Economy

Another brand: H&M decides to leave Russia

Clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), which in March suspended sales in Russia, announced that it will gradually withdraw from the country due to the invasion of Ukraine. “After careful reflection, we see that it is impossible to continue our business in Russia…
ChinaSociety

Russia, China unveil first road bridge

Russia and China on Friday unveiled the first road bridge between the two countries as Moscow pivots to Asia amid its confrontation with the West over Ukraine. The kilometre-long bridge over the Amur River links the far eastern Russian city of Blagoveshchensk with Heihe…
PoliticsWorld

Russia accused of stoking divisions in Bosnia amid war in Ukraine

As war rages in Ukraine, more than a thousand miles away in Bosnia observers are warning that Russia is fanning the embers of separatism which could spell trouble for the deeply divided Balkan country Since the end of the war that claimed around 100,000 lives between 1992…
Politics

Russia says may remain in Open Skies accord if US rejoins

Russia said Tuesday it was prepared to stay in the Open Skies defence accord that allows signatories to conduct surveillance flights over each other’s territories if the United States rejoins. The Open Skies Treaty, which Russia had said it was leaving in January…
PoliticsWorld

EU-Russia ties at 'low point' over Navalny

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said during a visit to Moscow Friday that the bloc’s ties with Russia were under intense pressure following the poisoning and imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. “Our relationship is…
PoliticsWorld

Calls abroad grow for release of Putin critic Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was being held in a Moscow police cell on Monday after his dramatic airport arrest, as calls grew in the West for his immediate release. President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critic was still waiting to see his lawyer hours…