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Malaysia May Open Case Against MH17 Crash Culprits - Reports
2014-07-23 06:22:00
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he instructed his country?s attorney-general to closely investigate the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine and possibly open cases against those responsible for the tragedy, Malaysian Insider reported Wednesday.

Over 200,000 Flee Ukraine For Russia ? Russian Ombudsman
2014-07-23 05:36:00
More than 200,000 refugees from southeastern Ukraine are in Russia, 28,700 of whom are children, Russia?s children?s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said at a press conference held at Rossiya Segodnya on Wednesday.

Black Boxes From Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Downed Over Ukraine Arrive in UK
2014-07-23 05:31:00
Flight recorders recovered from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in eastern Ukraine have been delivered to the United Kingdom under the supervision of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the state commission for investigating the airliner crash said in a statement Wednesday.

Russia Sees Cooperation With Asia-Pacific Rim as Top Priority
2014-07-23 05:29:00
Russia deems cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Rim as its key priority, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday at a meeting with trade representatives.

Lawsuit Against Anti-Gay Discrimination at ExxonMobil to Proceed
2014-07-23 05:23:00
The Illinois Human Rights Commission overturned a lower body?s decision to dismiss the case of LGBT discrimination at US oil major ExxonMobil and a lawsuit will now move forward, Washington Blade reported.

Major International Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Over Missile Threats
2014-07-23 04:55:00
Russia?s airline Transaero, together with major US, EU and Canadian airlines, reported that all flights to and from Tel-Aviv scheduled for Wednesday are cancelled due to the deteriorating security situation in Gaza.

ISIS Opens Bus Tours Across Syria, Iraq Border
2014-07-23 04:43:00
ISIS fighters in control over the war-ridden territories in Syria, Iraq border, organized a hop-on hop-off bus service over their ?caliphate,? the Times of Israel reported Wednesday.

Military Specialists From Almost 100 Countries to Attend Russia?s Aviadarts
2014-07-23 04:16:00
More than 90 countries are sending their military attaches to Russia?s international air force crew competition Aviadarts, Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian Air Force commander-in-chief said Wednesday.

597 Palestinians, One-Quarter Children, Killed in Israel?s Military Op in Gaza
2014-07-23 04:11:51
Israel's Operation Protective Edge and ground invasion into the Gaza Strip has killed at least 597 Palestinians, including 152 children and 82 women, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, a nongovernmental organization based in the Gaza Strip, said in its most recent reports.

Tsarnaev?s Friend Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges - Reports
2014-07-23 01:55:00
Stephen Silva, a close friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with organizing the Boston Marathon bombing, was arrested and taken to court on charges of drug and firearm possession, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

EU Sanctions Against Moscow 'A Road to Nowhere' - Russia's EU Envoy
2014-07-23 00:54:00
The European Union decided to continue the policy of sanctions against Moscow and expand the black list for Russia and Ukraine by Thursday, Russia?s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said after attending the European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, calling it "a road to nowhere."

Russia Hands Data on MH17 Crash to EU, Awaits Reaction - Russia's EU Envoy
2014-07-22 23:50:00
Russia handed all of its Defense Ministry?s data on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine to the European Union, but has seen no reaction yet, Russia?s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Wednesday.

Donetsk Militia Refuse Children Evacuation to Kiev-Controlled Territory
2014-07-22 20:08:00
Independence supporters in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) refused to let out a group of children, including this with special needs, on Tuesday, saying the children could be taken hostage on the Kiev-controlled territory.

Israel Must End West Bank Occupation - Former Deputy Defense Minister
2014-07-22 19:07:00
Former Deputy Defense Minister of Israel Ephraim Sneh said Tuesday the ongoing humanitarian and strategic crisis in Gaza and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank must end through negotiations.

Peru's Prime Minister Resigns - Reports
2014-07-22 18:47:00
Peru's Prime Minister René Cornejo has resigned, Peruvian radio RPP reported Tuesday.

EU to Adopt Restrictive Measures on Investment in Crimea by July End
2014-07-22 12:21:00
Foreign ministers from the European Union will introduce additional measures to restrict trade and investment in Crimea and Sevastopol, according to the statement issued after the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.

Sochi Offers to Host New Wave Song Contest After Latvia Bans Russian Singers
2014-07-22 12:03:31
Sochi Mayor Alexander Tkachev proposed Tuesday that the resort city on the Black Sea host a Eurovision-style contest for young pop singers, New Wave, after Latvia barred three Russian pop stars from going to Jurmala, its traditional venue.

Russia, Holland Discuss UN Security Council Resolution on Malaysian Boeing Crash
2014-07-22 11:38:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution supporting a thorough and independent international investigation into the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin?s press service announced Tuesday.

OSCE Publishes Spot Report on Monitoring Mission?s Visit to Malaysian Boeing Crash Site
2014-07-22 11:32:38
OSCE has published a report on the visit of its Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) and the Dutch experts to the site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash.

REVIEW: Broader Sanctions Against Russia to Hurt EU?s Domestic Markets
2014-07-22 11:07:34
Sanctions against Russia will have a negative impact on economies of many European countries, such as Britain, Italy, France, and Holland, with Germany being hit the hardest, the Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

ISIS Militants Persecuting Christians in North-West Iraq ? Russian Foreign Ministry
2014-07-22 10:43:00
Moscow is concerned over persecutions of Christians living in the north-west of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Russia?s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

Russia Urges End to Military Action in MH17 Crash Area
2014-07-22 10:36:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it believed that an end to military hostilities around the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine would prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.

UK to Analyze Flight Recorders of Crashed Malaysian Boeing ? British Prime Minister
2014-07-22 10:08:00
Flight recorders of a crashed Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 will be analyzed in the United Kingdom following a Dutch request, British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

Ukraine Ruled By Western ?Puppets? - Russian Security Council
2014-07-22 09:49:28
Ukraine is ruled by the leaders, who lack the ability to act independently and simply follow orders from the West, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said on Tuesday.

Self-Defense Forces Stop Kiev Army Attack on Donetsk - Militia
2014-07-22 09:47:00
The Donetsk People?s Republic (DPR) militia have secured the Donetsk Airport and stopped Ukrainian Army?s attack on the city, representatives of the self-proclaimed state said Tuesday.

UK Role in Preventing Litvinenko?s Death out of Consideration ? Home Secretary
2014-07-22 09:36:00
Public inquiry on former Russian Federal Security Service agent Alexander Litvinenko?s death will not touch upon whether the UK authorities could have prevented his death, Secretary of State for the Home Department Theresa May said in her statement Tuesday.

West Should Demand Both Sides to Obey Ceasefire - Putin
2014-07-22 09:29:48
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the West should address its calls for a ceasefire not only to eastern Ukraine independence supporters, but to the Kiev government as well.

Sky News Reporter Apologizes for Looking Through MH17 Victims? Luggage
2014-07-22 09:13:00
Sky news reporter Colin Brazier apologized for picking up MH17 crash victims? luggage live on air in his article written for the Guardian on Tuesday, and said he did this because he was stressed out.

Russia to Respond Adequately to NATO Expansion - Putin
2014-07-22 09:03:00
Moscow will respond adequately and equitably if NATO continues its military presence expansion closer to the Russian borders, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday

BBC's Scottish Referendum Coverage Slammed For Anti-Independence Bias
2014-07-22 08:11:00
Mark Hirst ? A professor of media studies at the West of Scotland University has called for a public inquiry into the coverage of the Scottish independence campaign by the BBC.

China Warns Against Politicizing Malaysian Boeing Crash Until Investigation is Over
2014-07-22 07:46:00
Beijing has urged not to politicize the situation over the crash of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in eastern Ukraine until the investigation is over, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday

Developing Situation in Ukraine Unacceptable, Counterproductive, Destabilizing - Putin
2014-07-22 07:30:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that scenarios in the developing crisis in Ukraine are unacceptable, counterproductive and destabilizing the situation in the world.

Flight Recorders of Crashed Malaysian Boeing to Be Analyzed in UK
2014-07-22 07:26:00
The flight recorders of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in eastern Ukraine last week will be analyzed by experts in the United Kingdom, the Ukrainian government said Tuesday.

OSCE Extends Mandate of Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by 6 Months
2014-07-22 07:14:00
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) extended Tuesday the mandate of its Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by six months, the organization said.

Former London Mayor Says Ukraine Dysfunctional not Because of Russia
2014-07-22 07:03:00
Ukraine is a dysfunctional and divided country with President Petro Poroshenko being unable to reunify it, Ken Livingstone, a former London mayor and a prominent British politician, told RT television.

Over 38,000 Ukrainians Seeking Refugee Status in Russia
2014-07-22 06:46:00
More than 38,000 Ukrainians are seeking refugee status in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

Kiev Unaware of Ukrainian Air Force Striking City in Ceasefire Zone
2014-07-22 06:23:00
The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council neither confirms, nor denies the reports of a Ukrainian Air Force jet striking a city located in eastern Ukraine?s ceasefire zone.

France Must Adhere to Mistral Contract Instead of Blackmailing Moscow - Russian Lawmaker
2014-07-22 06:12:27
Paris has to comply with its obligations under the Mistral helicopter carrier contract, signed with Russia, instead of blackmailing Moscow with sanctions and actions for nondelivery, Adm. Vladimir Komoedov, chairman of the defense committee of the State Duma, Russia?s lower house of parliament, said on Tuesday.

Texas-Mexico Border Expecting 1,000 National Guard Troops ? Governor
2014-07-22 05:38:00
Texas Governor Rick Perry ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the state?s Mexican border, The New York Times reported Monday.

Ukrainian Parliament Approves Decree on Limited Mobilization
2014-07-22 05:14:00
Ukraine?s parliament approved a presidential decree on limited mobilization at a parliamentary session of 232 lawmakers, meeting the required minimum of 226 votes.

US Terrorism Prosecutions Rife With Abuse - Report
2014-07-22 05:12:53
Human rights abuses have been documented at every stage of federal terrorism investigations in the United States, Andrea Prasow, deputy Washington director at Human Rights Watch and one of the authors of a report on human rights abuse in terrorism prosecutions, told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Ukrainian Air Force Strikes City Located in Ceasefire Zone Surrounding Plane Crash Site
2014-07-22 05:11:00
A Ukrainian Sukhoi fighter jet delivered a rocket near the city of Shakhtarsk, located within the 40-kilometer ceasefire zone around the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Tuesday.

Former Guantanamo Prisoner?s Claim to Get Money Back Rejected by US Judge
2014-07-22 05:04:00
A US judge rejected former Guantanamo prisoner Djamel Ameziane?s claim to get his money back upon his release, the Miami Herald reported.

EU and US Outrage Against Russia Over MH17 Crash Filled With Myopia - Journalist
2014-07-22 04:51:00
The crash of a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine resulted in an outrage by the West aimed at Russia that can only be described as myopic and hypocritical, Martin Sieff, an Irish-American journalist and author said in an interview with RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Train Carrying Bodies of Plane Crash Victims, Malaysian Delegation Arrive in Kharkiv
2014-07-22 04:40:00
A train carrying the bodies of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash victims has arrived in the city of Kharkiv, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported Tuesday.

Kiev Calls on Countries of MH17 Crash Victims to Send Police to Guard Site
2014-07-22 04:38:18
Kiev has called on all countries whose citizens died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in eastern Ukraine to send police to guard the crash site and to help the investigation, Ukraine?s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

US Senators Oppose Housing Immigrant Children - report
2014-07-22 04:20:00
United States senators oppose housing unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States, Courier-Journal reported.

Russian Foreign Ministry Praises UN Security Council Resolution on MH17 Crash
2014-07-22 02:44:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry has given a high assessment to the UN Security Council?s resolution on the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine and believes the call for all warring sides to halt military activity an important point in the resolution.

Public Inquiry to Be Held on Alexander Litvinenko?s Death
2014-07-22 02:36:00
UK Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce July 22 that a public inquiry will be held into the death of former Russian Federal Security Service agent Alexander Litvinenko, British newspaper The Telegraph reported Monday.

Four people, Including Three Foreigners Dead in Kabul Explosion - Report
2014-07-22 02:03:00
Four people, including three foreigners and an Afghan interpreter, died in an explosion Tuesday morning near Kabul Airport, Reuters reported, quoting local police.

Accused Russian Hacker?s Hearing Postponed in Guam
2014-07-22 01:15:00
A court hearing in case against Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, accused by the American authorities of hacking, most likely will be postponed, New York attorney Ely Goldin told RIA Novosti.

Internally Displaced Ukrainians Need Urgent Assistance ? Human Rights Watch
2014-07-22 00:44:00
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians who left their homes as a result of fighting need urgent aid as the government has not provided them with sufficient assistance, Human Rights Watch (HRW) director of Europe and Central Asia division Hugh Williamson stated in an open letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Malaysian Experts Investigating Boeing Crash Come Under Fire in Ukraine ? Donetsk Militia
2014-07-22 00:06:00
A group of Malaysian experts traveling to the Boeing crash site near Donetsk witnessed an attack carried out by Ukraine?s aviation against independence supporters, a local militia spokesman accompanying the vehicles told RIA Novosti.

Kiev Says Needs Almost $780 Mln to Continue Special Operation
2014-07-21 22:54:00
Ukraine?s Finance Ministry has asked the parliament to earmark 9.1 billion hryvnia ($780 million) to finance the special operation against independence supporters in the country?s east, the ministry?s press service said.

US Hails Malaysia Deal with Donetsk Militia on Black Boxes
2014-07-21 22:07:00
The United States welcomes the agreement between Malaysia and authorities of the Donetsk People?s Republic on handing over two black boxes from the downed plane in eastern Ukraine, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said.

Train with Bodies from Malaysia Plane Crash Arrives in Donetsk
2014-07-21 21:47:00
A train carrying bodies from the Malaysian passenger plane crash in eastern Ukraine has arrived in Donetsk, the press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic said Tuesday.

India Turns Into Land of No Resistance for Cyber Criminals - Official
2014-07-21 21:12:00
India has become a land of no resistance for hackers, and now the target is also large enterprises and business executives, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Joint Secretary at Ministry of External Affairs responsible for the Counter Terrorism and Cyber Security, said Monday.

US Dismisses Russia?s ?Proof? on Kiev?s Role in Boeing Crash
2014-07-21 20:42:00
The US Department of State has dismissed Russia?s sensational claims suggesting that a Ukrainian fighter plane or missile systems could have been involved in the July 17 crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine.

US Could Unveil Intelligence Data on Downed Boeing 777 in Ukraine
2014-07-21 19:56:00
The United States could unveil intelligence assessment on the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, White House Spokesperson Josh Earnest said Monday.

Donetsk Militia Hands Black Boxes from Downed Plane to Malaysia Experts
2014-07-21 19:07:00
Authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic have handed over to Malaysian experts two flight data recorders recovered from the crash site of the Boeing plane in eastern Ukraine, a RIA Novosti correspondent said Tuesday.

Ukrainian Aircraft Fly Over Boeing Crash Site
2014-07-21 18:45:00
Ukraine?s combat aircraft flew over the crash site of a Malaysian passenger plane near Torez, in Donetsk Region, on Monday, a RIA Novosti correspondent said.

Russian Ambassador to UK Cautions Against Boeing Crash Speculation
2014-07-21 18:18:00
Russia?s ambassador to the UK warned British lawmakers against using the crash of Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine for selfish political goals, the Russian Embassy has said.

