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Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

A third of the entire global population is locked down and over 21,000 have died, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic which originated in China last year in December.

Russian government resigns after President Putin proposes changes to Constitution

15 Jan 2020

Russian government resigns after President Putin proposes changes to Constitution

The entire Russian government has resigned after President Vladimir Putin's State-of-the-Nation address on Wednesday, reported the country's state news agency TASS.

Putin told Pence Russia didn't meddle in vote: Kremlin spokesman

20 Nov 2018

Putin told Pence Russia didn't meddle in vote: Kremlin spokesman

President Vladimir Putin denied any Russian involvement when US Vice President Mike Pence asked last week about meddling in the 2016 election, the Kremlin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said.

China, Russia listening to Donald Trump's phone calls: NYT

25 Oct 2018

China, Russia listening to Donald Trump's phone calls: NYT

US spy agencies have determined that China and Russia are "eavesdropping" on President Donald Trump's phone calls, according to a news report by a prominent American daily.

US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow

23 Oct 2018

US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow

US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser has met with Russia's Defense Minister in Moscow just a few days after Trump announced he intended to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services

07 Oct 2018

Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services

During the Soviet era, Russia's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.

Russia-India joint military drill from November 18 in Uttar Pradesh

03 Oct 2018

Russia-India joint military drill from November 18 in Uttar Pradesh

India and Russia will hold a joint military exercise from November 18 to 28 in Uttar Pradesh, Russian authorities said today, ahead of President Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi.

Russian spy poisoning: Kremlin expects Britain to share suspects' identity

29 Sep 2018

Russian spy poisoning: Kremlin expects Britain to share suspects' identity

The Kremlin said yesterday it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identity of the two suspects (pictured) in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy so that Russian officials can launch an investigation.

FIFA 2018: Russian women advised against sleeping with guests

15 Jun 2018

FIFA 2018: Russian women advised against sleeping with guests

Lawmaker Tamara Pletneva has advised Russian women to not sleep with footballers during the FIFA World Cup 2018, to avoid giving birth to mixed race children.

Russia: PM Modi to hold informal summit with Putin

21 May 2018

Russia: PM Modi to hold informal summit with Putin

PM Narendra Modi today arrived in Russia's Black Sea coastal city Sochi for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin.

Consider CAATSA before buying Russian arms: US to allies

19 May 2018

Consider CAATSA before buying Russian arms: US to allies

As India plans to purchase five S-400 Triumf air defense systems for $4.5 billion from Russia, the US today said its allies should take the Countering America's Adversaries through Sanction Act (CAATSA) into consideration, under which any significant purchase of Russian military would attract American sanctions.

Russia warns US of "dangerous" escalation over Syria

14 Apr 2018

Russia warns US of "dangerous" escalation over Syria

After a recent chemical attack near Damascus, US President Donald Trump threatened Russia to be prepared for missiles being fired at Syria.

2018 TIME 100: Now, you can cast your vote

29 Mar 2018

2018 TIME 100: Now, you can cast your vote

For years now, TIME magazine has dedicated one of its annual issues to celebrate the most influential personalities from across the globe.

Spy poisoning: UK lashes back, expels 23 Russian diplomats

14 Mar 2018

Spy poisoning: UK lashes back, expels 23 Russian diplomats

After Moscow snubbed British PM Theresa May's call to explain its role in the mysterious poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury, the UK has decided to expel 23 Russian diplomats.

British PM: Highly likely Moscow behind Russian spy Skripal poisoning

13 Mar 2018

British PM: Highly likely Moscow behind Russian spy Skripal poisoning

About a week has passed since double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were mysteriously found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, poisoned with a nerve agent known as "Novichok."

Russia: Putin-critic Alexei Navalny nominated to contest in 2018 elections

26 Dec 2017

Russia: Putin-critic Alexei Navalny nominated to contest in 2018 elections

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny may contest against President Vladimir Putin in the country's presidential elections scheduled for March 2018.

Russia to withdraw its troops from Syria

13 Dec 2017

Russia to withdraw its troops from Syria

Russia, a key player in the Syrian conflict has begun the partial withdrawal of its troops from the country.

UK: Vladimir Putin calendars sold out, but who's buying them?

05 Dec 2017

UK: Vladimir Putin calendars sold out, but who's buying them?

Russian media outlets have claimed that calendars featuring President Vladimir Putin's photographs in various poses have reportedly been selling like hot cakes in the UK.

