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Erdogan says officials to meet to 'finalise' Russia defence deal

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that Turkish and Russian officials would meet in the coming days to finalise the deal for Russia to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara."Officials...

Russia sentences Estonian to 12 years in prison for 'spying'

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

A Russian court on Monday sentenced an Estonian businessman to 12 years in a strict penal colony after convicting him of espionage, Russian news agencies reported."The Moscow city court has found Raivo...

EU warns Syria war not over after Russia begins pullout

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

The European Union warned Monday that the war in Syria was "still ongoing" and civilians were being attacked, after President Vladimir Putin announced the partial withdrawal of Russian troops, saying...

Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

The Pentagon on Monday voiced skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement that he had ordered the partial withdrawal of troops from Syria.Putin visited the war-torn nation Monday...

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin.The contract to build the plant in Dabaa on...

Putin calls for Mideast talks to resume, including on Jerusalem

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Monday for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume, including on Jerusalem, following the controversial US decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital.Speaking...

Putin arrives in Cairo to meet with Sisi

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Cairo on Monday for a meeting with Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, an airport official said, after a surprise visit to Syria.Russian news agencies...

Putin orders partial Russia troop withdrawal from Syria

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a surprise visit to the war-torn country.Russia first intervened in the conflict in 2015, staging...

Trump slams 'vicious' media after erroneous reports on WikiLeaks, Russia

9 December 2017 | 0 comments

Donald Trump on Saturday renewed his onslaught against major US news networks, accusing them of launching a "vicious" assault on his presidency as he seized on a reporting error by CNN.In an early-morning...

Russian strongman appears as "Superputin" in new exhibition

9 December 2017 | 0 comments

From a musclebound Superman to ice hockey player to jet pilot, Vladimir Putin plays various heroic roles in paintings at a Moscow exhibition called "Superputin" that opened this week as he began his campaign...

Delayed Bolshoi 'Nureyev' opens with director under arrest

9 December 2017 | 0 comments

A controversial ballet based on the life of Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev opened at the Bolshoi Theatre Saturday, despite an earlier premiere being pulled at the last minute and its director remaining...

Four Ukraine soldiers killed in rebel east

9 December 2017 | 0 comments

Ukraine on Saturday reported the death of four soldiers in the latest spike of fighting with Russian-backed rebels in the east, in the heaviest daily toll over the past weeks of the simmering conflict.The...

FBI warned Trump aide Hicks over emails from Russians: report

8 December 2017 | 0 comments

The FBI found it necessary to deliver a special warning about Russian contacts to President Donald Trump's close aide Hope Hicks after Trump took office last January, the New York Times reported Friday....

European rights watchdog raps Ukraine's language law

8 December 2017 | 0 comments

A European rights watchdog ruled on Friday that Ukraine's new law requiring state schools teach older children almost entirely in Ukrainian might be discriminatory. The explosive legislation has poisoned...

Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

8 December 2017 | 0 comments

Russian scientists on Friday said radioactive pollution detected in Europe in September was not linked to one of the country's nuclear facilities and speculated that a satellite could be the cause.Russia's...



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