Donetsk Militia Agrees on Ceasefire in 25-Mile Zone Around MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-21 13:01:00
The Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine agreed on Monday to declare a ceasefire in clashes with pro-Kiev forces in the radius of 40 kilometers (25 miles) around the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to a leader of the self-proclaimed state.

Train With Bodies of Malaysian Boeing Crash Victims Leaves Eastern Ukrainian City of Torez
2014-07-21 12:36:00
The train carrying the bodies of the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash victims has departed from the train station in eastern Ukrainian city of Torez, heading toward Ilovaisk in Donetsk region, self-defense forces protecting the train told RIA Novosti.

Ukraine Willing to Hand Over MH17 Crash Evidence to International Investigators
2014-07-21 12:34:00
Ukrainian special services are ready to provide all data concerning last week?s airliner crash in eastern Ukraine to an international commission investigating the tragedy, the Ukrainian president?s press service said Monday.

Russia Calls for Investigation of Foreign Mercenaries Participation in Ukraine Hostilities
2014-07-21 11:57:00
Russia?s Foreign Ministry on Monday demanded that Sweden, Finland, the Baltic states and France conduct a thorough investigation into alleged involvement of mercenaries from these countries in hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

Dutch, OSCE Experts to Seal Cars Loaded With Bodies of Boeing Crash Victims
2014-07-21 11:51:00
A group of Dutch experts and OSCE employees has arrived at the train station in the city of Torez in eastern Ukraine to seal the refrigerated rail cars carrying the bodies of those killed in the Boeing 777 crash, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Monday.

Malaysia Hopes For Soonest Return of Boeing Crash Bodies
2014-07-21 11:33:00
The bodies of the people who died in the Boeing 777 crash should be returned to their families as soon as possible, the Ukrainian President?s press service said Monday following Petro Poroshenko?s meeting with the representatives of the Malaysian government.

Russia to Continue Space Rocket Engines Deliveries to US Despite Sanctions
2014-07-21 11:21:39
Russia will take a pragmatic approach and will continue the deliveries of engines for the United States? carrier rockets despite the sanctions Washington imposed on Moscow over the Ukrainian crisis, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday.

Ukrainian Rescuers End Search for Bodies of MH17 Crash Victims
2014-07-21 11:13:00
Ukrainian rescue workers have completed their search for the bodies of Malaysian plane crash victims in eastern Ukraine, the bodies will be sent to Kharkiv later on Monday, a senior Ukrainian official said.

MH17 Flight Crashed Within Ukrainian Missile Systems Firing Range - Russian Military
2014-07-21 10:41:00
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed within the operating zone of the Ukrainian army?s self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air Buk missile systems, the Russian military said Monday.

Malaysian Experts to Inspect Boeing Crash Site Tuesday ? Experts
2014-07-21 10:36:00
Malaysian experts will visit the site of the Boeing 777 crash in the Ukrainian city of Torez on Tuesday, Bernama news agency reported Monday referring to Malaysia?s Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Russia Denies Smuggling Military Hardware Into East Ukraine
2014-07-21 10:30:00
Russia has never delivered Buk-M1 air defense missile systems or any other type of weaponry to independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, a senior Russian General Staff official said Monday.

Some 4,000 Cultural Heritage Sites in Iraq Under Threat of Looting, Destruction - Reports
2014-07-21 09:37:00
Approximately 4,000 cultural heritage sites in Iraq are under immediate threat of being lost as the ongoing conflict between the ISIS and local religious groups leaves them open to looters, said Alex Nagel, a Research Associate in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Russian Military Says Detected Ukrainian Su-25 Fighter Plane Close to MH17 Before Crash
2014-07-21 09:34:00
An Ukrainian combat jet was detected in close approach to the Malaysian passenger plane shortly before it crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board, the Russian military said Monday.

German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Calls Anti-Russian Sanctions ?Unreliable Tool?
2014-07-21 09:33:00
EU sanctions against Russia can lead to a ?dangerous spiral? and are thus an ?unreliable tool,? the head of German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) Volker Treier told the German Handelsblatt business daily Monday.

MH17 Lost Speed Shortly Before Vanishing From Radars ? Russian Military
2014-07-21 09:30:00
The Malaysia Airlines passenger plane started losing speed three minutes before it went off radar screens and crashed in eastern Ukraine, a senior official of the Russian General Staff said Monday.

Departure of Train With MH17 Crash Bodies to Kharkiv Delayed - OSCE
2014-07-21 09:03:00
The departure of a Kharkiv-bound train carrying bodies of victims of last week?s Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine was delayed Monday because of a damaged railway, an OSCE official in Ukraine said.

US, EU Sanctions Against Moscow Run Counter to WTO Principles - Russia?s State Duma
2014-07-21 08:55:00
Sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union against Russia contradict the principles of the World Trade Organization, First Deputy Chairman of State Duma Committee on Industry Vladimir Gutenev said Monday.

Libya Revives Exports From Its Largest Oil Field
2014-07-21 08:54:00
Oil exports from the largest Libyan oil field Sharara starting again on Monday, July 21 is a sign of the country?s oil industry revival, Wall Street Journal reported Monday, quoting a spokesperson of the Libyan state company National Oil Corp (NOC).

Cybercrime Presents Major Threat for Indian Businesses - Survey
2014-07-21 08:34:00
The majority of Indian executives believe cyber-attacks could seriously damage their business, The Times of India reported Monday citing the KPMG Cybercrime Survey 2014.

Russia, Germany Urge Both Sides of Ukrainian Conflict to End Military Action
2014-07-21 08:30:00
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and German Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Markus Ederer urged Kiev and Ukrainian independence supporters to seize military activity, Russia?s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

OPINION: EU Experts Had No Legal Right to Access MH17 Crash Site Until Invited by Kiev
2014-07-21 08:02:00
European investigators, who unexpectedly arrived on the Malaysian aircraft crash site in eastern Ukraine, had ?no legal locus? to participate in the investigation without Kiev's invite, Professor Robert Black of the University of Edinburgh, known as the ?architect of the Lockerbie trial?, told RIA Novosti on Monday.

All But 16 Bodies Retrieved at Malaysian Boeing Crash Site in Ukraine
2014-07-21 07:38:00
Rescue workers in east Ukraine?s Donetsk region have recovered a total of 282 bodies out of the 298 who died Thursday in the Malaysian airliner crash, the country?s commission investigating the deadly tragedy said Monday.

Experts Question IBM's Project Aimed at Reducing Pollution in China
2014-07-21 07:19:00
IBM?s Green Horizon project aimed at reducing air pollution in China will not be effective unless a more comprehensive and holistic approach is adopted, Professor at Tsinghua University and Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said.

Ukraine to Suspend Military Action Within 25-Mile Radius of MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-21 06:28:00
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered Monday to stop all military action within a radius of the 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the site of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

Russian Ambassador Calls Militia Phone Call Intercepts Fake
2014-07-21 06:21:00
The alleged recordings of intercepted phone calls between Russian military intelligence officers and Donetsk militiamen discussing the flight MH17 being downed in eastern Ukraine are fake, the Russian ambassador in India told Chennai daily newspaper The Hindu on Monday.

Holland, Russia Agree Investigation Into Boeing Crash Should Be Led by ICAO ? Reports
2014-07-21 06:02:00
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane should be led by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and called on Russia to influence independence supporters in Ukraine so that they help the probe, Reuters reported Monday.

Locals Concerned About Safety of Japan's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Plant
2014-07-21 05:57:00
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) decision to restart the crippled Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture has made locals anxious over possible radiation leaks, The Japan Times reported Monday, citing the deputy chief of a group representing local citizens.

North Korea Warns of Retaliation Over US, South Korea Hostile Actions
2014-07-21 05:53:20
North Korea has threatened to retaliate against the United States and South Korea if they continue pestering Pyongyang over its recent missile test-launches it described as ?routine drills,? North Korea?s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Monday.

REVIEW: EU Still Undecided on Further Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-21 05:41:00
EU member states cannot reach a unified decision on further sanctions against Russia, despite of the fact that a number of countries have been putting pressure on Moscow after last week?s Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

New Georgian Government to be Approved in 2 Weeks
2014-07-21 05:23:00
Georgia?s new government will be approved in two weeks, Georgian Parliamentary Secretary of Shalva Tadumadze said during a briefing Monday.

Electronic Devices Hazardous for Children?s Cognitive Development ? Study
2014-07-21 05:05:45
The issue of children being exposed to too much radiation from modern devices should be tackled immediately, the Indian Academy of Pediatricians reported.

Russia?s Rostov Region Accommodating More Than 35,000 Ukrainian Refugees
2014-07-21 04:57:00
More than 35,000 refugees from Ukraine have been accommodated in Rostov Region since the beginning of the conflict in the east of the country, a regional Emergency Situations Ministry spokesperson said in a statement on Monday.

Economic Loss of Typhoon Rammasun $4Bln in China
2014-07-21 04:52:00
Direct economic losses from Typhoon Rammasun, which hit southern China, amounted to 26.55 billion yuan ($4.32 billion), according to an official statement issued by Chinese authorities.

272 Bodies Recovered from MH17 Crash Site, 251 Stored in Refrigerator Cars
2014-07-21 04:26:00
Emergency workers in eastern Ukraine have discovered 272 bodies of the 298 who died in the Malaysian Airlines passenger crash, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Monday.

Sanctions Against Russia Affect Quarter of German Exporters ? German Industrialists Union
2014-07-21 04:20:47
United States and European Union sanctions against Russia, introduced in several stages over the past few months, affected a quarter of German companies working abroad, deputy head of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) Volker Treier said, in an interview to Rheinische Post.

Adoptive Parents of Russian Boy Strangled in Italy Reported Kid's Well-Being
2014-07-21 04:08:12
The adoptive parents, accused of strangling a 5-year-old Russian boy in Italy, twice reported the boy?s well-being and quick adaptation to his adoptive family, Russia?s Children?s Rights Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said.

Georgia Announces Cabinet Changes, Rules Out Snap Parliamentary Elections
2014-07-21 04:05:00
Speaking at an extraordinary briefing Monday, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has ruled out the possibility of snap parliamentary elections in the country and announced staff changes in the Cabinet, relieving seven ministers of office, Georgian news agency Novosti Gruziya reported.

Australian Intelligence Service Calls for Broader Surveillance Powers
2014-07-21 03:53:00
Access to telecommunications data is essential in order to protect Australian citizens, David Irvine, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) chief said Monday.

UN Security Council Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza as Death Toll Exceeds 500
2014-07-21 02:55:33
The UN Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire, as the Palestinian death toll exceeded 500, according to Health Ministry.

UN Security Council Agrees Resolution Text on Downed Malaysian Plane
2014-07-21 01:39:00
The United Nations Security Council late on Sunday night in New York completed the text of its resolution concerning the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week and will vote on its adoption on Monday afternoon, UN diplomats said.

251 Bodies Recovered at Malaysia Airlines Crash Site ? Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry
2014-07-21 01:35:27
Bodies of 251 victims and 66 body fragments have been retrieved from the crash site of the Malaysian aircraft in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry said Monday.

Beijing Sends Spy Ship for US-Led Naval Drills
2014-07-21 00:57:00
China has sent a surveillance vessel to international waters off Hawaii for the world's largest naval exercise, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), as Beijing participates in the drills for the first time, Reuters has reported citing the US Navy.

UN Security Council Urgent Meeting on Gaza Calls for Cessation of Hostilities
2014-07-20 23:46:00
After an urgent meeting on Gaza on Sunday evening, the UN Security Council issued elements to the press which ?called for an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement.?

Autopsy Confirms Russian Adoptee Strangled in Italy
2014-07-20 23:25:00
Autopsy of the deceased five-year-old Russian boy who was adopted in Italy has revealed that he was strangled, local media reports said.

Australian Prime Minister Marks ?Improvement? at MH17 Crash Site in Ukraine
2014-07-20 22:05:00
Australia?s Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there have been some signs of improvement at the Malaysian jet crash site in eastern Ukraine, including Kiev officials gaining access to the site.

Moscow to Back UN Resolution Aimed at Unbiased Boeing Crash Probe in Ukraine
2014-07-20 21:34:00
Russia will support the UN Security Council resolution if it calls for unbiased investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine, Russia?s envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin said.

UN Chief Meets with Palestinian Leader in Qatar, Urges Ceasefire
2014-07-20 19:50:00
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar during the first leg of his Middle East tour and again stressed the need for a ceasefire, the organization said in a statement.

US Military Inspectors to Fly Over Russian Territory
2014-07-20 19:22:00
A group of United States inspectors will fly over Russia as part of the international Open Skies Treaty on July 21-26, a Russian Defense Ministry official said Monday.

Over 100 Palestinians Killed in Past 24 Hours in Gaza
2014-07-20 18:53:00
Israel?s military operation in the Gaza Strip killed more than100 Palestinians on Sunday, the bloodiest day since the fighting broke out two weeks ago, local medics said.

Luhansk Under Fire, Cut Off From Electricity - Self-Defense Forces
2014-07-20 09:35:00
Luhansk has been under fire since Sunday morning, the city is cut off from electricity and there are interruptions in cell phone coverage, the self-proclaimed Luhansk People?s Republic?s Defense Ministry spokesman Alexei Toporov said.

Another 27 Bodies Recovered from Malaysia Jet Crash Site in Ukraine ? Official
2014-07-20 09:04:00
Emergency workers have retrieved 27 more bodies from the crash site of the Malaysian airliner that came down Thursday in the east Ukrainian region of Donetsk, according to the country?s Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

Death Toll of Israeli Operation in Gaza Reaches 400
2014-07-20 08:24:00
Number of casualties of 13-day Israeli operation in Gaza has reached 400, as about 60 people were killed on Sunday, local health ministry spokesperson told RIA Novosti Sunday.

Ukraine Militia Says Found MH17 Data Recorders, to Hand Them to ICAO
2014-07-20 08:15:00
Ukrainian self-defense forces have found items that could be data recorders from the crashed Malaysian plane and delivered them to the eastern city of Donetsk, Alexander Boroday, the prime-minister of the self-proclaimed of Donetsk People?s Republic, told reporters Sunday.

Israeli Military Says Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza Collapses, Hamas Responsible
2014-07-20 07:19:00
Brief humanitarian ceasefire in eastern Gaza has collapsed because Hamas continued to shoot Israeli forces, an Israeli army source said Sunday.

Israel Agrees to Two-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza ? Defense Forces
2014-07-20 06:42:00
Israel has agreed to a two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in eastern neighborhood of Gaza to allow medics to treat wounded Palestinians, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Sunday.

Train with 198 Bodies of Boeing Crash Victims Leaves for Donetsk
2014-07-20 05:09:00
A refrigerated five-wagon train carrying bodies of the crashed Malaysian airliner passengers has left the east Ukrainian town of Torez and is heading for the Donetsk city, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

OSCE Monitors Inspect Train with Bodies of MH17 Air Crash Victims
2014-07-20 04:24:00
Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have arrived at the railway station near the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet to inspect the train that is due to transport the victims? bodies to Donetsk, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports on the ground.

UN Security Council Considers Resolution on Boeing 777 Crash - Report
2014-07-20 04:11:00
UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution concerning the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine and the voting can take place on Monday, Reuters reported Sunday, quoting a UN source.

Two More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting
2014-07-20 03:48:02
The Israeli army lost early Sunday two more soldiers during a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, with the total death toll on the Israeli side climbing to seven, the press service of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported.

