Gulf Times - Russia
World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a ‘Chernobyl on ice’.

Germany win World Cup... according to computers

Germany win World Cup... according to computers

What happens when a global investment bank gets its computers to run 10,000 virtual tournaments to guesstimate who is going to bring home the World Cup?

Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to Russia

Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to Russia

The Crimean Bridge, at 19 kilometres will be Europe's longest, overtaking Lisbon's Vasco da Gama Bridge.

New Armenia PM tells Putin Moscow ties will remain close

New Armenia PM tells Putin Moscow ties will remain close

New Armenian premier Nikol Pashinyan on Monday assured Russia's Vladimir Putin that Yerevan's ties with Moscow will remain close following his rise to power on the back of mass anti-government protests.

Clinton warns Australia on Chinese 'influence peddling'

Clinton warns Australia on Chinese 'influence peddling'

Hillary Clinton warned Australia and other democracies on Monday to be on guard against growing interference in their domestic politics by China and Russia.

Paris knife attacker was French citizen born in Chechnya

Paris knife attacker was French citizen born in Chechnya

France has been on high alert amid a series of attacks commissioned or inspired by the Islamic State militant group that have killed more than 240 people since 2015.

US jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

US jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

The long-range Tupolev Tu-95 bombers were "intercepted and visually identified" on Friday morning by a pair of F-22 Raptors as the Russian aircraft flew just north of Alaska's Aleutian islands.

Putin reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' on Red Square

Putin reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' on Red Square

Russia's Vladimir Putin watched advanced jets carrying a hypersonic missile he has touted as invincible scream over Red Square on Wednesday, days after the start of his fourth presidential term.

FIFA fines Russia over racist chants at France friendly

FIFA fines Russia over racist chants at France friendly

FIFA said it had conducted a "thorough investigation" of video evidence of the match in reaching its decision.

Russian helicopter crashes in Syria, killing both pilots

Russian helicopter crashes in Syria, killing both pilots

A Russian helicopter crashed in Syria late on Monday killing both pilots, Moscow's defence ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies.

Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine

Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine

Vladimir Putin, in power since 2000, wants Russia to reduce its dependence on imported goods and technology, a drive that has gathered pace since Russia was hit by Western sanctions.

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and around 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday during street protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth term as president.