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Kasparov-mania sweeps St. Louis, America's chess capital

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Benny Pirogovsky turns a brass king piece around in his hand as he stands by an outdoor chess table shaded by a tree. After hours spent driving through the American Midwest, the teenager is finally about...

Russia calls US threats against Venezuela 'unacceptable'

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called any threats against crisis-hit Venezuela "unacceptable", following a warning by US President Donald Trump of possible military action.Speaking...

Swiss lift freeze on ex-Bank of Moscow chief's accounts

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland has unblocked hundreds of millions of dollars belonging to the former head of the Bank of Moscow whom Russia accuses of fraud and embezzlement.The Swiss attorney general's office (OAG) said...

Russian ex-minister accuses Putin ally at bribery trial

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Russia's ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Wednesday accused the head of state oil giant Rosneft, a powerful ally of President Vladimir Putin, of personally entrapping him as he is accused of taking...

China, Russia push talks as N. Korea steps back from missile launches

15 August 2017 | 0 comments

China and Russia pushed Tuesday for talks to defuse the "confrontational spiral" between the US and North Korea after Kim Jong-Un stepped back from a planned missile strike near Guam. The North Korean...

Ukrainian plotting Crimea 'sabotage' arrested: Russia

15 August 2017 | 0 comments

Russian security services said Tuesday they had captured an alleged Ukrainian agent who was planning acts of sabotage including blowing up power lines in Russian-annexed Crimea.The Federal Security Service...

N.Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: report

14 August 2017 | 0 comments

North Korea's recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appears to have come after it refurbished rocket engines procured from a plant in the former Soviet Union, according to an expert...

Kasparov comes out of chess retirement 'kicking and fighting'

14 August 2017 | 0 comments

Time has grayed his hair, but he still exudes the aura of a winner.Garry Kasparov, whose genius has left a wide mark on the history of chess, comes out of retirement Monday, either to beat a new generation...

Moscow backs peace efforts by Libya rivals: Lavrov

14 August 2017 | 0 comments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday backed the efforts of Libya's military commander Khalifa Haftar and his rival UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to reach a peace agreement in the...

Russia says foiled IS-led suicide bomb attacks in Moscow

14 August 2017 | 0 comments

Russia's FSB security service said Monday that it had captured a gang planning major attacks on Moscow transport networks and shopping centres, directed by members of the Islamic State jihadist group...

Commandos kill 25 jihadists in central Syria: monitor

13 August 2017 | 0 comments

A commando operation backed by Russian warplanes and helicopters has killed 25 members of the Islamic State jihadist group in central Syria, a monitor said Sunday.Supported by regime ally Russia, Syria's...

Kasparov, the retired champ who can't give up chess

13 August 2017 | 0 comments

Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov owned the game for 15 years, gaining superstar status among fans before retiring and throwing himself into politics -- but he just can't seem to stay away from the...

Mueller seeks interview with ex-White House top aide: report

13 August 2017 | 0 comments

US special prosecutor Robert Mueller is seeking an interview with ousted White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as he expands his probe of Russian interference in the November election, The New York...

Women to train as Russian air force pilots

12 August 2017 | 0 comments

Female candidates are to be accepted for the first time to train as pilots for Russia's air force, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday, adding there were so many applications that "we can't ignore...

Russia nominates Gerhard Schroeder for Rosneft board

12 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Russian government has nominated former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, a close friend of President Vladimir Putin, to join the board of Rosneft, the energy giant under Western sanctions.Schroeder...



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