Ukraine says fighter jet shot down by Russian missile

Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Four-year-old girl survives 11-day ordeal in bear-infested Siberian forest

A four-year-old girl was recovering in hospital Wednesday after being lost for nearly two weeks in a bear-infested forest in the Russian far north with only her puppy to defend her.

Ukraine says stopped Russian `humanitarian` convoy into east

Ukraine said it warded off a Russian attempt to send troops across the border under the guise of a humanitarian mission, fuelling Western fears that Moscow is planning to invade.

EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials

The Dutch foreign minister says the European Union is imposing new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia`s actions in Ukraine.

Ukraine tightens grip on rebels amid pressure for truce

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was to face renewed European pressure today to talk to pro-Russian rebels on a truce as Kiev tightened its grip around jittery rebel stronghold Donetsk.

Watch two planes narrowly avoid collision at Barcelona airport

A video showing two planes almost colliding at Barcelona airport has received over one million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on Saturday.

Russia seeks international efforts to save Iraq, Syria

The international community should join hands in preventing Iraq and Syria from disintegration, a senior Russian diplomat said Monday.

Ukraine army takes control of shattered border post

Crouching behind sandbags next to the bombed out remains of a roadside cafe that once catered for truck drivers and tourists, Ukrainian troops guarded the Dolzhansky border post with Russian.

Sunanda Tharoor case: Subramanian Swamy demands court-monitored investigation

Demanding a court-monitored investigation in the Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor`s death case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that he will be filing a PIL within the next four weeks.

Russian TV reporter killed in east Ukraine fighting

A Russian state television reporter was killed on Tuesday during a fierce battle in Ukraine`s separatist east that put Kiev`s tattered relations with Moscow under further strain.

INS Sindhurakshak raised on pontoon in Mumbai dockyard

Ten months after it sank following an explosion killing all 18 personnel on board, the Russian- origin Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhurakshak has been brought out of water and rested on a pontoon in the naval dockyards in Mumbai.

Ukraine tycoon offers to build Russian border fence

A wealthy pro-Kiev leader in restive eastern Ukraine proposed today erecting a high-voltage fence along the Russian border to keep out separatist fighters and avert further Kremlin "aggression".

Gazprom says to lodge counterclaim against Ukraine

Russian gas giant Gazprom said today that it would lodge a counterclaim against Ukraine`s gas firm if taken to court, in a sign that Moscow was not backing down in their acrimonious energy dispute.

Putin warns Ukraine against rejecting gas offer

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine not to reject a reduced gas price offer but Kiev rebuffed the proposal as key EU-mediated talks to resolve the dispute ended in deadlock on Wednesday.

Nuclear liability: Russians seek risk reinsurance for Kudankulam 3 and 4

The final resolution of the vexed issue of India`s nuclear liability law applying on the Kudankulam units 3 and 4 in Tamil Nadu state hinges on the reinsurance of the risk, according to the Russian builders of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

Lithuania fines Gazprom in antitrust case

Lithuania slapped a USD 48.4 million fine on Russian fuels giant Gazprom today over its moves to block competition in this ex-Soviet Baltic EU state.

Ukraine has what it needs to combat separatists: Official

Ukraine has all that needs to combat pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, most importantly the political support of the West, acting defence minister Mykhaylo Koval said Tuesday.

Chinese, Russian presidents hold talks in Shanghai

Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday held talks with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin who is in the country to attend the upcoming Asian security summit.

Kiev`s claims over special forces `resemble paranoia`: Russia

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Saturday dismissed claims by Ukrainian authorities that Moscow has dispatched elite special forces to east Ukraine to stir unrest, saying the allegations resemble paranoia.

Ashton Kutcher takes Russian lessons

Actor Ashton Kutcher is learning Russian as he wants his first child with actress Mila Kunis to be bilingual.