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Russia-born student pleads guilty to making bombs

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 05:26

A Russian-born university student has pleaded guilty to a charge of building bombs without a federal license in his off-campus apartment in Pennsylvania.

Russia`s Putin says emerging powers must play bigger role in world affairs

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:45

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on the eve of a trip to Latin America, said Brazil and other emerging powers must play a greater role in world affairs, suggesting they could do more to counter US influence.

Ukraine rebel commander says will not pull out of Donetsk

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 01:26

An enigmatic Russian leading separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk made a rare appearance in public on Thursday to say he would not abandon the city though he defended his decision to pull out of the stronghold of Slaviansk.

More Ukrainian soldiers killed; France, Germany press Putin

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:42

Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia`s Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict.

Civilian deaths over double those of military in Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:34

Clashes between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have claimed the lives of 478 civilians in the past three months.

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in further clashes in the east

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:32

Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in clashes with pro-Russian separatist rebels in the east of the country, the military said on Thursday.

US warns of more sanctions against Russia

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 02:57

The Obama administration on Wednesday threatened to slap additional sanctions against Russia "very soon", should Moscow fail to "change course" in eastern Ukraine.

EU agrees to add 11 names to Ukraine sanctions list

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 02:05

The European Union agreed to add 11 new names on Wednesday to the list of persons targeted with asset freezes and travel bans over the Ukraine crisis and the sanctions are likely to take effect on Saturday, an EU diplomat said on Wednesday.

Snowden applies for asylum extension in Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:12

Former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden has asked for extension of his refugee status in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Wednesday.

Kiev demands release of Ukrainian pilot from Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:53

Ukraine took all possible measures to free its military pilot captured by insurgents, who was reportedly transported to Russia, Ukraine`s Prosecutor General Vitaly Yarema said Wednesday.

Ukrainian President ready for dialogue with insurgents

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 05:47

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday said he is ready to hold a dialogue with militias in eastern Ukraine.

France says Russia, other powers have differences over Iran talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 01:09

France`s Foreign Minister said on Tuesday "differences in approach" between Russia and some of the other five world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme had appeared in the past few days.