China chemical plant blast leaves 44 dead — authorities
At least 44 people were killed and hundreds injured in an explosion that rocked a chemical plant in Yancheng, a city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, city mayor Cao Lubao said at a news …
Death toll in Iraq ferry sinking exceeds 90 — Interior Ministry
The death toll in the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River in Iraq has amounted to 93, Al Arabia TV channel reports referring to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, TASS reported.
Earlier reports put …
Putin condemns deadly terrorist attack in New Zealand
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, offering condolences over a deadly terrorist attack in the city of Christchurch, where shooters …
New Zealand’s PM describes Christchurch mosque shootings as terrorist attack
The two mosque shootings in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch were a terrorist attack, the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a briefing, TASS reported.
"We believe that 40 …
Russian Transport Ministry blames construction and certification flaws for Boeing crashes
Aircraft construction and certification flaws led to the recent crashes of the Boeing 737 Max 8, Russian Deputy Transport Minister Alexander Yurchik said, TASS reported.
"Plenty of work will have to …
Whelan charged with spying for US in Russia, attorney says
Investigators of the Russian Federal Security Service believe that citizen of the United States and multiple other countries Paul Whelan, charged with espionage in Russia, gathered secret information …
Russian air agency requests recommendations from Boeing, US after Ethiopia crash
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has sent formal requests to aircraft manufacturer Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration in the wake of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crash, which …
Venezuela gradually restoring electricity
The power supply of the Venezuelan capital Caracas is restoring, TASS reported from the scene, TASS reported.
After dark it could be seen that a considerable part of the street lighting system had …
Nineteen UN staff members killed in Ethiopia plane crash
According to preliminary data, nineteen employees of the United Nations were killed in the plane crash in Ethiopia, the International Organization for Migration informed in a statement published on …
Pakistan hails Russia’s mediation offer to resolve crisis with India
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Islamabad is ready to accept Moscow's offer to act as a mediator between Pakistan and India, TASS reported.
"[Russian Foreign Minister Sergey] …