Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made his debut among the world's most powerful people, ranked 15th on the Forbes list topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin who pipped his US counterpart Barack Obama for a second year in a row.
President Vladimir Putin must demand an end to the racism plaguing Russian soccer and the country should stop denying it has a problem, the executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe told Reuters on Wednesday.
Local favourite Daniil Kvyat could not hide his delight on Saturday after producing the best qualifying performance of his Formula One career to claim fifth place on the grid for Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
The inaugural Russian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday in a strained atmosphere, part-subdued and part-celebratory, amid high security and dramatic speculation, all intensified when, as expected, president Vladimir Putin arrives in the paddock before the race.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has repeated a call for the crisis in Ukraine to be resolved politically via an inclusive dialogue, during talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, China`s Foreign Ministry said.
Moscow has drawn up new anti-Western sanctions targeting imports of second-hand cars and consumer goods, President Vladimir Putin`s economic aide said Thursday, as the EU agreed to slap new punitive measures on Russia.
Ukraine`s new Western-backed leader on Tuesday called Russian President Vladimir Putin`s request for lawmakers to revoke a resolution allowing him to invade his western neighbour "the first practical step" toward peace.
Russia has withdrawn "several thousand" military personnel from the Ukrainian border in the past few days but tens of thousands of soldiers remain deployed in the region, a US defense official said Tuesday.