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US Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka marks St Petersburg debut with win over Lukas Rosol

US Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka marks St Petersburg debut with win over Lukas Rosol

The 31-year-old was checked in the first game of the second set when he was trailing 0-40, but the Swiss star rallied to produce two more breaks to seal the set and the match.

Putin says Panama Papers part of US plot to weaken Russia

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied having any links to offshore accounts and described the Panama Papers document leaks scandal as part of a US-led plot to weaken Russia.

Russia holds Islamic State group suspected of planning attacks: Report

Russia`s FSB security police has arrested seven Islamic State militants in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg who were planning terrorist attacks in Moscow and St Petersburg, Interfax news agency quoted the FSB as saying on Monday.

Novak Djokovic denies match-fixing claims, says 'it`s just absurd'

Novak Djokovic denies match-fixing claims, says 'it`s just absurd'

A report in Italian newspaper Tuttosport claimed that the Serbian had deliberately lost to now-retired French player Fabrice Santoro at the Paris Masters in 2007.

Banking secrecy laws shouldn't become obstacle in getting black money back: CVC KV Chowdary

In another push to India's bid to bring back black money stashed abroad, CVC KV Chowdary has asserted that all state parties should ensure cooperation in dissemination of information without any impediment of bank secrecy laws, to the requesting country.

Google closes development centre in St Petersburg

Google closes development centre in St Petersburg

Staff of Google's two-floor St Petersburg development centre had been working on the Google Toolbar and Google Code Search projects, among other initiatives.

After midnight in the library, Putin sets out his world view

After midnight in the library, Putin sets out his world view

It was two minutes before midnight when Russian President Vladimir Putin finally entered the meeting room in the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, more than three hours late, to be interviewed by a dozen exhausted journalists.

Airport in Russia`s St Petersburg evacuated after bomb threat

The Pulkovo airport in Russia`s St Petersburg has been evacuated because of a bomb threat, police said today.

Russia frees Greenpeace`s Arctic activist

Australian Greenpeace activist Colin Russell, the last of the 30 Arctic detainees, was granted bail Thursday by a court in Russia`s St. Petersburg, the group said in a statement here.

Germany too for `strong response` on Syria

Germany became the fifth European Union member to sign a statement adopted at the G20 summit in St Petersburg, calling for "a strong response" to the alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.

UK claims fresh evidence on Syria chemical weapons attack

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has overtly revealed that new evidences have been discovered which indicate that chemical weapons were used on August 21 in Syria.

PM to meet Barack Obama in US on Sept 27

The White House meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama will be held as per schedule on September 27.

Manmohan Singh leaves for St Petersburg G20 Summit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for St Petersburg to join other leaders at the G20 Summit and find ways to tackle the challenges faced by the global economy.

Russian toddler given HIV-infected blood by mistake

A 16-month-old girl in Russia`s St. Petersburg city was given an HIV-infected blood transfusion as a result of negligence of a hospital`s staff, prosecutors said Friday.

Bomb threat at St Petersburg airport

Around 1,500 people were evacuated from the Pulkovo international airport in Russia`s second largest city of St. Petersburg after a bomb threat, police said Friday.

Six killed in bus crash in northwest Russia

Police say a bus crash in northwest Russia has killed six people and injured at least 18 others, including orphans returning from a field trip.

33 Russian kids` adoption still in limbo after US ban

The Dima Yakovlev bill banning adoptions of Russian children by American families was enacted on January 01 as part of Russia`s response to the US Magnitsky Act

Lenin monument vandalised in Russia

Red paint was splattered on the monument, located near the Nevskaya Zastava museum, a place where Lenin had met with supporters before the revolution.

Dismissed cook stabs tourists in Russian city

A cook in the Russian city of St Petersburg went on a stabbing rampage, attacking tourists in the pier, after being sacked from a river cruise ship.

Eight gay activists arrested in St Petersburg

Russian police have broken up attempts to hold two gay rights rallies in St Petersburg, which this spring adopted a law against spreading "homosexual propaganda."