attend international talks on the war-torn country in Russia this month, officials said Monday, as the Taliban consider whether to participate. Moscow announced Saturday it...

Assad, Russia envoy discuss Syria constitutional committee

4 November 2018 | 0 comments

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an envoy from ally Russia on Sunday discussed "removing the obstacles" to forming a constitutional committee demanded by international powers to help end the seven-year...

Poroshenko, Orthodox patriarch sign accord on independent Ukraine church

3 November 2018 | 0 comments

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and the Istanbul-based Orthodox patriarch on Saturday signed an accord that paves the way for the recognition of an independent Ukrainian church, provoking new fury...

Russia to host Afghanistan talks on Nov 9

3 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia on Saturday said it will host international talks on Afghanistan on November 9, with representatives of both the Afghan government and the Taliban, the foreign ministry said in a statement.Moscow...

Russia turns up uninvited to major NATO wargames

3 November 2018 | 0 comments

The whirring of a low-flying Soviet Union-era war plane signalled Russia's uninvited arrival to NATO's biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War.Marines on board USS Mount Whitney off the...

Putin backs spy agency accused over Skripal poisoning

2 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday publicly backed the GRU military intelligence agency at the centre of a spy poisoning row while rubbishing a recent change to its name.Putin was speaking at...

Putin meets new Cuban leader on first Moscow visit

2 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday met Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel who was making his first official visit to long-term ally Moscow.His trip came a day after the United States, which has...

Jailed Ukraine director says 'survived' hunger strike

2 November 2018 | 0 comments

Jailed Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who refused food for 145 days in a Russian prison, is feeling better and thinks he has "survived" the worst effects of his high-profile protest, according...



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