It has all the makings of a Cold War thriller - an emergency military deployment with stealth ships and helicopters hunting for a foreign submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Grainy photographs of a mysterious vessel. Sightings of a black-clad man wading in shallow coastal waters.
MOSCOW - There is no clear position within the European Union over whether it is prepared to help Ukraine repay its debt to Russia for natural gas supplies, said Russia's Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
LONDON - The lawyers for Russian businessman Arkady Rotenberg have filed a claim with the Supreme Court of the European Union seeking the lifting of the restrictions imposed by the EU on Rotenberg over the situation in Ukraine.
Britain has been one of the most aggressive lobbyists for sanctions against Moscow over its actions in Ukraine. But as that crisis has unwound into tit-for-tat trade barriers between Russia and the West, what has happened to London's position as the capital of Russian money abroad?
PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia - The Russian container ship that had been drifting powerlessly off the British Columbia coast, raising fears of a fuel spill, is now safe at a Canadian port.
A woman in Moscow has been detained for allegedly trying to sell into sexual slavery two girls she befriended online, investigators said.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the US and Europe that attempts to ensure security on the continent without Russia or against the country's interests will be "fruitless."
The ruble weakened against both the dollar and the euro on Monday, extending a dramatic slide that has seen the currency reach new record lows, after Moody's downgraded Russia's sovereign debt rating.
Sweden said it's responding to a new security situation and won't tolerate breaches as the navy tries to confirm whether an underwater vessel steered by a foreign power entered its waters.
Russia has broadened its crackdown on McDonald's to more than 200 separate investigations, in a campaign that makes the US fast food group one of the biggest casualties of Moscow's festering stand-off with the west over Ukraine.
An opposition activist in southern Russia who decorated his car with a sticker reading "Putin, go away!" has been stabbed by an attacker who objected to the anti-presidential slogan, a human rights advocate said.
Police in Russia's Stavropol region have charged with fraud a 73-year-old human rights activist who claimed that Russian soldiers were fighting in Ukraine in a move that the woman's colleagues say is a reprisal for her work.
Russia's human rights ombudsperson has sharply criticized the European Union for "ignoring human suffering" in eastern Ukraine.
The ruble's longest stretch of weekly drops in more than a year forced Russia to spend more than $13 billion on interventions this month amid a bear market in oil, the nation's main export earner.
Russia appears to have suffered setbacks over Ukraine and over Moscow's muscle-flexing in the Baltic Sea, with German intelligence reportedly convinced pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine downed a Malaysian airliner in July and Sweden scouring its coastal waters for what could be a crippled Russian submarine.
What is going on in Vladimir Putin's mind?
That's the question a panel of Russia experts was trying to answer Tuesday morning. Attention on Russia and the crisis in Ukraine has dwindled as the press has focused more on the West's fight against the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State.
Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, known for his shocking protest stunts, cut off part of his earlobe in a protest titled "Segregation" at a Moscow psychiatric institution Sunday.
MOSCOW -- Ships and helicopters of the Swedish Navy searched intensively over the weekend in coastal waters after detecting what the military said were signs of "foreign underwater activity" near the capital, Stockholm.
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported on Sunday, Oct. 19 the first European agency to say so.