Russia has plans to deploy N-capable missiles along Nato border: experts

Russia has plans to deploy N-capable missiles along Nato border: experts

MOSCOW: Russia is likely to deploy advanced nuclear-capable missiles in its European exclave of Kaliningrad by 2019, casting the move as a reply to a US-backed missile shield, and may one day put them in Crimea too, sources close to its military predict. That would fuel what is already the worst standoff between Russia and […]

England tell fans to behave, Russia tell their’s to ‘Keep it up!’

England tell fans to behave, Russia tell their’s to ‘Keep it up!’

  England captain Wayne Rooney and manager Roy Hodgson on Monday pleaded with the country’s fans to avoid further violence to head off a UEFA threat to disqualify the team from Euro 2016. “I’m appealing to you to stay out of trouble,” Hodgson said in a video message. “We really desperately want to stay in […]

England and Russia draw 1-1 in Euro 2016

England and Russia draw 1-1 in Euro 2016

Russia stunned England by scoring an injury-time equaliser to force a 1-1 draw in their Euro 2016 Group B match after Roy Hodgson’s men had dominated on Saturday. Denis Glushakov was credited with the goal after the defence were caught napping as Russia launched a long ball into the area. Earlier, Eric Dier curled in […]

As Roy Hodgson prepares for Euro 2016 opener against Russia, England expects more than Euro 96 nostalgia

As Roy Hodgson prepares for Euro 2016 opener against Russia, England expects more than Euro 96 nostalgia

Since the World Cup in 2006, Germany have won 18 matches at international tournaments. Spain the same. Holland have won 14, Portugal seven, Italy a disappointing five. How many have England won in that time? Three. Single goal winning margins over Slovenia in 2010, and Sweden and Ukraine in 2012 is the sum of it. […]

England and Russia fans clash ahead of match in Marseille

England and Russia fans clash ahead of match in Marseille

French police stepped in to break up small groups of English and Russian soccer fans who squared up and hurled taunts at one another in Marseille on Friday, ahead of the opening match of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. French police stepped in to break up small groups of English and Russian soccer fans who […]

NATO allies kick off biggest military exercises since Cold War

NATO allies kick off biggest military exercises since Cold War

Troops were set to hit the ground in Poland Tuesday as Warsaw kicks off its largest-ever joint military exercises with its NATO allies, aimed at shoring up regional security amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War. The two-week long Anaconda manoeuvres are aimed at “checking the alliance’s ability […]

French peas flourish in Russia despite vegetable embargo

French peas flourish in Russia despite vegetable embargo

Moscow retaliated to a string of Western sanctions last year by imposing a ban on European agricultural products, but one of France’s best-known canned vegetable firms has since seen its profit margins soar in Russia. Europe’s agriculture sector reacted with alarm in August 2014, when Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a law banning imports […]

Moscow and Kiev in talks to extend Ukraine truce

Moscow and Kiev in talks to extend Ukraine truce

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine on Monday agreed to work on establishing a bilateral ceasefire between Kiev and pro-Moscow separatists, just hours before a repeatedly violated unilateral truce is set to expire. The telephone call between President Petro Poroshenko and Russia’s Vladimir Putin also included Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s François Hollande. Poroshenko […]

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko makes beautiful sand and shell mosaics using materials commonly found on beaches. Each portrait were carefully assembled by hand, and no colors were used. The element you see on these portraits come from a variety of naturally colored shells and pebbles, and an occasional plant root or bark of a tree. […]

Portraits of Rural Chinese Families with Everything They Own

Portraits of Rural Chinese Families with Everything They Own

Photographer Huang Qingjun has spent the past ten years travelling to remote parts of China persuading people to have their photographs taken along with all their household possession. The result offer glimpses into the utilitarian lives of millions of ordinary Chinese that appear not to have been swept up by the same modernisation that has […]

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