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Moscow warns against ‘baseless accusations’ over tanker attacks

Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov warns of ‘baseless accusations’ by the United States and Riyadh on Iran over tanker attacks.

Turkey’s Erdogan sees S-400s delivery starting in July

The S-400s are not compatible with NATO's systems and have been a growing source of discord between Turkey and the US in recent months.

US, others object to UN counterterrorism chief visit to China’s Xinjiang

The US and other countries object to a visit by the UN counterterrorism chief to China's remote Xinjiang, where a million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims are reportedly being held in detention centres.

Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China

Telegram says they suffered a DDoS attack which resulted in users in many regions face connection issues.

US will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland; Warsaw may call them...

US President Donald Trump announces he will deploy 1,000 US troops to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia.

Gay sex involving politicians is not gutter politics

Until and unless our society has evolved to a stage where homosexuality is accepted, public office bearers just have to live up to the prevailing moral norms.

Russia ‘regrets’ IAAF doping ban vote as Lasitskene speaks out

Lasitskene says the new generation of Russian athletes should grow up with a different philosophy.

IAAF ‘frustrated’ as Russian ban upheld

Russia's back-sliding on issues concerning its place back into global track and field is leaving the IAAF frustrated.

Russia again in spotlight as IAAF wrestles with Semenya case

Banned in November 2015 due to mass state-sponsored doping, Russia will soon learn of its fate to be reintegrated in world track and field.

Russia plans to deliver S-400s to Turkey in 2 months

The purchase concerns four systems valued at US$2.5 billion.

China, Russia block UN action on Sudan

China and Russia block a bid at the UN Security Council to condemn the killing of civilians in Sudan.

Xi Jinping in Russia to usher ‘new era’ of friendship

The visit comes five years after Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014 led to a serious rift with its Western partners.

US seeks Russian support on Iran at key Israel meeting

The United States turns to Russia for help in addressing US and Israeli concerns about Iran's influence, including in Syria, when national security leaders meet in Jerusalem this month.

Ukraine’s new leader asks Europe to pressure Russia to end war

Volodymyr Zelensky will pressurise Europe to get Russia to end the war on Crimea which claimed some 13,000 lives since 2014.

Turkey’s Erdogan says no backtracking on S400 deal with Russia

Ankara's desire to buy the Russian S400 system has been a major source of contention between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.

Russian cinema goers denounce censorship of Elton John biopic

Russia has a dire record on LGBT rights and a controversial law bans the promotion of 'non-traditional sexual relationships' to minors.

Russia meets its OPEC+ target in May

May was the first full month of compliance by Russia this year, producing 76,000 barrels a day below the cap for the nation set under the OPEC+ deal.

2 people missing after blasts at Russian military plant, 22 injured

The plant is part of Russia's Rostec, a state conglomerate which has been affected by Western sanctions over Russian policy towards Ukraine.

Malaysia wants evidence to show Russia shot down MH17

PM says the missile that brought down the plane was a Russian-type missile, but it could also be made in Ukraine.

US believes Russia conducting low-level nuclear tests

The United States believes Russia may be conducting low-level nuclear testing in violation of a moratorium on such tests.

Japan survive Sudirman scare after Momota gamble backfires

Kento Momoto strives his way by defeating Russia 3-2 in the 2019 Sudirman Cup in China and hope to win the mixed-team world champions.

Ukraine’s new president Zelensky says ceasefire first priority

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's youngest post-Soviet president hopes to end a five-year conflict with Russia on Crimea that has claimed 13,000 lives.

Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor says Monday.

After fleeing bombs, Syrian families shelter in olive groves

Families who fled Syrian government and Russian strikes are sleeping in olive groves near the Turkish border without enough food and no place else to go.