Death Toll in Israeli Attack on Gaza Rises to Five ? Report
2014-07-19 21:17:00
The number of victims of the airstrikes carried out by Israeli army on Gaza Strip rises to five, Agence France Presse reported Sunday quoting emergency spokesman Ashraf Qudra.

All Passengers' Belongings Safe in Place of Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash - OSCE
2014-07-19 08:35:14
The belongings of the passengers killed in a Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 crash in eastern Ukraine have been safely preserved, a representative of the special mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine, Michael Bochurkiv, said Saturday, adding that no distortion by the militia in the region has been noted.

Some 186 Bodies Found at MH 17 Crash Site in Ukraine - Report
2014-07-19 07:29:44
Some 186 dead bodies have been found at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH 17 in eastern Ukraine, UNIAN news agency reported with reference to the Ukrainian State Emergency Service.

Turkey Says MH 17 Crash in Ukraine ?Act of Terrorism,? Calls for Investigation
2014-07-19 05:20:22
Turkish Foreign Ministry has called a plane crash in eastern Ukraine an act of terrorism that requires thorough investigation.

9 Dead, Dozens Injured in Bus Crash in Germany
2014-07-19 04:59:57
Nine people were killed and at least 40 were seriously injured in an accident near Dresden, Germany on Saturday night, the local media reported.

Kiev, Militia Agree to Create Safety Zone at MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-19 04:53:06
Kiev's authorities and militia forces operating in eastern Ukraine agreed to create a security zone around the Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 crash site, the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said Saturday.

Malaysian Experts Arrive in Ukraine to Investigate MH17 Crash, Authorities Coming-Reports
2014-07-19 04:18:37
A group of 131 specialists from Malaysia en route to the site of the Boeing-777 crash in Eastern Ukraine, arrived in Kiev airport, while the Malaysian authorities are still working on getting safe access to the site, Malaysian and US media reported Saturday.

Another Leak of Radioactive Water Reported at Fukushima NPP in Japan
2014-07-19 04:00:10
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima-1, has reported another leak of radioactive water at the fifth unit, according to a company?s press release Saturday.

Nationalities of All MH 17 Passengers Established ? Malaysia Airlines
2014-07-19 03:41:32
Nationalities of all passengers of MH 17 plane that crashed in Ukraine Thursday has been established, Malaysia Airlines reported on its website.

Malaysian Armed Forces to Send 2 Transport Aircraft, Medical Team to Ukraine - Report
2014-07-19 03:31:31
The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) will send two Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft and a medical team of 15 people to Ukraine to assist the specialists who are already investigating the crash scene of MH 17, the Sun Daily newspaper reported Saturday.

Crashed Malaysia Plane Carried Six AIDS Specialists, Not 100 - International AIDS Society
2014-07-19 02:32:56
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 that crashed Thursday in Ukraine?s east carried six AIDS specialists, and not 100 as reported earlier, the International AIDS Society (IAS) President Francoise Barre-Sinoussi told Agence France Presse Saturday.

Kiev Handing Data on Ukrainian Missiles Could Help Investigation of MH 17 Crash - Moscow
2014-07-19 02:21:43
The documents with records on Ukrainian surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles could help determine which missile systems were used against the Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777, if Kiev hands them to international experts, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said in an interview with Rossyia 24 channel Saturday.

Kiev Not Forming International Commission On Boeing Crash - Russian Defense Ministry
2014-07-19 02:08:35
Kiev is not taking action to form an international commission to investigate Thursday?s crash of Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Saturday.

Self-Defense Forces Say Ukrainian Troops Prepare Assault on Donetsk
2014-07-19 02:02:04
Self-defense militia of People?s Republic of Donetsk observes government forces massing near its western borders, a representative of independence supporters said Saturday citing commander Igor Strelkov.

China, Argentina Call For Independent Investigation of Plane Crash in Ukraine
2014-07-19 01:48:00
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Argentina?s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner expressed their condolences to the families of the victims of the crash of a Malaysian Boeing-777 and called for an independent and fair investigation of the tragedy.

Israel Says Palestinians Not Their Enemy, Hopes for Negotiations
2014-07-18 12:37:00
Israel does not consider Palestine its enemy and would like to resolve the differences at a negotiation table, Paul Hirshon, a spokesperson for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said Friday in an interview to Rossiya Segonya news agency.

OPINION: Too Early to Jump to Conclusions About Malaysian Plane Crash in Ukraine
2014-07-18 09:58:57
Mark Hirst ? It is too early to draw any definitive conclusions over what caused aircrash of Malaysian flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine, a former air accident investigator told RIA Novosti.

Malaysia Boeing MH17 Crash in Ukraine
2014-07-18 09:56:00
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the town of Torez in the Donetsk Region on Thursday, July 17, killing all the 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board.

Moscow Urges Israelis, Palestinians to Cease Hostilities
2014-07-18 09:47:00
Russia is deeply concerned about the escalation of tensions in the Gaza Strip and urges Israelis and Palestinians to do everything in their power to stop the deadly armed clashes, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Russian, Iranian Presidents Discuss Nuclear Negotiations by Phone ? Kremlin
2014-07-18 09:41:31
The presidents of Russia and Iran have discussed the ongoing negotiations on Iran?s nuclear program and other international issues in a phone conversation on Friday, the Kremlin said in a statement.

OSCE Observers to Ensure International Presence at Malaysian Airliner Crash Site - Source
2014-07-18 09:38:00
The observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will ensure international presence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, a diplomatic source in the OSCE said on Friday.

Lavrov Condemns Claims Terrorists Attacked Malaysian Plane, Urges Unbiased Investigation
2014-07-18 09:14:00
The claims of the Kiev government that Malaysian aircraft crash in eastern Ukraine was a terrorist attack, are unacceptable and constitute an attempt to manipulate the investigators? opinion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Russia Has No Plans to Obtain Malaysian Plane?s Flight Recorders - Lavrov
2014-07-18 08:42:00
Russia has no plans to obtain flight recorders of the Malaysian aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Lavrov Criticizes US for Not Leading Kiev to Peaceful Crisis Resolution
2014-07-18 08:33:00
Moscow believes the United States are not doing their best to persuade Kiev into finding a peaceful solution of the crisis in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Closing of East Ukraine Airspace to Affect 350 Flights Daily ? Eurocontrol
2014-07-18 08:32:39
A temporary suspension of civil aviation traffic above eastern Ukraine will affect 350 flights daily, but passengers are unlikely to experience any serious inconvenience, Europe?s air traffic control service Eurocontrol said Friday.

EC Unsure Why US Believes Missile Shot Down Malaysian Plane in Ukraine ? Source
2014-07-18 07:29:00
The European Commission does not know on what basis the United States concluded that a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane, which crashed in eastern Ukraine, was shot down by a missile, a source in the EC told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Malaysia Airlines to Take Victims' Relatives to Plane Crash Site in Ukraine
2014-07-18 07:16:00
Malaysia Airlines plan to transport the relatives of those killed in the plane crash in east Ukraine on Thursday to the site of the accident, French newspaper Le Figaro reported Friday, citing a representative of the airline's European office.

Lavrov Hopes Plane Crash in Ukraine Will Help to Forget About Political Ambitions
2014-07-18 06:26:00
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday he hopes that the Malaysian Airlines airplane crash in eastern Ukraine will help in forgetting about political ambitions.

Russia Ready to Provide Logistics Support to Malaysian Plane Crash Investigation ? Lavrov
2014-07-18 06:18:00
Russia is ready to provide logistics support to the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crash in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Ukraine OSCE Team Soon Arriving at Plane Crash Site
2014-07-18 06:16:00
Members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine will arrive at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in eastern Ukraine on Friday evening or Saturday morning, a mission spokesman told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Japan Grants Ukraine $100 Mln Loan
2014-07-18 06:12:00
Ukraine and Japan signed an agreement for a loan of $100 million on Friday, the press service of the Ukrainian Finance Ministry reported.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry Says Taking Crashed Plane Black Boxes Abroad Criminal
2014-07-18 06:01:00
Taking the Malaysia Airlines passenger airplane?s flight recorders outside Ukraine would be considered a crime, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Another Video Conference on Truce with East Ukraine Militia Due Soon
2014-07-18 05:56:00
Russia will mediate another video conference between Kiev and eastern Ukraine independence supporters to discuss a ceasefire in the area where the Malaysian airliner crashed Thursday, Rossiya 24 television reported, citing Russia?s top diplomat.

Russia to Insist on Independent Investigation of Malaysian Plane Crash ? Lavrov
2014-07-18 05:35:00
Russia will insist on making the investigation into Thursday?s crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine as independent and transparent as possible, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Russian Defense Ministry Says Intercepted Ukrainian Radar Activity on Day of Plane Crash
2014-07-18 05:08:00
The Russian Defense Ministry says it had intercepted the activity of a Ukrainian radar system on the day the Malaysian plane went down in eastern Ukraine, the ministry?s press service said Friday.

Kiev Seeks International Investigation Into Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash
2014-07-18 05:07:00
Kiev has asked a number of foreign countries to hold an international investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crash in eastern Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Friday.

FBI Investigators to Head to Malaysian Plane Crash Site in Ukraine ? Report
2014-07-18 05:07:00
Investigators from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will travel to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in eastern Ukraine, ABC News reported, citing a senior official in the US administration.

Crashed Airliner Did Not Change Route ? Malaysian Transport Minister
2014-07-18 04:43:00
The Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday did not deviate from its previously approved flight path while travelling above the violence-hit country, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Friday.

Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine Classified as Terrorist Attack ? Report
2014-07-18 04:40:00
Ukrainian security officials have classified the Malaysian airliner crash in the Donetsk Region, which killed almost 300 people on Thursday, as an act of terrorism, Ukrinform news agency reported, citing sources in the police.

Malaysia Airlines Says Aircraft Crashed in Ukraine Had Clean Maintenance Record
2014-07-18 04:33:00
Malaysian B777-200 aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 had a clean maintenance record, Malaysia Airlines said in a statement on Friday.

Kiev Promises Malaysian Specialists Safe Corridor to Plane Crash Site
2014-07-18 04:27:00
Kiev has promised to provide a safe corridor for Malaysian specialists to reach the crash site of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Friday.

Ukraine Predicts Bilateral Trade with Russia to Cease
2014-07-18 04:24:35
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday predicted that bilateral trade between Russia and Ukraine could come to a full stop over the complicated relations between the two countries and European sanctions imposed on Russia.

Russia, Ukraine, OSCE to Discuss Response to Malaysia Airlines Crash
2014-07-18 04:21:00
Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will meet in Kiev on Friday to discuss measures to be taken after Thursday?s Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine.

Ukraine Confirms Shutting Airspace in Eastern Regions after Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash
2014-07-18 04:14:00
Ukraine's State Aviation Administration has closed the airspace above the Donetsk, Luhansk and part of Kharkiv Regions after a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine's Infrastructure Ministry said Friday, confirming an earlier announcement of European air traffic management service Eurocontrol.

Independence Supporters ?Don?t Have? Ukrainian Anti-Aircraft Missiles ? Prosecutor General
2014-07-18 04:03:00
Independence supporters in the southeast of Ukraine have not captured Ukrainian anti-aircraft missiles, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Vitaly Yarema said Friday.

Donetsk Militia Guarantees Safety at Plane Crash Site, Continues Fight Elsewhere in Region
2014-07-18 03:55:00
Independence supporters forces in eastern Ukraine will continue fighting in all areas except for the site of the Malaysian plane crash site, a militia representative told RIA Novosti on Friday, citing commander Igor Strelkov.

Ukraine Launches Crisis Center for Relatives of Malaysia Airlines Crash Victims
2014-07-18 03:41:00
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has launched an emergency response center to address the needs of the relatives of the Malaysian plane crash victims, the ministry announced on Friday.

Obama Pledges Assistance to Investigation of Tragic Boeing Crash in Ukraine
2014-07-18 03:32:00
The United States pledged assistance to the investigative efforts looking into the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama told the press.

Malaysian Airliner Disaster in Ukraine Must Be Investigated Objectively ? Putin
2014-07-18 03:22:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin conveyed his condolences to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte over the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine and said the tragedy needs to be investigated objectively.

Donetsk Leader Calls for Ceasefire with Kiev to Investigate Malaysia Airlines Crash
2014-07-18 03:18:00
The authorities from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic in eastern Ukraine are discussing a ceasefire with Kiev in order to investigate the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane disaster, the republic?s prime minister told RIA Novosti by telephone Friday.

Russian Airlines Reroute Flights Bypassing Ukraine After Malaysian Plane Crash
2014-07-18 03:04:00
Russian airlines have suspended transit flights over Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russia?s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya, said Friday.

Malaysia Dispatches Special Flight to Kiev Following Boeing Crash ? Prime Minister
2014-07-18 02:51:00
Malaysia is sending a team of high-ranking officials to Kiev to investigate the circumstances of the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing in Ukraine?s east, the country?s national news agency Bernama reported Friday.

Built-In Safeguards to Prevent Financial Shocks From US Sanctions Against Russia - Psaki
2014-07-18 02:28:00
The extended sectoral sanctions imposed by the United States were specifically designed to minimize possible financial market shocks, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said.

Rescuers Recover Second Black Box From Malaysia Airlines Crash in East Ukraine
2014-07-18 02:07:00
Rescue workers have recovered the second black box from the Malaysian Airlines passenger airplane that crashed in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported citing an eyewitness Friday.

Australia to Seek Russian Help on Malaysia Boeing Crash in Ukraine
2014-07-18 01:57:00
Australia is going to seek Russia?s assistance in investigating the fatal crash of a Malaysian airliner, the Sydney Morning Herald cited Prime Minister Tony Abbott as saying Friday.

UN Security Council to Hold Urgent Meeting on Ukraine ? UK
2014-07-18 01:39:00
The UN Security Council is set to convene in an emergency meeting on Ukraine early on Friday as warring parties in this conflict-torn country are trading blame for the alleged downing of a Malaysian airliner.

Malaysia Airlines Sends Representatives to Ukraine to Investigate Plane Crash - Company
2014-07-18 01:16:00
Malaysia Airlines is sending a group of representatives to Ukraine to investigate the crash of a Boeing-777 and plans on contacting the independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, the company?s press center told RIA Novosti by phone on Friday.

UN Chief Calls for International Inquiry into Malaysian Boeing Crash in Ukraine
2014-07-18 01:09:00
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a full, transparent international investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing over Ukraine.

AIDS Researchers among Victims of Boeing Crash in Ukraine ? Report
2014-07-17 23:34:00
About a hundred AIDS clinicians, researchers and activists heading to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne were among the passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 that crashed Thursday in Ukraine?s east, Reuters reported Friday.

OPINION: Malaysia Boeing Crash in Eastern Urkaine Beneficial to Kiev
2014-07-17 23:09:00
Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine is beneficial to Kiev, while Moscow has nothing to gain from this tragedy, the director of Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Daniel McAdams told RIA Novosti Friday.

UN Secretary General, New Envoys Pledge to End Bloodshed in Syria
2014-07-17 22:42:00
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on the world community "to spare no effort" to stop violence in Syria and introduced his two new envoys for Syria.

