Russia

Sports Borussia Dortmund stars unwind on post-season tour of USA with surfing

Borussia Dortmund stars look to be making the most of their time in Los Angeles as they took to the waves on Venice Beach before shooting hoops with NBA legend Steve Nash this week. More

World Russia's floating nuclear plant heads for the Arctic amid geopolitical and environmental concerns

Dubbed a “Chernobyl on ice” and a “nuclear Titanic” by one environmental group, Russia’s first- floating nuclear power plant is almost ready for its maiden voyage to a remote port town across the... More

Sports Belgium's golden generation will be under the microscope in Russia

Roberto Martinez and Belgium sailed through World Cup qualifying with little glare or scrutiny. But all of that will change in the coming weeks for the former Wigan and Everton boss. More

Sports World Cup 2018 sweepstake: Your essential kit for Russia

Get yourself ready for the World Cup with our brilliant sweepstake kit. It's a fun way for you and your friends to follow the tournament - and have someone to cheer on when England go out! More

US & Canada More rich Russians will have visa problems like Roman Abramovich

Security minister Ben Wallace said there would be more cases where wealthy oligarchs would finding it a bit more 'tricky' to live in London. More

US & Canada Russian politician praised for slapping student

A politician from President Putin's United Russia party has been caught on tape slapping a schoolboy in the face after he was making noise where he was carrying out an inspection in Moscow. More

UK "They're not political toys": Ex spy Sergei Skripal's frail mum appears on Russian TV appealing for contact with poisoned son

Yelena, 89, who claims not to have seen the former double agent for 14 years, pleaded to be allowed contact after she heard he had been released from hospital More

Sports Borussia Dortmund appoint Lucien Favre as new manager to replace Peter Stoger

The Swiss replaces Peter Stoger who was only appointed on a six-month contract last December More

Sports Borussia Dortmund appoint Lucien Favre as new manager with deal until 2020

Lucien Favre has pedigree in the Bundesliga having previously coached Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach in the last decade with his spell in charge of Nice also a key selling point. More

Sports LGBT fans should be prepared to face discrimination in Russia, warns Football Supporters' Federation

Thousands of England fans will travel to the world's largest nation for Russia 2018, which begins on June 14, and the Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) - in partnership with the Football... More

Top Stories India's Modi hails 'old-time friend' Russia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up a whirlwind month of diplomacy with a trip to Russia Monday, where he embraced President Vladimir Putin and hailed the two countries' strong... More

Asia India's Modi hails 'old-time friend' Russia during Putin summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up a whirlwind month of diplomacy with a trip to Russia Monday, where he embraced President Vladimir Putin and hailed the two countries' strong... More

US & Canada Republican Leaders Will Be Allowed to See Some Information on Russia Investigation

Intelligence and law enforcement officials had said the information was highly delicate and that it was not appropriate to turn over unredacted material to Congress. More

US & Canada Roman Abramovich: From an orphan in Russia to owner of Chelsea

Now worth an estimated £9.3billion, Abramovich is the world’s 139th richest person and owns a fleet of superyachts and private jets as well as Chelsea Football Club. More

US & Canada Russian oligarchs who face being caught up in Britain's crackdown on 'unexplained' foreign wealth

Scores of Russian oligarchs with bases in London face being caught up in a resolve to crack down on ‘unexplained’ foreign wealth, including Arsenal investor Alisher Usmanov (right). More

Technology World Cup woe as travelling Brits could be hit with £3,700 roaming phone bill in Russia this summer

Research from a phone-switching service has pointed out the perils of roaming charges in Russia More

Business City investors backed £3bn Russian debt just days after the Salisbury spy poisoning 

Big institutional investors are said to have ploughed about £1.3bn into the Eurobond sovereign debt deal, which was organised in London in March by Moscow’s VTB Bank. More

Sports Spain World Cup squad: The amazing team of stars not going to Russia

While Gareth Southgate wonders whether he was right to leave goalkeeper Joe Hart or the perennially crocked Jack Wilshere out of England's World Cup squad, spare a thought for Julen Lopetegui. More

US & Canada Republicans pay half a MILLION dollars for law firm representing Hope Hicks in Russia probe 

The Republican Party has paid half a million dollars to the law firm representing Hope Hicks, the former Trump aide who admitted she sometimes lied to help her then-boss Donald Trump. More