Garry Kasparov bid fails as chess body`s boss re-elected

Former world champion Garry Kasparov failed in his bid to oust the eccentric longtime head of the World Chess Federation in a bitter contest steeped in Russian power plays.

Anand-Carlsen rematch to be held in Sochi

The much-anticipated World Championship rematch between Indian veteran Viswanathan Anand and title-holder Magnus Carlsen will be staged from November 7 to 28 in Sochi, Russia.

Russian regional chief under fire `for meeting aliens`

A Russian regional leader has claimed on state television that he was visited at home by aliens in a UFO.