UN Secretary General, New Envoys Pledge to End Bloodshed in Syria
2014-07-17 22:42:00
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on the the world community "to spare no effort" to stop violence in Syria and introduced his two new envoys for Syria.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: standoff continues
2014-07-17 22:33:00

US Calls for Ceasefire in Ukraine to Conduct Investigation into Boeing Crash
2014-07-17 22:16:00
The United States called for a ceasefire in Ukraine to carry out an international investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the country?s Donetsk region, White House Spokesperson Josh Earnest announced Friday.

UN Security Council Tells Libyan Parties To Stop Fighting, Make Democratic Transition
2014-07-17 21:29:00
After the UN pulled its international staff out of Libya, the UN Security Council issued a statement condemning ?the recent violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport.?

FAA Expands No-Fly Zone for US Airlines to East Ukraine
2014-07-17 21:23:00
The US Federal Aviation Authority has issued a notice prohibiting flight operations over eastern Ukraine after the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane, according to its website.

Moscow Expects Kiev to Account for Shelling Russia?s Territory ? Defense Ministry
2014-07-17 21:04:00
Moscow is waiting on Kiev?s explanations regarding the shelling of the Russian territory and information on the Ukrainian military units deployed near the border, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Friday.

US Sanctions Avoid Hampering Russian Energy Exports, Joint Ventures - Psaki
2014-07-17 20:58:00
While US sanctions against Russian energy companies limit their fundraising opportunities, the restrictions specifically avoid curtailing core activities of export and maintaining joint ventures, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said.

Malaysia Boeing Death Toll Rises to 298, 3 Infants Dead
2014-07-17 20:03:00
The death toll in the Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine has been updated to a total of 298 as Malaysia Airlines said early Friday three infants were initially not accounted for.

Putin, Medvedev Express Condolences to Malaysia over Boeing Crash
2014-07-17 15:11:00
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims of a crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine.

Donetsk Militia Leader Blames Ukraine for Downing Malaysia Boeing
2014-07-17 15:05:00
The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic in eastern Ukraine has traded accusations with Kiev saying it was responsible for downing the Malaysian airliner since local militia doesn?t have the required technologies.

Russian Emergencies Ministry Files Request to Ukraine for Joint Works at Boeing Crash Site
2014-07-17 14:33:00
The Russian Emergencies Ministry addressed its Ukrainian colleagues with a request to conduct joint works at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, the head of the Ministry announced Thursday.

Russia Says Ukraine Responsible for Flight Safety in Boeing Crash Air Space
2014-07-17 14:17:00
A Malaysian passenger plane was in the Ukrainian zone of flight safety control when it crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday killing all 295 people on board, Russia?s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) said.

OSCE to Determine its Role in Ukraine Boeing Crash Query
2014-07-17 13:44:00
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is gathering facts on the tragic crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine to determine its role in the investigation of the crash cause, an OSCE Ukraine spokesman told RIA Novosti Thursday.

Russia's Aeroflot, Transaero Decide to Avoid Ukraine Airspace After Malaysian Plane Crash
2014-07-17 13:01:00
Aeroflot, Russia's largest air carrier, said Thursday it has decided to change its flight routes to bypass Ukrainian airspace following a crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine.

Dozens of Bodies Scattered Around Malaysian Plane Crash Site in Ukraine - Witnesses
2014-07-17 12:30:00
At least several dozen bodies were found scattered around the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, witnesses told RIA Novosti.

Violence in Libya Disrupts Election to Council of Representatives - UN Envoy
2014-07-17 12:26:23
The armed clashes in Tripoli and its international airport as well as violent acts all over Libya jeopardized the June 25 election, UN's envoy to Libya Tarek Mitri told the Security Council on Thursday.

Ukrainian Army Buk Missile Likely Downed Malaysian Plane - Source
2014-07-17 11:57:00
A Ukrainian army battalion of Buk air defense systems was deployed near the city of Donetsk a day before the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane on Thursday, making the downing of the aircraft by one of the missiles highly probable, an expert source said.

Almost 300 Dead in Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash - Ukrainian Interior Ministry Official
2014-07-17 11:29:00
Nearly 300 people died when a Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 crashed in eastern Ukraine Thursday, an advisor to the Ukrainain Interior Minister said.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing Crashes in Ukraine
2014-07-17 11:29:00

Russia Denies Shooting Down Ukrainian Combat Jet
2014-07-17 11:04:00
The Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday vehemently denied accusations of shooting down a Ukrainian combat plane, calling the claim ?absurd.'

Industrial Mining Threatens World?s Largest White Rhino Sanctuary
2014-07-17 07:12:00
Mining company Ibutho Coal has applied to build a colliery just 40 meters from the South African Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, where the majority of the remaining white rhinos in the world live, raising concerns about the possible extinction of the animals, the Guardian reported Thursday.

UK May Face Accusations of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up - Reports
2014-07-17 07:08:00
Widespread sexual abuse and domestic violence on the British island of St. Helena reported by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation in September 2013 may have been covered up by UK authorities, the Daily Mail reports.

Japanese Security Council Approves Export of Sensors for US Missile Systems ? Reports
2014-07-17 07:08:00
Japan?s National Security Council approved the export of high-performance sensors produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to the United States, making it the first arms export since Tokyo lifted its self-imposed ban on such materials in April, Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday.

Yatsenyuk Backs Talks on East Ukraine Only in EU-US-Russia-Ukraine Format
2014-07-17 06:06:00
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday that he supports negotiations on the crisis in the country?s east, but exclusively in an EU-US-Russia-Ukraine format.

Scores of Death Sentences May Rely on Flawed FBI Forensic Work
2014-07-17 05:56:00
The US Justice Department and FBI delayed notifying prosecutors in scores of death-row convictions that their cases may have relied on flawed FBI forensic work, according to the Office of Inspector General report published by the Associated Press.

Russian Senior Official Warns US of Sanctions Backlash
2014-07-17 04:20:00
New sanctions against Russian companies and financial institutions will have a negative impact on US external political and economic goals, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday.

Putin Urges to Stop Ukraine from Wasting IMF Cash on War
2014-07-17 04:03:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Moscow didn?t object to Ukraine receiving financial aid from the International Monetary Fund and other big lenders, but stressed they should prevent the money from being used to wage war on civilians in the east.

Moscow Open to Equal, 'De-ideologized' Dialogue ? Russian Foreign Ministry
2014-07-17 03:59:00
Moscow is open to an equal and ?de-ideoligized? dialogue with the European Union and hopes Europe will find its own voice in international affairs, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website Thursday.

EU to Present Stress Test Results of Gas Systems Vulnerability in October
2014-07-17 03:48:00
The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, plans to present in October the results of stress tests on the vulnerability of its energy systems to a interruptions of gas supplies coming from Russia via Ukraine, EC President José Manuel Barroso said Thursday.

Russian Direct Investment Fund Launches Chinese Web Page
2014-07-17 02:47:00
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a sovereign wealth fund, launched a Chinese version of its webpage ?Invest in Russia,? Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

Bolivia?s Morales in a Bid to Attract Russian Oil Maker Rosneft
2014-07-16 23:32:00
Bolivian President Evo Morales has invited Russia?s biggest oil company to work in the country.

Washington ?Not Worried? by BRICS Bank ? Spokeswoman
2014-07-16 22:35:00
A new development bank from BRICS emerging economies has yet to be clearly defined and does not worry the US, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

BRICS Summit in Brazil 2014
2014-07-16 22:35:00

BRICS Leaders Challenge Global Financial Order by Creating Emergency Reserve Fund
2014-07-16 14:57:00
The much-anticipated BRICS Contingency Reserves Arrangement (CRA) signed during the sixth summit of the world?s five largest emerging world economies will serve as the necessary assistance to the countries in two cases, the head of the Russian Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said.

Legal Experts Tell US Lawmakers Suing President Obama May Work
2014-07-16 13:43:00
The members of US Congress during a Wednesday Rules Committee hearing considered arguments from legal experts explaining the reasons and grounds to follow through on a lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

Ukrainian Troops Hurt in Clashes Receive Treatment in Russia
2014-07-16 13:43:00
Fifteen Ukrainian servicemen were hospitalized on Wednesday in Russia's Rostov Region and received qualified medical treatment after being wounded in firefights with armed militia in eastern Ukraine, the regional branch of Russia?s Federal Border Guard Service said.

Helping Ukraine Reclaim Crimea Hardly Under Discussion - NATO
2014-07-16 12:30:00
NATO members are not discussing military plans to restore Crimea to Ukraine, although the alliance still insists the territory belongs to Ukraine, head of NATO?s Allied Land Command said.

Stockholm Court Upholds Arrest Warrant for WikiLeaks Founder Assange
2014-07-16 12:08:00
The Stockholm District Court upheld Wednesday an arrest warrant issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on charges of rape and sexual molestation.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange case
2014-07-16 12:08:00

Merkel Says New Sanctions Against Russia on EU Summit's Agenda
2014-07-16 10:59:00
New sanctions against Russia will be discussed during the forthcoming EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday evening, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Reporters Without Borders Urges Security for Journalists in East Ukraine
2014-07-16 10:26:24
Reporters Without Borders expressed on Wednesday concern over violence toward journalists in eastern Ukraine and called on both sides of the conflict to ensure security for media professionals.

Merkel Disappointed with Lack of Contact Group Talks with Militia in Ukraine
2014-07-16 10:10:00
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is disappointed that the contact group on Ukraine has not managed to hold talks with independence supporters, German Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert said Wednesday following Merkel's telephone conversation with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko a day earlier.

Influx of Central American Migrants to US Shows No Signs of Slowing
2014-07-16 10:03:00
Mexico has promised to take action on Central American migrants seeking to illegally enter the United States, but it is unclear whether the words have been put into action, Fox News reported Wednesday.

OPINION: Scottish Vote on EU Membership More 'Dramatic Threat' than Independence from UK
2014-07-16 09:34:18
The biggest threat to Scotland's European Union membership is not the independence referendum in September, but the vote on EU membership, expected in 2017, former Labour First Minister of Scotland Henry McLeish told RIA Novosti.

PACE Alarmed by Ukraine's Weak Progress as Chances for Essential Reforms Fade
2014-07-16 09:24:34
Kiev has made very little headway toward coveted reforms, while the chances of following through on the needed changes are dwindling, a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said Wednesday.

REVIEW: Assad Becomes Syria President for Third Consecutive Time
2014-07-16 09:13:46
Bashar Assad is to serve another seven-year term, after his previous two, as the President of Syria after winning the June 3 presidential electios, while the uprising against his rule continues.

US Connives at Ukrainian Army's Use of Prohibited Weapons ? Russian Official
2014-07-16 08:54:55
The Unites States is conniving at the Ukrainian Army?s use of prohibited weapons, member of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

PACE Urges Speedy Investigation of May Tragedy in Ukraine's Odessa
2014-07-16 08:25:00
The international community as well as the local authorities must provide complete assistance to the investigation of the tragic events in Odessa on May 2, which claimed at least 48 lives when anti-Kiev protesters were trapped in a burning administrative building, a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said Wednesday.

Israel to Blame for Hamas Truce Breakdown - Former US Intelligence Officer
2014-07-16 07:38:00
Israel is to blame for the breakdown of a short-lived ceasefire with Hamas because it refused to discuss the Palestinian militant group?s demands, a former US intelligence officer told RIA Novosti.

Japan to Reopen First Nuclear Plant Since Fukushima Disaster
2014-07-16 07:28:00
Japan?s Sendai nuclear power plant received preliminary approval from the Nuclear Regulation Authority to reopen two of its reactors, which are to be the first to resume operations after the Fukushima disaster in 2011, the Irish Independent reports.

China Removes Disputed South China Sea Oil Rig - Reports
2014-07-16 07:15:45
China has begun the withdrawal of its oil platform from the South China Sea area that has caused a dispute with Vietnam and mass anti-China protests in Hanoi, China's Foreign Ministry announced on its website and Vietnamese media reported Wednesday.

US Drone Strike Kills at Least 13 in Northwest Pakistan
2014-07-16 07:03:03
A US drone strike killed at least 13 people in a suspected militant compound in North Waziristan, a senior security official in Miranshah, North Waziristan, told Agence France Presse on Wednesday.

REVIEW: Ties Among BRICS Countries Grow in Strength
2014-07-16 06:48:00
The past three days have been fruitful for the BRICS? five members who have settled on areas of cooperation, including mining, energy, the green economy, pharmaceuticals, agro-processing, service industry, technology and value-added manufacturing development, as outlined by the BRICS Business Council on July 16.

OSCE Experts Arrive on Russian-Ukrainian Border Following Moscow's Invitation
2014-07-16 06:44:00
An assessment group from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has arrived on the Russian-Ukrainian border and will visit the Donetsk and Gukovo checkpoints, the OSCE?s press service said Wednesday.

Italian Party Leader Condemns Anti-Russia Sanctions, Calls EU Policy Outdated
2014-07-16 06:41:00
Current EU policy is outdated and sanctions against Russia deserve to be condemned, said the founder of the Five Star Movement political party Beppe Grillo in an interview to Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

INTERVIEW: ISAF Fails to Fulfill UN Mandate on Afghanistan, Allows New Al-Qaeda Branches
2014-07-16 05:47:00
The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) has not fulfilled the UN Security Council?s mandate to train Afghan security forces and assist in the rebuilding of government institutions andinstead has allowed the al-Qaeda terrorist group to open new branches, Ilya Rogachev, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry?s department of new challenges and threats, told RIA Novosti.

UN Ready to Consider Information on Kiev's Use of Prohibited Arms
2014-07-16 05:44:00
The United Nations says it is prepared to investigate information on Kiev?s use of banned military weapons if appropriate evidence is presented, UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

Kiev Military Aviation Resumes Flights in Special Operation Zone
2014-07-16 05:39:00
Military aviation flights above the special operation zone in eastern Ukraine resumed Wednesday after being briefly halted in the wake of a military transport plane crash on Monday, the country?s national security council said.

East Ukraine Militia Wants to Swap Downed Plane Crew for Captives Held by Kiev
2014-07-16 05:18:00
Independence supporters of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People?s Republic said Wednesday they want to the swap crew members of the downed An-26 plane for captives held by Kiev.

Cuba Agrees to Return Lourdes Intelligence Center to Russia - Report
2014-07-16 04:43:00
Russia and Cuba have agreed on returning a Soviet intelligence facility in Lourdes near Havana to Russia for use, Kommersant business daily wrote Wednesday.

INTERVIEW: US Refusal to Host GLONASS Base a Form of Competition with Russia
2014-07-16 03:38:07
The refusal by the United States to place base stations for Russia?s GLONASS satellite navigation system on its territory is a form of competition, explained by Washington's fear of losing market monopoly enjoyed by its own GPS system, Ilya Rogachev, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry?s department of new challenges and threats, told RIA Novosti.

INTERVIEW: Moscow Informed Washington About Tsarnaev Brothers ? Foreign Ministry
2014-07-16 03:29:09
Russian secret services had informed Washington about the possible danger from the Tsarnaev brothers, adherents of radical Islam, before the Boston Marathon bombings, Ilya Rogachev, director of the department of new challenges and threats at the Russian Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti.

Independence Supporters Say Can Prove Ukrainian Army?s Use of Prohibited Weapons
2014-07-16 03:19:00
Independence supporters can prove to the UN the Ukrainian Army uses prohibited weapons, eastern Ukrainian city Horlivka?s self-defense force leader Ihor Bezler told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

?Jihad Tourism? Gaining Popularity With European Middle Class
2014-07-16 03:11:00
Russia has raised questions in the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) over the growing popularity of so-called ?jihad tourism? among the European middle class, Ilya Rogachev, director of the department of new challenges and threats at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told RIA Novosti.

