South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has detected three launches of short-range guided missiles by North Korea, it said.
Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent more than 60 people to Connecticut hospitals, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.
This week, the Syrian crisis grabbed international spotlight as representatives of Russia, Britain, the US, Turkey, France and Germany spent most of the week discussing preparations for a second conference on Syria, to be held in Geneva in June. In word, all western supporters of the Syrian opposition acknowledge the importance of convening such a conference.
The first Congressional hearings on the breaches of tax regulations by the International Revenue Service ended in a scandal after it became clear that the I.R.S. targeted conservative groups through deliberately creating delays in processing their applications for tax exemption.
The past week will be remembered for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy activity. He held a number of meetings with foreign leaders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at his Bocharov Ruchei residence near the Black Sea resort Sochi.
A drive-by bomb attack on a checkpoint in the heart of Libya's restive second city of Benghazi slightly wounded a soldier early on Saturday, a security official said.
The members of a unique Arctic expedition, Russia’s Fyodor Konyukhov and Victor Simonov, have caught sight of land for the first time since they set out on their journey on a 12-dog sled in April this year.
The 11th International Design Festival is opening in the Central Russian city of Voronezh on Saturday.
136 people were evacuated from an UTair air carrier plane that arrived from Stavropol to Moscow earlier today, after part of the plane’s landing gear caught fire when the aircraft was landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. According to the Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, no one was injured in the incident involving the UTair’s Boeing 737.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on charges of property theft and the attempted murder of an 11-year old Russian boy who enjoyed his rest with his parents on Crete Island.
Natural disasters have cost the global economy $2.5 trillion since 2000, that’s according to a UN report released on Wednesday. These figures are at least 50% higher than previous international estimates. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction warned economic losses from earthquakes, floods and droughts will continue to escalate, unless businesses take action to reduce their exposure to disaster risks.
European Stabilization Fund has transferred a bailout tranche of 4.2 billion euros to Greece.
Unending economic crisis is pushing experts to seek new possible solutions and some stick to good old remedies like the so-called world government - a common political authority for all. However, is this going to work?
A white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield of a public bus in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was filmed by a surveillance camera. (VIDEO)
In a harsh rebuttal to George Soros, the President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research Hans-Werner Sinn accused the speculator of “playing with fire” and stated that “Germany will not accept Eurobonds” in spite of the pressure from the investing community.
In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, Wolf Richter talks about the ECB's desperation, the money printing bonanza of the world's central banks and about a French finance minister who is barking at the wrong tree. Wolf Richter is the editor of
The final of the Eurovision Song Contest is opening in the Swedish city of Malmo on Saturday. Live broadcast of the contest will begin at 23.00 Moscow time.
The Moscow Kremlin Museums are moving to a new location having been offered premises in Red Square. The Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums Yelena Gagarina says they are launching a large number of projects for International Museum Day, marked on May 18th .
The House of Representatives has voted to repeal the Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Thursday afternoon. This marks 37th time when Republican-led House has tried to undo all or part of the legislation. This time the vote was 229 to 195 with two Democrats joining Republicans in voting for repeal. The law remains controversial three years after it was passed. To discuss the controversy behind Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law we are joined by Kevin Zeese – Director of Come Home America and Director of Its Our Economy.