U.S. missile shield in Europe

// May. 17, 2011 - 12:52 GMT


Missile defense cooperation best way to ease Russia's concerns - U.S. official

Moscow's participation in the European missile defense is the best way to ease Russia's concern about the project, a high-ranking U.S. Department of State official told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

// May. 17, 2011 - 12:52 GMT


IMF chief held in custody at Rikers

International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be held in custody in New York's notorious Rikers Island jail after a U.S. judge denied him bail.

// May. 17, 2011 - 13:44 GMT


Sex attack charges against IFM chief

// May. 17, 2011 - 13:44 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 17, 2011 - 14:36 GMT


What the U.S. and Russia stand to gain after bin Laden

Russia was not a direct contributor to bin Laden's death, but therein lies the lesson. The benefits of positive relations between great powers are often indirect and even unforeseen. Russia remains a great Eurasian power of vast dimensions and influence. For the U.S., a generally co-operative relationship with Russia contributes to a Eurasia in which opportunities appear and flexibility develops for American policymakers. Without such a context, American policy options are fewer.

// May. 17, 2011 - 15:38 GMT


Chip Start-Up Joins With Russia In Memory Deal

A Silicon Valley chip start-up is teaming up with a Russian government investment fund on a $300 million manufacturing venture, a boost for a novel memory technology and the country's efforts to become a center of electronics production.

// May. 17, 2011 - 15:40 GMT


Seven die in central Moscow apartment fire

Seven people were killed on Tuesday when a fire broke out in a three-storey apartment block in downtown Moscow, firefighters say.

// May. 17, 2011 - 15:40 GMT


Russian Billionaire Announces Plan for Political Party

Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire, announced Monday that he would lead a liberal Russian political party with close ties to the Kremlin. The decision seems to be part of a Kremlin effort to provide an alternative for Russians disaffected with the countrys dominant political party, United Russia, while still ensuring continued support for the ruling authorities. </p>

// May. 17, 2011 - 15:43 GMT


Khodorkovsky, Lebedev arrive in court for second verdict appeal

Jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev arrived in the Moscow City Court on Tuesday to continue their attempt to overturn their conviction.

// May. 17, 2011 - 16:03 GMT