article thumbnailGove attacks Remain 'bogeymen' claims

Media captionJustice Secretary responds to question from the BBC's Laura KuenssbergRemain campaigners are treating voters "like children who can be frightened into obedience", Michael Gove has said, as the war of the words in the EU referendum debate [ ... ]


article thumbnailGerman far-right leader in race trial

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Lutz Bachmann, who faces a potential jail term, spoke to supporters before entering court The founder of Germany's anti-Islamist Pegida movement has gone on trial in Dresden [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia to Reach Peak of Military Hardware Orders in 2017 - Putin

Russia14:43 19.04.2016Get short URL © Sputnik/ Pavel LisitsynMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will reach its peak in military hardware deliveries in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. “As  [ ... ]


article thumbnailBritish children to write reviews of Russian books

The Russian Children's World organization and the Kniguru All-Russian competition for the best literary work for children announced the Kniguru in Britain competition at the London Book Fair on April 14. According to Russian Children's Wor [ ... ]


article thumbnailMedvedev: Russian Economy Can Be Stable Without High Oil Revenues

Russia14:38 19.04.2016(updated 14:59 19.04.2016) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's economy has proved that it can be stable without major oil and gas revenues, Russian Prime Minister said Tuesday."The economy can be stable without major o [ ... ]


article thumbnailS-400 missile systems not to take part in Victory Day parade in Red Square

Russia’s newest S-400 surface-to-air missile systems will not be taking part in this year’s Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square, and that has always been the plan, according to a press release by the Almaz-Antey concern, which makes the m [ ... ]


article thumbnailNew CCTV system will scan passengers’ faces on Moscow Metro

A smart CCTV system will be launched on the Moscow Metro by the end of the year. The announcement was made by the head of the underground rail network, Dmitry Pegov, in an interview with the Izvestiya newspaper on April 18."The new cameras will sca [ ... ]


article thumbnailBeing in EU 'good for UK environment'

Image caption The report suggests EU membership has improved the cleanliness of British beaches Being a member of the European Union has benefited environmental protection in the UK, a group of MPs has argued.The E [ ... ]


article thumbnailMass migrant drowning in Med - survivors

Image caption The group said they were travelling from Tobruk in Libya to Italy when their boat capsized Hundreds of migrants drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors have told the BBC - alt [ ... ]


article thumbnailNobel Prize-winning author Kertesz dies

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Imre Kertesz's first defining book Fateless is a first-person story of a boy's survival in a concentration camp drawn on the novelist's own experience Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian [ ... ]


article thumbnailFrenchman with weapons arsenal charged

Image copyrightPolice NationaleImage caption Charges against Kriket include participating in a terrorist group A French national arrested in Paris last week had an "unprecedented" amount of weapons and was planning [ ... ]


article thumbnailNurse held in Italy for 13 murders

Image copyrightItalian policeImage caption Police had been monitoring the hospital for several months A registered nurse has been arrested in Italy on suspicion of murdering 13 patients, in a case described as "the [ ... ]


article thumbnailUN court acquits Serb radical Seselj

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Vojislav Seselj consistently berated judges at UN war crimes tribunal Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj has been found not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity ov [ ... ]


article thumbnailMoscow to Make Own Decisions on Russian Territory

Russia13:00 31.03.2016(updated 13:12 31.03.2016) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will make its own decisions on what to do on its own territory, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, commenting on Ukraine's new security strateg [ ... ]


article thumbnailForeigners hit Russian stores in search of a good deal

Back in February, CNNMoney published a ranking of prices for the iPhone 6s in various countries and it turned out that Russia is now one of the cheapest places to buy Apple products. Only in Canada, the UAE, Hong Kong and the U.S. is the g [ ... ]


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