Expatica : Russia (23)

Netanyahu, Putin to meet over Syria conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Russia on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, mainly focussing on the war in Syria, his office said late Saturday.The two...

Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage

Spanish police on Saturday hunted for a Moroccan man suspected to have carried out one of two terror attacks that killed 14 people, injured 120 more and and plunged the country into shock and grief.Interior...

IS claims attacks in Spain, Russia

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Spain and stabbings in Russia, in statements carried by the jihadists' propaganda agency."Attacks by the soldiers of the...

Knife attacker in Russian city wounds 8, shot by police

A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia's far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said Saturday.The male attacker "carried out attacks on passers-by,...

IS claims Russia knife attack wounding 7

The Islamic State jihadist group on Saturday claimed responsibility after a man stabbed seven people on the street in a remote far northern Russian city before being shot dead by police, despite investigators...

Accused Yahoo hacker to be handed over to US marshals

A Canadian man accused of carrying out devastating cyberattacks on Yahoo waived his right to an extradition hearing on Friday and will soon be handed over to US marshals.Karim Baratov, 22, an immigrant...

Putin urges global fight against terror after Barcelona attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for the world to unite in an "uncompromising battle against the forces of terror" after a deadly van attack in Barcelona, the Kremlin said."We decisively...

Russian court to hear plea for files on vanished Swedish diplomat

Russia on Thursday set a hearing date next month for descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who vanished after being jailed in the Stalin-era USSR, as they sue the security service for access...

Russia drops US neo-Nazi site from .ru domain

Russia's internet watchdog said Thursday it had called on a domain provider to stop hosting the website of a US white supremacist group under fire following the Charlottesville violence.The Daily Stormer,...

Russian ban on Jehovah's Witnesses comes into force

Russia's justice ministry said Thursday that it has added Jehovah's Witnesses to its black list, formalising a ban for the Christian movement over alleged "extremist activities."In a statement, the ministry...

Kasparov notches first win in brief return to chess

Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov finally claimed his first victory Wednesday during his much-watched comeback tournament in Missouri following 12 years of retirement -- but also conceded two more defeats.After...

Kasparov-mania sweeps St. Louis, America's chess capital

Benny Pirogovsky turns a brass king piece around in his hand as he stands by an outdoor chess table shaded by a tree. After hours spent driving through the American Midwest, the teenager is finally about...

Russia calls US threats against Venezuela 'unacceptable'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called any threats against crisis-hit Venezuela "unacceptable", following a warning by US President Donald Trump of possible military action.Speaking...

Russian ex-minister accuses Putin ally at bribery trial

Russia's ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Wednesday accused the head of state oil giant Rosneft, a powerful ally of President Vladimir Putin, of personally entrapping him as he is accused of taking...

China, Russia push talks as N. Korea steps back from missile launches

China and Russia pushed Tuesday for talks to defuse the "confrontational spiral" between the US and North Korea after Kim Jong-Un stepped back from a planned missile strike near Guam. The North Korean...

Ukrainian plotting Crimea 'sabotage' arrested: Russia

Russian security services said Tuesday they had captured an alleged Ukrainian agent who was planning acts of sabotage including blowing up power lines in Russian-annexed Crimea.The Federal Security Service...

N.Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: report

North Korea's recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appears to have come after it refurbished rocket engines procured from a plant in the former Soviet Union, according to an expert...

Kasparov comes out of chess retirement 'kicking and fighting'

Time has grayed his hair, but he still exudes the aura of a winner.Garry Kasparov, whose genius has left a wide mark on the history of chess, comes out of retirement Monday, either to beat a new generation...

Moscow backs peace efforts by Libya rivals: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday backed the efforts of Libya's military commander Khalifa Haftar and his rival UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to reach a peace agreement in the...

Russia says foiled IS-led suicide bomb attacks in Moscow

Russia's FSB security service said Monday that it had captured a gang planning major attacks on Moscow transport networks and shopping centres, directed by members of the Islamic State jihadist group...

Commandos kill 25 jihadists in central Syria: monitor

A commando operation backed by Russian warplanes and helicopters has killed 25 members of the Islamic State jihadist group in central Syria, a monitor said Sunday.Supported by regime ally Russia, Syria's...

Mueller seeks interview with ex-White House top aide: report

US special prosecutor Robert Mueller is seeking an interview with ousted White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as he expands his probe of Russian interference in the November election, The New York...

Kasparov, the retired champ who can't give up chess

Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov owned the game for 15 years, gaining superstar status among fans before retiring and throwing himself into politics -- but he just can't seem to stay away from the...