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Russia detains alleged banned Islamists in Petersburg

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:36

Russian security officials in the country`s second city of Saint Petersburg have detained alleged members of banned Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, Russia`s FSB security agency said today.

FIFA warns of Russia World Cup problems

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 15:12

FIFA expects problems with Russia`s World Cup in 2018 and will call a special meeting in September in a bid to head off troubles, the world body`s secretary general said Friday.

Russia marks 70th anniversary of lifting of Leningrad siege

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 18:11

Russia on Monday marked the 70th anniversary of the breaking of the Nazi siege of Leningrad during World War II that saw more than a million people starve to death.

Putin says Greenpeace had `noble` motives as more crew freed

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 00:25

Russia on Thursday released 10 Greenpeace activists on bail, bringing to 11 the number freed from jail as President Vladimir Putin said the group had noble motives for their Arctic protest.

Russian court releases Greenpeace ship doctor on bail: Group

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 22:10

A court in Russia`s second city of Saint Petersburg on Monday released on bail one of the 30 Greenpeace crew members arrested for an Arctic protest.

Eight detained after Russian nationalists attack `foreigners`: Police

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 23:38

Russian police said they had detained eight Russian nationalists for assaulting "foreign-looking" people during a march down a central Saint Petersburg street on Sunday.

Japan PM urges reset in ties at first meet with China`s Xi

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 12:39

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged a reset in frayed ties with China when he met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

World powers fail to heal Syria rift at G20 dinner

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 08:37

World powers discussed the Syria crisis over dinner at the G20 summit but failed to bridge deeply entrenched divisions over a US push for military action.

G20 summit: Tax evasion, global economy top agenda

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 17:54

Tax evasion and splits over the state of the global economy as emerging markets slow down are the main subjects for a meeting of G20 countries.

Russia: Madonna broke `gay propaganda` law

Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 11:48

During her show in St Petersburg, Madonna told her fans that homosexuals had the same rights as anyone else to be treated with dignity.

St Petersburg gays to rally despite ban

Last Updated: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 10:39

The St Petersburg gay and transsexual community will stage a parade despite the city council`s ban on the event.

St Petersburg passes anti-gay law despite outrage

Last Updated: Thursday, March 01, 2012, 12:04

The local parliament in Russia`s second city of Saint Petersburg on Thursday passed a controversial law banning "homosexual propaganda".