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Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture

Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture

Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture 21 July 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Siemens will withdraw from a Russian joint venture after discovering that four of its gas turbines were illegally shipped to Crimea. The German industrial...
Russian lobbyist admits meeting Trump Jr

Russian lobbyist admits meeting Trump Jr

A Russian-American lobbyist has admitted he attended a controversial meeting with Donald Trump’s son in 2016. Rinat Akhmetshin confirmed his participation at the same meeting Mr Trump Jr had with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. He said the discussion was...
Cheap Russian and Chinese missiles pose threat

Cheap Russian and Chinese missiles pose threat

Cheap missiles from Russia and China are a major threat to expensive assets such as Britain’s new aircraft carriers, a think tank has warned. Russia and China have gained the surveillance and precision strike capabilities to put western ships, large military...
Russian optimism fades ahead of Trump-Putin meet

Russian optimism fades ahead of Trump-Putin meet

Until recently, Russia really seemed to like the idea of Donald Trump. After the stony stares and awkward meetings that marked relations with President Obama’s administration, there did not seem to be much in the way of downside with this colourful billionaire...
Photos show Russian jet buzzing spy plane

Photos show Russian jet buzzing spy plane

Photographs released by the US show a Russian SU-27 jet apparently flying within a few metres of an RC-135 spy plane. The Pentagon accused Russia of carrying out an unsafe intercept of the reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea earlier...
Russian hackers targeted 21 states in election

Russian hackers targeted 21 states in election

Russian hackers targeted election-related systems in 21 states during the 2016 presidential election, a US official has confirmed. Opening a Congressional session, the vice chair of the Select Committee on Intelligence, Mike Warner, described the hacking as marking a...

Russian fighter jet 'chases NATO plane away'

A Russian jet chased away a NATO aircraft after it tried to approach the defence minister’s plane, a Russian news agency says. TASS reported that the incident happened over the Baltic Sea. On Tuesday, the Pentagon accused Russia of carrying out an unsafe...
Leaked file details Russian 'cyber espionage'

Leaked file details Russian 'cyber espionage'

A leaked US intelligence report reveals that Russian state actors attempted to hack systems connected to the US election. The National Security Agency (NSA) report claims that Russian military intelligence “executed cyber espionage operations” against an...
Widow denies Russian tycoon was poisoned

Widow denies Russian tycoon was poisoned

The widow of a wealthy Russian whistle-blower who died while out running has denied he was secretly killed. Speaking at an inquest into the death of Alexander Perepilichnyy, Tatiana Perepilichnaya said her businessman husband had never feared for his life. She said...
Nine shot dead in Russian drunken row near Tver

Nine shot dead in Russian drunken row near Tver

Nine shot dead in Russian drunken row near Tver 5 June 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police believe a quarrel among acquaintances triggered the mass shooting Russian police are questioning a man suspected of killing nine...
Russian warship fires missiles at IS in Syria

Russian warship fires missiles at IS in Syria

A Russian warship and a submarine have fired four cruise missiles at an Islamic State base in Syria. The missiles were launched from the Mediterranean by the Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine. They targeted IS fighters and weapons near Palmyra, the...

Ukraine's MI5 searches Russian tech firm offices

Ukraine’s intelligence agency has led a search of offices of Russian-based technology company Yandex on suspicions of treason. Yandex, also known as the Russian Google because of its Russian-language optimised search engine, is a private company which began as a...
Mob threatens to behead Russian man over insults

Mob threatens to behead Russian man over insults

A mob in Mexico stormed a Russian man’s apartment and threatened to cut his head off after he posted footage of himself insulting local people. One of the group was fatally stabbed in the confrontation with the 42-year-old, identified as Aleksei Makeev. Police...

Russian blogger guilty of playing Pokemon in church

A Russian blogger has been found guilty of inciting religious hatred after uploading a video of himself playing Pokemon Go in a church. Ruslan Sokolovsky, 22, pleaded not guilty in a court in the city of Yekaterinburg. The prosecution called for him to be sent to a...
Pokemon Go: Russian blogger found guilty

Pokemon Go: Russian blogger found guilty

Pokemon Go: Russian blogger found guilty 11 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The blogger – Ruslan Sokolovsky – played the game despite warnings that doing so in church would be illegal (file picture) A Russian...
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