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A robot fractured a seven-year-old boy's finger during a chess tournament in Moscow last week, BBC reports citing Russian news agencies. Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation said "The robot broke the child's finger. Of course, this is bad."
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran starting Tuesday is intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to the United States and Europe amid its grinding campaign in Ukraine.
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has said the ongoing tragedy in Ukraine has broken hearts of many and that China stands for peace and opposes war.
A taxi drives into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square, injuring seven people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses say.
Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia urges the United States and its allies on Thursday to refrain from military action against Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack and says he "cannot exclude" war between Washington and Moscow.
Moscow tells Britain it must cut just over 50 more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia as a standoff deepened over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.
Moscow has told Britain it must cut "just over 50" more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.
Three people being taken to stand trial in a Moscow court are shot dead after they tried to grab side-arms from court security officers and escape, Russian law enforcement officials say.
Russia says it has flown 11,000 tourists home from Egypt in the past 24 hours, and more will return on Sunday.
They are the great many who simply ignore what motivates Putin's armed diplomacy (and not just in Syria): the desire to exact revenge on those who, in his eyes, were responsible for the Soviet Union's downfall.
The White House has strongly condemned a visit to Moscow by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow on his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in his country in 2011.
Russia's air force hit 60 Islamic State targets in Syria over the past 24 hours and killed around 300 militants, the Defense Ministry says.
Russia appears to have begun carrying out air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, a US defence official says.
Russia's recent movements near Syria's city of Latakia suggest that Moscow plans to establish a "forward air operating base" there, the US has said.
The price of international food commodities registered their largest monthly drop in seven years in August, the UN food agency said on Thursday.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler staged an impromptu performance on the street during his visit to Moscow.
US Secretary of State John Kerry expresses concern to Moscow over reports of Russian military build-up in Syria, the state department says.