Kaliningrad gets Moscow energy boost as Baltic states pull plug
Russia has launched a power plant to make its Kaliningrad exclave self-reliant when its EU neighbors unplug their power grid. Home to Russia's Baltic Fleet, old East Prussia is still a prime piece of real estate.
After 20 years in NATO, Poland still eager to please
Poland's NATO accession in 1999 was meant to provide protection from Russia. Two decades on, a fear of its eastern neighbor remains a decisive factor in Polish politics, especially when it comes to bolstering US ties.
Russia's Putin shows off judo skills
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is a judo black belt holder, took part in a training session of the country's national judo team in Sochi on Thursday.
What is the INF nuclear treaty?
The US is set to withdrawal from a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia. DW takes a closer look at the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and its signficance.
China's internet users cross 800 Million mark
China's internet users cross 800 Million mark Chinese Internet users have crossed the 800 million mark for the first time ever as of June 2018, China’s user-base is larger than the combined populations for Japan, Russia, Mexico and the U.S.,
Russia's invulnerable missile
Russia has launched a new hypersonic missile system nuclear head and will be commissioned in 2019. The Avangard hypersonic system has an intercontinental range and the ability to fly as fast more than 15,000 miles per hour and 27 times faster than the speed of sound.
Russia detains US citizen suspected of spying
Russia has opened a criminal case against a US citizen for alleged spying. Relations between Moscow and Washington have soured since Russia's annexation of Crimea and allegations Russia interfered with US elections.