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Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993

Today Russia is considered to be one of the world leaders in providing humanitarian aid and grant assistance, said the ministry’s press service

'Lego emergency': Italian cancer hospital flooded with toys

A pediatric cancer association made a plea to the world to help children "pass the time and allow the spirit to travel." Days later,...

Germany's Schroeder Dismisses Criticism Over Accepting Post On Rosneft Board

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, under fire in Germany for accepting Russia's nomination to join the board of its Rosneft oil giant,...

Floods Kill 10 People, Displace 11,000 in South China

Floods caused by a week of torrential rains have killed ten people and displaced over 11,000 in the southern Chinese province of Guangxi, known for...

Russia Plans Joint Military Drills With Central Asian Allies, Citing Afghan Conflict

The Russian military said it will conduct joint military maneuvers with its allies in Central Asia in response to regional threats arising from the...

Less power to you: Solar eclipse ‘challenges’ California electricity grid

Californians are being advised to reduce electricity usage and unplug home electronics during the solar eclipse. But the state’s solar-based...

Georgian Film About Struggling Writer Wins Top Award In Sarajevo

A Georgian film about a woman struggling to reconcile family life and her passion for writing was awarded the prize for best feature film at the 23rd...

Trump Undecided On Committing More U.S. Troops To Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump made no decision on committing more U.S. troops to Afghanistan after reviewing options presented by his national security...

Kasparov shows flashes of past glory but comeback no dazzler

Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov concluded his keenly awaited comeback Friday, ending a week of games in which he showed flashes of his legendary...

Monumental rage: Cities endure statue removal frenzy, as Bill Clinton & Lenin sculptures targeted

As US cities grapple with a national movement to take down Confederate monuments, other symbols unrelated to the Civil War are now the source of...

Magnitude 6.4 Quake Strikes Off Fiji

A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck early Saturday east of the South Pacific island country of Fiji, the US Geological Survey said.

US Senator McCain Completes First Round of Cancer Treatment

Sputnik53 min ago
The daughter of hawkish US Senator John McCain announced Friday her father had finished the first round of radiation and chemotherapy after he was...

Fired Venezuelan Chief Prosecutor Flees to Colombia

Former attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz arrived in Bogota on Friday after fleeing Venezuela together with her husband German Ferrer, the Colombian...

US Court Rejects Motion to Dismiss Film Director Polanski Rape Case

A US court in California on Friday rejected a motion by Roman Polanski’s rape victim to throw out the case against the renowned film director, saying...

How to safely watch an eclipse

France24Space1 hour ago
Everyone who plans to look skyward when the solar eclipse sweeps across the United States on Monday should have the proper protective eyewear, or...