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Przewalski's horse in the wild in Hustain Nuruu national park, Mongolia. ©flickr.com
Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes

The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes
Putin says agreement sealed with Russian oil firms to freeze output
Putin says agreement sealed with Russian oil firms to freeze output

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had sealed a pact with the country's oil majors to freeze production.

Putin says agreement sealed with Russian oil firms to freeze output
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle

A Ukrainian village renamed a street, which honoured Soviet founder Lenin, after The Beatles' John Lennon.

Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war

Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.

Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

Moscow warned Washington that deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.

Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea
©Turar Kazangapov
Tenge slides 100% in 5 months; what next for Kazakhstan?

Amid falling oil prices and tenge exchange rate fluctuations, experts are wary to predict Kazakhstan's future.

Tenge slides 100% in 5 months; what next for Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics

The head of Kazakhstan's national anti-doping centre has pledged to crack down on drug cheats ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics
Iran ships uranium to Russia under nuclear deal
Iran ships uranium to Russia under nuclear deal

Iran sent a major shipment of low-enriched uranium materials to Russia to implement nuclear accord with world powers.

Iran ships uranium to Russia under nuclear deal
Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry
Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry

Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.

Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry
Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM
Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM

Ukraine is responding to Moscow's food embargo with "mirror sanctions" of its own, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced.

Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM
Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us'
Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us'

Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired Sunday, but the problem is that "nobody wants to believe it"

Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us'
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EU may delay Russia sanctions decision to next week

EU nations may delay a decision on whether to roll over economic sanctions against Russia.

EU may delay Russia sanctions decision to next week
Reactor room.  ©RIA Novosti
Turkey says not dependent on Russia for nuclear plant

Turkey insists it is not dependent on Russia to build its first nuclear power plant amid uncertainty over the $20 billion project.

Turkey says not dependent on Russia for nuclear plant
Eldar Ryazanov. ©RIA Novosti
Beloved Russian filmmaker Ryazanov dies

Eldar Ryazanov, one of the most popular film directors of the Soviet era whose comedies captured the unique absurdities of life under Communism, died Monday aged 88.

Beloved Russian filmmaker Ryazanov dies
Flowers laid at the monument to pilots in the center of Lipetsk in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov of the Lipetsk Air Force Center, the commander of the downed bomber Su-24. ©RIA Novosti
Turkey sends corpse of shot down pilot back to Russia: reports

Turkey on Monday sent back to Russia the corpse of a pilot killed when his plane was shot down by the Turkish air force for allegedly violating its air space on the Syrian border.

Turkey sends corpse of shot down pilot back to Russia: reports
Russia-Turkey war of words escalates over downed warplane
Russia-Turkey war of words escalates over downed warplane

Moscow slapped sanctions on Ankara as the war of words over a downed Russian warplane escalated, with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Russia not to "play with fire".

Russia-Turkey war of words escalates over downed warplane
France's Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition
France's Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition

French President Francois Hollande will hold talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as part of his diplomatic marathon to forge a broader coalition against Islamic State jihadists in the wake of the Paris attacks.

France's Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition
Kerry, Lavrov speak by phone about Russia plane shootdown
Kerry, Lavrov speak by phone about Russia plane shootdown

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone with Russia's foreign minister and urged a de-escalation of tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkey-Syria border.

Kerry, Lavrov speak by phone about Russia plane shootdown
Russia sanctions could be lifted if it meets Ukraine commitments: French PM
Russia sanctions could be lifted if it meets Ukraine commitments: French PM

Sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis could be lifted if Moscow fulfils commitments it made to help resolve the conflict, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.

Russia sanctions could be lifted if it meets Ukraine commitments: French PM
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Gazprom says halts Ukraine gas deliveries over Kiev non-payment

Russian state giant Gazprom said it had halted gas deliveries to Ukraine after Kiev failed to make upfront payments for more supplies.

Gazprom says halts Ukraine gas deliveries over Kiev non-payment

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