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BRICS Summit: Narendra Modi flies to Brazil, looks forward to `meaningful meetings`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:14

In his first multilateral engagement since he assumed office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday boarded an Air India flight to Brazil, where he is set to attend the five-nation BRICS Summit.

Putin `may` meet Ukraine leader at World Cup: Spokesman

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 01:51

Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the World Cup final, his spokesman said on Saturday as the crisis between the two countries escalated.

Refugees flee Ukraine rebel bastions fearing revenge assault

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 23:39

Panicked refugees flooded highways and packed trains heading out of the main remaining rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine fearing an attack by government forces who lost 30 servicemen to defiant militants.

Ukrainian fighter jets scrambled above rebel positions as missile attack resumes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:18

Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.

US, not co-ordinating any military mission for Iraq: Hagel

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:35

The US is not co-ordinating military exercises or missions with Iran or Russia to help Iraq in its fight against Islamic militants, but it is assisting the Iraqi security forces in the combat, a top American diplomat has said.

Russia waves off 90 percent of Cuba`s debt

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 06:04

Russia has scrapped 90 percent of Cuba`s debt to Moscow, the Kremlin press service said Friday.

Putin visits Cuba on tour to rekindle Latin America ties

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:55

President Vladimir Putin visited Russia`s Cold War ally Cuba on Friday, launching a tour that will see him cozy up to Latin America amid newly frayed relations with the West.

Russia floats proposal for UN Ukraine resolution

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:50

Russia has circulated a proposal for a United Nations Security Council resolution on Ukraine that would demand a ceasefire between Kiev and pro-Russian insurgents, Moscow`s ambassador said Friday.

EU looks to reassure Russia on Ukraine trade deal

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:38

Ukraine, Russia and the European Union sat down on Friday for a first round of talks intended to reassure Moscow on the consequences of tighter trade links between Kiev and Brussels.

EU looks to reassure Russia on Ukraine trade deal

EU looks to reassure Russia on Ukraine trade deal

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:09

Ukraine, Russia and the European Union sat down Friday for a first round of talks intended to reassure Moscow on the consequences of tighter trade links between Kiev and Brussels.

Russians sing praises of Crimea annexation in new opera

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:00

It might not be over until the fat lady sings but a patriotic opera in Russia`s second city of Saint Petersburg has attempted to cement Moscow`s disputed control over Crimea in music at least.

Edward Snowden`s asylum could be extended in a week: Russia

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:47

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could have his request to extend his asylum in Russia agreed within a week, a senior migration service representative said.