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  • MEPs quiz EU’s next trade czar ‘in waiting’

    The Swedish politician who wants to spearhead EU trade policy over the next five years says there’ll be no negotiation with Russia over a free trade deal between the bloc and Ukraine. Cecilia Malstroem was speaking at a confirmation hearing at ..

  • Shhhh! Bayern Munich set for Champions League game in empty Moscow stadium

    Bayern Munich's trip to Russia has already been full of plenty of surprises, and they haven't even played yet. The team was awoken in the middle night in their luxury hotel in Moscow by a fire alarm, forcing them to leave the building. It took some ..

  • Russia needs modern military and better relations with West says Lavrov

    Russia’s Foreign Minister has given a long television interview during which he expanded on his criticisms of the West expressed at the UN General Assembly. Sergei Lavrov announced a modernisation programme for Russia’s nuclear and conventional ..

  • Cold War thinking decried at UN

    Addressing the UN's annual session, Steinmeier said the world had this year 'gone off the rails,' given its multitude of conflicts. He accused Russia of violating international law through its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in March. 'Not just any ..

  • Launch of iphone6 staggers from disaster to derision

    Polish and other western apples may be banned in Russia right now, but one sort of Apple is not and it is flying off the shelves. The iPhone 6 has arrived in Moscow, provoking the same sort of consumer hysteria seen elsewhere around the world. ..

  • Possible Russian sanctions on Western car imports might backfire

    Experts from Roland Berger Strategy Consultants insisted in an updated market reportThursday that any decision by Russia to impose sanctions on car imports from Europe and the US could undermine the national economy even more. It noted that ..

  • French war planes powerless against lone wolf attacks

    France is the first to follow the United States’ lead bombing the self-proclaimed jihadist Islamic State (IS). French Air Force Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters struck in Iraq on Friday, near Mosul. President François Hollande’s office ..

  • Polish miners block border with Russia in coal dispute

    More than 200 miners in Poland have blocked trains carrying imported coal from Russia at a border crossing between the two countries. The miners say the cheaper coal, which they describe as being sold at 'dumping prices', is putting local mines out ..

  • Thousands protest in Moscow against Russia’s role in Ukraine

    Photo © APThousands of people have marched in Moscow calling for peace in Ukraine and protesting against the role they accuse Russia of playing in the conflict.Russian and Ukrainian flags were visible as organisers called for an end to what they ..

  • Opposition calls protests, but Russian public opinion largely pro-Putin

    Peace marches are set to take place in Moscow and other Russian cities on September 21. As many as 50,000 people are expected in the capital alone, for what will be the first mass protest involving the public against Russia's intervention in ..