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Hackers tweet resignation of Russian PM

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:58

Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s Twitter account, tweeting his resignation and criticising President Vladimir Putin.

Merkel warns against cutting ties with Putin over Ukraine

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 17:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Wednesday against severing ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis but said he must also do his part.

Merkel warns against cutting ties with Putin over Ukraine

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:01

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday against severing ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis but said he must also do his part.

One convict killed, 106 flee as shells hit east Ukraine jail

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 13:34

One convict was killed and over 100 escaped when shelling hit a high-security prison in the besieged rebel stronghold of Donetsk in east Ukraine, local authorities said Monday.

Moscow claims to chase US submarine away

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 01:12

Russia on Saturday said that it had chased away a US submarine that had approached its territorial waters in the Barents Sea.

Putin, launching US-Russia oil project, touts `pragmatism`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 20:33

President Vladimir Putin said Russia is still open for business with Western companies despite sanctions as he ceremonially launched a joint US-Russian oil exploration project in the Arctic.

Putin, launching US-Russia oil project, touts `pragmatism`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 20:10

President Vladimir Putin said Russia is still open for business with Western companies despite sanctions as he ceremonially launched a joint US-Russian oil exploration project in the Arctic.

Ukraine PM announces sanctions against Russian firms, citizens

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 20:27

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday announced a sanctions list targeting a string of Russian businesses and nationals accused of backing separatists battling government forces in the east of the country.

Barack Obama wants Ukraine issue to be resolved diplomatically: White House

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 09:33

Expressing concern over the Russia`s deployment of troops along its border with Ukraine, the White House has said that President Barack Obama wants the current Ukrainian crisis to be resolved diplomatically.

Russia promises "quite substantial" US, EU food import bans

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 09:57

Russia will impose "quite substantial" bans on the US and EU food imports and has already decided to suspend US poultry imports as part of President Vladimir Putin`s order to prepare a list of food import bans, its veterinary service said.

Russia to ban US, EU food imports as Putin orders sanctions retaliation

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 04:47

Russia will ban all imports of US food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow, a state news agency reported on Wednesday.

Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 01:23

Fears that Russia was massing troops on Ukraine`s border grew today ahead of a visit by NATO`s secretary general, as an air strike hit the main eastern city where Kiev troops are besieging rebels.