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Wednesday, February 26, 2020



Explained: Renewed talk of Russian interference as US elections approach

February 23, 2020 2:17 pm

Bernie Sanders said he received the briefing a month ago, a piece of information, which was made public after a report in The Washington Post yesterday revealed that Trump had also been informed of Russian involvement.

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats' emails: Lawyer

February 20, 2020 2:46 am

The pardon would come on the condition that Assange complied with the United States by saying that the Russians were not involved in the email leak that damaged Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016, Rohrabacher's statement said.

'The West is winning': US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells Russia, China

February 15, 2020 4:10 pm

"I'm happy to report that the death of the transatlantic alliance is grossly exaggerated. The West is winning, and we're winning together," Mike Pompeo said in a speech at the Munich Security Conference, listing US steps to protect liberal democracies.

MEA Jaishankar meets US House Speaker Pelosi at security conference in Germany

February 15, 2020 3:15 pm

The Munich Security Conference, being held in Germany from February 14-16, is the world's leading forum for debate on international security policy.

US, China lead global increase in defense spending

February 15, 2020 7:28 am

The top 15 defense spenders remained the same as in 2018, with one change in that Italy overtook Australia, with the two countries trading the 12th and 13th place. After the US and China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and India make up the top five.

Forty Years Ago, February 14, 1980: India, USSR Disagree

February 13, 2020 11:30 pm

India wants the Soviet Union to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan so that the tension in India’s neighbourhood is defused.

Turkey's options dry up in Syria as Russia backs Assad push

February 12, 2020 10:00 am

A Russia-backed government offensive in Syria's Idlib has brought Turkish forces into direct confrontation with President Bashar Assad's troops. That threatens to unravel a fragile agreement between Turkey and Russia.

Why you should know about Idlib, the province that is not letting the Syrian war end

February 08, 2020 5:08 pm

Idlib is the last province that is rebel-held and literally stands in way of ending of the nine-year-long Syrian civil war.

Oil rises after Russia supports possible supply cuts as coronavirus spreads

February 07, 2020 10:03 am

Brent crude futures rose 34 cents, or 0.6 per cent, to $55.27 a barrel by 0250, but were heading for a fifth weekly loss amid lingering fears over the impact of the virus.

Russia backs OPEC+ proposal to cut oil output: Foreign Minister Lavrov

February 07, 2020 9:36 am

The OPEC+ group pumps more than 40 per cent of the world's oil.


Octogenarian Russian dancers prove age just a number

January 29, 2020 11:34 am

Maya Kachina (82) and Lev Kitayev (86) met on the dance floor in a park in the Russian capital over 20 years ago, neither of them was a professional dancer.

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

March 19, 2016 5:01 pm

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

December 24, 2015 8:33 pm

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

July 27, 2014 3:32 pm

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

Sochi Winter Olympics kicks off

February 07, 2014 11:05 am

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.


Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

November 13, 2018 6:52 pm

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

July 06, 2018 4:34 am

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

The origin on AK-47

July 05, 2018 3:35 pm

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

Body of girl who died in Russia arrives in Mumbai

February 17, 2016 2:05 pm

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.

Russian President wishes India on Republic Day

January 24, 2016 1:31 pm

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

November 05, 2015 6:46 pm

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

November 05, 2015 6:29 pm

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