Creation of BRICS Bank to Become Financial Basis for Independence of Its Members
2014-07-16 02:42:25
The creation of the BRICS development bank marks a positive moment for the countries forming the association and implies an alternative possibility to fund various projects, a professor of Metropolitan autonomous university of Mexico City said Tuesday.

West Suspends Fighting Terrorism, Drugs With Russia Over Ukraine
2014-07-16 02:36:00
The pause in NATO's collaboration with Russia in fighting terrorism and drug trafficking because of Moscow's position on the Ukrainian crisis "punishes" primarily the people of the involved territories and points out the shortsighted approach of a range of Western countries, Ilya Rogachev, director of the department of new challenges and threats at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told RIA Novosti.

Ukraine to Carry out Reforms to Adapt to EU Legislation - Poroshenko
2014-07-16 02:18:00
Ukrainian authorities are going to carry out reforms to adapt to European Union legislation, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday.

Foreign Contractors Fight Against Militia in Eastern Ukraine ? Self-Defense Forces Leader
2014-07-16 01:35:37
Foreign contractors are fighting against independence supporters in the southeast of Ukraine, Horlivka?s self-defense militia leader Ihor Bezler said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

US Should End ?Illegal? Solitary Confinement in Top Security Jail
2014-07-16 01:20:00
The US routinely flouts international law by subjecting convicts to ?callous and dehumanizing? bouts of solitary confinement in its only federal high security prison, the rights group Amnesty International said.

Donetsk Militia Ready to Exchange 14 Prisoners in Swap Deal ? Self-Defense Leader
2014-07-16 01:17:26
The militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic is holding captive 14 people and is ready to exchange them for their people, Horlivka self-defense forces' leader Ihor Bezler told RIA Novosti.

Obama, Merkel to Coordinate Possible New Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-16 00:53:00
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced late Tuesday they are ready to coordinate possible new sanctions against Russia, according to the White House statement issued on the results of the phone conversation between the two leaders.

Ninety Percent of Militia in Eastern Ukraine Local Citizens ? Self-Defense Forces Leader
2014-07-16 00:31:47
Ninety percent of the independence supporters fighting alongside the government forces in the southeast of Ukraine are local citizens, Horlivka self-defense militia's leader Ihor Bezler said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Russian GLONASS to Boost Yield Capacity by 50% - Putin
2014-07-16 00:10:00
Deployment of GLONASS satellite navigation systems to the BRICS states is very promising, the technologies allow to boost yield capacity up to 50 percent, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the BRICS summit Tuesday.

Obama Wants to Improve Intelligence Cooperation With Germany After Spy Scandal
2014-07-15 23:46:00
US President Barack Obama in a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel said he wants to improve cooperation in the intelligence field amid the recent spy scandal, according to the statement issued by the White House Wednesday.

Lavrov Says Disappointed by Obama?s Call to Expand Sanctions against Russia
2014-07-15 23:28:03
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented Tuesday on the call by US President Barack Obama to expand sanctions against Russia.

BRICS Speak with One Voice - China
2014-07-15 14:42:34
The BRICS nations have been speaking with one voice since the first summit took place ago, China's President Xi Jinping said Tuesday at the BRICS summit in Fortaleza

BRICS Nations Strengthen International Grip - Putin
2014-07-15 13:54:00
The BRICS countries' role in international affairs is increasing with the block's gaining more and more weight, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the BRICS summit in Brazil's Fortaleza Tuesday.

Putin Urges to Solve International Problems By Example of Syrian Chemical Weapons Issue
2014-07-15 13:51:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking at the BRICS summit in Brazil noted the positive example of the cooperation on Syria last year and called on international partners to work along similar lines on other issues, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

BRICS Members Sign Development Bank Agreement
2014-07-15 13:44:00
The BRICS major emerging economies signed on Tuesday a much-anticipated agreement on the creation of a global development bank during the first day of summit in Brazil.

BRICS to Launch Infrastructure Fund
2014-07-15 13:21:00
BRICS countries will launch an infrastructure fund that would help foster development of roads, airports, ports and other infrastructure projects in the five nations, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brazil.

Israeli Army Resumed Airstrikes on Gaza
2014-07-15 13:16:00
Israeli Army resumed airstrikes on the Gaza Strip a few hours after the unilateral ceasefire, which was not supported by the Palestinian militants, a military spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.

Kiev Says Over 250 Servicemen Killed in Eastern Ukraine Standoff
2014-07-15 10:24:00
A total of 258 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and nearly a thousand injured since the start of the special operation in eastern Ukraine, the country?s National Security and Defense Council said Tuesday.

US Police Department Tests Russian-Built Lighting Equipment Despite Sanctions
2014-07-15 09:50:27
The Oklahoma police department tested Russian-produced searchlights, despite sanctions imposed by the United States, the searchlight developer, Russia?s Transas Group, said in a statement released on Tuesday.

Palestinian Militants Continue Rocket Attacks from Gaza Strip Ignoring Israel?s Ceasefire
2014-07-15 09:14:00
Palestinian militants continue rocket attacks from Gaza Strip on Tuesday, ignoring Israel?s ceasefire, military spokesperson said Tuesday.

Foreign Military Attachés Inspect Russian City Hit by Ukrainian Shelling
2014-07-15 08:54:00
Foreign military attachés visited the southern Russian city of Donetsk, which was hit by artillery shells launched from Ukraine over the weekend.

Kiev Uses Chemical Weapons in Southeastern Ukraine ? Donetsk Prosecutor
2014-07-15 08:23:00
The Prosecutor General of the Donetsk People?s Republic said Tuesday that Kiev most likely used chemical weapons against residents in southeastern Ukraine.

Juncker Wins Approval as New European Commission Chief
2014-07-15 07:55:00
Members of European Parliament approved the nomination of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to the post of President of the European Commission Tuesday.

Cameron Reshuffles UK Cabinet, Appoints Philip Hammond Foreign Secretary
2014-07-15 07:36:00
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he had appointed Philip Hammond, who previously served as the defense secretary, to the post of foreign secretary, as part of a Cabinet shakeup ahead of next year?s general election.

Middle East Conflict
2014-07-15 06:40:33

US Welcomes Israel?s Consent to Ceasefire
2014-07-15 06:40:00
Washington welcomes Israel?s decision to accept Egypt?s proposal to a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Marie Harf, deputy spokeswoman for the US State Department said Tuesday.

US Deports Children to World?s Most Dangerous City
2014-07-15 06:22:00
The United States has deported 21 Honduran children and their mothers to San Pedro Sula, a city that is said to be the world?s most violent, Time magazine reported Tuesday.

Appointment of Euro-Sceptic UK Foreign Minister Unlikely to Change EU Position - MEP
2014-07-15 06:19:00
The appointment of Philip Hammond to the position of UK Foreign Secretary will not change the British Government?s refusal to hold a referendum on continued EU membership, a senior United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) MEP has told RIA Novosti.

High Court Ruling Says UK Should Respect Human Rights in Ethiopia
2014-07-15 06:15:00
The UK High Court?s Monday ruling allowing to review the UK aid agency?s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia signals the need for the British government and other donors to uphold their commitments, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a press release.

OSCE Permanent Council not to Discuss Russian Proposal for Monitors on Ukraine Border
2014-07-15 05:55:32
Russia?s proposal to place Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitors on the Russia-Ukraine border will not be discussed at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting, Swiss OSCE Chairmanship Spokesman Roland Bless told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Luhansk Mourning 18 Deaths in 3 Days
2014-07-15 05:20:00
The authorities of Ukraine?s eastern city of Luhansk announced a three-day mourning period for 18 people who died as a result of the shelling of residential buildings by the Ukrainian Army, a statement on the website of Luhansk authorities said Tuesday.

Military Aviation in Eastern Ukraine Halted Over An-26 Plane Crash
2014-07-15 04:51:00
Ukraine has halted military aviation flights in the east of the country until further notice after an An-26 military transport plane crashed in Luhansk Region Monday, the special operations' press service said Tuesday.

Russian Proposal for OSCE Monitors on Russia-Ukraine Border Challenged by UK
2014-07-15 04:37:00
Moscow?s initiative to place OSCE monitors on the Russia-Ukraine border met with objections from several delegations, including from the United Kingdom, Russia?s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Russian Checkpoint in Rostov Region Reopens After Shooting on Ukraine?s Border
2014-07-15 04:20:33
Russia?s Donetsk checkpoint in Rostov Region has reopened following a shooting on Ukraine?s border, a spokesperson for Russia?s Border Guard Service, Vasily Malaev, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday

Israel Agrees on Ceasefire With Gaza Militants
2014-07-15 03:56:00
The Israeli military has agreed to accept Egypt?s proposal to a ceasefire in the conflict with Gaza Strip militants, the government?s press service said Tuesday.

UK Intel Develops Programs to Manipulate Online Polls, Web Traffic, Media
2014-07-15 03:49:27
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a British intelligence and security agency, has developed a number of tools to manipulate online polls, spam targets with text messages and track individuals on social networks, British newspaper The Guardian reported Tuesday, referring to information disclosed by former US National Security Agency employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Kiev Launches Airstrike on Residential Building in Eastern Ukraine, Three Dead
2014-07-15 03:13:45
The Ukrainian military has delivered airstrikes on the city of Snizhne in eastern Ukraine?s Donetsk Region, striking a residential building and leaving at least three dead, local militia told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Russia Invites Military Attaches from 18 Countries Over Ukraine Shelling
2014-07-15 02:29:00
The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday invited military attaches from 18 countries, including from the US and Germany, to assess the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border that has been hit multiple times by Ukrainian artillery.

Putin Confident About Successful Cooperation Between Russia, China
2014-07-15 02:16:28
Russian President Vladimir Putin has no doubts about the success of Russian-Chinese cooperation.

Russia Places Emphasis on Developing Strategic Partnership with Brazil - Putin
2014-07-15 02:11:06
Russian President Vladimir Putin underlined the extraordinary constructive atmosphere of the Russian-Brazilian talks, saying they reflected in full the spirit of mutual understanding established between the countries.

US, China Presidents Discuss Negotiations on Iranian Nuclear Program
2014-07-15 01:46:00
US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed in a telephone conversation Monday the possibilities of US-China cooperation in the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and six world mediators, the White House said.

India, Russia Start Naval Drills in Sea of Japan
2014-07-15 01:29:00
A ceremony for the beginning of the Russian-Indian naval exercise Indra-2014 was held Tuesday in Vladivostok, a spokesman for Russia?s Eastern Military District has said.

Brazilian President Advocates Closer Ties with Russia
2014-07-15 01:24:19
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff spoke in favor of closer ties with Russia and further deepening of strategic partnership.

BRICS Ministers Acknowledge Economic Cooperation Strategy for Tighter Ties Among Members
2014-07-15 01:13:30
The BRICS Trade Ministers have acknowledged the "BRICS Economic Cooperation Strategy" and "Framework of BRICS Closer Economic Partnership," as well as welcomed the idea of setting a roadmap for coordinated approach to implement these initiatives, the joint communiqué on the meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers in Fortaleza says.

One Killed, 70 Injured in Argentina Riots
2014-07-15 01:01:26
Argentina authorities said one person was killed while 70 were injured and 120 detained in street riots that followed Sunday?s defeat of the country?s football team by Germany in the World Cup finals.

Russia Sends 10 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Ukrainian Refugees
2014-07-15 00:50:13
Citizens of Amur Region in Russia?s Far East have sent almost 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees in Volgograd Region, local authorities said Tuesday.

Libya Could Ask for International Aid to Restore National Security - Report
2014-07-14 23:00:00
Libyan government announced it is looking into the possibility to ask international forces to help restore security in the country, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday.

Russian Diplomats Urge to Transfer Citizen Detained by US to Hospital
2014-07-14 22:23:00
Russian diplomats consider unacceptable the incarceration conditions of the Russian citizen, Roman Seleznev, suspected of fraud by the US authorities, and will press for his transfer from prison to a hospital, a representative of the consulate general in San-Francisco told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Poroshenko, Polish Prime Ministers Discuss Creation of Joint Military Brigade
2014-07-14 21:17:00
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held phone consultations with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk during which the two discussed the creation of a Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian military brigade, Poroshenko?s press service announced Monday.

Burkhalter to Urge OSCE Members to Reach Consensus on Mandate of Monitoring Mission
2014-07-14 18:13:00
The Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) Didier Burkhalter is to call on the OSCE members to reach a consensus on the mandate for a mission to monitor Russian checkpoints on the border with Ukraine, a statement published on the organization?s website Monday said.

Despite Differences BRICS Nations Speak Common Language of Business - India
2014-07-14 15:02:00
BRICS member-states all speak a common language of business, although their national languages, religions, cultures and views are very different, Onkar Kanwar, the chairman of India?s BRICS Business Council chapter said Monday.

BRICS Business Council to Make Suggestions Facilitating Cooperation
2014-07-14 14:20:00
The BRICS business council will hand over a report on its one year of work to the leaders of the member-states, making suggestions on how to improve business communication among businesses from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Russia, Brazil Bring Bilateral Cooperation to New Level ? Brazilian President
2014-07-14 14:16:00
The partnership between Russia and Brazil is getting stronger and moving to a new higher level, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday.

Ukraine Contact Group Prepares Conference Call with East Ukraine Militia ? Germany
2014-07-14 14:07:00
The so-called "contact group" on the Ukrainian crisis is planning to hold a video conference with armed militia leaders in East Ukraine on Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday.

UN Removes Staff from Libya Because of Closure of Tripoli Airport
2014-07-14 13:55:00
The UN is moving most of its staff members out of Libya, a statement by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Monday.

Russia?s NSD Depository Is Recognized As ?Payment System of National Significance?
2014-07-14 13:33:00
The Central Bank of Russia recognized National Settlement Depository, which is the central depository of Russia and part of the Moscow Exchange Group, as a payment system of national significance, according to the registry of payment systems published on the Central Bank?s website.

UN Security Council Approves Cross-Border Aid Delivery to Rebel-Held Areas in Syria
2014-07-14 13:27:00
The UN Security Council unanimously approved on Monday a resolution authorizing the delivery of humanitarian aid to population in rebel-held areas in Syria through four additional cross-border points.

Protests in Syria
2014-07-14 13:27:00

BRICS Business Forum to Evaluate New Entrepreneurial Projects
2014-07-14 12:37:00
In the framework of the 6th BRICS summit in Brazil?s Fortaleza, leaders of the member states? business communities will discuss the new entrepreneurial projects, debate trade opportunities and new investments at the BRICS Business Forum held Monday.

OSCE Receives Moscow?s Proposal for Russian-Ukrainian Border Monitoring
2014-07-14 12:05:00
The Swiss chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) confirmed Monday the organization had received Moscow?s proposal to deploy OSCE monitors at Russian crossing points on the border with Ukraine.

Brazil-Russia Strategic Partnership More Profound, Dynamic ? Brazilian Foreign Minister
2014-07-14 10:58:00
The strategic partnership between Brazil and Russia has become more profound and dynamic in recent years, Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.

Russia Ready for Aviadarts-2014 Contest
2014-07-14 10:47:32
Russian Air Force teams have passed preliminary shooting tests and are ready to represent the country at the international portion of the Aviadarts-2014 air force competition, a spokesman for the Western Military District said Monday.

