The singer turned down a request to sing at the Sochi opening ceremony
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Thursday 20 June 2013
Five men accused of involvement in contract killing of investigative journalist facing new trial
Monday 17 June 2013
Ring was one of many given to the New England Patriots team after they won Super Bowl in February 2005
Syria Sketch: 'Dead eyed' Putin asks: 'Do you want to support people who eat the guts of their enemies?'
Sunday 16 June 2013
Smaller than Cameron – but stocky – Putin managed to carry off an air of menace effortlessly
Saturday 15 June 2013
This year’s meeting of the Group of Eight – or the G8 – begins in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, on Monday. The summit draws the world’s most powerful leaders – as well as protests and disruption.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
President Vladimir Putin took a tour of the shiny new studio complex of Russia Today, the English-language television channel funded by the Kremlin, and spent an hour answering questions from a number of its journalists during a round-table interview.
Monday 10 June 2013
Russia’s parliament will debate a controversial law on Tuesday that could see people arrested for behaviour that is deemed to promote homosexuality.
Friday 07 June 2013
The Brazil international becomes City's first official signing
Thursday 06 June 2013
Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster-turned-Russian opposition politician, has said that he will not return to Russia in the foreseeable future as he fears arrest.
Friday 31 May 2013
The trial of Alexander Lebedev continued in a surreal vein today, as the court heard from a former billionaire who now lives in the forest as a pious peasant, and it was discussed whether hitting someone in the face is in line with Christian values.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Last night saw the Blues clinch their 11th trophy under the Russian
Wednesday 08 May 2013
At a Surrey cemetery, it was a rather English affair, but with a Russian cast.
A last audience for Vladimir Putin's 'grey cardinal' as the architect of Kremlin policy, Vladislav Surkov, quits
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The man behind Russia’s tightly controlled political system, has resigned – but did he jump or was he pushed?
Monday 06 May 2013
A year on from Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin, thousands of Muscovites rallied in a central Moscow square to protest against his rule. “Putin is a thief!” was a popular chant at the rally. “We are fighting for Russia, for our country, our future,” said Gennady Gudkov a former MP who has been stripped of his mandate since joining the opposition movement.
Thursday 25 April 2013
The Russian leader also denied that his new term has seen an increase in ‘Stalinist’ tendencies
Friday 19 April 2013
Violence has traditionally been aimed at Russia rather than the West
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more