Brazil’s inglorious defeat in a World Cup's semifinal reached a fevered pitch, when fans once again turned on President Dilma Rousseff as the target of their fury.
The film "Leviathan" by Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev and producers Rodnyansky and Sergei Melkumova won the top prize of the 32nd International Munich Film Festival, which ended on Saturday. According to the organizers, this year's parade attended by a record number of moviegoers - about 75 thousand people, according to ITAR-TASS.
Afghan security forces on Saturday claimed victory against a Taliban offensive in the country's volatile Helmand province after days of fighting, seen as a test of the country's security forces as NATO-led troops pull out.
Canada's Supreme Court recognized native groups' rights over a large swathe of land for the first time Thursday in western British Columbia province.
The Moscow Victory Parade, a victory parade held by the Soviet army after the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War, was held 69 years ago, on June 24, 1945 on Red Square.
Facing elimination from the 2014 World Cup, Algeria defeated South Korea 4-2 on Sunday in Group H to remain in contention for the knock-out stages for the first time in their history. Algeria jumped to second place in the group with three points - two more than both South Korea and Russia. The victory at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre was Algeria's first in the World Cup since they knocked off Chile and West Germany at the 1982 World Cup.
US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost a Republican primary to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning upset that gave the conservative Tea Party movement the biggest victory in its short four-year history.
Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years at Roland Garros on Saturday, defeating Romania's Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a gripping final, the first to go the full distance in Paris in 13 years and the second longest on record. It was the 27-year-old Russian's fifth Grand Slam title, bringing her level with Martina Hingis in the all-time list and it came 10 years after she won her first major at Wimbledon 2004.
Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a landslide victory in the country's presidential vote last week, the election commission confirmed on Tuesday.
Maria Sharapova battled into her fourth successive French Open semi-final and fifth of her career with a 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over rising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza on Tuesday, AFP reports. The seventh-seeded Russian, who was the 2012 champion and runner-up to Serena Williams last year, goes on to face Canada's Eugenie Bouchard for a place in Saturday's final.
Russia’s national ice hockey team, which returned home victorious from the world championship in Belarus, paraded its trophy on a bus tour of downtown Moscow on Tuesday. The gate of the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower was flung open for the winners.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won the most votes in Germany's election for the European Parliament, official results showed Monday, but a neo-Nazi party also won a seat in Brussels, echoing far-right gains elsewhere. Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party the CSU - a team that last September celebrated a landslide win at the national level - between them secured 35.3 percent of votes cast.
The Russian national hockey team has defeated Team Latvia at the group stage of the World Cup of Hockey and ahead-of-schedule secured a place at the playoffs. The Saturday game in group B ended with the score 4:1. Latvians took the lead on the 8th minute thanks to the effort of Miks Indrašis; the Russians responded with goals by Viktor Tikhonov, Sergei Shirokov and Sergey Kalinin.
Haunted by poor performance in recent years, the Russian machine seems to be back on its track going for the confident four-game winning spree at the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship, held in the Belarusian capital of Minsk from May 9 to 25, Itar-Tass reports.
Polls closed on Monday after the final phase of voting in India's marathon general election which is expected to bring Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to power. Exit poll by research group C-Voter released on Monday confirms BJP victory, according to Reuters.
Maria Sharapova fought back to defeat Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win her second clay title of the season at the Madrid Open, AFP reports.
St. George's Ribbon campaign is being held for the eighth consecutive year across Italy, black and orange ribbons that became a symbol of remembrance of the Great Patriotic War are distributed among dozens of residents of Rome, Milan, Turin, Naples, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Palermo and other Italian cities, RIA Novosti correspondent reported Friday.
On May 9 Russia celebrates Victory Day. The date commemorates the battles won by the Soviet Union and its allies in the war against Nazi Germany. The war was particularly devastating for this country, and there isn't a single family here that wasn't unaffected by it. Among those who rose to save the Motherland from Nazis during the harsh war years were many women.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev will attend a military parade on May 7 in Astana, the President's press service says. "Astana will see the military parade consecrated to Defender of the Fatherland Day on May 7," Akorda press service says. A ceremony of presentation of state awards and conferring the supreme military and specific ranks was held on May 6.