Russia prepares for terror threats to 2018 FIFA World Cup

08 Nov 2017

Russia prepares for terror threats to 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russian involvement in the Syrian conflict has angered several extremists, rendering the country vulnerable to terror attacks.

Paris Agreement on climate change- India committed to preserving climate

03 Jun 2017

Paris Agreement on climate change- India committed to preserving climate

Following the "stormy exit" of the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change, India asserted it is committed to protecting the climate irrespective of international pacts or other nations' stand on it.

Russia bans "gay clown" memes of President Putin

07 Apr 2017

Russia bans "gay clown" memes of President Putin

With a recent ruling by Moscow's Justice Ministry, it is now illegal to portray President Vladimir Putin in makeup, or otherwise implying he is gay.

Russia anti-corruption protests: Putin's opposition leader amongst hundreds arrested

27 Mar 2017

Russia anti-corruption protests: Putin's opposition leader amongst hundreds arrested

Anti-corruption protesters across major Russian cities including Moscow and St. Petersburg, took to the streets to protest corruption within President Vladimir Putin's administration. Russian police arrested hundreds of protesters in Moscow alone for partaking in "unsanctioned rallies".

Trump surveillance: Republican Nunes apologizes over handling of info

24 Mar 2017

Trump surveillance: Republican Nunes apologizes over handling of info

Republican head of the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes apologized after facing criticism for calling a news conference to discuss allegations about spy agency's surveillance of President Donald Trump and his team.

Report suggests Trump's campaign manager has ties to Moscow

23 Mar 2017

Report suggests Trump's campaign manager has ties to Moscow

Reports have suggested that Donald trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort had extensive links to Moscow, and was involved with Russian individuals in an attempt to "greatly benefit the Putin Government."

Trump will meet NATO allies in Europe in May

06 Feb 2017

Trump will meet NATO allies in Europe in May

President Donald Trump has agreed to meet leaders of America's NATO alliance in Europe in May.

US will show strength at UN- US Ambassador to UN

29 Jan 2017

US will show strength at UN- US Ambassador to UN

Nikki Haley, the new US Ambassador to the UN said in a strongly worded message that the US will show its "strength" at the UN and act accordingly against opponents.

PM Theresa May and President Trump address press conference

28 Jan 2017

PM Theresa May and President Trump address press conference

President Donald Trump's first meeting with a foreign head of state, took place yesterday.

Nikki Haley confirmed as US ambassador to UN

25 Jan 2017

Nikki Haley confirmed as US ambassador to UN

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been confirmed by the US Senate as the next Ambassador to the UN. She is expected to be sworn in soon.

Barack Obama gives final press conference as president

19 Jan 2017

Barack Obama gives final press conference as president

Barack Obama covered a range of issues during his last press conference as president.

Nikki Haley opposes Trump's stance during Senate hearing

19 Jan 2017

Nikki Haley opposes Trump's stance during Senate hearing

Donald Trump's nominee to be US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, 44, has received an overwhelmingly respectful reception from both Democratic and Republicans during her Senate confirmation hearing.

NATO alliance rattled after Trump calls it obsolete

17 Jan 2017

NATO alliance rattled after Trump calls it obsolete

Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said US President-elect Donald Trump's comment that NATO is "obsolete" has caused "astonishment and agitation" within the alliance.

Russia: US tank and troop deployment in Poland a threat

14 Jan 2017

Russia: US tank and troop deployment in Poland a threat

Russia said the deployment of over 3,000 American troops and tanks in Poland represents a threat to its own national security.

Donald Trump mistrusts online communications

02 Jan 2017

Donald Trump mistrusts online communications

In the background of hacking allegations against Russia, President-elect Donald Trump expressed his mistrust in online communications and believes "no computer is safe".

Moscow reduces dependency on foreign technology

01 Oct 2016

Moscow reduces dependency on foreign technology

Moscow city will be replacing Microsoft programs with domestic software on thousands of computers.

Russian Legislative Elections: Putin-backed United Russia's big victory

21 Sep 2016

Russian Legislative Elections: Putin-backed United Russia's big victory

United Russia political party that is backed by President Vladimir Putin has won a landslide victory in the Russian parliamentary elections leaving its rivals far behind.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Russian traffic police officers

21 Aug 2016

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Russian traffic police officers

IS has claimed responsibility by releasing a video of 2 attackers involved in an assault on Russian traffic police that occurred near Moscow on Wednesday.