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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 18 April, 2014


# moscow - Monday 14 April, 2014

EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes “with a cost”

Tensions have been rising over the past 48 hours, with pro-Kremlin militants seizing official buildings in orchestrated attacks.

# moscow - Saturday 12 April, 2014

The situation in eastern Ukraine is continuing to escalate

Gunman have seized a police station, a security building, and hundreds of weapons.

# moscow - Thursday 10 April, 2014

EU gas shortage concerns, as Putin threatens to cut-off Ukraine’s supply

Nearly a third of the EU’s natural gas comes from Russia, and about 13 per cent transits through Ukraine.

# moscow - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 1994 Wexford car spotted in Moscow… today Moscow Town

# moscow - Monday 7 April, 2014

From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing – Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on

Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.

# moscow - Saturday 29 March, 2014

While most clocks move forward one hour tonight, Crimea will jump TWO hours

Crimea will be moving to Moscow time by setting their clocks forward by two hours tonight.

# moscow - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Russian forces storm Ukraine airbase. Reports of soldier shot.

Shots were fired as armoured vehicles entered the Belbek base near Sevastopol, after a deadline to hand the complex over to Russia expired.

# moscow - Friday 21 March, 2014

Welcome to Russia… Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession

The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.

# moscow - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.

# moscow - Sunday 16 March, 2014

93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls

Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.

# moscow - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea

Moscow has vetoed a resolution criticising tomorrow’s succession referendum in Crimea. China, which often backs Russia, abstained from the UN vote.

“Putin, get out of Ukraine”: 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally… in Moscow

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow

The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.

# moscow - Friday 7 March, 2014

‘Violation of sovereignty’: Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis

Obama said Russia had violated Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”. Meanwhile, Russia’s parliament has indicated it will back plans for a referendum in Crimea.

# moscow - Thursday 6 March, 2014

“A big public show”… Russia Today hits back after anchor quits live on air

“I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth” the newscaster said. Her bosses say she should have “quit like a professional”, in private.

# moscow - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

“Frightening and dangerous”: Taoiseach hopeful Ukraine crisis can be solved through diplomacy

The EU has condemned Russia’s “acts of aggression” in the region and called on Moscow to recall its troops from their deployment across Crimea.

Putin calls end to ‘military exercises’ as Kerry heads to Kiev

The Russian President has called an end to the drill near Ukraine’s border involving army, navy and airforce troops.

# moscow - Monday 3 March, 2014

‘A clear violation of sovereignty’: G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up

Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.

# moscow - Monday 3 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge This parallel parking driver is insanely lucky Fail

This parallel parking driver is insanely lucky

Definitely not advisable.

Police officer and teacher killed at Moscow school shooting

The gunman shot and killed a police officer and teacher before taking the students hostage.

# moscow - Friday 31 January, 2014

Russian men drink too much vodka…and it’s killing them

At present, one in four Russian men die before the age of 55.

# moscow - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Explainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine?

Three people were killed in Kiev clashes this morning amid renewed violence in the Ukrainian capital. But what’s behind the dispute?

# moscow - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Edward Snowden declares “mission accomplished” on leaks NSA

Edward Snowden declares “mission accomplished” on leaks

The former NSA contractor has given his first in-person interview since arriving in Russia in June.

# moscow - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Putin woos Ukraine President with €11 billion bond deal

The deal is aimed at encouraging Ukraine to shelve a pact with the EU and build closer ties with Russia.

# moscow - Monday 18 November, 2013

Video shows moment Russian plane plunged nose-first into the ground

The Tatarstan Airlines’ Boeing 737-500 crashed on landing at the airport in the Volga city of Kazan last night.

# moscow - Monday 11 November, 2013

Russian artist strips naked and nails his testicles to a cobblestone in Red Square

It is not the first time 29-year-old Pyotr Pavlensky has resorted to eye-watering methods of protest.

# moscow - Friday 18 October, 2013

Snowden insists Russia has no access to NSA files

In an interview with The New York Times, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that he did not take any documents with him to Moscow.

# moscow - Monday 9 September, 2013

Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin just crept over the finish line to win 51.3 per cent of votes in yesterday’s poll.

# moscow - Monday 19 August, 2013

From The Score Usain Bolt gives Moscow 7/10 and says Russians need to smile more Charm Offensive

Usain Bolt gives Moscow 7/10 and says Russians need to smile more

The sprint world champion reflected on Gold Medal-filled week.

# moscow - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the Leaving Certificate results, Ireland winning a gold medal in Moscow and Europe’s recession coming to an end.

# moscow - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new “Cold War” mentality

Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.

# moscow - Sunday 21 July, 2013

From The Score Italian rider dies in Superbike crash RIP

Italian rider dies in Superbike crash

Andrea Antonelli died following an accident at the Moscow Raceway.

# moscow - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Putin opponent sentenced to five years in penal colony

Moscow mayoral candidate was Alexei Navalny earlier convicted of embezzlement in Russia’s northern Kirov region.

# moscow - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the Killarney explosion, Belfast riots and Dáil bar drinking,

Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers

Plus – how many PCs were sold around the world so far this year?

Moscow: At least 18 dead as bus cut in two by collision with truck

Pictures showed the bus had been cut into two pieces and turned into a tangle of black wreckage by the force of the crash, one of the deadliest accidents around the Russian capital in recent years.

# moscow - Friday 12 July, 2013

PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport

Human Rights Watch has issued a picture of the US fugitive after he met with rights activists in the Moscow airport where he is based today.

# moscow - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion – four years after he died

Sergei Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 after he accused the Russian government of organising a tax scam – but was then charged with the crime he uncovered.

# moscow - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Edward Snowden ‘has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela’, or has he?

The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.

# moscow - Friday 5 July, 2013

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.

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