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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Biden calls on Europe to stand firm on sanctions against Russia

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... yesterday called on European allies to stand firm in punishing Russia for its role in the unrest in neighbouring Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea. Embarking on a visit to reassure Eastern European nations of America's support for the region, Biden said they all "must remain resolute in imposing greater costs on Russia and imposing those costs together". ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China-Russia relations at all-time high, says Putin ahead of Shanghai visit

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:17pm by Agencies and Teddy Ng

    ... Agencies and Teddy Ng in Shanghai Kremlin chief aims to seal long-discussed gas deal and will encourage Chinese investment in Russia during trip to Shanghai this week Putin puts China ties at top of his agenda Amid a crisis in relations with the West over Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is moving to bolster ties with China. Russia saw relations with Beijing as a top ...

  3. News - World

    Russia bans parade in honour of Eurovision contest winner

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian March of bearded women and men cited as not respecting country's morality Russia bans parade for winner of Eurovision Russian officials have banned fans from staging ... lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and a flashpoint for Russia's debate over gay rights. So while the singer has her share of fans- she won 290 points in the Eurovision final- ...

  4. News - China

    Why China and Russia are ready to deal on oil and gas

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... Asia and shifts in the energy market are pushing China and Russia closer together as both react to fears of encirclement and energy security. Russia's political disagreements ... Reuters As the US pivot towards Asia pushes China and Russia closer together, the two countries seem like natural partners for a deal on energy supplies Warmer friendship in the pipeline ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China trade with Russia to hit US$100b next year, Xi says after meeting Putin

    Posted May 20th 2014, 01:52pm by AFP

    ... in Shanghai for a two-day Asian security summit with leaders from Iran and Central Asia. China and Russia will also show off their military prowess as 14 ships begin week-long drills in the East China ... and political win at a time when Washington and the European Union have imposed asset freezes and visa bans on dozens of Russian officials and several companies. A welcoming ceremony was held for Putin ...

  6. News - World - AEROSPACE

    Russia’s satellite mission ruined as US$29b rocket crashes after lift-off

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:05pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... after it took off at 1.42am Moscow time from the Baikonur space centre, which Russia leases in Kazakhstan. Russia’s Roscosmos federal space agency said it had formed a special commission “to ... 150 kilometres, and parts of the satellite fell into the Pacific Ocean or were scattered over Siberia and Russia’s Far East. “We have an emergency situation,” Channel One television showed ...

  7. News - World - CANADA

    Pro-Russia militia in Ukraine are 'killing and torturing', says UN

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:52pm by Reuters

    ... vote rapidly approaching, Kiev's interim leaders are battling to keep the country from disintegrating further after Russia's disputed annexation of Crimea in March. Government forces ... reference to Russia, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called on those with influence on the armed groups in the east "to do their utmost to rein in these men who seem bent ...

  8. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Russia wants to launch own version of Eurovision amid Conchita Wurst controversy

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by AFP

    ... allies in Belarus and Azerbaijan. The final in Copenhagen was shadowed by politics and public anger at Russia's intervention in Ukraine. Russia was booed during the final and the twins ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia wants to launch own version of Eurovision Russian lawmakers have proposed creating their own version of Eurovision after the song contest was won ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia's Lavrov open to more talks on Ukraine if the rebels are included

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:06pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Kiev Foreign minister's Kiev counterpart rejects the idea, saying no place in negotiations for them Russia open to more talks if rebels included Russian Foreign Minister ... "The army should not intervene in the political process," Lavrov said, urging an end to its deployment against insurgents as a starting point to any settlement of the crisis. ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Putin says Russia has moved its troops from the Ukrainian border

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:14pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Slavyansk US says poll in restive region mirrors that held in Crimea, as Russia rejects new peace initiative Russia claims to pull back troops Watch: Putin tells pro-Russian rebels to postpone referendum Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin told diplomats yesterday as he urged insurgents in southeastern Ukraine to postpone ...




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