Russia

Eiffel Tower climber 'admitted to psychiatric unit'

A man, believed to be Russian, who sparked a mass evacuation of the Eiffel Tower by scaling the iconic Paris landmark has been admitted to a psychiatric unit, legal sources say.

July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018
USA

Pressure mounts on 'isolated Trump'

Donald Trump was fired up. When the US president set off for Europe one week ago he was bent on knocking heads with Washington's allies and finding friendship with Russia.

July 8, 2018
July 8, 2018

Russia exit with pride

Russia's unexpected World Cup run ended on penalties after a thrilling quarter-final against Croatia on Saturday, and the hosts left the stage having earned the admiration of fans both home...

July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018

Bring on Brazil: World Cup fever grips disbelieving Russia

Russian fans dances in the streets of Kaliningrad on the Baltic and kissed strangers in Vladivostok in the Far East after their team defied all expectations to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018
USA

Trump wants Russia at G7 meeting

US President Donald Trump says Russia should also be attending a Group of Seven nations summit, as he prepared to fly into a chilly reception at the meeting in Canada, where other G7 leaders are...

June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

Russia jails Ukrainian journo to 12yrs for spying

A Russian court sentences a Ukrainian journalist, Roman Sushchenko, to 12 years in jail after convicting him of spying for his native Ukraine, his lawyer says, a move likely to further sour ties...

May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018

Dutch, Australia say Russia behind downing MH17

The Netherlands and Australia moves toward launching legal action against Russia, accusing Moscow of being behind the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018

Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian

Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 says for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade.

May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018

World Cup brings culinary boom to Russia

Russia prepares to feed football fans during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia next month. National dishes have been amped up, menus translated into foreign languages, and food cart festivals set up...

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018

Putin sworn in for another 6yrs

Vladimir Putin swears in for another six years as Russian president, buoyed by popular support but weighed down too by a costly confrontation with the West, a fragile economy and uncertainty about...

April 13, 2018
April 13, 2018

Russia UN envoy 'cannot exclude' war between Russia, US

Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia urges the United States and its allies on Thursday to refrain from military action against Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack and says he ...