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15 dead after Russian dam collapse floods dormitories

The collapse during heavy rain occurred early Saturday near the village of Shchetinkino, in the Krasnoyarsk region about 3,400 kilometers (2,100 miles) east of Moscow.

Erdogan says Turkey will never declare ceasefire in northern Syria

"They say 'declare a ceasefire'. We will never declare a ceasefire," Erdogan said. "They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions," he said.


Chaos in northern Syria as ISIS detainees bolt during Turkish invasion

Turkey’s invasion upended a fragile peace in northeastern Syria and risks enabling a resurgence of Islamic State, which no longer controls territory in Syria but still has sleeper cells and supporters.

Explained: How Alexei Leonov became the first human to walk in space

On March 18, 1965, Leonov created history after he exited the Voskhod 2 spacecraft capsule, tethered by a 16 feet long cable, and floated in space for a duration of 12 minutes and 9 seconds.

Explained: Turkey set to redraw map of Syrian war once more

Turkey has two main goals in northeast Syria: to drive the Kurdish YPG militia which it deems a security threat away from its border, and to create a space inside Syria where 2 million Syria refugees currently hosted in Turkey can be settled.

EU divisions over Russia mount as France, Germany seek peace in Ukraine

Progress at talks between Russian and Ukrainian envoys have raised hopes of convening the first international summit in three years on ending the fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces.


President Vladimir Putin is luring tourists to Russia with free e-visas

“My nerves were on edge because they just wouldn’t tell me what was happening with our passports,” said a tourist in the lobby of the five-star Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg one recent morning, as her excited daughter negotiated the day’s itinerary with their Russian guide. “

'Apple pushed me towards homosexuality': Russian man files lawsuit against tech giant

The man ordered the Bitcoin cryptocurrency from the iPhone app but what he received was another cryptocurrency called 'Gaycoin'.  The GayCoin cryptocurrency arrived with a note saying, "Don't judge until you try," according to the complaint.

'We absolutely will': Vladimir Putin jokes that Russia will meddle in 2020 US elections

When asked if Russia would interfere in the 2020 US elections, Putin during an energy forum in Moscow replied: "I'll tell you a secret: Yes, we'll definitely do it." "Just don't tell anyone," he added, in a stage whisper.

Russia says it will help revive Afghan peace talks between Taliban, US

US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled secret talks with the Taliban at his Camp David retreat that were planned for Sept. 8 and has since said the talks are "dead".

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FlyDubai plane crashes in southern Russia, kills all 62 on board

All sixty-two people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on Saturday morning.

Warm reception for PM Modi in cold Russia

PrimeMinister Narendra Modi is on a two-day-visit to Russia where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin held 16th India-Russia Summit at the Kremlin.


Russia celebrates Navy Day

In Russia, Navy Day normally takes place on the last Sunday of July.

Sochi Winter Olympics kicks off

It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship.

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Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

The origin of AK-47

On this day, the first AK-47 went to production in what was then called the Soviet Union.


The origin on AK-47

On this day, the first AK-47 went to production in what was then called the Soviet Union.

Questions over Syrian Kurds' links to Assad and Russia

There are growing concerns among some world powers over the links between Kurdish fighters, the Syrian government and Russia.

Body of girl who died in Russia arrives in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): The body of a girl who died in a fire incident in Russia arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the shocking tragedy, two medical students from Maharashtra died of suffocation after a fire broke out in their institute in Russia on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Karishma Bhosale (20) from Pune and Pooja Kallur (22) from Nerul. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya was seen condoling the family members of the girl.

Russia: Lavrov slams 'unilateral egoistic line' on Syria that benefits some

The Russian Federation has consistently pursued a foreign policy anchored in and approved by the conception of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which requires us to be guided by the interests of ensuring the security of the country in close cooperation with all states willing to do so on an equal footing, based on respect for […]


Russian President wishes India on Republic Day

Russia, Jan 24 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his greetings to the Indian citizens on the occasion of Republic Day. President Putin in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he appreciates relations of special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India. He added that he was sure that further build-up between the two nations will be fruitful bilateral cooperation in different areas. He also said that constructive interaction corresponds to their common interests and goes in line with ensuring stability and security in Asia and the entire world.

Sinai tragedy: funerals begin amid fresh theories over cause of crash

Funerals have begun to take place in Russia for some of the 224 victims of the Sinai air crash. In the north western city of Veliky Novgorod, 60-year old Nina Lushchenko was the first to be laid to rest.

Russia sends missile systems to Syria to protect its forces

Representatives of four Free Syrian Army rebel groups have dismissed a report claiming they would meet Russian officials to discuss fighting Islamic State militants.