Two people died and five were injured including three children after a fire broke out in one of dormitories in a town of Peresvet in Moscow area, Russia.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States will continue working with European countries as a unified front against Russia’s "aggression," the US State Department said in a statement, commenting on the Kerch Strait incident.
A household gas eplosion occured in Russian northwestern city of Vologda, which led to one dead and seven injured, local emergency service said.
Russia’s central bank quietly raised its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points on Friday, to 7.75 percent, for the second time in four months, amid the threat of new US sanctions.
The arrival of Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela has spurred negative reactions from some US officials, although the planes didn't carry nuclear armaments and had already visited the country in the past.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US special envoy to the international coalition fighting Daesh*, Brett McGurk, said on Saturday at the Doha Global Forum that Washington's only military mission in Syria and the reason for the US troops' presence in the country was the complete elimination of terrorists.
A truck has flown off of a road and fallen into a water park belonging to the Yalta-Intourist hotel, damaging several water slides the press service of the Ministry of Interior in the Republic of Crimea reported.
During their visit to Venezuela, two Russian strategic bombers carried out a planned flight over the Caribbean Sea and held military drills in the equatorial area, including joint flights with the Venezuelan Air Force jets.
On Friday, the hacker group Anonymous leaked a new portion of documents related to the activities of the Integrity Initiative - a UK-based company, claiming to be fighting "propaganda and disinformation", but primarily focusing on Russia.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., filed a sealed court motion asking for a secret transportation of Russian national Maria Butina, detained in the United States, so that she could testify in an unspecified "pending criminal investigation", the Daily Beast news outlet citing the papers briefly made public.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft will for the second time fly to the International Space Station (ISS) under the three-hour scheme, circling Earth twice, in March 2019, a source in the aerospace industry told Sputnik.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission's Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union, said he had invited Moscow and Kiev to hold the next round of trilateral talks on gas transit from Russia to the European Union through Ukraine in Brussels in January.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers returned to their home airbase after their flight to Venezuela, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
Russia blamed the Israeli Air Force that was carrying out airstrikes against the Syrian province of Latakia for using the Il-20 as a shield against the Syrian air defence systems, which led to the downing of the Russian plane. Israel has denied the accusations and insisted that Moscow had been warned about the air operation in a timely manner.
BAKU (Sputnik) - The Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) should not be a platform for political rows and score-settling, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Office of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller intends to extend the probe into purported meddling in the 2016 presidential election to the Middle East countries, with the next year likely to see charges against the Donald Trump team over its alleged ties with these nations, The Daily Beast, reported, citing sources.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The decision of UK OneWeb company to scale back the constellation of its communications satellites will not affect the number of Russia's Soyuz carrier rockets contracted by the company for the launches, a source in the space industry told Sputnik on Friday.
HELSINKI (Sputnik) – The position of Finland, which has authorised the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on its territory, remains unchanged in the wake of the European Parliament’s resolution, calling for scrapping the project, Kari Klemm, the government counsellor at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian military satellite Meridian will be launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the first quarter of 2019, a source in the aerospace industry told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian national Maria Butina has pleaded guilty in US court on Thursday to one count of conspiracy against the United States.
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