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3,000 march in Moscow against unpopular pension reforms

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

About 3,000 people demonstrated in Moscow on Saturday against deeply unpopular government plans to raise the retirement age, which have sparked public anger.Proposals to raise the state pension age to...

Putin 'appalled' by 'terrorist' attack in Iran

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday denounced the attack on an army parade in Iran, offering condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and calling for deeper anti-terror cooperation."Please...

Poisoning suspicions hang over Russian's death probe

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

The lawyer for a Russian millionaire who mysteriously died in England after helping expose an alleged Russian money laundering scheme urged an inquest Friday not to dismiss the possibility his client...

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.The...

UK crime agency probes Danske Bank money laundering

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's National Crime Agency is probing the activities of UK-based companies with alleged links to a money laundering scandal at Denmark's Danske Bank, it said Friday."The NCA is aware of the use of...

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' with sanctions

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Moscow said Friday Washington's latest raft of anti-Russian sanctions that also target China undermined global stability, warning the United States against "playing with fire.""It would be good for them...

China warns US to withdraw sanctions on military

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Beijing called on the United States on Friday to withdraw sanctions it imposed on a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian weapons or "bear the consequences"."The Chinese side expresses strong...

Russia, Turkey agree borders of demilitarised zone in Idlib

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russia and Turkey have agreed on borders of the demilitarised zone around Syria's Idlib, Russia's top diplomat said Friday, part of a deal aimed to prevent a military assault on the last rebel enclave."Just...

Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Israel's coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli...

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades. Thousands of the fossils have been found over the past seven decades,...

US sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China on Thursday, announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organization for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles. Stepping...

Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would...

European court faults Poland over exhumations of 2010 crash victims

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Court of Human Rights ruled against Poland on Thursday for exhuming the bodies of victims of a 2010 plane crash which killed the country's president, saying it violated their families' right...

Russia, Turkey still working on 'details' of Idlib deal: UN

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The deal to avoid a Syrian government offensive on Idlib province is still being worked out by Russia and Turkey, the UN said Thursday, stressing that the threat to civilians remained high. "This is not...

Danske Bank hit with new money laundering probe

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Denmark's financial watchdog on Thursday said it would relaunch a money laundering probe into Danske Bank after the nation's largest lender said "a large part" of transactions totalling 200 billion euros...



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