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Thailand arrests 10 Russians after ‘sexual training’ course

Thailand arrests 10 Russians after ‘sexual training’ course

Bangkok – Thai police have arrested 10 Russians who allegedly organised sexual training courses for their compatriots in the seaside resort city of Pattaya. Police said 33 Russian tourists in total attended the class held at a hotel. But only 10 “instructors” were arrested late Sunday on immigration charges, including working without a permit. “The […]

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Two bodies found at Russian plane crash site

Two bodies found at Russian plane crash site

Moscow – Two bodies have been found at the site of a Russian plane crash yesterday, an official at the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said. A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow yesterday. There were 71 people on board and all of them are feared dead, the Russian authorities said. — Reuters […]

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Putin admits he does not have a smartphone

Putin admits he does not have a smartphone

Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that he still does not have a smartphone, after revealing last year that he has no interest in joining any social media networks. At a meeting with scientists and academics, Putin made the admission in response to a speech by Mikhail Kovalchuk, head of the Kurchatov nuclear […]

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US ‘troubled’ by Russian protest clampdown

US ‘troubled’ by Russian protest clampdown

Washington – The United States urged the Kremlin yesterday to allow Russia’s opposition to stand in upcoming elections on fair terms and criticized a crackdown against peaceful protesters. “The United States is troubled about efforts by Russian authorities to crack down on the political opposition,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.  “Confident political leaders do […]

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China agency denies dead Russian model, 14, was overworked

China agency denies dead Russian model, 14, was overworked

Shanghai – The Chinese agency representing a 14-year-old Russian model who died after taking part in Shanghai Fashion Week has denied allegations that she was overworked and exhausted. The death of the teenager in a Chinese hospital on Friday (Oct 27) has shone a light on the murky world of western models in China, many […]

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Russian murder suspects ‘took selfies with body parts’

Russian murder suspects ‘took selfies with body parts’

Russian investigators said on Monday they have detained a couple on suspicion of murdering a woman and eating her flesh after finding selfies with the victim’s body parts. The Investigative Committee in the southern Krasnodar region arrested the 35-year-old man and his wife after a lost phone containing the photographs was handed in to police. […]

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Son of Russian lawmaker pleads guilty in cyber crime cases

Son of Russian lawmaker pleads guilty in cyber crime cases

Washington – The son of a Russian lawmaker accused of stealing credit card data and other personal information has pleaded guilty in two separate criminal cases stemming from a probe into a $50 million identity theft scheme, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday. Roman Seleznev, 33, the son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev, […]

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IS ‘Minister of War’ killed in Russian airstrike

IS ‘Minister of War’ killed in Russian airstrike

Moscow – Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of the Islamic State group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city, a command post, […]

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IS claims responsibility for Russian stabbing attack

IS claims responsibility for Russian stabbing attack

Cairo – Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in the Siberian city of Surgut that injured eight people on Saturday, the group’s Amaq news agency said. Russian law enforcement said they had killed the attacker and is investigating the incident as attempted murder. – Reuters

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Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

Washington – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign and that he was unaware of the meeting until a few days ago. Asked if he knew that his son was meeting with lawyer Natalia […]

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