Figure Skating – Russian Teen Valieva Wins European Title Ahead of Beijing Games

Kamila Valieva won the European figure skating championship. (AP Photo) Russia’s 15-year-old Kamila Valieva won the European figure skating championships in Estonia. Reuters Last Updated:January 16, 2022, 11:27 IST FOLLOW US ON: Russia’s 15-year-old Kamila Valieva won the European figure skating championships in Estonia on Saturday, solidifying her status as the gold-medal favourite for next […]

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US Accuses Russia For Staging Provocations To Justify Possible Ukraine Invasion

US Accuses Russia For Staging Provocations To Justify Possible Ukraine Invasion

The US accused Russia of staging provocative actions in an attempt to create a pretext to invade Ukraine, according to reports by news agencies. According to an AFP report, the US accused Russia of sending personnel trained in dealing with explosives into Ukraine. The development comes soon after Ukrainian websites faced a blackout following a […]

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US Believes Russia Undecided On Invading Ukraine, Remains Ready For All Possibilities

US Believes Russia Undecided On Invading Ukraine, Remains Ready For All Possibilities

The United States said Thursday that Russia had not decided whether to invade Ukraine, but that the West was ready for all possibilities after a week of crisis talks. Russian officials discussed tensions in a Vienna meeting with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the third round of diplomacy this week after […]

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Kremlin Says US Sanctions Against Vladimir Putin Could 'Rupture Ties'

Kremlin Says US Sanctions Against Vladimir Putin Could ‘Rupture Ties’

The Kremlin said Thursday that any US sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin personally would cross a line and could lead to a “rupture of ties”. On Wednesday, senators from US President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party threatened major consequences if Russia invaded Ukraine, including sanctions on Putin and Russian banks as well as $500 million […]

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Eat Oatmeal, Exercise & Cuddle Pets to Stay Warm: Energy Supplier's 'Unhelpful' Advice Irks Customers

Eat Oatmeal, Exercise & Cuddle Pets to Stay Warm: Energy Supplier’s ‘Unhelpful’ Advice Irks Customers

A British energy supplier has apologized for the “poorly judged and unhelpful” advice sent to customers which suggested they could snuggle up to their pets and exercise to cut back on their heating bills. SSE, which is owned by OVO Energy, suggested 10 “simple and cost effective ways to keep warm this winter,” according to […]

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Vladimir Putin Says Russia on Verge of a New Covid-19 Surge Due to Omicron Variant

Vladimir Putin Says Russia on Verge of a New Covid-19 Surge Due to Omicron Variant

President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is facing a new surge of coronavirus infections because of the highly contagious omicron variant. It’s obvious that we are in a very difficult situation today, in a situation on the verge of possible new surges (of the virus), Putin said during a meeting with top government officials […]

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Russia Covid Infections Could Surge 6 Times Higher Due to Omicron

Russia Covid Infections Could Surge 6 Times Higher Due to Omicron

Russian officials on Tuesday sounded the alarm about a looming surge of coronavirus infections due to the highly contagious omicron variant, but stopped short of announcing new restrictions in a hard-hit country where very few limits are in place. Russia already has by far Europe’s highest pandemic toll at over 317,000 dead. The warning on […]

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Kazakhstan Unrest: President Tokayev Says Russia-led Forces To Leave In Two Days

Kazakhstan Unrest: President Tokayev Says Russia-led Forces To Leave In Two Days

Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attends a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow in this file photo. (Image: Reuters/Representative Photo) The announcement from Tokayev comes after US secretary of state Blinken last week warned Kazakhstan that once ‘Russians enter, it is hard to make them leave’ AFP Last Updated:January 11, 2022, 12:43 IST FOLLOW […]

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Moscow-led Forces To Remain Kazakhstan For 'Limited' Time: Vladimir Putin

Moscow-led Forces To Remain Kazakhstan For ‘Limited’ Time: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an extraordinary meeting of the Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on the situation in Kazakhstan after violent protests, via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia (Image: Reuters) Russia sent troops to Kazakhstan after protesters took to the streets of Almaty and other […]

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US-Russia Meet: Sherman, Ryabkov Kick Off Discussions in Geneva on Ukraine

US-Russia Meet: Sherman, Ryabkov Kick Off Discussions in Geneva on Ukraine

US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman and Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Rybakov attend security talks at the United States mission in Geneva, Switzerland (Image: Reuters) Russia kicked off its week of diplomacy with talks on the situation in Ukraine’s border. It will also meet officials of NATO and OSCE later this week News18.com […]

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