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Lost Russian space freighter sought in Siberia, near Mongolian border

Search teams on Friday were looking for a missing Russian space freighter believed to have crashed in southern Siberia, close to Russia's border with Mongolia.

Putin touts Russian economic recovery, readiness to work with US

Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual state of the nation speech on Thursday touted a nascent economic recovery from a years-long recession and his country's readiness to work with the...

Putin appoints new Russian economy minister after bribery scandal

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday named 34-year-old deputy finance minister, Maxim Oreshkin, as his new economic development minister after the previous one was dismissed following...

European Space Agency lacks 400 million euros for Mars programme

The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to ask member states for about 400 million euros (420 million dollars) in additional funding for its Mars programme at a conference next week, spaceflight...

Russian ex-naval officer detained on suspicion of spying for Ukraine

Russian authorities have detained a former naval captain in Crimea on suspicion of spying for Ukraine, the Federal Security Service (FSB), the main successor agency of the Soviet KGB, said...

Four dead in gunbattle in Russia's turbulent Ingushetia region

Two Russian special forces officers and two suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle in a residential neighbourhood in southern Russia's turbulent Ingushetia region, authorities said...

Russia's Putin praises French presidential hopeful Fillon

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday praised the winner of France's recent Republican presidential primary, Francois Fillon, as a very professional, well-mannered politician.

Three astronauts arrive at International Space Station

Three astronauts from the triumvirate of the world's leading space agencies - NASA, Russia's Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA)- have arrived at the International Space Station

Turkey's Erdogan strengthens ties with Uzbekistan's leadership

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with the leadership of the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan on Friday as the two predominantly Muslim countries strengthen their ties.

Russia blocks US social network LinkedIn

Russia blocked access to the US-based social network LinkedIn on Thursday, citing a violation of a new law that Russian citizens' personal data must be stored within the country.

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday declaring that his country will not become a member of the International Criminal Court.

Russian minister placed under house arrest, fired over graft charges

Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was placed under house arrest and removed from his post on Tuesday on charges that he accepted a 2-million-dollar bribe.

Putin, Merkel discuss gas transit via Ukraine as temperatures drop

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday warned Germany about Ukraine possibly disrupting gas supplies to Europe during an expected severe winter.

Moscow welcomes new Bulgarian pro-Russian leadership for gas deal

The Kremlin welcomes the new pro-Russian leadership in European Union member state Bulgaria as an opportunity to revive the development of the South Stream natural gas pipeline, which had been...

Pro-Russia candidate to win Moldova's historic presidential election

Pro-Russia candidate Igor Dodon on Sunday appeared likely to win Moldova's first direct presidential election in 20 years, with a 55-per-cent majority after nearly all the ballots had been counted...