Nov 27, 2016

Young chess grandmaster dies in Moscow balcony fall

Russian news reports say a prominent young chess grandmaster has died after falling from a balcony apparently while undertaking the extreme sport of parkour. The reports cited police as saying 20-year-old Yuri Eliseev died late Saturday after falling from the 12th story of his ...

Nov 4, 2016

Russia makes U-turn after evicting Amnesty from Moscow office

Human rights group Amnesty International can return to the Moscow office it was evicted from this week, a Kremlin human rights adviser said on Thursday after discussing the matter with President Vladimir Putin. Amnesty has been a vocal critic of Russia over its bombing ...

Sep 10, 2016

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran’s nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said. The plant has been a bone of contention with Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbors, even after a deal ...

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Jun 19, 2016

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week. In a video conference with Russian military officials, the Pentagon said Saturday that it had expressed “strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf ...

Feb 28, 2016

Russia halts all Syria bombing sorties to avoid 'mistakes'

The Russian military said its warplanes suspended all sorties over Syria on Saturday in line with a ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and the United States, to avoid any “bombing mistakes”. The Russian and American militaries also exchanged maps of Syria, while fighting stopped ...

World has slipped into new 'Cold War': Russian PM

Feb 13, 2016

World has slipped into new 'Cold War': Russian PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War.” With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia’s backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: “All that’s left is ...

Six Russians killed in Mali hotel attack

Nov 21, 2015

Six Russians killed in Mali hotel attack

Six Russians were killed in the hotel attack in Mali, the foreign ministry in Moscow said Saturday, saying that they worked for a cargo airline. “Among those who died were six citizens of our country,” the ministry said in a statement, citing the Russian ...

Jul 24, 2015

Fox eyes World Cup studio in Moscow

David Neal looks ahead to the World Cup in less than three years and envisions Fox broadcasting from its own studio in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square. “I think for an American audience, you really have got to have something from Red Square. ...