FRENCH and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace...

[MOSCOW] Russians might have a reputation as a nation of hard drinkers, but a report by the World Health Organization published Tuesday showed their alcohol consumption has dropped by more than 40...

[MOSCOW] No more late-night balcony cigarettes, summer barbeques or candle-lit patio dinners: Russians are fuming at the latest fire safety legislation adopted to decrease the number of careless...

[BUDAPEST] A move by Russia's International Investment Bank (IIB) to Hungary and Budapest's decision to grant immunity to the bank's employees have alarmed a group of US Democratic Senators, who...

[MOSCOW] Russia wants more Asian food companies to use farmland in its Far East as the country seeks to open up new export markets.

SIX agreements were inked between Singapore and the Russian Federation at a high-level bilateral commission to cooperate in various areas, including digital development, innovation and education...

[OTTAWA] Canada is opposed to Russia rejoining the G-8 unless it leaves Ukraine, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday, rejecting an appeal from US President Donald Trump.

RUSSIA on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station.

NEW machines popping up in Russian shopping centres seem innocuous enough - users insert their passport and receive a small loan in a matter of minutes.

[MOSCOW] Moscow is set for fresh protests Saturday, the latest in a wave of demonstrations that has seen tens of thousands take to the streets after opposition figures were banned from local...