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Russia delays landmark rocket launch again: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 14:54

Russia put off the maiden launch of its first new space rocket design since Soviet times for a second day on Saturday, RIA news agency said, a fresh blow to the country`s once-pioneering industry. 

New sanctions on Russia could `seriously` impact growth: Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 14:51

A new round of Western sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine could seriously impact the already stalled economy, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Saturday.

EU gives Russia 3 days on Ukraine or face tougher sanctions

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:54

EU leaders gave Russia until Monday to change policy on Ukraine or face the prospect of tougher sanctions.

Sharp rise in people fleeing eastern Ukraine: UNHCR

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:38

Some 16,400 people fled their homes in eastern Ukraine in the past week, many citing deteriorating security and fears of abduction, and the number of displaced within the country has risen to 54,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

Russian Navy launches new electric submarine

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:18

The Russian Navy launched a new diesel-electric submarine, a latest addition to its Black Sea Fleet, media reported on Friday.

Moscow to be part of talks over key Kiev-EU pact: Diplomat

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:23

Russia said on Thursday it had finally got Brussels and Kiev to include it in talks over a landmark association agreement between Ukraine and the EU to be signed this week.

US, Italy urge Russia to ease Ukraine situation

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:45

The US and Italian leaders have urged Russia to help de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine, threatening Moscow with additional sanctions if it failed to move fast, media reported Thursday.

Russia, Iran finish negotiation on n-plant

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:58

Moscow and Tehran have finished negotiation on building new sections of Iranian nuclear power plants, Russian state nuclear power corporation Rosatom said Wednesday.

NATO will not offer Georgia membership step, avoiding Russia clash

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:27

NATO will stop short of approving a formal step to membership for Georgia at its summit in September, officials said on Wednesday, dodging a possible confrontation with Moscow over the alliance`s expansion to Russia`s neighbours.

Separatists in Ukraine agree to ceasefire until June 27: Rebel leader

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 23:54

Separatist leaders in two main areas of Ukraine`s east have agreed to observe a ceasefire until June 27, one of them, Alexander Boroday, said on Monday.

Russia must be in `no doubt` about Ukraine sanctions: Britain

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 17:29

Russia must be in "no doubt" it faces tougher sanctions unless it backs the Ukraine government`s peace plan and halts interference in the east of the country, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday.

`Durable ceasefire` needed to launch Ukraine negotiations

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:28

Russia`s foreign ministry today said that a "durable ceasefire" was needed in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels before peace negotiations could start.