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  1. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russia backs UN resolution demanding international access to MH17 crash site

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in New York and Moscow Reluctant Russia backs UN resolution Even as a reluctant Russia backed a UN Security Council resolution demanding international access to the crash site ... for "unfounded accusations". After three days of talks, Russia agreed to endorse the resolution after its wording was changed to clarify that Ukraine would participate in the investigation ...

  2. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    Edward Snowden 'applies for political asylum in Russia'

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 11:13pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... Putin tells Edward Snowden to stop US secrets leak Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a Russian immigration source close ... accompanied Snowden on his trip from Hong Kong. President Vladimir Putin made starkly clear on Monday that Edward Snowden was not welcome in Russia, and voiced solidarity with the United States over ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Exxon's Arctic oil drilling plans threatened by US sanctions on Russia

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Moscow Sanctions threaten Exxon's Arctic dream ExxonMobil's dream of drilling in the Russian Arctic may risk running aground on the politics of Ukraine. The company ... Sechin being sanctioned it may complicate relations for Rosneft with Western companies," said Mattias Westman, who oversees about US$3.3 billion in Russia assets as chief executive ...

  4. News - China - AVIATION

    Flight from Shanghai to London forced to make emergency landing in Russia

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:15am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A plane from Shanghai to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia on Monday after a technical issue was detected. The Virgin Atlantic Airbus ... an emergency landing in Irkutsk, Russia on the way back from Shanghai,” Daley said in a post on photo-sharing website Instagram. “Here’s the pic of the fuel dump before landing,” he added, ...

  5. The tortuous birth of a credible opposition

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer He took off the Kremlin dog collar,' explained a friend of Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's third-richest man, as the political party Prokhorov had founded to run against ... Russians back their self-respect and a modest degree of prosperity. He would win a free election hands down. So in Russia's interest, he should lighten up and allow the political system ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Biden warns Russia ‘time is short’ for progress on Ukraine

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 05:15pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... Agencies in Kiev Washington offers Ukraine a US$50m aid package to help with economic and political reform as Vice President Joe Biden addresses legislators in Kiev US Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, said on Tuesday that “time is short” for Russia to make progress on its commitment at Geneva last week to help defuse the crisis in Ukraine. Calling on Moscow to remove ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Putin's adventurism in Ukraine will end in disaster for Russia

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:09pm by ROBERT PATMAN

    ... Robert Patman Robert Patman says president has miscalculated cost of action in Ukraine Putin's adventurism will end in disaster for Russia Amid the growing clamour in Washington ... President Vladimir Putin's adventurism in Ukraine is likely to end in strategic disaster for Russia. On the surface, Putin's swift annexation of Crimea and growing involvement in eastern ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia evokes Nazi horrors to criticise Ukraine’s fledgling government

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:31pm by Associated Press

    ... Kremlin-driven propaganda offensive that uses second world war-era terms and imagery to rail against Ukraine’s fledgling government. “Nazis,” “fascists” and “Fritzes” are some of the terms that Russia is hurling at Ukrainian authorities who took power after the ouster of the last elected president, a reversal in political fortunes that has led to a pro-Western Ukrainian government in Kiev ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    On 1991 coup anniversary, Putin accused of turning clock back

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with his wife and five-year-old daughter, he placed a flower at the memorial that reads "Defenders of democracy in Russia died here in August 1991". Later, there was a rally behind the White House- the spot where Boris Yeltsin, as the new president of the state of Russia, had stood defiantly on an armoured vehicle sent to drive out the pro-democracy Muscovites who had gathered ...

  10. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russia can't wash its hands of blame for MH17 crash, Tony Abbott says

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Russia can't wash hands of blame, Abbott says Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday said Russia could not "wash its hands of responsibility" ... Russia's initial response as "deeply unsatisfactory" after calling in Moscow's ambassador. He defended his comments about suspected Russian involvement yesterday as "very much ...




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