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  • No signs of foul play in German Putin critic's death

    A conservative member of the German parliament and prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin died of heart failure or overheating after falling asleep in a sauna and there are no signs of foul play, state prosecutors said on Wednesday. Andreas...
  • Iran says backs Russian push for Syria talks in Moscow: TASS

    Tehran backs Russia's efforts to host a new round of peace talks between Damascus and the Syrian opposition, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow. Russia and Iran have sided with President Bashar al-Assad in the...
  • North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

    North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
    North Korea on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, ending a traditional period of mourning and setting the stage for his son Kim Jong Un to further entrench himself as the country’s unchallenged leader....
  • Russia's economic woes 'critical' as ruble continues to tumble

    Irina Fedulova and her husband have repaid more than one-third of their $150,000 housing loan, but they owe more than when they started, thanks to the collapse of the Russian ruble. The loan was in dollars but “our salaries are in rubles, and we...
  • Russia invites North Korea leader for May visit: paper

    Russia invites North Korea leader for May visit: paper
    Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday....
  • Russia says arms for Kiev won't help solve Ukraine crisis: RIA

    A deputy Russian foreign minister declared on Tuesday that supplying weapons to Kiev would not help solve a crisis in east Ukraine, after the White House said U.S. President Barack Obama would sign corresponding legislation this week. Russia and the West...
  • Ruble plunges to new depths despite massive interest rate hike

    MOSCOW The Russian ruble plunged to record lows Tuesday, defying a massive 6.5-point interest rate hike by the central bank. The euro soared to 100 rubles in afternoon trading while the dollar rose to 80 against the ruble, meaning that the Russian...
  • Russia accuses NATO of aerial spying 'practically every day'

    Russia's air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border "practically every day." In apparent response to accusations from NATO...
  • Ruble's plunge ignites Russia fears

    BERLIN A free-falling Russian ruble Tuesday prompted fears that the nuclear-armed nation could be entering a deep economic recession with the potential for unrest, as citizens and investors try to get their hands on cash amid crippling international...
  • Kerry says Russia sanctions could end if Putin takes right steps

    Russia has made constructive moves in recent days towards reducing tensions in Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday, and he raised the possibility that Washington could lift sanctions if Moscow keeps taking positive steps. Speaking...
  • Russia's 'difficult' rate hike approved by Putin

    Late on Monday night Russia's central bank governor wrung out an agreement with her officials to impose the country's biggest rate hike since the financial crisis of 1998 -- with the approval of President Vladimir Putin. Elvira Nabiullina had to halt the...