Black Sea

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of destabilizing the world by trying to enforce its will on other countries.

Oct 25, 2014, 00:31 AM IST

Levski Sofia fined for mocking UEFA’s anti-racism campaign

Levski Sofia have been fined 19,000 levs ($12,419) after fans mocked one of the anti-racism campaigns launched by European soccer`s governing body UEFA in a Bulgarian league match last month.

Oct 16, 2014, 09:26 AM IST

Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine.

Sep 09, 2014, 22:05 PM IST

'Russia denies military plane approached Canadian warship'

A Russian Defence Ministry official, responding to complaints by Ottawa that a Russian aircraft had flown low near a Canadian warship in the Black Sea, said on Tuesday no Russian plane had approached the vessel.

Sep 09, 2014, 11:56 AM IST

Russia to create post-Olympic gambling zone in Sochi: deputy PM

Russia plans to open a gambling zone in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, which was renovated at high cost to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Tuesday.

Jul 08, 2014, 22:58 PM IST

Russian navy starts drills in Black Sea

The Russian Black Sea Fleet has started its military drills, a media report said Saturday.

Jul 05, 2014, 12:51 PM IST

Bulgaria struggles with flood damage and begins to count cost

The torrential rain and floods that swept Bulgaria this week have killed 12 people, wrecked part of the Black Sea city of Varna and badly hit agriculture and the important tourism sector, authorities said on Saturday.

Jun 22, 2014, 01:34 AM IST

US sending warship to Black Sea

Amid growing standoff with Russia over Ukraine, the US is sending a guided missile cruiser to the Black Sea to reassure American allies in the region in the wake of the crisis.

May 21, 2014, 10:02 AM IST

US sends warship to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

The United States is sending a guided missile destroyer to the Black Sea in order to reassure European allies in the region following Russia`s annexation of Crimea, sources confirmed today.

May 08, 2014, 12:09 PM IST

Pentagon says Russian jet flies near US warship

A Russian fighter jet flew near a US warship in the Black Sea for 12 times Saturday amid rising tensions in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon said Monday.

Apr 15, 2014, 05:42 AM IST

Russian fighter jet passes near US warship

A Russian fighter jet was engaged in "provocative action" when it repeatedly passed near a US Navy guided missile destroyer for over 90 minutes in the international waters of the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, the Pentagon claimed on Monday.

Apr 15, 2014, 00:11 AM IST

US sends Navy destroyer to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

The US Navy destroyer -- USS Donald Cook -- the second American military ship to be deployed in the Black Sea amid the Ukraine crisis, is scheduled to arrive in the designated waters Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman has said.

Apr 10, 2014, 11:39 AM IST

US sends warship to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

The United States is sending a guided missile destroyer to the Black Sea in order to reassure European allies in the region following Russia`s annexation of Crimea, sources confirmed on Monday.

Apr 08, 2014, 02:42 AM IST

Ukraine to lose Russia`s hefty gas discount: Report

Ukraine is likely to lose its hefty gas discount when Moscow and Kiev revise their agreement on the Black Sea fleet, Kommersant business daily reported on Friday.

Mar 21, 2014, 14:11 PM IST

US warship Truxtun starts one-day exercise in Black Sea

Ukraine`s Crimea peninsula juts into the north of the Black Sea. The U.S. military has described it as a "routine" deployment scheduled well before the crisis in Ukraine.

Mar 19, 2014, 14:48 PM IST

US destroyer to conduct more drills in Black Sea amid Crimea crisis

The USS Truxtun, a US guided-missile destroyer, will carry out more exercises with allied ships in the Black Sea, its commander said on Saturday, amid an East-West crisis triggered by Russia`s takeover of Crimea.

Mar 16, 2014, 10:34 AM IST

Tatar leader questions legitimacy of Crimea poll in Putin call

A Crimean Tatar leader said today he questioned the legitimacy of a referendum in the peninsula this weekend, which could see the Black Sea region become part of Russia, in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin.

Mar 13, 2014, 02:15 AM IST

Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea

Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea`s rutted roads on Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea.

Mar 09, 2014, 00:00 AM IST

US naval destroyer heading to Black Sea

A US Navy destroyer is passing through Istanbul`s Bosporus straits on its way to the Black Sea for exercises near the fraught Crimean peninsula.

Mar 07, 2014, 23:33 PM IST

Crimea airport operating normally after raid reports

The airport in Crimea`s capital Simferopol was operating normally Friday, an AFP journalist at the scene said, despite an earlier report that it had been seized overnight by armed assailants.

Feb 28, 2014, 10:09 AM IST