Archaeologists have found clear proof of an ancient surgical procedure, called trepanation which involved drilling small holes in the skull
People inside Russia who typed Simferopol into Apple's Maps and Weather apps, saw it displayed as 'Simferopol, Crimea, Russia'
A long-awaited swap of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine was underway on Saturday, sources and state media said.
'It should be the G8', says Donald Trump, unsettling G7 members by calling for Russia's return week before summit in France
President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave a foretaste of his convention-wrecking diplomacy at next weekend's G7 by calling for Russia to be readmitted
Six Indian sailors killed on fuel ships which caught fire in Kerch Strait; operations on to rescue 6 missing workers
t least six Indian sailors were killed and an equal number of them went missing after two fuel ships carrying Indian and Turkish crew members caught fire in the Kerch Strait, where the blaze was still raging following the accident on Monday, officials said on Wednesday.
Two ships with Indian, Turkish crew catch fire in Kerch Strait, 14 dead; accident took place during fuel transfer
Both ships were flying Tanzanian flags. One of them was a liquefied natural gas carrier and another one was a tanker. The fire broke out as the two ships were transferring fuel from one to the other
France, Germany call for 'solid, full and permanent' ceasefire in Ukraine ahead of planned truce with Russia
The leaders of France and Germany on Friday reiterated their call for a "solid, full and permanent ceasefire" in Ukraine's conflict-torn east ahead of a planned cessation of hostilities. Their remarks came a day after representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) announced that a fresh ceasefire would start Saturday morning.
Ukrainian president says country under threat of 'full-scale war' with Russia, increases military presence along border
Russian forces on Sunday fired on and captured three Ukrainian ships and their crews off Crimea, sparking the most dangerous crisis between the ex-Soviet neighbours in years.
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the escalation, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said. The meeting was requested by both Russia and Ukraine.
US sanctions Russia over Crimea business dealings; penalties imposed on former chief of missile forces, luxury hotel in Yalta
The sanctions will freeze any US-based assets and ban any financial transactions with the targets, who include Vladimir Zaritsky, the former commander-in-chief of Russia's missile forces and artillery who is leading a hotel project in Crimea.
Teen kills 19, injures dozens in Crimea college shooting before committing suicide; police rule out terror angle
At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils.
Russia to launch largest military drill on 11 September; 300,000 troops, including China and Mongolia, to participate
President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend Vostok 2018 after hosting an economic forum in Russia's far eastern city Vladivostok, where his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is one of the star guests.
Amid outcry over Russia's retirement plan, low approval ratings, Vladimir Putin dilutes legislation to reduce retirement age for women to 60 years
The televised address marked an extraordinary occasion when Putin apparently felt compelled to explain a major policy decision to the public, reflecting the contentious nature of the retirement reforms.
China waging 'cold war' against US, using resources to replace America as leading power, says CIA expert
China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert said.
Helsinki Summit: Donald Trump arrives for historic summit with Vladimir Putin, is greeted by protests
Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania arrived in Helsinki for the historic summit with Vladimir Putin. He was greeted by protests against his immigration policies and Putin's autocratic regime
FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia defender Domagoj Vida escapes ban after shouting pro-Ukraine slogans in match against Russia
Domagoj Vida has escaped a FIFA ban after being filmed shouting pro-Ukraine slogans. Ukraine and Russia have harboured animosity towards each other since Russia's annexation of Crimea, which has resulted in hostilities.
European Union leaders agree to extend economic sanctions on Russia by six months over Ukraine conflict
European Union said that economic sanctions on Russia will be extended by a span of six months because of conflict in Ukraine
US defence secretary Jim Mattis slams Vladimir Putin for trying to break up NATO, attacking western democracy
US defence secretary Jim Mattis accused Putin for trying to break up NATO and for trying "to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals."
Vladimir Putin set to meet Donald Trump 'as soon as' Washington is ready; Vienna could be possible venue for meeting
Vladimir Putin said he was ready to meet Donald Trump as soon as Washington was ready, adding Vienna could be a possible venue for the summit.
Donald Trump destroyed Washington's trusting relationship with Europe with G7 tweets, says German foreign minister
US president Donald Trump partly "destroyed" Washington's trusting relationship with Europe by pulling out of a joint communique after the G7 summit, German foreign minister Heiko Maas tweeted on Sunday.