Time not right for business as usual with Russia: US to India

The US on Friday re-emphasised that it was not the right time for "business as usual" with Russia, a day after India and Russia signed 20 bilateral agreements in key areas like oil, gas and defence during President Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi.

Russian aid convoys reach Ukraine's Donetsk, Lugansk

A convoy of trucks from Russia`s Emergencies Ministry delivered humanitarian aid to the people of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine on Friday.

Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly
Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated on Friday Moscow`s calls to convene as soon as possible another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine`s Donbass region, TASS news agency reported.

China says 2014 an year of bumper harvest for its diplomacy

China on Friday said 2014 has been a "bumper harvest" year for its diplomacy and pledged to improve cooperation with India and other neighbouring countries besides the US and Russia in 2015, as it showcased growing support for its ambitious multi-billion dollar Silk Road plan.

Ceasefire in Ukraine is now `real`: Poroshenko

President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said a "real" ceasefire was in place in Ukraine after the first 24 hours in seven months without a military casualty, although he admitted the truce was fragile.

Ukrainian President slams India over Crimean leader visit

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin`s annual summit delegation this week.

India, Russia ink 20 agreements; agree to set up more nuclear reactors
India, Russia ink 20 agreements; agree to set up more nuclear reactors

Nuclear energy cooperation between India and Russia got a major boost with both sides on Thursday inking a vision document for the construction of 12 Russia-built nuclear units in India over the next two decades as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin held summit talks here.

DNA: India's strategic ties with Russia incomparable, says PM Modi

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost cooperation between the two strategic partners in sectors like defence, energy and trade.

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Ukrainian PM warns of default risk, calls for more Western help

Ukraine risks defaulting on its debt unless Western donors come up with more funds on top of the billions of dollars of financial aid already promised, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday.

Russia calls US torture report `shocking`, calls for pressure

Russia on Thursday called a damning US report on the torture of detainees "shocking" and urged Washington to release the rest of the data about human rights violations.

Eggs thrown at Russian activists protesting Chechnya torchings

 Russian rights activists were targeted with eggs on Thursday as they held a news conference in Moscow to condemn the torching of the homes of relatives of suspected Islamist insurgents in Chechnya.

Russia to build 12 nuke reactors in India in next 20 years

Russia will build at least 12 nuclear reactors in India by 2035 and agreed to manufacture advanced helicopters as both countries on Thursday signed 20 pacts in oil, gas, defence, investment and other key sectors to further ramp up their strategic cooperation.

Putin a key architect of India-Russia partnership: PM Modi

PM Modi and Russian President Putin held a joint press conference. India, Russia signed 16 agreements in areas including armed forces training, nuclear energy, oil exploration, infrastructure, medical research in Delhi's Hyderabad House.

Russian athletics chief steps down from IAAF role
Russian athletics chief steps down from IAAF role

The head of Russia`s athletics federation has stepped down from his role as treasurer of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) because of the investigation into allegations of doping in Russia.

Over 4000 MT uranium imported for nuclear reactors since 2008: Govt

 New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) Around 4458 metric tonnes of uranium has been imported to fuel nuclear power reactors in the country since 2008, the government on Thursday said.

Full Text: India-Russia Joint Statement

India-Russia Joint Statement on the visit of President of the Russian Federation to India for 15th Annual India-Russia Summit

Druzhba-Dosti: A Vision for strengthening the Indian-Russian Partnership over the next decade 

India agrees to identify second site for Russian N-plants

India has agreed to identify a second site for Russian-designed nuclear plants, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Thursday.

Unprecedented Russian activity in Baltic: Poland

Poland's defense minister says that there has been "unprecedented" activity by Russia's navy and air force in the Baltic Sea region in recent days.

Indian Navy strengthening its air warfare capability

The Indian Navy is working towards a new fleet of aircraft and helicopters for maritime surveillance, electronic warfare and anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, its top commander has said.

India, Russia to outline joint vision statement

New Delhi: India and Russia would seek to outline a joint vision of their ties and also ink major agreements in the field of energy, defence and trade as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold talks under the 15th Annual India-Russia Summit here Thursday.