Friday May 15, 2015
Russia's economy shrank 1.9% in the first quarter under pressure from low oil prices and Western sanctions, a smaller contraction than earlier expected.
Thursday February 19, 2015
More than 90 Ukrainian troops were captured and 82 were still missing after pro-Russian rebels seized the key town of Debaltseve, Ukraine's army has said.
Saturday January 24, 2015
Global leaders will fly to Saudi Arabia today and tomorrow to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah, who died yesterday.
Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Russian central bank has described the rouble slide as "critical", and said it would take further measures to address the issue.
Thursday November 13, 2014
Australia has said it is tracking four Russian naval vessels off its north coast, with relations between the two nations strained after the downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine.
Monday September 15, 2014
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the country will honour all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early.
Monday September 08, 2014
Pro-Russian separatists have so far handed over about 1,200 prisoners-of-war to the Ukrainian side under the terms of a ceasefire agreement, President Petro Poroshenko said today
Thursday August 28, 2014
A Russian bank is offering customers the ultimate fluffy extra with their mortgage - the free loan of a cat to bring good luck to their new home.
Thursday August 14, 2014
Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account this morning, tweeting his resignation and criticising President Vladimir Putin.
Thursday August 07, 2014
Russia is to ban fruit, vegetable, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway in response to EU and US sanctions.