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Russia's new MC-21: A challenge to Boeing, Airbus planes?

Russia's new MC-21: A challenge to Boeing, Airbus planes?

Russia on Wednesday presented a new medium-range passenger plane which state media said was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects. 

EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

 The European Union has extended by six months a visa ban and asset freeze targeting several close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and others involved in Russia's annexation of Crimea and other territorial disputes in Ukraine.

Putin to be notable absence from Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin

 The heads of Germany and France will meet Kiev`s pro-Western leader in Berlin on Monday for Ukrainian crisis talks most notable for their diplomatically-charged exclusion of Russia`s Vladimir Putin.

Russia`s top court upholds decree to classify army losses

Russia`s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Kremlin decree to classify troop deaths during peace time, seen as an attempt to cover up Moscow`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

Hollande, Putin reach accord on cancelled warship deal

French President Francois Hollande`s office said Wednesday he had reached an agreement with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on compensation for failing to deliver two Mistral warships over the Ukraine crisis.

 

Russia says deal reached with France on warship compensation

Russia has reached a compensation deal with France for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a Kremlin aide has said, but Paris on Friday refused to confirm an agreement.

Four civilians reported killed in Ukraine fighting

Four civilians reported killed in Ukraine fighting

Four civilians were killed in intense shelling attacks between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east of the war-torn state, officials from both sides said today.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko for Ukraine truce

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have called for a "strict respect of engagements" pledged in a peace deal to end the Ukraine crisis, the French presidency said of the first four-way talks in more than two months.

Russia says sanctions unfounded, sticks to policy of reciprocity

Russia says sanctions unfounded, sticks to policy of reciprocity

 Russia believes that Western sanctions are unfounded, the Kremlin spokesman said on Monday after the European Union decided to extend sanctions to Jan. 31, 2016, over Moscow`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

Vladimir Putin says Ukraine crisis not of Russia's making

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the crisis in Ukraine is not of its making, but it has been able to overcome the economic fallout which emerged from it.

Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions: Minister

Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions: Minister

 Moscow will extend its embargo on European Union agricultural products but is unlikely to go further if the EU extends sanctions as expected, economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Thursday.

EU envoys agree to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: Sources

EU envoys agree to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: Sources

 EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, European sources said.

French, German, Russian, Ukrainian FMs to meet Tuesday in Paris: France

French, German, Russian, Ukrainian FMs to meet Tuesday in Paris: France

The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are set to hold talks next week in Paris over the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the French foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Thousands protest in Germany ahead of G7 summit

Thousands protest in Germany ahead of G7 summit

One year after Russia was ousted out of G7 summit, US President Barcak Obama is set to urge the Group of Seven leaders to maintain the sanctions on Moscow in wake of escalating Ukraine conflict.

Armenia, Belarus baulk at Riga summit declaration: Sources

 Armenia and Belarus are holding up agreement on a joint declaration at the EU-Eastern Partnership summit over references to Russia`s annexation of Crimea last year, diplomatic sources said Thursday.

Russia drops opposition to EU-Ukraine trade deal starting 2016: EU

Russia has dropped its demands for a further delay in a landmark EU-Ukraine trade deal at the heart of the Ukraine crisis and accepts that it will now begin next year, the EU said Monday.

John Kerry to meet with Putin in Russia

Top US diplomat John Kerry will head to Russia on Monday for his first visit in two years to meet President Vladimir Putin, as American ties with Moscow have plunged over the Ukraine crisis.

Heartbreak and tears as Russians unable to repay dollar loans

Yekaterina Kolotovkina choked back tears as she told how her world collapsed within a few short months.

Heartbreak and tears as Russians unable to repay dollar loans

Yekaterina Kolotovkina choked back tears as she told how her world collapsed within a few short months.

Two soldiers, one rebel killed in east Ukraine fighting

 Two soldiers and a pro-Russian rebel were killed in the last 24 hours in eastern Ukraine where isolated clashes continue in breach of a truce to end the yearlong war, officials on both sides said Wednesday.