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Time magazine announces finalists for Person of the Year

Time magazine released its shortlist of finalists Monday for 2016's Person of the Year. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton got nods, but so did scientists, technology titans and entertainers.Eleven candidates in all received nominations. The winner is chosen by the publication's editors as the person...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 8:38pm

Man dies at Russian Consulate on Upper East Side: Police

A man was found dead Tuesday morning inside the Russian Consulate in Manhattan, police said.The 63-year-old victim, whose identity hasn't been disclosed by police, had “unknown trauma to the head” and was unconscious and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the consulate on East 91st Street on...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 9:27pm

Russia athletics suffers final disgrace as last competitor barred

Russian track and field suffered a final humiliation at the Rio Games on Saturday when the sport's governing body suspended long jumper Darya Klishina, removing from competition the nation's only athlete to have so far survived a blanket ban for doping.The suspension, announced three days before...

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 8:40pm

In Russia, they teach you how to fight with a selfie stick

Littering every tourist-yplace, selfie sticks are among the most hated gadgets, so much so you could almost see users of the "wand of Narcissus" being taken out of action. Now, a sports center in Moscow, Russia, is offering self-defence classes on how to fight using a selfie stick.Starting from...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:57pm

Theories conflict in airline crash as ISIS group claims responsibility

The only reasonable explanation for the crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt is "an external influence," not technical or crew error, an executive from the airline that operated the flight said Monday, CNN reported, adding that investigators have played down an apparent claim by Islamic...

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:08pm

VIDEO: Russian divers start building underwater church

A group of religous Russian divers have hit rock bottom to start building a new church — on a seabed. The ‘Hardened Beavers’ diving club in Sevastopol have begun construction of a Russian Orthodox place of worship almost660 feet off the coast of Crimea in the Black Sea. The first part of their...

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 8:11pm

CIA: Russia is attacking our allies in Syria

Russia has targeted Syrian rebel groups backed by the Central Intelligence Agency in a string of airstrikes running for days, leading the U.S. to conclude that it is an intentional effort by Moscow, American officials said in a Wall Street Journal report.“On day one, you can say it was a one-time...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:56am

Russia begins airstrikes in Syria

Russia is now carrying out airstrikes in Syria, U.S. officials said today, just hours after Russian lawmakers voted unanimously to allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to begin combat operations in support of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, according to an article in the Daily Mail. Sergei...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:33am

Video of base jump off a zip line will make your hands sweat

If you’re hitting your mid-afternoon productivity slump and need a kickstart this thrilling video of a base jumper nearly losing control of his zip line before diving into a gorge is just what the doctor ordered.The video, which is essentially four minutes of you yelling “what the hell are you...

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:42pm

A 68-year-old Russian woman murdered and possibly ate people

Tamara Samsonova, a 68-year-old woman from Russia, is suspected of killing at least three people and possibly consuming parts of their bodies.Samsonova was arrested in late July after security footage was recovered of her lugging away garbage bags containing pieces of her most recent victim’s body...

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:11am

VIDEO: Men walk around Moscow holding hands, are verbally and physically harassed

A viral video is making it’s way around the Internet showing just how extreme the culture of homophobia is in Russia despite the progress made for LGBT people in the Western world.The video takes inspiration from last year’s “10 hours of walking as a woman in NYC” with a secret camera recording two...

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:43am

Russia creates ‘flag for straights’

Vladimir Putin’s political party United Russia has unveiled a new “flag for straights” to compete with the Western world’s widespread adoption of the LGBT pride rainbow flag.The flag features the silhouette of a nuclear family featuring a mother, father and three kids with the hashtag that says “#...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 9:57am

While you were sleeping...

Good morningAs you woke up with a hangover, Russia accused the United States of giving it a headache in Ukraine.Kurdish militia promised to hand back the body of an American who fought alongside them in Syria.French PM Valls was sorry for taking his kidsa soccer match in Berlin - on a government...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:56pm

You're making Ukraine crisis worse, Russia tells U.S.

Reuters –Russia accused the United States on Thursday of coercing Kiev into pressing on with the conflict in east Ukraine and urged Washington to fully implement a treaty on eliminating intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles.In a statement responding to a U.S. State Department report...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:45pm

Concern as Amnesty banned from first European Games in Azerbaijan

Reuters –The European Games, the first major multi-sports event of the continent, are set to kick off in Azerbaijan's Baku on Friday as gleaming new sports venues await 6,000 athletes, lured by qualification spots for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The Azeri capital has pulled out all the...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 3:11pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningYou've probably had a better start to the day than Sepp Blatter after his former VP vowed to unleash an 'avalanche' of FIFA secrets. Or the families of Chinese shipwreck victims who stormed police lines after being kept in the dark by authorities. Meanwhile, deadly clashes challenged...

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 3:16pm

24 dead in Ukraine as Kiev forces and pro-Russia rebels defy ceasefire

Reuters –Five Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the worst upsurge of fighting in the east of the country in months and the situation remains tense, Ukrainian officials said on Thursday, as pro-Russian rebels also updated their own death toll.Presidential aide Yuri Biryukov reported the Ukrainian...

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 3:01pm

Putin blasts U.S. over FIFA takedown; backs soccer boss Blatter in elex

When the U.S. Justice Department announced the stunning FIFA indictments and the breadth of a 24-year world soccer corruption scandal, that sonic boom you may have heard was Vladimir Putin’ head exploding.Mind you, Russia’s name was not directly sullied in the 47-count indictment unsealed in...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 12:51pm

FIFA world soccer body executives arrested over $100m bribes charges

Reuters –Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two world cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil.In addition to the Swiss criminal probe, at least six soccer...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:27am

VIDEO: Is this the most violent sport ever?

Video of a really brutal looking group fighting sport surfaced on Reddit and we’re hypnotized by its violence.The entire thing has a very Eastern European vibe to it, maybe its all the vaguely Russian accents that tipped us off.A quick trip on google revealed that this is in fact a Russian sport...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:46pm