Moscow Blasts Visa Denial for Russian Delegation to Farnborough, Vows Retaliation
2014-07-14 10:33:00
Moscow views the UK?s visa denial to members of the Russian delegation to the Farnborough International Airshow as an unfriendly act and reserves the right to an adequate response, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

Moscow Introduces Draft Document to Deploy OSCE Mission on Border with Ukraine
2014-07-14 10:25:00
Moscow is introducing a draft document to authorize the deployment of an OSCE monitoring mission on the Russian-Ukrainian border and hopes for its prompt approval, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Draft Law Threatens Independence of Egypt?s NGOs ? Human Rights Watch
2014-07-14 10:18:00
A draft law recently introduced for review by the Egyptian government aims to regulate nongovernmental organizations by giving the government veto power over all activities of those associations, thereby threatening their independence, states a report released by Human Rights Watch Monday.

Brazil Says Interested in Russia?s Participation in Modernization of Railroads, Ports
2014-07-14 10:01:36
Brazil is interested in Russian companies participating in railroad and port modernization, Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.

Investigators Say 7 Artillery Shells from Ukraine Landed in Russia Sunday
2014-07-14 09:59:00
At least seven artillery shells fired from Ukraine, landed in Russia Sunday, a spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee said Monday.

Young Emiratis Signing Up for Military Service for First Time in History
2014-07-14 09:53:00
Hundreds of young Emiratis started registering for military service in special recruitment centers all over the country for the first time in history Monday.

Two More GLONASS Stations to Open in Brazil ? Brazilian Foreign Minister
2014-07-14 09:13:00
Two More GLONASS stations are to open in the Brazilian states of Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.

Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-14 09:04:06

European Council to Discuss Sanctions Against Moscow This Week ? Italian Diplomat
2014-07-14 09:04:00
European Union leaders will discuss sanctions to be imposed on Russia Wednesday, if no progress is made in settling the Ukrainian crisis, Italy?s envoy to the EU said Monday.

BRICS Summit in Fortaleza ? From Economics to Politics
2014-07-14 09:02:19
As the sixth BRICS summit is about to kick off in Brazil's resort city of Fortaleza, the developing nations? major concerns are expected to top the agenda.

Poroshenko Plans to Change Military Tactics in East Ukraine, Strengthen Defense of Border
2014-07-14 08:38:00
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the need for several changes in military tactics that would narrow the zone of special operations, according to the president?s press service.

Russia-Ukraine Gas Conflict
2014-07-14 08:32:09

Russia, Ukraine, European Commission May Hold Gas Talks in August
2014-07-14 08:32:08
Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission may hold three-party consultations in August, not July as previously thought, a diplomatic source told journalists.

Russian Helicopters to Present Best-Selling Models at Farnborough Airshow
2014-07-14 08:29:00
Russian Helicopters Company is to present its latest models of civilian and combat helicopters at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 in Britain, the company?s spokesperson stated.

More than 30,000 Ukrainian Citizens Seek Refugee Status in Russia
2014-07-14 08:23:09
More than 30,000 Ukrainian citizens have already applied for refugee status in Russia, Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) chief Konstantin Romodanovsky stated Monday.

Israel Intercepts Unmanned Aircraft, Continues Gaza Attacks
2014-07-14 07:41:00
The Israeli Army attacked approximately 40 targets in the Gaza Strip and shot down a Palestinian unmanned aircraft in the south, the Israeli military press service reported Monday.

Ground Operations in Gaza Not Ruled Out ? Israeli Ambassador
2014-07-14 07:32:54
Israel has not ruled out using ground operations in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Dorit Golender said Monday.

Russian Delegation in Brazil Learns BRICS Summit Organizational Ins and Outs
2014-07-14 07:30:30
Russian delegation to this year's BRICS summit in Brazilian Fortaleza includes the representatives of the Republic of Bashkortostan that will host the 2015 summit in the city of Ufa.

Putin Congratulates Merkel on Germany?s World Cup Win
2014-07-14 07:24:07
Russia?s President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on Germany?s win in the World Cup hard-fought standoff with Argentina.

Crimea?s Fate
2014-07-14 07:08:00

Russia Says Visa Denial for Delegation to Farnborough Political Act
2014-07-14 06:59:25
The refusal to grant visas to Russia?s delegation to the Farnborough Airshow near London is no more than a political move, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Monday.

NSA Whistleblower Snowden Criticizes UK Emergency Surveillance Bill
2014-07-14 06:49:00
Former US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has criticized a new surveillance bill that British lawmakers are pushing to pass this week, The Guardian reported.

Over 500,000 Ukrainian Refugees Staying With Russian Relatives, Friends ?Migration Service
2014-07-14 06:40:00
Ninety percent of the Ukrainians that have fled to Russia are staying with their friends and relatives, Russia?s Federal Migration Service (FMS) Chief Konstantin Romodanovsky said Monday.

US Senate to Approve New Ambassador to Russia no Earlier than Fall
2014-07-14 06:34:00
The US Senate will approve the candidacy of the new ambassador to Russia no earlier than this fall, a diplomatic source told RIA Novosti on Monday.

Independence Supporters Surround Luhansk Airport Occupied by Kiev Forces
2014-07-14 06:33:59
Independence supporters have surrounded the airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, but it is still controlled by the Ukrainian Army, Luhansk Commandant Sergei Grachev told RIA Novosti.

Five Border Guards Killed in Shooting in Ukraine?s Mariupol
2014-07-14 06:24:00
Five border guards were killed Monday after a column of vehicles came under fire in Ukraine?s southeastern city of Mariupol, the country?s State Border Service said.

Russia, Saudi Arabia to Sign Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Deal
2014-07-14 06:17:00
Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to sign an intergovernmental agreement in the civilian nuclear cooperation, the head of Russia?s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation said on Sunday.

Russian Lawmaker Rejects Claims of FSB Role in Euromaidan
2014-07-14 06:10:00
A senior Russian lawmaker on Monday rejected Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov?s claims that Euromaidan has become ?the project of the FSB and marginal parties.?

Situation in the South-East of Ukraine
2014-07-14 05:55:00

UN Thanks Russia for Accommodating Ukrainian Refugees
2014-07-14 05:55:00
A UN representative thanked Russian authorities and Russians on Monday for the hospitality they have offered to Ukrainians fleeing the armed conflict in the southeast of the country.

Rogozin Says Russian Delegation Should Leave Farnborough Airshow
2014-07-14 05:03:00
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin advised Russian delegation members Monday to end their participation in the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK.

Turkmenistan Views Russia as Strategic Partner, But Will Not Join Eurasian Economic Union
2014-07-14 04:43:00
Turkmenistan considers Russia its strategic partner but it is not considering joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAU), Turkmen Ambassador to Russia Berdymurat Redjepov told RIA Novosti.

Russian Diplomats Meet with Detained Seleznev in Guam
2014-07-14 03:43:00
Russian consular officials Monday met with Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, a lawmaker?s son recently arrested on bank fraud charges by the US, a spokesman for the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco said.

Russia?s Donetsk Border Checkpoint Reopens After Shelling
2014-07-14 03:03:00
Russia?s Donetsk border checkpoint resumed operations Monday after being closed as a result of shelling from Ukraine, the local customs authority said.

Over 1,800 Ukrainians Flee to Russia in Past 24 Hours - Ministry
2014-07-14 02:21:00
The number of refugees from southeastern Ukraine in Russian temporary accommodation centers (TACs) has increased by more than 1,800 in the past 24 hours, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Russia Considering ?Surgical Strike? on Ukraine - Report
2014-07-14 01:40:00
Moscow is considering ?surgical retaliatory strikes? on the Ukrainian territory after the standoff has led to first civilian victims among Russians on Russia?s territory, a Kremlin source told Kommersant Monday.

Russia to Bring Top Military Jets, Helicopters to Farnborough Airshow
2014-07-11 10:14:15
Russia is to present the most advanced military aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow in England, Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport reported.

Reporters Without Borders Condemns Israeli Army Attack on RT Office in Palestine
2014-07-11 09:39:00
International non-profit organization Reporters Without Borders condemned Israel?s Army for destroying the office of Russian RT channel in Ramallah, the channel?s press service said Friday.

International Observers Praise Russia?s Efforts to Help Ukrainian Refugees
2014-07-11 09:15:00
International observers have praised the work of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, which has organized temporary accommodation centers (TACs) for refugees from Ukraine, Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov told reporters Friday.

Former NSA Director Knew Snowden Files to be Destroyed in UK
2014-07-11 09:06:00
Former NSA chief General Keith Alexander was advised on The Guardian?s symbolic destruction of Edward Snowden?s files last July, The Guardian newspaper reported Friday.

Former US Ambassador to Russia McFaul Approves of Successor Tefft
2014-07-11 08:05:00
Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul called John Tefft the perfect choice to head the US? diplomatic mission in Moscow.

Up to 30 of Ukraine's Special Forces Feared Dead in Militia Attack ? Donetsk Republic
2014-07-11 08:01:10
Independence supporters shelled a convoy of Ukrainian special forces vehicles near Zelenopolye village in Luhansk region, and up to 30 military officers are feared dead, a representative from the headquarters of the Donetsk People's Republic told RIA Novosti on Friday, with Ukraine's Interior Ministry confirming the information.

Russia Hopes for Positive Outcome of 3-Way Talks on Ukraine?s EU Association ? Minister
2014-07-11 07:52:00
Russia hopes that a three-party ministerial meeting to discuss Ukraine?s association with the European Union will produce a positive outcome, Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Friday.

Palestinian Attacks on Tel Aviv Continue for Fourth Day
2014-07-11 06:38:00
The Israeli Army intercepted three Palestinian missiles above its second most populated city Tel Aviv, which has been under attack for four days, while an operation against militants in Gaza is being carried out, the Army's press service said Friday in a statement.

Independence Supporters Announce Downing of Ukrainian Air Force Attack Plane
2014-07-11 06:36:00
Independence supporters in the eastern city of Luhansk have shot down a Ukrainian Air Force attack airplane, Oksana Chigrina, a spokeswoman for the supporters, told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Merkel Minimizes Cooperation With US Over Spy Scandal - Reports
2014-07-11 06:28:00
The German Chancellery limited the cooperation of the country?s intelligence service, the BND, and the Defense Ministry with its US counterparts over the recent spy scandal, Bild reported, citing the sources in security agencies.

Putin, Merkel May Meet on Sidelines of 2014 FIFA World Cup ? Agency
2014-07-11 06:17:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brazil Sunday, when both attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup final, Reuters reported Friday citing a German government spokesman.

Russian Consul to Visit Detained Seleznev in US Prison on July 13
2014-07-11 05:49:24
The Russian consul general in San Francisco will on Sunday visit Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, who was detained by the United States in the Maldives last week, his father told reporters Friday.

Impossible to Exchange Russian Citizen Seleznev Detained in US for Snowden ? Lawmaker
2014-07-11 05:45:19
Russian lawmaker Valery Seleznev has said it is impossible to exchange his son, who was detained by the United States last week, for Edward Snowden.

Luhansk Defense Forces Acquire Aviation ? Republic?s Leader
2014-07-11 05:22:00
Luhansk militia will soon have its own air force, the leader of the self-proclaimed People?s Republic of Luhansk, Valeriy Bolotov said.

Russia's Putin Writes Off Most of Cuba?s USSR Debt
2014-07-11 05:08:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law writing off 90 percent of Cuba?s $35 billion debt to the USSR, the Kremlin's press service announced Friday.

Russia?s Seleznev May Die in US Custody if Denied Medical Care ? Father
2014-07-11 05:04:00
Roman Seleznev, who was detained by the United States last week, may die in custody if denied medical care and medicine, his father told reporters Friday.

Russia Sends Envoy to International Agencies in Vienna to Attend July 13 P5+1 Talks
2014-07-11 04:58:00
Russia?s permanent envoy to international agencies in Vienna, Vladimir Voronkov, is to represent Russia at the July 13, P5+1 meeting of ministers on Iran in Vienna in place of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Death Toll in Gaza Nears 100 Since Start of Israeli Military Campaign ? Health Ministry
2014-07-11 04:12:07
The total number of deaths in the Gaza Strip is approaching 100, a representative of the Palestinian Health Ministry told RIA Novosti Friday.

Bus with Miners Attacked in Luhansk Region
2014-07-11 04:08:53
A bus carrying miners to work came under artillery attack in Luhansk Region, leaving fatal casualties and 15 injured, Ukrainian energy company DTEK, Donbas Fuel-Energy Company, announced Friday.

Russian Foreign Ministry Hopes to Gain Consular Access to Citizen Detained by US
2014-07-11 03:24:00
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is continuing to pursue consular access to Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, who was detained by the United States, and hopes that Russian representatives can visit him within days, the ministry?s Information and Press Department said Friday.

ANALYSIS: Argentina?s Economy Woes Offer Putin Opportunity
2014-07-11 03:10:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin can forge stronger economic ties with Argentina during his visit to the South American country facing a debt crisis with US hedge funds, analysts said.

Japanese Foreign Minister to Visit Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan
2014-07-11 02:21:00
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will make an official visit to Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan from July 15 to 18, the diplomat announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday.

Self-Defense Forces Say Donetsk Airport Under Fire All Night, Ukraine Army Suffers Losses
2014-07-11 02:04:22
Self-defense forces from the People?s Republic of Donetsk continued their offensive on Donetsk Airport during the night, a representative of the headquarters of the independence supporters told RIA Novosti Friday.

Russia, China Plan No Separate Economic Zone in Far East - Kremlin
2014-07-10 09:51:00
Moscow and Beijing do not plan to establish a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that would include Russia?s Far East and the bordering Chinese regions, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said Thursday.

Kiev Needs Gas For Winter, Wants to Buy It From Russia ? Ukrainian Deputy Premier
2014-07-10 09:46:00
Ukraine still needs 6-7 billion cubic meters of gas to survive the cold season and expects to buy it from Russia, Ukraine?s deputy prime minister said Thursday.

Moscow Expects Success With New UN Special Representative for Syria
2014-07-10 09:34:00
Russia expects successful work with Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura, who has been nominated as the next UN special representative for Syria, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Planned Extension of EU Sanctions to Damage Russia-EU Relations ? Moscow
2014-07-10 09:19:00
Moscow views the expected extension of EU sanctions against Russia as an unfriendly act that would certainly damage bilateral relations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

No OSCE Reaction to Regular Cross-Border Shelling of Russia by Ukraine ? Moscow
2014-07-10 09:11:38
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) failed to give an adequate response to regular cross-border shelling of Russian territory by Ukraine, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.

Russia to Continue Helping CIS Security Services in Personnel Training ? Putin
2014-07-10 08:48:38
Russia will continue assisting security services of CIS countries in personnel training, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Global Conflicts to Grow Due to Contemptuous Attitude, Self-Will Policies - Kremlin
2014-07-10 08:43:38
The number of conflicts in the world will grow if some countries continue the policy of imposing their own will, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said Thursday.

Moscow Ready for International Monitoring on Border With Ukraine
2014-07-10 08:17:00
Russia agrees to international monitoring of its border with Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry?s spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said Thursday.

Kurdish Authorities Recall Ministers from Iraq's Cabinet - Report
2014-07-10 07:41:00
The Kurdish authorities have recalled their representatives from Iraq's Cabinet and suspended their participation in the country's government, The Associated Press wrote Thursday.

