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Fire kills at least 16 in Moscow printing works

A fire in a warehouse at a Moscow printing works killed at least 16 people on Saturday morning, an Emergencies Ministry official told Rossiya-24 TV station.

Russian forces dispatched to Moscow bank hostage-taking

Moscow police said they were able to negotiate the release of two of the hostages, both employees of the bank, shortly after 1700 GMT, but did not reveal how they were freed.

This woman's jaw-dropping heroics on world's tallest skyscrapers will take your breath away - See Pics

This woman's jaw-dropping heroics on world's tallest skyscrapers will take your breath away - See Pics

'Rooftopping' by Insta-famous Angela Nikolau will take your breath away.

Japan protests to Russia over man detained on disputed island

Japan on Monday lodged a diplomatic protest with Russia over the detention of a Japanese citizen visiting an island disputed by the two countries.

US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia

US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko in a phonecall urged a speedy resolution to the conflict with pro-Russian separatists amid a spike in tensions with Moscow, the White House said late Friday.

Russia not to break relations with Ukraine: Vladimir Putin

Russia not to break relations with Ukraine: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow has no intention of cutting relations with Kiev.

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Russian traffic police

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a traffic police post outside Moscow on Wednesday in which both attackers were killed, calling it revenge for Russia`s aerial bombing campaign in Syria.

Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran base

The strikes destroyed jihadist targets including weapons depots and command centres, "killing a large number of fighters," Moscow said.

Russia deploys bombers to Iranian air base for Syria strikes: State TV

Russia has deployed Tupolev-22 bombers to an air base in the Iranian city of Hamadan where they will carry out air strikes against militants in Syria, Russia`s state-backed Rossiya 24 channel reported on Tuesday.

Moscow`s $2 billion makeover leaves some residents cold

n ambitious project to make central Moscow more pedestrian friendly has drawn mixed reactions from the city`s residents: some love the upgrade, others worry the soul is being ripped out of historic neighbourhoods.

Boy dies, dozens hospitalised in far northern Russian anthrax outbreak

Anthrax does not spread directly from one infected human or animal to another, but is spread through spores.

Al Qaeda and Syria branch split up

Al Qaeda and Syria branch split up

The Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra Front, said on Thursday it was breaking ties with the global terror network, in a video showing its leader Abu Mohamad al-Jolani for the first time.

Russia says starts humanitarian operation in Syria's Aleppo

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday the Russian and Syrian militaries would start a large-scale humanitarian operation in Aleppo during which civilians and militants would be given the chance to leave the city.

Erdogan to visit Russia on August 9

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on August 9 for his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin since Moscow and Ankara mended ties damaged by the downing of a Russian jet last year, Turkish officials said on Tuesday.

China says South Korea damaged 'mutual trust'

China has blamed South Korea for damaging "mutual trust" with its planned deployment of an advanced US missile defence system in the face of Beijing's opposition.

Russian President Putin calls for measures to strengthen national currency ruble

Russian President Putin calls for measures to strengthen national currency ruble

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the government to consider measures needed to strengthen the national currency, the ruble, the president's official website said Wednesday.

Kremlin confirms Putin and Erdogan to meet in Russia early August

The Kremlin confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to meet in Russia in early August.

Olympics: IOC mulls `options` as Russia made to wait on Rio fate

Olympics: IOC mulls `options` as Russia made to wait on Rio fate

The IOC said Tuesday it would study "legal options" before deciding whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games and barred sports minister Vitaly Mutko, acting on a bombshell report detailing rampant state-run doping.

Russia to deploy latest air Defence system in Crimea

 Russia will deploy its most advanced S-400 air defence systems to the annexed Crimea peninsula in August, a military official said Friday.

Two Americans killed in Nice attack: State Department

Two American citizens were killed in the attack in Nice that has left at least 84 people dead.