ABU DHABI - The world's top petroleum exporter, Saudi Arabia, said on Sunday that it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that it planned to ride out the market’s biggest slump in years.
MOSCOW - Belarus' authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships.
A Russian politician has offered some sage advice to women struggling to afford imported beauty products: use beetroot instead of lipstick.
IN March, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Mike Rogers, was asked on “Fox News Sunday” how he thought President Obama was handling relations with Russia versus how President Vladimir Putin had been handling relations with the United States. Rogers responded: “Well, I think Putin is playing chess, and I think we’re playing marbles. And I don’t think it’s even close.”
As the so-called Donbas republics refuse to sell coal to Ukraine to keep thermal power plants working, Ukraine is suffering from the acute lack of electricity.
SBU counterintelligence unit netted a terrorist who planned to capture government buildings in Odesa.
The BBC World Service is being financially outgunned by Russian and Chinese state-owned news channels, its director Peter Horrocks has warned, amid high-level concerns that Britain and the United States are losing a global 'information war' with the Kremlin.
The servicemen of several volunteer battalions stopped the food convoy sent by Rinat Akhmetov fund to the rebel-held territories, Rada lawmaker and battalion CO Semen Semenchenko wrote in Facebook.
Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov has told Interfax that France must decide by the end of the year if it will deliver two mistral class warships or give Moscow a refund.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met the leader of Belarus, whose country hosted negotiations that clinched a cease-fire in September, as efforts faltered to agree on a new round of talks with pro-Russian separatists.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has congratulated the leader of the Russian biker gang Night Wolves for having been targeted by the United States' latest round of sanctions against Russia.
The Czech Jewish community has protested as 'inappropriate' an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
WASHINGTON - Critics have pounded President Barack Obama for being upstaged by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, but Russia's economy is plunging into a recession and Obama's got more to back up his tack on the world stage.
In the bad old days, Russia's facsimile of an economy would crash every time the price of oil did.
MINSK, Belarus - Several independent news websites have been blocked in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, where the government exerts close control of news media.
Russia has blocked a Facebook page calling for a protest in support of opposition leaderAlexei Navalny, as the Kremlin tightens its control of the internet and social media.
The has been a surge in the number of wealthy Russians buying their way into the UK with special fast-track visas.
Newly-elected prime-minister of the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk People's Republic' in the east of Ukrainesaid later said in the interview for Russian channel 'Russia Today' pro-Russian rebels were going to take Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and Mariupol cities under control of the insurgents.
WASHINGTON - U.S. president Barack Obama has rejected the charge that he has been outmaneuvered by Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying in a TV interview due for broadcast later on Sunday that Putin was presiding over 'a huge economic contraction' due to the Ukraine crisis.