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Eight firefighters killed in latest Moscow warehouse blaze

Moscow - Eight Russian firefighters were killed as they battled a blaze at a warehouse in eastern Moscow, authorities said Friday, in the latest deadly fire to hit the capital.

Putin appoints new foreign spy boss

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday appointed the country's hawkish former parliament speaker as the new head of his foreign intelligence agency.

Kerry, Lavrov discuss Syria in New York: Moscow

Moscow - Russia and the United States discussed the Syrian conflict in New York, hours after clashing over the issue at the United Nations, the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday.

Russia says coalition drone was in area when Syria aid convoy hit

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday said a Predator drone from the US-led coalition flew over an aid convoy in Syria when it was destroyed, denying again that it bombed the humanitarian column.

Russia says to send flagship aircraft carrier to Syria coast

Moscow - Russia's defence minister said Wednesday that Moscow was dispatching its flagship aircraft carrier to bolster its forces in the eastern Mediterranean off Syria.

New Russian parliament faces tough economic times

Moscow - A crushing victory for Russia's ruling party at parliamentary polls has been hailed as a big win for President Vladimir Putin -- but for the deputies elected it might just prove a poisoned chalice.

Op-Ed: Were there deliberate attempts to wreck the Syrian peace deal?

The recent ceasefire negotiated by John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, created tension between the U.S. Pentagon and the Department of State.

Russia busts pair 'trying to sell CIA fake secrets'

Moscow - Russia's security service said Tuesday it had foiled an attempt by two young men in Siberia to sell made-up military secrets to the CIA for cash.

Moscow denies Russia, Syria jets hit aid convoy: agencies

Moscow - Neither Russian nor Syrian planes bombed an aid convoy in Syria's Aleppo, Moscow said Tuesday, as outrage mounted over strikes which the Red Cross said killed around 20 people.

What the big win for Putin's party at Russia vote tells us

Moscow - The crushing victory of Russia's ruling party has been welcomed as a vote for "stability" by President Vladimir Putin, but slammed as a catastrophe by the marginalised opposition.

Eye-catching winners in Russian vote

Moscow - The Russian parliament has traditionally housed some colourful characters, from Olympic champions and opera singers to cosmonauts and suspected criminals.

Putin cheers party's crushing win in Russia parliament vote

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Monday hailed a vote for "stability" after his ruling party won a record number of seats at parliamentary polls amid a low turnout.

Putin's party dominates in Russia parliament vote

Moscow - Russia's ruling United Russia party cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed.

Putin's party dominates at Russia parliament vote

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia party on Sunday cruised to an easy victory at parliamentary elections, exit polls showed, despite the longest economic crisis of his 16-year rule.

Russian holds parliament vote with little threat for Putin

Moscow - Russians on Sunday cast their votes in parliamentary elections set to see parties loyal to President Vladimir Putin stay firmly in charge despite the lengthiest economic crisis of his rule.

Putin offers tacit support for 'pro-Russia' US candidate

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered what appeared to be his strongest support yet for US presidential candidate Donald Trump -- without explicitly naming him.

Putin says Syria rebels using truce to regroup

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Syrian rebels Saturday of using a fragile ceasefire to regroup, as diplomatic tensions between Moscow and Washington simmered over a lack of humanitarian aid access.

Dolphins appear to talk in sentences

Dolphins are super-smart and they have a language. New research has probed the complexity of this language and concludes that dolphins not only communicate words with each other, but they are also capable of constructing sentences.

Russia cancels manned space launch over 'technical' issues

Moscow - Russia on Saturday cancelled a planned manned space launch expected in one week due to "technical reasons," giving no explanation or a new launch date.

Russia calls for further 72-hour extension to Syria ceasefire

Moscow - Russia said it was ready to extend a Syria truce set to run out Friday evening for a further 72 hours, despite accusing the US and rebels of not fulfilling the deal.
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