Russia launches German space telescope to map cosmos
20 July 2019 | 5:37 pm
Roskosmos has launched a German-Russian space telescope to replace Moscow's Hubble-like Spektr-R. The telescope will allow scientists to observe more than 100,000 galaxy clusters, marking "the beginning of a new era."
7 Mar 2021
Russia is offering its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for free to citizens. In Moscow, where infection rates are high, widespread vaccination is seen as the way out of pandemic restrictions. Muscovites can even get the jab on a shopping trip.
16 Mar 2021
Some 200 people, including scores of opposition politicians, were detained during a meeting in Moscow. The police claim participants were breaking COVID-19 rules.
14 Apr 2021
The Russian foreign minister has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders on how to salvage the nuclear agreement with world powers. Talks on EU sanctions and the 'cyber operation' at Natanz are also expected.
25 Apr 2021
Moscow had promised to take "retaliatory measures" after the Czech Republic expelled 18 Russian diplomats over a deadly explosion in 2014.
30 Apr 2021
The move comes after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to limit the number of Russians employed at embassies of countries deemed to be "unfriendly."
10 Jun 2021
The court decided to outlaw organizations founded by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In preparation for the ruling, his associates have broken up their organizations.
18 Jun 2021
The Kremlin has blamed nihilism, the spread of new variants and low vaccination rates as the Russian capital reported a record number of daily infections.
29 Aug 2021
Russia has reacted calmly to the changeover of power in Afghanistan. It was better prepared than the West for the Taliban takeover. It may even recognize the leadership of the terrorist militia.
21 Oct 2021
Officials from 10 different countries, including China and Pakistan, are attending the meeting with representatives from the Taliban. The talks come after Putin warned that IS fighters were converging in Afghanistan.
23 Oct 2021
The intensive care unit in Moscow's Hospital Number 52 feels the pressure as Russia records daily surges in both cases and deaths caused by the coronavirus infection. On Friday Moscow reported 8166 new cases and 79 deaths which brought the capital's COVID-19 deaths rate to 30573. Moscow will reintroduce COVID-19 lockdown measures from Oct. 28 with supermarkets and pharmacies the only shops allowed to stay open.
30 Nov 2021
Can NATO strike the right balance of force and diplomatic fortitude to make the Kremlin back off? Aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, Teri Schultz tees up a key meeting of foreign ministers in Riga.
6 Dec 2021
The situation along the border is growing increasingly unstable as fears of a Russian invasion mount. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Russia's foreign minister in an attempt to defuse the tension. Washington wants to limit Moscow's room for maneuver.
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The war in Ukraine has exposed Germany's overreliance on Russian gas, prompting a search for alternatives. Solar power is one and is already seeing a surge. Is the former solar powerhouse on the cusp of a new solar boom?
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China has said military exercises around the contested island would continue. Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.
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Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court for the start of his trial after being accused of assault against two women.
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Allyson Felix says recent U.S. abortion ban is "shocking"; hopes to help working mothers and athletes after her recent retirement from the track
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Campaigners have called the suspension "a witch hunt" and say it will prevent them from carrying out lifesaving work in the conservative East African country.
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After three years of talks, a peace deal has been signed between separatists and the national government in Senegal's southern Casamance region. It is hoped that this could bring an end to one of the longest running conflicts on the continent, one in which thousands of people have been killed and displaced since 1982.