New DNA tests on the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II confirm their authenticity after exhuming them in a bid to end a dispute with the Orthodox Church.
President Vladimir Putin pledged Russia would build weapons that could pierce any anti-missile shield as he accused the United States and its allies of looking to shackle Moscow's nuclear capabilities.
Poland is prepared to take Russia to court over what it sees as foot-dragging in the investigation of the 2010 air crash in which then president Lech Kaczynskidied.
Britain will push for higher security at foreign airports in risky areas even if it means extra delays for passengers, foreign minister Philip Hammond said.
Nearly 80,000 Russians are currently vacationing in Egypt but there will be no emergency evacuation, with tourists set to return home when they want, an official told AFP.
Authorities ordered a curfew in parts of Indian-administered Kashmir after hundreds of separatist activists were arrested on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the disputed region
Analysis of black boxes from the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt killing 224 people points to a bomb, sources close to the probe said, as Moscow halted flights to the country.
Numb with grief, a young woman wept and called for her mother at a funeral in a small village in northwestern Russia for one of the victims of the plane crash inEgypt.
US President Barack Obama raised the possibility that a bomb brought down a Russian plane that crashed over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
France advised its nationals against all non-essential travel to Sharm el-Sheikh following the crash of a Russian passenger jet that took off from the Egyptian resort at the weekend.
Britain halted flights to and from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh airport over concerns a Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai peninsula may have been brought down by a bomb.
Russian investigators began examining the grave of Tsar Alexander III ahead of his exhumation in a probe looking to finally identify the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II and his family.
Investigators began examining the two black boxes from the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the probe would take time.
The Russian passenger jet that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board came down due to "external" factors, the airline said, as relatives began identifying their loved ones in Saint Petersburg.
Russia's air force has struck the area around the Islamic State-held ancient city of Palmyra, as Moscow pressed on with its bombing campaign in Syria.
Principal dancers of world famous Mariinsky Theater Oksana Skorik and Yevgeniy Ivanchenko came to Astana.
Kazakhstani designer Balnur Assanova (BALNUR) has presented her pret-a-porter Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the Moscow Fashion Week (MFW).
A plane carrying the remains of scores of people killed when a Russian airliner crashed in Egypt landed in Saint-Petersburg early on Monday.
The flight had been bringing holidaymakers back to Saint Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, when it disappeared off radar screens while over the Sinai peninsula.
International investigators have begun probing why a Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashed in a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing everyone on board in one of the deadliest Airbus incidents of the past decade.
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