Scottish Ministers ?Disappointed? Over Introduction of UK Emergency Surveillance Law
2014-07-10 07:39:00
The Scottish Government has expressed its ?disappointment? about UK Government proposals to rush through legislation that will allow Britain?s intelligence services to continue to carry out mass surveillance of the population.

Accounting in Rubles, Yuan Between Russia, China Realistic But Not in One Step - Kremlin
2014-07-10 07:09:00
The idea of Russia and China transferring to payments in both rubles and yuan is realistic but cannot be done in a single step, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said Thursday.

Kiev Says Contacts With Independence Supporters Possible Via Videoconferencing
2014-07-10 07:08:00
Kiev does not exclude the possibility of establishing contacts with independence supporters via videoconferencing without mediators, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said at a press conference Thursday.

Ukrainian Army Claims Taking Over Two-Thirds of Donetsk, Luhansk Regions
2014-07-10 07:07:00
Ukrainian troops control 13 out of 18 districts of the Donetsk region and 10 out of 18 regions of Luhansk region, the National Security and Defense Council?s press service announced Thursday, citing the organization?s secretary Andriy Parubiy.

Libya Restores Oil Production Faster than Expected - Report
2014-07-10 05:58:00
Libya has been restoring oil extraction at its largest Sharara oil field faster than expected, reaching 200,000 barrels on Wednesday, or two-thirds of its capacity production, The Wall Street Journal wrote citing a Sharara manager.

Putin, Rousseff to Discuss Cooperation in Brazil
2014-07-10 05:41:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will discuss issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as the international agenda during Putin?s visit to Brazil from July 13 to 16, presidential aide Yury Ushakov said.

UK Failed to Effectively Implement Chemical Weapons Convention - Amnesty International
2014-07-10 05:27:00
The revelation that the UK Government failed to stop the supply of sarin gas to Syria highlights the need for ?effective implementation? of the Chemical Weapons Convention, a leading campaigner on arms control has told RIA Novosti.

Russia to Suggest Creating University Chain Based on BRICS Leading Colleges
2014-07-10 05:17:00
Russia is to suggest BRICS countries create a university chain based on the leading universities of the five member states, at which students would study economics and engineering, Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov said Wednesday.

Uranium Seized by ISIS Militants in Iraq Harmless ? IAEA
2014-07-10 04:59:00
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that uranium from an Iraqi lab recently seized by ISIS militants is supposedly low-grade and does not pose any threat, Reuters reported Thursday.

Russia to Suggest Creating Energy Association During BRICS Summit ? Kremlin
2014-07-10 04:36:37
Russia plans on suggesting the creation of an energy association and energy policy institution during the upcoming BRICS summit in Brazil, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said Thursday.

US Journalists Criticize Obama Administration for Media Censorship
2014-07-10 04:31:46
US journalism groups have criticized Barack Obama's administration for "politically driven suppression of the news" about the state authorities' activities, the Washington Examiner political magazine wrote Thursday.

Palestinian Death Toll Reaches 75 Since Start of Israeli Military Campaign
2014-07-10 04:08:00
The total number of Palestinian victims in Gaza has risen to 75, the press service of the Palestinian Health Ministry reported.

Clashes Between Independence Supporters, Ukrainian Army Continue All Night
2014-07-10 03:13:10
The clashes between militia forces and Ukrainian troops continued last night in different districts of Donetsk Region, representatives of the independence supporters told RIA Novosti Thursday.

Tel Aviv Enters Third Day of Airstrikes From Palestine
2014-07-10 01:58:49
Air raid sirens went off in Tel Aviv on Thursday morning for the third day in a row, sending the city?s 400,000 residents to bomb shelters.

Chinese Hackers Gain Access to Data of Thousands of US Federal Employees
2014-07-10 01:55:36
Chinese hackers broke into the network of a US government agency where data of dozens of thousands of state workers was stored, New York Times reported, citing top-ranking officials.

Putin to Skip UN General Assembly in September ? Kremlin
2014-07-09 09:23:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to attend the 69th UN General Assembly to be held in New York this September, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Wednesday.

Russian Citizen Detained in US Remains Denied Access to Consul - Lawmaker
2014-07-09 08:34:00
State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party, Valery Seleznev, has said his son Roman, accused in the US of fraud and theft of information, still has no access to the Russian consul.

Iran Denies Sending Russian Fighter Jets to Iraq - Reports
2014-07-09 08:06:52
The Iranian authorities have denied reports saying the country sent three Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jets to Iraq, Mehr news agency said Wednesday citing a representative of Iran's Foreign Ministry Marzieh Afkham.

Ukrainian Lawmakers, Parties Face Checks for Possible Support of Militia
2014-07-09 07:17:58
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told law enforcement bodies Wednesday to check all lawmakers and political parties in the country for possible support of eastern Ukrainian pro-independence forces.

Ukraine Denies Siphoning Russian Gas - Energy Minister
2014-07-09 06:56:00
Ukraine is not siphoning off transit gas to Europe and has no plans to do so, Ukraine?s Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan told journalists Wednesday.

Kiev Possibly Hiding Crimes Against Humanity in Southeast ? Lavrov
2014-07-09 06:13:34
There are grounds to suspect Ukrainian law enforcement agencies are withholding information about crimes committed in southeastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Ukrainian Chief Prosecutor Says Police Can Use Force Against Euromaidan Activists
2014-07-09 06:06:18
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema said Wednesday the police are authorized to use force to disperse the Euromaidan activists, who have been encamped in downtown Kiev since last year.

Ultimatums Should be Eliminated for Talks on Ukraine to Start ? Lavrov
2014-07-09 05:46:24
Negotiations on the Ukrainian crisis are possible only if the parties refrain from ultimatums and preliminary conditions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Russia, Italy Confirm Goal of Completing South Stream Gas Pipeline Project ? Lavrov
2014-07-09 05:45:00
Russia and Italy have confirmed their goal of completing the South Stream gas pipeline, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Russia, China Relations Free of Politicking ? Kremlin Chief of Staff
2014-07-09 05:27:00
There is no place for politicking in relations between Russia and China, which are looking to the future, Sergei Ivanov, Kremlin Chief of Staff said Wednesday.

Iran Sends Three Russian Attack Aircraft to Iraq to Fight Militants
2014-07-09 05:04:00
The Iranian authorities have sent three Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jets to Iraq to be used to fight militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the New York Times reported, citing sources in the administrations of the US and Iraq.

Kremlin Gives OK on John Tefft as Candidate for US Ambassador to Russia
2014-07-09 04:56:00
The Kremlin on Wednesday gave its approval for the candidacy of John Tefft as the possible new US ambassador to Russia, Foreign Ministry aide Yuri Ushakov said.

No Russians Injured by Typhoon in Japan ? Embassy
2014-07-09 04:32:00
The Russian embassy has not received any reports of injured Russian citizens in Okinawa when it was hit by a powerful typhoon, Oleg Ryabov, head of the consulate department of the Russian embassy in Japan, told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

BRICS to Create New Development Bank in Brazil - Russia's Finance Minister
2014-07-09 04:18:07
The leaders of the BRICS countries ? Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa ? plan to sign an agreement to create the New Development Bank, with $100 billion in capital, during a summit in Brazil on July 14-16, Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told journalists.

Russian Upper House Ratifies Cuban Debt Write-Off of $35.2 Bln
2014-07-09 03:39:27
Russia's upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, on Wednesday ratified an agreement to write off $35.2 billion of Cuba's debt allocated by the Soviet Union.

Ukraine National Guard Denies Using Grad Rocket Launchers
2014-07-09 03:19:19
Ukraine?s National Guard said it does not use Grad rocket launcher systems, according to a statement issued on the army?s website Wednesday.

Israeli Army Attacks 160 Targets in Gaza Strip Overnight
2014-07-09 02:38:00
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) attacked 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight, continuing a large-scale military campaign against Palestinian militants, the army press service said Wednesday.

Iraq Warns UN of ISIS Militants Seizing Ex-Chemical Weapons Store - Reports
2014-07-09 02:02:38
Iraqi authorities warn UN that militants from The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) seized a former chemical weapons storage in the province of Muthanna, AP reported Wednesday.

Moscow Hopes All South Stream Signatories Keep Participating in Project
2014-07-08 10:04:15
Russia hopes that all countries that had joined the South Stream gas pipeline deal will continue their participation in the project, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Russian Soyuz to Launch Scotland?s First Space Satellite
2014-07-08 09:55:00
Scotland?s first ever space satellite will be launched today aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket that will blast off from the historic Baikonur cosmodrome.

US Embassy in Moscow Refrains From Commenting on Detention Of Russian Citizen
2014-07-08 09:43:00
US embassy in Moscow has not yet commented on the detention in the Maldives of a Russian citizen Roman Seleznev.

Moscow Hopes EU Will Press for Implementation of Four-Party Berlin Agreement
2014-07-08 09:25:25
Moscow hopes that the European Union will insist on Kiev?s compliance with agreements reached by the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine last week, the Russian foreign minister said Tuesday.

Asylum Seekers to Britain ?Handcuffed and Distressed? - UN
2014-07-08 09:15:05
The UN refugee agency has warned of asylum seekers being handcuffed at UK airports and facing other ?extremely distressing circumstances? upon arrival and called on the government to change.

Russia Hopes Afghani Election Impasse to be Resolved Peacefully ? Foreign Ministry
2014-07-08 09:11:35
Moscow hopes that the controversial presidential election in Afghanistan will be resolved peacefully, and urges the candidates to wait for a thorough inspection of the voting results, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.

Ukraine Calls on International Donors to Help Develop Economic Recovery Plan
2014-07-08 09:04:04
Ukraine is preparing an economic recovery plan for 2014-2016, and is calling on international donors to participate by sending observers to assess the needs of the country, Ukraine?s Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman said Tuesday.

Poroshenko Suggests Holding Contact Group Meeting on Ukraine in Sviatohirsk
2014-07-08 09:02:03
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has suggested holding the meeting of the contact group on Ukraine in the southeastern town of Sviatohirsk, the press service of the head of Donetsk reported.

NATO Sets Record By Sending Nine Ships Into Black Sea
2014-07-08 08:04:00
The group of NATO ships in the Black Sea has grown to nine vessels, setting a record for recent decades, a military and diplomatic source told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Russian Upper House to Distribute White Book on Human Rights Violations in Ukraine
2014-07-08 07:45:00
Russian lawmakers will promote the White Book, a Foreign Ministry compilation of human rights violations in Ukraine during the conflict, to provide "objective information" about the crisis in the country, Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko said during a press conference Tuesday.

Russia's Centrgaz Wins Tender to Build South Stream Gas Pipeline Through Serbia
2014-07-08 07:42:00
Russia?s Centrgaz, a subsidiary of gas giant Gazprom, has signed a contract on the construction of the South Stream pipeline through Serbia, the gas holding said in a press release Tuesday.

Russian Lawmakers to Stay in International Institutions Despite Sanctions
2014-07-08 07:29:00
Russian lawmakers are not planning to leave international institutions due to recent sanctions, which are temporary, according to the speaker of the upper house of Russian parliament, the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko.

US Detention of Russian in Maldives Considered Kidnapping ? Foreign Ministry
2014-07-08 07:24:00
Russia?s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it sees the detention of Russian citizen Roman Seleznev in the Maldives as an unfriendly move by the United States and called it a de facto kidnapping.

Ukraine's Gas Arrears Reach $5.3 Billion ? Gazprom
2014-07-08 06:56:00
Ukraine?s debt for Russian gas deliveries for June 1-16 is $838 million and its overall arrears have hit $5.3 billion, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said Tuesday.

Independence Forces Say Ukrainian Army Seizes Town in Northern Donbas
2014-07-08 05:49:44
The Ukrainian Army has taken over the town of Konstantinovka in northern Donetsk Region, representatives of the People?s Republic of Donetsk told RIA Novosti Tuesday

Punitive Operation in Ukraine Dead-End Decision - Russian Parliament Speaker
2014-07-08 05:29:05
Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko said during a press conference on Tuesday that Kiev?s decision to continue the punitive operation in eastern Ukraine was a ?dead-end decision," with no plans on the Kiev side to end the fighting and enter a dialogue with independence supporters.

Kiev Says Ceasefire in East Ukraine Possible if Independence Supporters Lay Down Weapons
2014-07-08 05:20:01
Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletei on Tuesday said there will be no unilateral ceasefire from the army and negotiations will be held only after independence supporters lay down their weapons.

Russian Lawmaker Fails to Contact Son Accused of Hacking in US
2014-07-08 05:15:49
A Russian lawmaker claims that he is unable to contact his son, who was arrested in the US on cybercrime charges. "My son could not be arrested in the United States because he could not physically be there. He does not have a US visa, I know this for sure," State Duma lawmaker from the Liberal Democratic Party Valery Seleznev told RIA Novosti. At the same time, Seleznev has not ruled that his son, Roman, was abducted.

CEO of French Total Against Building ?New Berlin Wall? Between Europe, Russia
2014-07-08 05:08:19
The CEO of French oil and gas giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, compared the current state of relations between the European Union and Russia to the building of a new Berlin Wall, according to Reuters.

Iran Supreme Leader Says Tehran Needs 190,000 Centrifuges for Nuclear Program
2014-07-08 03:17:00
Iran?s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran?s nuclear program requires 190,000 centrifuges to be realized, AFP reported Tuesday.

Israel Announces Launch of Offensive Against Gaza Strip Militants
2014-07-08 03:12:00
The Israeli Army announced Tuesday the launch of a large-scale operation against Gaza Strip militants in response to continued shelling from the Palestinian side.

US Concerned About Possible Seizure of Power in Afghanistan - Kerry
2014-07-08 02:41:00
The US is concerned with possible attempts to seize power in Afghanistan due to disagreements over the recent presidential election in the country and has warned Kabul about the suspension of its aid if a regime change occurs, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

CIA Involved in US Spy Operation Against Germany
2014-07-08 02:24:00
The alleged US spy operation in Germany that sparkled a scandal last week was conducted with the participation of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Reuters reported Tuesday citing anonymous sources in the American government.

Abu Dhabi Starts Exports of New Oil Blend - Reports
2014-07-08 02:08:22
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) began exporting a new oil blend called Das Crude, Emirati news agency WAM reported.

US to Start Supplying Shale Gas to Chile in 2015
2014-07-08 02:06:02
Next year the US will begin deliveries of shale gas to Chile, the Chilean newspaper La Segunda reported, citing the country's energy minister.

UN Report Highlights Unbearable Suffering of Syrian Women Refugees
2014-07-08 02:02:05
As many as 150,000 Syrian women who have fled the country?s civil war face hunger, isolation and are struggling to meet their families? needs, the UN refugee agency told RIA Novosti.

Russian Foreign Ministry Continues to Record Humanitarian, War Crimes in East Ukraine
2014-07-07 10:02:18
The Russian Foreign Ministry continues to record humanitarian and war crimes in the southeast of Ukraine, and is striving to put a halt to the violence in the region, the ministry?s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov said Monday.

Russia Wants Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia to Join Syria Reconciliation Talks
2014-07-07 09:52:00
Moscow has reiterated its proposal to engage Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other states in the Syrian reconciliation effort, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.

South Stream Pipeline Construction to Profit Russian, European consumers ? Lavrov
2014-07-07 09:15:00
Both Russian and European consumers will benefit from the South Stream gas pipeline construction, Russia?s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Bulgarian Focus News Agency.

