Black Sea

Turkey PM Yildirim says aims to develop relations with Syria, Iraq

Turkey aims to develop good relations with Syria and Iraq.

Jul 13, 2016, 14:39 PM IST

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits Vladimir Putin looking to warm ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to bolster ties and seek to resolve a decades-long territorial dispute.

May 06, 2016, 09:45 AM IST

Georgia to build $2.5-bn Black Sea port on China`s Silk Road

Georgia on Monday announced plans to build a new deep-water Black Sea port in a $2.5-billion project that aims to boost trade between China and Europe along the historic Silk Road route.

Feb 08, 2016, 22:07 PM IST

Despite tensions, Russia`s `Syria Express` sails by Istanbul

It`s an occasional but regular sighting in Istanbul. Out of the mist on the Bosphorus that divides Europe and Asia looms the hulk of a Russian warship purposefully making its way to the Mediterranean.

Jan 06, 2016, 09:21 AM IST

Kremlin admits TV stations showed secret nuclear torpedo plan

The Kremlin admitted on Wednesday that Russian television had accidentally shown secret plans detailing a nuclear torpedo system in development.

Nov 12, 2015, 08:51 AM IST

'Action man' Vladimir Putin plunges into Black Sea in a mini-submarine - Watch

Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image on Tuesday by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year.

Aug 19, 2015, 12:40 PM IST

Controversial Russian politician named deputy in Ukraine

The nomination of a Russian politician to a top post in Odessa has caused a flurry of controversy in the tense political atmosphere of the violent Ukraine conflict.

Jul 19, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

Ukraine names Georgia's Saakashvili as governor of Black Sea hotspot

Ukraine`s Petro Poroshenko has appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine`s southern Odessa region, in a surprise move that is certain to raise hackles in Moscow.

May 31, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Russian aircraft head off US destroyer in Black Sea: RIA

Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior.

May 31, 2015, 08:45 AM IST

Russian divers report ancient ship find near Crimea

A group of Russian divers said on Wednesday they had found Byzantine-era ship wreckage in the Black Sea off Crimea that included a trove of 10th century pottery.

May 27, 2015, 22:10 PM IST

NATO worried by `wide-ranging` Russia Crimea build-up

NATO on Wednesday expressed alarm over a "wide-ranging" military build-up by Russia in Crimea, as well as talk that Moscow could even install nuclear weapons on the annexed Black Sea peninsula.

May 13, 2015, 23:35 PM IST

Turkey launches new raids over Erdogan eavesdropping case

Turkish police on Sunday launched a new wave of raids seeking to arrest suspects accused of wiretapping the communications of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other top officials.

Feb 08, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

Ukraine launches terror probe into new Odessa blast

Ukrainian police on Monday launched a terror probe into a blast in the government-controlled port of Odessa after an explosion outside a building housing a soldiers` support centre.

Jan 05, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal, power supplies

Moscow promised on Saturday to resume shipping coal and provide electricity to Ukraine for the first time in three years despite Kiev`s failure to guarantee energy supplies to Russian-occupied Crimea.

Dec 27, 2014, 23:08 PM IST

Ukraine halts trains to Russian-held Crimea

Ukraine said on Friday it was suspending all rail service to Russian-occupied Crimea because of security concerns.

Dec 26, 2014, 21:21 PM IST

Russia, 4-ex-Soviet nations finalize new alliance

Russia and four other ex-Soviet nations have completed the creation of a new economic alliance intended to bolster their integration, but the ambitious grouping immediately showed signs of fracture as the leader of Belarus sharply criticized Moscow.

Dec 26, 2014, 15:42 PM IST

Helicopter crashes into lake in Romania, 3 missing

Promising free water for all, 50 per cent cut in power tariff and steps for providing 24-hour electricity, AAP on Tuesday sought to woo voters ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls even as it downplayed Congress claiming that the real contest was between the party and BJP.

Dec 15, 2014, 23:28 PM IST

At least 21 drown, dozen missing in Istanbul migrant boat sinking

At least 21 people, including children, drowned and a dozen were missing on Monday when an overloaded boat taking migrants towards EU waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish officials said.

Nov 03, 2014, 22:12 PM IST

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul: Reports

 At least 24 illegal migrants drowned on Monday when a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.

Nov 03, 2014, 17:11 PM IST

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul

At least 24 illegal migrants drowned on Monday when a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.

Nov 03, 2014, 17:08 PM IST