Putin: "stupid" to think Russia is preparing attack on NATO state

Russia is not preparing to attack a NATO member state, as that is "just unthinkable, stupid and unrealistic," President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Russian Security Council chief on visit to Serbia

Serbia expelled several Russian nationals on suspicion of their involvement in preparing the alleged terrorist operations against Montenegro, the Belgrade media reported on Thursday, bringing into...

Putin: Ukraine cutting power off in Crimea was "serious crime"

Ukraine's shut-off of electricity and drinking water to Crimea following Russia's annexation of the peninsula was "on the verge of a crime against humanity," Russian President Vladimir Putin said...

Russia drops request for navy to use Spanish port under NATO pressure

Russia has withdrawn its request for warships to use the Spanish port of Ceuta on the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian embassy said Wednesday, following heavy criticism from NATO.

NATO ministers discuss efforts to defend eastern flank against Russia

NATO defence ministers are due Wednesday to take stock of progress in bolstering the eastern flank of the alliance against a Russian military buildup, as well as its support for the international...

HRW decries Russia and Saudi Arabia's candidacy for UN rights body

Russia and Saudi Arabia's re-election to serve on the UN Human Rights Council would undermine the body's credibility due to the poor human rights track records of the two countries, Human Rights...

Environmental groups say Russia key to Antarctic marine protection

The success of ongoing negotiations to create large marine sanctuaries in the waters surrounding Antarctica depends on Russian cooperation, environmentalists said Tuesday.

IOC confirm support for whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova

Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova to receive a grant to support her training, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman confirmed Monday.

14 killed in Syria strikes as Russia says new Aleppo truce unlikely

Some 14 people were killed in what appeared to be Russian airstrikes in northern Syria on Monday, a monitoring group said, while a Russian minister said that Moscow was not currently considering a...

Report: Three dead amid two gas blasts in Russia

A pair of gas explosions striking homes claimed at least three lives Sunday and left at least 20 wounded, according to officials and Russian media.

Aleppo ceasefire ends without promised evacuations

No civilians were evacuated during the Russian-announced truce in Aleppo, a Red Cross official in the city said after the truce expired at 7 pm Saturday (1600 GMT).

Lander crash has not endangered Mars mission, Russian experts say

The Russian-European ExoMars space mission remains on track despite the Mars lander Schiaparelli's crash on Wednesday, Russian experts say.

Report: Russian helicopter crash kills 19

19 people have been killed and three more are injured after a Russian military helicopter crash-landed in the country's northern Yamal region, news agency TASS reported Saturday, citing an unnamed...

Mars lander may have "exploded on impact," European Space Agency says

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli Mars lander may have "exploded on impact" after a failed descent to the surface of the Red Planet earlier this week.

Aid workers: No "security guarantees" to move wounded from Aleppo

Aid workers said they lack the necessary "security guarantees" to evacuate the wounded from rebel-held eastern Aleppo in northern Syria, as the Russian "humanitarian pause" in the besieged areas...