article 09 July 2015 World, Russia
Russia warns danger: death by selfie

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has published a guide warning Russians about the "increasing incidences of trauma and even death when trying to take a unique selfie".

post 29 June 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Syria: where will the pieces fall?

All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put Syria together again. So now neighbouring countries are preparing to intervene.

article 23 June 2015 World, Ukraine
Ukraine: fighting on both sides of the front line

Fighting in Ukraine has killed more than 6,500 people. Filmmaker Patrick Wells travelled to south east Ukraine and got unprecedented access to forces on both sides of the ceasefire line.

post 17 June 2015
World Cup corruption probe 'will take longer than 90 minutes'

If corruption is indeed proven, the vote could be nullified. So where would that leave Russia and Qatar?

article 07 June 2015 World, Ukraine
Obama vows to stand up to Russian 'aggression'

US President Barack Obama promises to stand up to Russia over its Ukraine stance as world leaders gather for the G7 summit.

article 31 May 2015 UK, Russia
Russia blacklist: EU criticises 'unjustified' travel ban

Nick Clegg is among 89 European Union politicians and other senior figures who have been banned from entering Russia, according to a confidential Russian "stop list".

article 09 May 2015 World, Russia
Western leaders boycott Russian VE parade

Thousands of Russian troops march through Moscow's Red Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany - but many western leaders boycott the event over the Ukraine crisis.

post 09 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Pro-Russian rebels accused of Ukraine 'war crimes'

Long suspected but short on the vital evidence, Amnesty International has now accused pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine of war crimes: namely the execution of captured Ukrainian soldiers. Amnesty

article 02 April 2015 World, Russia
Trawler Dalniy Vostok pictured within the ice sheet on a previous voyage
Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks in freezing waters

At least 54 crew members die and 15 more are missing after their fishing trawler Dalniy Vostok sank in the sea of Okhotsk off the far north east coast of Russia. Rescuers save 63 of those on board.