Russian court throws out lawsuit against Putin

On Thursday anti-corruption crusader Navalny announced he had filed a lawsuit against Putin, accusing him of ordering huge loans to a firm owned by the president`s son-in-law.

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky may seek UK asylum: Report

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky may seek UK asylum: Report

Former oil tycoon and a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he is considering to apply for political asylum in the UK.

Putin approves economic retaliation measures against Turkey

The decree said a ban on charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be introduced.

Russian military says its bombing sharply cut IS oil incomes

Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria.

President Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr

President Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday granted citizenship to US boxer Roy Jones Jr after the American asked for a passport over tea in Moscow-annexed Crimea.

US boxer Roy Jones Jr applies for Russian passport after meeting Vladimir Putin

Legendary U.S. boxer Roy Jones Jr. has filed for Russian citizenship, state TV reported on Thursday, a day after the multiple champion met President Vladimir Putin and said he wanted to build bridges between Russia and the United States.

Iran, P5+1 to soon reach compromise on nuclear programme: Putin

Iran, P5+1 to soon reach compromise on nuclear programme: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he believes Tehran and six world powers will "soon" manage to reach a "compromise" in their negotiations over Iran`s nuclear programme.

Russia's Putin calls for regional currency union

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leader of Belarus and Kazakhstan on Friday their three countries should consider forming a common currency union.

Vladimir Putin's absence put Russia in a state of flux

Russia is in a state of flux with the sudden disappearance of President Vladimir Putin.

Nemtsov killing sign of worsening climate in Russia: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama said on Monday that the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia where civil rights and media freedoms have been rolled back in the last several years.

China deal sends shares to one-month high

London/New York: A landmark deal to give global investors easier access to China`s $3.9 trillion stock market helped lift world share markets to their highest level in more than a month on Monday.

Wall Street edged higher, taking major averages further into record territory as quarterly earnings season comes to a close.

In Russia, tough talk from President Vladimir Putin and a move by the central bank to abandon rules-based currency intervention sent the ruble soaring.

Ally of Putin critic asks for asylum in Britain

A key ally of top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said today he had applied for asylum in Britain, linking his request to political persecution due to his work.

Putin, Security Council discuss fall-out from Ukraine-EU pact - RIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his advisory Security Council discussed on Monday progress in the peace process in southeast Ukraine and the possible fall-out from Kiev`s pact with the European Union, RIA news agency reported.

Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Sepp Blatter

Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reiterated that Russia`s hosting of the 2018 World Cup is not up for discussion.

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

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 wrong to link Crimea seizure, German unity: Berlin

Germany on Wednesday rejected as skewed history President Vladimir Putin`s claim that Russia absorbing the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea was akin to Germany`s reunification.

Opposition campaigner attacks Putin over Sochi costs

A leading opponent of President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticised what he said was huge overspending on the Winter Olympics and accused Russian officials and businessmen of making big profits from the Games.

Russia fields 25,000 volunteers for Sochi Games

They are young, bright and speak good English. Russia has trained 25,000 volunteers to work at the upcoming Sochi Games.

Britain to send same-sex marriage minister to Sochi

Britain is to send the government minister responsible for the country`s recently passed same sex marriage laws to next month`s Winter Olympics in Russia, where a row over gay rights has clouded the build-up to the event.

Russian torchbearer dies after carrying flame in Sochi relay

A torchbearer died of a heart attack after carrying the Olympic flame as part of Russia`s torch relay leading up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in February, an official said on Monday.