The content and culture around the game are troubling, but China’s response may be misguided and in fact creating more interest around ‘Blue Whale’.
Efforts to isolate North Korea affected as tourist ferry with Russia builds economic ties. However, Russia denies connection between business and politics.
Following the economic sanctions placed on Russia by Ukraine earlier this weeks, the country is accusing Russia of an organised cyber attack on its government.
Some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programmes used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies have identified as a North Korea-run hacking operation.
The White House has denied that Trump shared any classified information during his meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador.
Thousands took to the streets of Moscow in protest against government plans to demolish Soviet-era housing blocks.
The US called this launch a message to South Korea, days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue.
Russia’s proposal of zones took effect last week, covering areas in west Syria. Assad has vowed to defend the zones and crush those who breach them.
While Comey’s handling of the Clinton probe has been criticised, he was fired at a time when the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the US elections is suspect.
According to two US intelligence officials this week, hackers with connections to the Russian government played a role in the French election too.
He has stated that he wants to know more about Trump’s business dealings in relation to Russia, but may have to steer clear because of the FBI probe.
James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence under Obama, and Sally Yates, who was deputy attorney general, will testify in the Trump-Russia probe.
Syrian government forces and rebels clashed in the northwestern province of Hama shortly after the Russian de-escalation zones deal took effect.
Syria’s armed opposition rejected a Russian plan of creating safe zones in Syria, calling it a threat to the country’s territorial integrity.
Russia and Turkey have a fragile alliance, made worse by the fact that they back opposing sides in the Syrian civil conflict.
Made up of just a few dozen people, the world’s largest community of Vods lives near St. Petersburg, and there are only a handful among them who can still speak their native language fluently.
In her most extensive public comments since the November 8 results, Clinton blamed interference by Russian hackers and FBI director Comey for her defeat
Forty-year-old former lawyer Alexei Navalny has made a name for himself inside Russia investigating the finances of top government officials.
The meeting exposed the old division between US and China; the latter wants talks first and action after while US wants concrete action taken.
A company owned by a Turkish businessman and a Russian news agency paid Flynn’s firm large amounts when he was the Trump national security advisor.
Russia, an ally of Assad, has vetoed eight resolutions on Syria to shield it, most recently blocking a council condemnation of the deadly sarin gas attack.
The ban comes days before what Open Russia hopes will be large anti-government protests to try to put pressure on Putin to leave politics.
The Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food.
The six-party talks involving North and South Korea, China, the US, Japan and Russia collapsed in 2008 following a rocket launch by North Korea.
With the US strikes on Syria and Afghanistan, coming in quick succession and without the much-anticipated reset of relations with Russia, the world suddenly looks more dangerous.
US’s airstrike against Russia’s ally Syria has added another point in the list of tensions between the two.
The US defence secretary says Syria had dispersed warplanes and retained chemical weapons, an issue which needs to handled diplomatically.
The FBI, NSA and Obama administration’s officials have been invited to testify into the allegation against Russia of meddling in the 2016 US election.
It seems that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, although media agencies had previously said that the gunman was a nationalist.
Lawmakers who introduced the draft law have cited polls showing a majority opposed the presence of the corpse in the heart of the Russian capital.
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with “pro-Russian” forces in the West. In France’s upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
Trump’s tough talk on North Korea’s nuclear programme and decision to dispatch a naval strike force to the region appear to have buried any Russian hopes that he might intervene less in foreign affairs than his predecessors.
A Russian independent newspaper has reported that at least three out of a 100 gay men being detained in secret prisons have been killed.
Russia continues to side with Syria as the country’s government and diplomats deny any involvement in the deadly sarin gas attack in Syria’s Khan Sheikhoun.
An adversary of EU expansion, Vladimir Putin is pleased to see Turkey’s chance of acquiring full EU membership rapidly diminish.
Rex Tillerson received an icy welcome in Russia even as Trump announced that relations with Russia had soured over the missile attack on Syria, its ally.
The reversals on Russia and NATO could reassure US allies in Europe who were rattled by Trump’s overtures toward Moscow during the campaign.
Russia says the chemicals that killed civilians last week belonged to rebels, not Assad’s government, and accused the US of illegal aggression on a false pretext.
Trump had previously been disinclined to intervene against Assad and the recent missile attack raised expectations that he might now adopt a tougher-than-expected stance with Russia.
The US missile strike in Syria will unite Russia’s technology with China’s money and muscle and is not good for regional or world peace.