Parma on verge of being sold: Club
Parma on verge of being sold: Club

Parma are on the verge of being sold, club director Pietro Leonardi said on Sunday with reports the Serie A strugglers will soon be in the hands of Russian-Cypriot owners.

Recipe: Russian Salad
Recipe: Russian Salad

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Russian movie 'Leviathon' wins best film award at IFFI

Russian movie "Leviathon", directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, won the best film award, while Marathi film "Ek Hazarachi Note" won two awards at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which concluded in Goa Sunday.

LA Kings' Slava Voynov charged with felony domestic violence
LA Kings' Slava Voynov charged with felony domestic violence

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence for allegedly attacking his wife at their Southern California home last month, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Bombshell memoirs of French Prez's ex-girlfriend to be released in English

"Merci pour ce moment", the bestselling book by Francois Hollande's ex-girlfriend - Valérie Trierweiler - about her stormy relationship with the French president will be released in English next week, her editors said.

First Afghanistan foreign fighter in US for trial

New York: A Russian was brought before a US court Tuesday to face terrorism-related charges after being held for years in Afghanistan as a suspected foreign fighter.

Russian dies in Goa of 'unknown disease'

A 54-year-old Russian national died in Goa of an "unknown disease", prompting the police to book a case of unnatural death.

Inquiry into Russian woman molestation case in Goa begins

The North Goa district administration has begun its inquiry into the alleged molestation of a 32-year-old Russian woman by a senior doctor working with the Goa Medical College and Hospital here.

Maria Sharapova concedes No.1 ranking to Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova concedes No.1 ranking to Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova failed to advance out of the WTA Finals groups and conceded the year-end No.1 ranking to Serena Williams despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday.

Ukraine parliament says hundreds dead in battle

A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed today that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.

Alexandra Goryachkina retains junior chess crown
Alexandra Goryachkina retains junior chess crown

The Russians rose to the occasion in the 12th and penultimate round of the LIC World junior Chess championship here Saturday as Alexandra Goryachkina scored a thumping grand double by successfully defending her title which she had won in Turkey last year with a round to spare in the Girls section by defeating Srija Seshadri.

Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note

Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe-brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas dispute that threatens to disrupt supplies to Europe this winter.

Russian theatre director Yuri Lyubimov dies at 97
Russian theatre director Yuri Lyubimov dies at 97

 Russian director Yuri Lyubimov, who founded Moscow's renowned Taganka Theatre, has died. He was 97. Lyubimov died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, three days after he went into hospital, his wife Katalin informed, reportedly.

Maria Sharapova digs deep to beat Petra Kvitova in China Open final
Maria Sharapova digs deep to beat Petra Kvitova in China Open final

In a gruelling China Open final, Maria Sharapova dug deep to beat Petra Kvitova 6-4 2-6 6-3 on Sunday. The match in Beijing lasted two hours and 28 minutes. With the win, the Russian climbed up to number two in the WTA singles rankings.

Maria Sharapova powers through, Sara Errani tumbles in China
Maria Sharapova powers through, Sara Errani tumbles in China

World number four Maria Sharapova powered through her first-round match at the $5.4 million China Open on Sunday, but faces a tricky opponent at the next stage in Beijing.

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts
Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

Maria Sharapova leads tributes as Li Na says goodbye
Maria Sharapova leads tributes as Li Na says goodbye

Maria Sharapova led tributes to Li Na at China`s Wuhan Open Sunday as the local hero tearfully explained her decision to retire to journalists in Beijing.

Maria Kirilenko into WTA Korea Open quarters
Maria Kirilenko into WTA Korea Open quarters

Russia`s Maria Kirilenko reached her first quarter-final of the year on Thursday when she came from behind to beat Czech third seed Klara Koukalova at the WTA Korea Open.

Ukraine Army says repelled rebel assault on Donetsk airport

The Ukrainian military said on Saturday its forces had repelled an insurgent attack on the airport in the eastern separatist stronghold of Donetsk, despite an eight-day ceasefire.

Serena Williams eyeing sixth US Open title
Serena Williams eyeing sixth US Open title

All joking aside, if this keeps up Serena Williams won`t need a back-up plan.