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  • 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 ..

  • ‪Sepp Blatter hammered for ethics tweet

    Controversial FIFA Presdient has been hammered on social media for claiming FIFA has 'taken the lead,' in acting ethically. His organization is accused of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, and most recently is ..

  • Kharkiv prepares for possible Russian invasion despite ceasefire

    Ukraine's Pletenivka border crossing is busy. Volunteers dig ditches and construct shelters and firing ranges. Most of the activists are from the nearby city of Kharkiv, which is gripped by fear that the conflict may not stay confined to the ..

  • Kirilenko into Korea Open quarters

    Russia's Maria Kirilenko reached her first quarter-final of the year on Thursday when she came from behind to beat Czech third seed Klara Koukalova at the WTA Korea Open.The former world number 10, who has fallen out of the top 100 this year because ..

  • Putin says US, EU sanctions violate WTO

    During a meeting with the senior government officials on Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin said, 'Limits introduced against Russia are none other than a rejection by some of our partners of basic WTO principles. 'This is all done in a ..

  • Kremlin hardliners rule in Putin's Russia

    The Kremlin hardliners are hardly known in the Western world. They shy away from the spotlight and don't like giving interviews. Behind the scenes, these hawks have gained the ear of President Putin, driving Russia's confrontational course with the ..

  • Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Bencic in Tokyo

    Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific quarter-finals, spoiling the Swiss teenager's upward momentum this year.The 27-year-old Czech lost three straight games ..

  • Top coaches reject idea of 2018 Russia World Cup boycott

    Coaches from some of the world's top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin's showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.Leaders of the 28-nation European Union earlier this month ..

  • Boeing and SpaceX win the race to build ‘space taxis’ for NASA

    The US Space Agency NASA has chosen Boeing and California’s SpaceX to develop a new system to take American astronauts into space. The companies will build and and operate so-called 'space taxis' to fly personnel to the International Space ..