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  • snowden may get temporary shelter if granted asylum in

    Snowden may get temporary shelter if granted asylum in Moscow

    World | July 29, 2013 20:46 IST

    Moscow, July 29: Fugitive US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden could be placed in a temporary refugee shelter outside Moscow if his asylum request is approved by Russia, officials said on Monday."The thing is that there

  • snowden could leave moscow airport in a week

    Snowden could leave Moscow airport in a week

    World | July 18, 2013 13:29 IST

    Moscow, July 18: Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be allowed to leave the Moscow airport in a week to await a decision on his request for asylum in Russia, an attorney for the

  • 18 killed in moscow road crash

    18 killed in Moscow road crash

    World | July 14, 2013 14:34 IST

    Moscow, July 14: Eighteen people were killed in a truck-bus crash in Moscow, officials said."It is a horrible accident that occurred through the fault of one irresponsible driver," Xinhua quoted a fire fighter as saying

  • chidambaram to attend g20 ministerial in moscow

    Chidambaram to attend G20 Ministerial in Moscow

    India | July 14, 2013 10:18 IST

    New Delhi, July 14: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will be leaving for Moscow later in the week to attend the two day G-20 ministerial meeting, which among other things, will deliberate upon the current economic

  • russia s culture ministry fires bolshoi chief

    Russia's culture ministry fires Bolshoi chief

    World | July 09, 2013 14:13 IST

    Moscow, July 9: The Russian culture ministry on Tuesday fired the director general of the famed Bolshoi Theater that has been mired in scandal since an acid attack on its artistic director.   Anatoly Iksanov would

  • india turns down snowden s asylum request

    India turns down Snowden's asylum request

    India | July 02, 2013 16:40 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 2: An official says India has rejected NSA leaker Edward Snowden's request for political asylum.External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin says India has carefully examined the asylum request and decided to turn

  • snowden withdraws asylum request in russia after putin sets

    Snowden withdraws asylum request in Russia after Putin sets conditions

    World | July 02, 2013 18:31 IST

    Moscow, July 2:  NSA leaker Edward Snowden's attempts to seek refuge outside the United States hit hurdles on Tuesday, after Russian media reported he canceled his asylum bid in Russia and several European countries said

  • know more about edward snowden controversy

    Know more about Edward Snowden controversy

    World | July 02, 2013 7:22 IST

    New Delhi: Edward Snowden who is giving a slip to USA was born to an officer of US Coast Guard on June 21, 1983. He pursued his computing career but left mid way. Then he worked

  • 11 people hospitalised after moscow subway fire

    11 people hospitalised after Moscow subway fire

    World | June 05, 2013 20:23 IST

    Moscow, June 5: A rush-hour fire in Moscow's subway on Tuesday injured dozens of people, forced the evacuation of thousands of commuters and closed parts of the network, authorities said.The fire started after a power

  • earthquake hits russia s far east

    Earthquake hits Russia's Far East

    World | May 24, 2013 16:14 IST

    Moscow, May 24: A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.Marina Kolomiyets, spokeswoman for Obninsk's seismic station of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said on Friday

  • boeing 737 catches fire on landing at moscow airport live

    Boeing-737 catches fire on landing at Moscow airport : live footage

    World | May 18, 2013 20:34 IST

    Moscow/Stavropol, May 18: Moscow's Vnukovo Airport was temporarily closed on Saturday morning after a plane carrying about 140 people from the southern Russian city of Stavropol caught fire upon landing, a law enforcement source said.

  • us diplomat caught in moscow on espionage charge

    US diplomat caught in Moscow on espionage charge

    World | May 15, 2013 8:39 IST

    Moscow, May 15: A US diplomat disguised in a blond wig was caught trying to recruit Russian counter-intelligence officer in Moscow, Russia's security services announced on Tuesday, claiming the American was a CIA officer.Ryan Fogle,

  • 38 killed in fire at psychiatric clinic near moscow

    38 killed in fire at psychiatric clinic near Moscow

    World | April 26, 2013 11:30 IST

    Moscow, Apr 26: At least 38 people died Friday in a fire at a psychiatric clinic in the town of Ramenye north of Moscow, the health ministry said."According to preliminary reports, 38 people died, including

  • three killed in moscow building gas blast

    Three killed in Moscow building gas blast

    World | April 20, 2013 12:42 IST

    Moscow, April 20: Three people were killed and four others injured in a gas explosion and fire in a high-rise building in Moscow, the emergencies services said Saturday.Three apartments were damaged following a gas explosion

  • top us official to bring obama s message to moscow

    Top US official to bring Obama's message to Moscow

    World | April 13, 2013 7:35 IST

    Moscow, April 13: US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will come to Moscow Monday and bring a message from President Barack Obama, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.It will be a wide-ranging message on the

  • moscow warns against muscle flexing around north korea

    Moscow warns against muscle flexing around North Korea

    World | March 30, 2013 8:22 IST

    Moscow, March 30: Russia has cautioned against aggressive posturing in response to increasingly bellicose North Korean rhetoric, saying it could spiral into violence."We are alarmed that along with the adequate reaction from the UN Security

  • pig dna found in halal meat plant in moscow

    Pig DNA found in halal meat plant in Moscow

    World | March 28, 2013 7:24 IST

    Moscow, March 28: Pig DNA has been found in sausages and ham produced at a halal meat processing plant in Moscow, test results revealed.However, this does not necessarily mean that the products actually contain pork,

  • moscow warns arab league over giving syria seat to rebels

    Moscow warns Arab League over giving Syria seat to rebels

    World | March 15, 2013 8:03 IST

    Moscow, March 15:  Russia's foreign ministry has warned the Arab League that its recent decision to give Syria's seat to the opposition National Council would legalise arms supplies to terrorists.The Arab League suspended Syria's membership

  • plane overshoots moscow runway killing four

    Plane overshoots Moscow runway, killing four

    World | December 30, 2012 7:45 IST

    Moscow, Dec 30: A Russian passenger plane overshot the runaway at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, killing four people on board, the emergency situations ministry said Saturday.The Red Wings airline flight, with eight crew members on board,

  • welliton surgery successful

    Welliton surgery successful

    Football | November 28, 2012 18:48 IST

    Moscow, Nov 28: Spartak Moscow football striker Welliton has successfully undergone surgery on his collarbone.The 26-year-old suffered a shoulder injury in a game against CSKA Moscow in March and later had a metal plate inserted