Second tiger freed by Putin found near Sino-Russian border

The second of the three rare tigers set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin was found wandering around the Sino-Russian border while hunt is on for the other one, official media reported here on Friday.

Second tiger freed by Putin found near Sino-Russian border
Second tiger freed by Putin found near Sino-Russian border

The second of the three rare tigers set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin was found wandering around the Sino-Russian border while hunt is on for the other one, official media reported here today.

Euro 2016 qualifier: Swedes fight back to draw with wasteful Russia
Euro 2016 qualifier: Swedes fight back to draw with wasteful Russia

Ola Toivonen`s goal crowned a gutsy Sweden fight back in a 1-1 draw with Russia but, ever the tough taskmaster, Fabio Capello thought the visitors should have easily won the Euro 2016 qualifier on Thursday. 

Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalised but is determined to fight for his life, Russian press agencies has reported.

Putin's tiger roams into China!

Chinese forest officials are working to locate a tiger that has allegedly roamed into China after being released by Russian President Vladimir Putin into the wild.

Russia says not optimistic over new NATO chief's remarks

 Statements by NATO`s new chief do not raise hopes of a rapid improvement in relations between Russia and the military alliance, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.

Russia says buffer zone in Syria requires UN approval

Russia on Thursday said that any plan to set up a buffer zone in Syria, as urged by Turkey, would need to be approved by the United Nations.

Putin may meet Ukraine`s Poroshenko in Italy: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin may hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of a summit in Italy next week, his aide said on Thursday.

China on lookout for Siberian tiger released by Putin

China has launched a massive hunt to locate a rare Siberian tiger released by Russian President Vladimir Putin into the wild after it crossed over to the forest into the Communist nation.

Russia's Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin could hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders in Milan, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Putin`s rare Russian tiger emigrates to China: Xinhua

 An endangered Siberian tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin has become Russia`s latest export to China, after the beast wandered over the border in search of a meal, Chinese state-run media said Thursday.

Russia moves closer to adopting compensation for sanctions law

The Russian Parliament moved a step closer on Wednesday to adopting a law that would allow for foreign assets inside the country to be seized and for the state to pay compensation for the loss of property due to Western sanctions.

Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount

Ukraine dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels today to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that killed eight more civilians and troops.

Russian MPs back bill to compensate Ukraine sanction targets

Russian lawmakers on Wednesday gave their preliminary backing to a controversial bill that could see the state compensate those hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine. 

UN says 3,660 killed in Ukraine violence since April

At least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in violence in Eastern Ukraine between mid-April and Oct 6, the UN Human Rights Office said on Wednesday, publishing a monthly report by UN monitors in the country.

Libya releases 24 detained foreigners

 Twenty-four Russians and Ukrainians arrested in Libya in 2011 on charges of aiding Libya`s former leader Muammar Gaddafi have been released, a Libyan attorney, said Tuesday.

Russian hacking attack takes aim at leadership in Moscow

 A hacker targeted a Russian regional parliament`s website on Tuesday with a statement berating authorities in Moscow and declaring the southern Volga region`s Astrakhan province was leaving the Russian Federation.

Truce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern Ukraine

While fighting in much of eastern Ukraine has been calmed by a month-old truce, it rages unabated at the airport near Donetsk, turning a shiny symbol of the country`s Western integration into a shattered mirror of its future prospects.

First European drones arrive in Ukraine to monitor truce

The first unarmed drones arrived today in Ukraine to help OSCE teams monitor the implementation of a fragile one-month truce in the separatist east, the pan-European security group said.

New NATO chief says wants constructive ties with Russia

NATO wants constructive relations with Russia even as it increases its presence in its member states in eastern Europe, the alliance`s new secretary-general told a Polish newspaper on Monday.