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Black Sea


Ukraine, Russia sign deal to reopen grain export ports as war rages on

July 22, 2022 10:04 pm

Russia and Ukraine, both among the world's top exporters of food, sent their defence and infrastructure ministers respectively to Istanbul for the signing ceremony

Russia fights for control of Ukraine's Mariupol stronghold

May 05, 2022 8:05 am

Mariupol authorities say some 200 civilians, as well as Ukrainian fighters, are still holed up in a vast network of underground bunkers in the Azovstal steel plant, which has suffered repeated bombardment from encircling Russian troops.

Ukraine says Russia planting mines in Black Sea as shipping perils grow

March 30, 2022 9:25 pm

The Black Sea is a major shipping route for grain, oil and oil products. Its waters are shared by Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia and Turkey as well as Ukraine and Russia

Mines from Ukraine drift into the Black Sea, Russia and shipping sources say

March 21, 2022 8:48 pm

The Black Sea is a major shipping artery for grain, oil and oil products.

What is the Montreux Convention and can Turkey use it to block Russian warships?

March 01, 2022 2:44 pm

Turkey is activating the Montreux Convention in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. What does this entail, and how could its implementation affect the war?

Where is Germany in the Ukraine standoff, its allies wonder

January 26, 2022 3:51 pm

Denmark is sending fighter jets to Lithuania and a frigate to the Baltic Sea. France has offered to send troops to Romania.

Turkey: Death toll mounts in devastating floods

August 21, 2021 5:45 pm

Flash flooding and mudslides have claimed at least 27 lives in northern Turkey. Meteorologists say that the region may not be out of the woods just yet.

India in touch with Russia over deadly blaze on cargo ships in Black Sea

January 22, 2019 2:30 pm

According to the Russian Maritime Agency overseeing the rescue operations, at least 10 sailors died in the incident on Monday while 12 were rescued and nine are still missing, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

Russia says Su-27 fighter jet intercepted US spy plane; US protests

January 30, 2018 9:30 pm

"This is but the latest example of Russian military activities disregarding international norms and agreements," a statement released by State Department said, calling on Russia "to cease these unsafe actions."

14 die in Russia as bus plunges into sea

August 25, 2017 4:19 pm

Earlier the Krasnodar region governor Veniamin Kondratyev said that the bus was carrying 35 people, 20 of whom have been rescued. The emergencies ministry however said the bus was transporting 38 people, 24 of whom were rescued.


Stunt-loving Putin rides to bottom of Black Sea

August 20, 2015 2:04 pm

President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship.