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European Union

EU calls Russia's NGO law a 'worrying step' - @AFP

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Russia

Russian President Putin signs law giving prosecutors power to declare foreign, international organizations 'undesirable' and shut them down - @AP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

PM Dmitry Medevedev says Russia will adopt toughest possible position, defend national interests if Ukraine defaults on previous government's debts - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Update: 2 Russians captured by Ukrainian forces claim to be on reconnaissance mission, OSCE says - @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

OSCE: Russians captured in Ukraine admit to serving in army - @AFP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Russian Foreign Minster Lavrov says Russia will take all measures to help Iraq fight Islamic State - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Russian Foreign Minster Lavrov, before meeting of President Putin and Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi, says Moscow ready to supply weapons to Iraq - @Reuters

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Germany

Germany's Chancellor Merkel says Russian return to G7 is 'unimaginable' for now - @AFP

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Russia

Earthquake: M 4.3 - 284km SSE of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia's Anton Siluanov says if Moscow sees Ukraine not fulfilling debt obligations it will take steps to protect its interests - @Reuters

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Russia

Earthquake: M 4.6 - 121km E of Shikotan, Russia

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Syrian civil war

After its embassy in Damascus is shelled, Russia calls attack an act of terrorism - @RT_com

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

4 Ukrainian servicemen killed, 2 wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine - @Reuters

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Estonia

Train service between the capitals of Russia and Estonia has been suspended for the 1st time in 65 years, due to declining demand - @AP

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Russia

South Africa's nuclear deal with Russia to be presented to Cabinet with the aim of starting procurement this year - @mailandguardian

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Russia

NATO's Stoltenberg says he told Foreign Minister Lavrov that Russia must withdraw all support for separatists, concerned about large numbers of short-notice military exercises by Russia - @Reuters

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Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to meet Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov today in Brussels - @tassagency_en

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Russia's President Putin to meet with Iraq's prime minister on May 21 to discuss relations - Interfax

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Kremlin reiterates that there are no Russian troops in eastern Ukraine after Kiev says 2 regular Russian servicemen captured there - @Reuters

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Russian Federal Space Agency

Russia's space agency says it has restarted engines of Progress spacecraft and corrected orbit of International Space Station - @AFP

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