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Development plan raises fears for Moscow Le Corbusier gem

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

A striking combination of glass, curves and straight lines --

Russia conflicted on how to mark 100 years since revolutions

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

It was the year that ended centuries of royal rule, brought two revolutions, ushered in Soviet domination and changed the course of Russian history irrevocably.

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian state-owned banks

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

Ukraine on Tuesday slapped sanctions on Russian state-owned banks in the country, ratcheting up tensions with Moscow amid a bitter trade war with Kremlin-backed rebels in the east. Pro-western President...

MEPs demand Russia free Crimea prisoners, end torture

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Thursday urged Moscow to free without delay Ukrainian "political prisoners" linked to the situation in Crimea.MEPs "call on Russia to release without further delay all illegally...

Kremlin denies involvement after Yahoo cyberattack charges

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

The Kremlin on Thursday denied any official Russian involvement in cybercrimes after the US indicted two FSB intelligence agents over cyberattacks on Yahoo that compromised 500 million accounts."As we...

EU gives Ukraine 600 mn euros to help steady economy

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

The EU agreed Thursday to give Ukraine 600 million euros in loans as a deadly conflict with pro-Russian rebels continues to sap efforts to stabilise its economy, a statement said.The payment brings total...

Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas 'blackmail'

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Poland and Ukraine said Wednesday they would take legal action against Russian plans for a second gas pipeline to the EU, a project they allege Moscow could use for political "blackmail".Russian energy...

Bosnia bars two Russians and Serb, citing 'security'

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Bosnia denied entry to two Russians and a Serbian citizen Wednesday, classifying them as a security threat on the eve of a Balkan prime ministers' meeting in Sarajevo.The Russians were sent back to Istanbul...

Merkel visit to Russia lined up: Kremlin

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin set to cover the crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Putin's top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov...

Russian, US forces eyeball each other in Syrian city

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

American and Russian troops are now both present in the northern Syrian city of Manbij and can clearly see each other in the former Islamic State stronghold, a US official said Wednesday.The unlikely...

Two Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo hack

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Two agents of Russia's FSB spy agency and two "criminal hackers" were indicted Wednesday over a massive cyberattack affecting 500 million Yahoo users, the US Justice Department announced.The indictment...

Kremlin-funded channel launches site to tackle 'fake' news

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Kremlin-funded channel RT, often accused by western critics of promoting Moscow's agenda, on Wednesday launched its own initiative to expose "fake" news.RT said its new online platform is aimed at combatting...

Latest Russian-backed talks on Syria flop after rebel no-show

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Russian-led peace efforts for Syria floundered Wednesday as a third round of talks ended with no progress after rebels refused to show up to a meeting in Kazakhstan. Regime supporters Russia and Iran...

Ukraine halts all freight traffic with rebel-held east

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Ukraine on Wednesday banned the transport of all goods toward areas held by Russian-backed rebels in the east of the country.Ukraine's security council "has decided that the movement of all goods across...

Bombardier lobbied Canada against Russia sanctions: report

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

Canadian train manufacturer Bombardier pressured Ottawa to exclude a former Russian railway boss with close ties to the Kremlin from sanctions levied over the annexation of Crimea, the Globe and Mail...



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