Russia says it will lose $40 billion a year due to sanctions

Nov 24, 2014

Russia says it will lose $40 billion a year due to sanctions

Russia is set to lose around $40 billion per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Monday. “We are losing around $40 billion per year due to geopolitical sanctions and we are losing some $90 billion to ...

Putin breaks silence on his family, future

Nov 24, 2014

Putin breaks silence on his family, future

Russian President Vladimir Putin, famously reticent about his private life, broke silence Sunday on the whereabouts of his two daughters, whose lives are a tightly kept secret. He also said there is a limit to his ambition to stay in office, saying being president ...

Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS aboard Russian craft

Nov 24, 2014

Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS aboard Russian craft

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy’s first female astronaut safely blasted off Sunday to begin its journey to the International Space Station. Samantha Cristoforetti was joined by Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and American astronaut Terry Virts as the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft launched from Russia’s ...

Ukraine's Facebook revolution, a year later

Nov 22, 2014

Ukraine's Facebook revolution, a year later

Ukraine’s revolution began with a status update on Facebook. Angered by another high-handed move by an increasingly unpopular government, activist reporter Mustafa Nayyem called for a rally on the country’s most famous square, Maidan Nezalezhnosti — Independence Square. “As soon as there are more ...