The CEO of Russia's Uralkali, the world’s largest potash producer, has been detained and charged in Belarus for at least two months, and could face up to 10 years in prison for cutting out its Belarusian fertilizer partner.
Italian motorcycle rider, Andrea Antonelli, has died after crashing on the wet track during a World Supersport stage at Moscow Raceway on Sunday. The tragedy led to cancellation of all remaining events on the day, including the World Superbikes race.
Record high youth unemployment in the EU, where a quarter of under-25s are out of work, has prompted yet another Brussels summit. Analysts warn the 6-billion-euro budget injection isn’t a safe bet and jobless youngsters could be headed for mass protests.
Fabio Capello is officially the head coach of the Russian national team. On Thursday, the Italian and his agent settled all the formalities before putting a signature on a two-year contract with the Russian Football Union.
A forum has been held in Moscow to boost co-operation between the Olympic cities of London and Sochi - the respective hosts of the next summer and winter Games. Both parties are looking to learn from each other.
The tragedy in Yaroslavl has been a major shock for the ice hockey community, both in Russia and around the world. The KHL seems to have bitten the bullet as the league is determined to save the team in the city and resume the season.
Russia and the world’s top ice hockey officials and players were united in their reactions to the plane crash in Central Russia, which claimed the lives of almost the whole squad of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, one of the KHL Western Conference leaders.