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Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the United States (by the Bering Strait).

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Serena Williams of the U.S. competes in a women's singles match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 28, 2014.
Serena Williams Beats Tsvetana Pironkova To Advance In The Third Round In Beijing

By IBTimes AU

Serena Williams powered through when she crushed her opponent in the second round of the 2014 China Open. (4:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, JAPAN, POLAND, UKRAINE

Mars Orbiter Mission
Dust Storm In Mars: Mars Orbiter Sends Pictures [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Exclusive photos of a dust storm were captured by the Indian spacecraft, Mangalyaan. (10:35 am)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, STORM

Member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C) is escorted before a court hearing to appeal for parole at the Supreme Court of Mordovia in Saransk, July 26, 2013. Tolokonnikova was sentenced to two years in prison for the
Queensland Ombudsman Says Strip Search Of Female Inmates Is Illegal (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

By IBTimes AU

Queensland Ombudsman Phil Clarke ruled on Tuesday that strip searches on female inmates detained at the Townsville Women's Correctional Centre were illegal. Clarke's decision prompted prisoner advocate Debbie Kilroy to push for disciplinary action on the perpetrators. (8:34 am)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, MANAGEMENT, SUPREME COURT

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Shocking Plot Details Revealed By Joss Whedon: When And Where To Watch The First Official Trailer

By IBTimes AU

According to Joss Whedon, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may see "death" of a character. But who could it be? Head inside for more details. (8:31 am)

Putin Walks Past Obama At The G20 In St. Petersburg
Former Australian PM Julia Gillard Says Setting Economic Growth Target In G20 'Not Enough'

By IBTimes AU

Ex-prime minister Julia Gillard said if given the chance, she would not only focus on setting economic targets in the G20 meeting in Brisbane but tackle structural reforms to boost growth. (7:26 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, CLIMATE CHANGE, UKRAINE, G20, JULIA GILLARD

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Speaks At A News Conference at AUSMIN Meeting At Admiralty House In Sydney
Australia's Julie Bishop Lauds Emissions Targets As Comparable With Other Countries

By IBTimes AU

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has commended the emissions target of Australia as at par with other countries. (6:28 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CHINA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
Russia’s Cyber Warfare Is Scarier Than Its ‘Weapons’

By IBTimes AU

Australia should fear Russia’s cyber warfare. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, G20

A customer purchases the newly released iPhone 6 in a mobile phone shop in Moscow September 26, 2014. Official sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started at midnight on Friday across major cities in Russia, according to local media.
#Bendgate Video Hits Almost 46 Million In 5 Days, But Impact On Apple’s Finances Minimal

By IBTimes AU

Apple sold an impressive 10 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus 24 hours after it was rolled out simultaneously in 10 countries on Sept 19. But the original #bendgate video that wiped out $23 billion from the value of the Cupertino-based tech... (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, STEVE JOBS, SAMSUNG, TELECOMS

Gas tanks are pictured at Austria's largest natural gas import and distribution station in Baumgarten May 2, 2014.
Ukraine Under Pressure To Accept EU Brokered Gas Deal With Russia: Resists High Prices Demanded By Russia

By IBTimes AU

A mood of give and take at Berlin meeting can lead to a practical gas deal with Russia in the coming days. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, UKRAINE

A  man holds an iPhone 6 in a mobile phone shop in Moscow September 26, 2014. Official sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started at midnight on Friday across major cities in Russia, according to local media.
Chicago Cops Warn iOS 8 Makes Apple Device Pedophile’s Phone Of Choice

By IBTimes AU

There is growing concern among FBI and police forces in the US over the level of encryption in the newly released iPhone models of Apple, which makes it harder for law enforcement agencies to access iPhones despite a court order. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, COURT, TELECOMS, FBI