Russia, Partners Discussing Possible Meeting on Iraq Under UN Aegis ? Foreign Ministry
2014-07-07 08:50:47
Moscow is in discussions with its partners on the possibility of an international meeting regarding Iraq under the aegis of the UN, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told RIA Novosti in an interview Monday.

Former UK Government Minister Backs Scottish Independence
2014-07-07 08:43:53
A former Labour Government Minister has told RIA Novosti that he backs Scottish independence and claims it would return his party to its membership and core values.

Russia Calls on Nations to Join Effort to Preserve Iraq, Syria Integrity
2014-07-07 08:18:07
Moscow has urged Western nations, Persian Gulf states and Turkey to join in the effort to preserve the territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria, which is currently threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.

Ukraine?s Forex Reserves Decline $815 Mln in June ? National Bank
2014-07-07 07:42:00
The National Bank of Ukraine?s foreign exchange reserves lost $815 million in June, the bank said in a statement Monday.

Eurasian Economic Commission to Consider Protective Trade Measures with Moldova ? Moscow
2014-07-07 07:12:00
The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Council is to consider protective measures for trade with Moldova on July 16, Russia?s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Monday.

Russia Needs to Make Quick Decision on Free Trade with Moldova ? Medvedev
2014-07-07 06:29:00
Moscow will need to analyze all the possible risks of maintaining free trade with Moldova after it ratified its EU Association Agreement, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Merkel Considers Recent German-American Spy Scandal Serious Incident
2014-07-07 02:28:00
Allegations of a German intelligent officer selling top secret data to the US are serious, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters Monday.

Russia Urges Kiev to Stop Attacking Civilian Targets, Using Violent Methods
2014-07-04 09:49:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry called on Kiev Friday to stop attacking civilian targets and residential districts and to refrain from trying to resolve problems solely by force.

Ukrainian Snipers Shoot at Cars Driving Toward Russian Border
2014-07-04 09:42:00
Ukrainian snipers are shooting at cars driving toward the Izvarino checkpoint on the border of Luhansk Region and Russia, spokeswoman for the self-proclaimed Luhansk People?s Republic Oksana Zhitnik told RIA Novosti.

Russian Parliament Speaker Says US Policy World?s Main Destabilizing Factor
2014-07-04 09:22:00
US foreign policy is the main cause of instability in the world, Russia?s lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin said Friday.

Putin to Visit Cuba, Argentina, BRICS Summit in Brazil in Mid-July ? Kremlin
2014-07-04 09:04:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Cuba, Argentina and Brazil later this month, the Kremlin press service said in a statement Friday.

Naftogaz CEO Suggests Private Companies Pump 50% of Gas into Ukraine Underground Storage
2014-07-04 08:54:00
Ukraine?s state-run energy company Naftogaz has suggested private companies pump 50 percent of their gas into underground storage facilities and leave it there until January 2015, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev said Friday.

Arming 100,000 Syrian Rebels Would Be ?Least Worse Option? for UK - Ex-Military Officer
2014-07-04 08:46:00
A former senior British military officer and graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College has told RIA Novosti that arming and training 100,000 Syrian rebels would have been a better option than the situation that has emerged in the region today.

Luhansk Leader Says Republic?s Government Dismissed
2014-07-04 08:41:00
The government of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People?s Republic (LPR) has been dismissed, according to a corresponding decree made by the head of the republic, Valery Bolotov, posted on the LPR?s website Friday.

Moldova Suspends Russia?s Rossiya-24 TV Channel Until 2015
2014-07-04 07:48:14
Moldova?s television watchdog has suspended the broadcasts of Russia?s Rossiya-24 TV channel in the republic until January 1, 2015, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Friday.

Four NATO Warships Enter Black Sea to Conduct Breeze-2014 Exercise
2014-07-04 07:09:00
Four NATO warships have entered the Black Sea to conduct Breeze-2014 exercise with the US Navy, an official statement on NATO?s website said.

Ukraine Can Survive Winter Without Russian Gas if Consumption Reduced by 20% - Naftogaz
2014-07-04 07:08:00
Reducing gas consumption by one-fifth would be enough for Ukraine to survive the winter, without buying gas from Russia, the head of Ukraine?s state-run oil and gas company Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolev, said Friday.

Ukraine One Step Closer to Letting US, EU Investors Manage 49% Gas Transit System
2014-07-04 06:57:00
The Ukrainian parliament Friday passed the first reading of a bill that would allow US and EU investors access to 49 percent of the country?s gas transit system.

US Exports to Russia Hit Record Levels in May Despite Sanctions
2014-07-04 06:39:19
US exports to Russia rose 21 percent and reached a record high of $1.25 billion in May, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, an arm of the US Department of Commerce.

Ukrainian Finance Ministry Develops Eight Options for Russian Gas Substitution
2014-07-04 06:36:00
The Ukrainian Ministry of Finance and other government agencies involved in the process have developed proposals for the replacement of natural gas imports, particularly from Russia, a press release from the ministry says.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Threatens to Reformat Parliament, Government
2014-07-04 05:32:00
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a parliament session Friday threatened to change the format of the country?s parliament, government and coalition, if the majority continues not to support the legislative initiatives of the Cabinet of Ministers.

REVIEW: Ukraine Army Shelling of Luhansk Kills at Least Two, Slaviansk Under Attack
2014-07-04 05:26:00
At least two residents of Luhansk have been killed and eight others injured after the Ukrainian Army shelled a residential area of the city, local authorities reported Friday.

Putin Tells Obama Russia, US Should Cooperate to Protect Global Stability
2014-07-04 04:43:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday congratulated his US counterpart Barack Obama on Independence Day and said Russia and the US share the responsibility of protecting global security and stability, and should cooperate to the benefit of the world.

France Takes Extra Security Measures in Airports at US Request
2014-07-04 04:15:00
France?s civil aviation authority on Friday announced extra security checks on direct flights to the US at the request of the American side, Agence France-Presse reported citing an official statement.

NATO's Aid to Ukraine Beneficial for US Military Industry ? Russian Official
2014-07-04 02:52:00
NATO is sending Ukraine arms and military equipment from East European countries which is in the interest of US military-industrial complex, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

ANALYSIS: Chechen Fighters Joining Iraqi Jihad is Western Plot
2014-07-04 02:37:00
With an ethnic Chechen Omar Shishani coming to the spotlight in ISIS?s activities in Iraq, analysts say Chechen war was an attempt by the Western countries to destabilize Russia through the Caucasus.

OPINION: US Backing Opposing Sides of Middle East Conflict
2014-07-04 02:16:00
By supporting both Iraq?s government and anti-government rebels in Syria, the United States has clumsily backed opposing sides in turbulent Middle Eastern conflicts, Raed Jarrar, an Arab-American political analyst, told RIA Novosti Friday.

Experts Speculate On Existence of Another NSA Leaker
2014-07-04 02:05:36
The NSA?s XKeyscore surveillance software leak may come from a second source, not fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Forbes magazine reported on Friday.

US Military Grounds F-35 Fighter Jets Until Engine Inspections Complete
2014-07-04 02:05:00
The United States military has grounded all F-35 fighter jets after a number of accidents involving the aircraft occurred, Reuters reported Friday.

No Humanitarian Corridors in Southeastern Ukraine ? Novorossiya
2014-07-03 08:58:00
Despite Kiev?s promises, there are no humanitarian corridors in southeastern Ukraine, speaker of the unity parliament of Novorossiya, the union of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics in eastern Ukraine, Oleh Tsarev said Thursday.

Bulgaria Hopes to Continue South Stream Construction Shortly ? Foreign Minister
2014-07-03 08:47:00
Bulgaria hopes to continue construction of the South Stream gas pipeline project across its territory in the next few weeks after receiving the relevant explanations from the European Commission, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin said Thursday.

Putin, European Leaders Back More Active OSCE Role in Monitoring Ukraine Conflict
2014-07-03 08:28:00
The leaders of Russia, Germany and France agreed in a conference call that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) should play a more active role in monitoring the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin said Thursday.

Novorossiya to Issue Own ?White Book? on Human Rights Violations
2014-07-03 07:47:00
The authorities of Novorossiya, the union of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics in eastern Ukraine, is working on its own ?White Book? on human rights violations, Co-chair of the United People?s Front movement Konstantin Dolgov said Thursday.

Orphanage Destruction in Ukraine?s East Signals Need to Stop Punitive Operation ? Moscow
2014-07-03 06:56:00
The destruction of an orphanage by the Ukrainian Army in Slaviansk is a serious violation of international law, signaling that the punitive operation should be ended, the Russian Foreign Ministry?s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov said Thursday.

Moscow Expects Kiev to Return to Ceasefire, Stop Attacking Civilian Objects
2014-07-03 06:42:18
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow expects the results of Wednesday's four-party ministerial meeting in Berlin will persuade Kiev to return to its previous ceasefire agreement.

Kiev Is Part of UN, OSCE But Ignores Its Obligations ? Russian Foreign Ministry
2014-07-03 06:37:59
Despite the ongoing crisis, Ukraine is still part of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and international treaties, yet is failing to fulfill its obligations, the Russian Foreign Ministry?s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov said Thursday.

Russia May Issue New White Book on Human Rights Violations in Ukraine ? Foreign Ministry
2014-07-03 06:07:00
Russia?s Foreign Ministry may publish a new edition of its ?White Book? on human rights violations in Ukraine, the ministry?s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov said Thursday.

New Contact Group Meeting Date on Ukraine Not Fixed ? Russian Diplomat
2014-07-03 05:44:00
An exact date and location for the next round of consultations of the three-party contact group on Ukraine have not been fixed yet, but Moscow insists the meetings should take place in Ukraine, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said Thursday.

Ukraine Names New Defense Minister
2014-07-03 05:32:00
The Ukrainian parliament named Valerii Heletei the country?s new defense minister Thursday.

North Korea Pursues Strategic Guided-Missile Tests - Reports
2014-07-03 02:30:57
North Korea is planning to pursue strategic guided-missile tests, despite the international calls to limit its weapons program, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday citing a spokesman for the Korean People?s Army (KPA) Strategic Force.

US Admits Military Presence in Somalia, Eyes Expansion
2014-07-03 02:20:59
The US military advisers have been covertly working in Somalia since 2007, and Washington eyes to expand its presence in the country, Reuters reported Wednesday citing a sour in the White House.

Kiev Ready for Talks With Independence Supporters Anywhere ? Poroshenko?s Office
2014-07-02 09:44:00
Kiev is ready to continue consultations with independence supporters from eastern Ukraine at any acceptable location, the Ukrainian president?s administration said Wednesday.

Ukraine's Kolomoyskyi Behind Murder of Russian Cameraman ? Russian Instigative Committee
2014-07-02 09:38:00
The current governor of Ukraine?s Dnipropetrovsk Region, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, is responsible for the death of Anatoly Klyan, the cameraman from Russia?s Channel-1 television station that was fatally shot in Ukraine, Russian Instigative Committee official spokesman Vladimir Markin said Wednesday.

Lavrov Expresses Concern About Lack of Foreign Media Attention to Ukrainian Refugees
2014-07-02 09:01:00
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov intends to draw foreign media attention to the Ukrainian refugee problem, the government of Russia?s Rostov Region said Wednesday.

Moscow Urges Kiev to Refrain from Attacking Peaceful Cities
2014-07-02 08:22:14
Moscow has demanded Kiev to stop firing on peaceful cities if it is still able to consider the consequences of its criminal policy, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary published on its website Wednesday.

Moldova Parliament Ratifies EU Association Agreement
2014-07-02 07:12:00
The Moldovan parliament on Wednesday ratified the European Association Agreement.

Russian Investigative Committee Says 2,700 Proven Victims in Ukrainian Events
2014-07-02 05:10:21
The Russian Investigative Committee has recognized 2,700 victims in criminal cases in the Ukrainian crisis, committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Wednesday.

US Holding Back EU Participation in Ukraine Crisis-Resolution ? Russian Foreign Ministry
2014-07-02 04:59:00
Washington is not interested in active European participation in settling the Ukrainian crisis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said Wednesday.

West Never Treated Russia as Equal in Missile Defense ? Russian Security Council
2014-07-02 04:17:30
The European missile defense system never saw Russia?s participation as equal, as Moscow was never offered processing centers or provided information exchange, Russian Deputy Security Council Secretary Evgeny Lukyanov said Wednesday.

OPINION: Bergdahl, Manning Show US Military Struggles to Recruit
2014-07-02 04:12:42
A spike in the number of US servicemen falling foul of military rules is the result of an overstretched army that struggles to recruit, an expert and former serviceman told RIA Novosti.

?Euro-Maidan? Aimed at NATO Expansion ? Russian Security Council
2014-07-02 03:17:00
One of the main political goals of the Ukrainian "Euro-Maidan" movement is the further expansion of NATO to the east, Russian Deputy Security Council Secretary Evgeny Lukyanov told RIA Novosti in an interview Wednesday.

Ukrainian Gas Reserves May Last Until Year End With Minimal Consumption ? Naftogaz
2014-07-02 02:29:00
Ukraine has enough gas in its underground storage facilities to last until November, or, given sparing consumption, until the end of the year, the deputy head of Ukraine?s Naftogaz Alexander Todiichuk said Wednesday.

US Advisors Design Strategy for Kiev ? Russian Security Council
2014-07-02 02:07:00
Advisors from the United States are actively working in Ukraine and developing Kiev?s strategy, Russian Deputy Security Council Secretary Evgeny Lukyanov told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

Unipolar World Model Failed ? Putin
2014-07-01 10:08:55
The current global events clearly demonstrate that the unipolar model of the world has failed, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

OPINION: Scottish Anti-Independence Propaganda by UK Defense Ministry Outrageous
2014-07-01 10:01:00
The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) distributing anti-Scottish independence propaganda through the ranks is utterly disgraceful, a former UK submarine commander told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Putin: Russia, US Relations Not in Good Shape, Ready for Dialogue with US on Equal Terms
2014-07-01 09:45:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that relations between the United States and Russia are not in good shape, but Russia is ready for constructive dialogue on equal terms.

US Pressure on France Over Mistral Deal Reeks of Blackmail ? Putin
2014-07-01 09:34:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday Russia was aware the United States is pressuring France over a deal to build Mistral warships for Russia, and views it as blackmail.

Events in Ukraine Provoked by West for Deterrence of Russia - Putin
2014-07-01 09:15:00
The events in Ukraine provoked by the West are a concentrated political expression of deterrence toward Russia and an attempt to create a tense center on the Russian border, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Putin Bashes Kiev?s Groundless Demand for Lower Gas Price as ?Blackmail?
2014-07-01 08:48:00
Kiev is blatantly blackmailing Moscow by demanding an unjustified contract price reduction for Russian gas, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Iraq to Get 5-10 Russian Su-25 Attack Aircraft by September
2014-07-01 08:05:00
Iraq is to receive from five to ten Russian Su-25 ground attack aircraft by September, Russian Ambassador to Baghdad Ilya Morgunov said Tuesday.

Coalition Calls on Poroshenko to Impose Martial Law in East Ukraine
2014-07-01 07:53:56
Ukraine?s political coalition has called on President Petro Poroshenko to submit an act to the parliament to introduce martial law in the country?s east, Batkyvshchina party leader Serhiy Sobolev said Tuesday.

Kiev Must Opt for True Ceasefire ? Moscow
2014-07-01 07:51:03
Moscow is urging Kiev to refrain from attacking peaceful cities and villages and target a true ceasefire, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.