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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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A still from a YouTube video showing a 'ghost car' appearing out of nowhere and causing a crash (Image Credit: YouTube Screenshot)
WATCH: ‘Ghost Car’ Appears Out of Nowhere and Causes Crash; Scary Video Goes Viral as Bewildered Viewers Look for Answers [VIDEO]

By IBTimes IN

A mysterious video showing what has been called a 'ghost car' appearing out of nowhere on a Russia road has bewildered people across the world. (8:08 pm)

New Russia Sanctions Threats as Ukraine Stalemate Goes On
New Russia Sanctions Threats as Ukraine Stalemate Goes On

By Reuters

A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued. (Apr 19)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, WHITE HOUSE, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and EU High Representative Ashton leave after speaking to the media following a quadrilateral meeting on Ukraine, in Geneva
Four-way Talks Call for End to Ukraine Violence

By Reuters

The US, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, EUROPEAN UNION, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE

LG L65 Dual SIM Mid-Range Smartphone with Android KitKat OS Launched
LG L65 Dual SIM Mid-Range Smartphone with Android KitKat OS Launched; Price, Specifications Details

By IBTimes IN

South Korean consumer electronics giant LG has launched a new mid-range smartphone, dubbed L65, as part of the company's flagship Series 3 handsets. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, INDIA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

The Remains of Decommissioned Submarines Float at a Nuclear Waste Disposal Plant in Fokino
Floating Nuclear Power Plant Best Against Tsunamis, Earthquakes—U.S. MIT

By IBTimes AU

For countries about to construct nuclear power plants, or even those that had, a floating facility built offshore would serve best against tsunami and earthquake threats. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI

Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis
Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis

By Reuters

Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, UKRAINE

Japan’s Whale Meat Eating Likened to Kangaroo Meat Eating in Australia

By IBTimes AU

An annual whale meat eating event took place in Japan despite the ICJ’s decision to ban Japan’s whale hunt. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, EUROPEAN UNION, JAPAN, COURT, AUSTRALIA, THAILAND

U.N. Security Council Meets over Ukraine Hours Before Deadline
U.N. Security Council Members View Graphic Photos of Syria Dead

By Reuters

Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence of brutal torture, including eye gougings, strangulation and long-term starvation. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, COURT, UNITED NATIONS, RWANDA, HOLLYWOOD, LONDON

Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited
Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited

By Reuters

Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, HUMAN RIGHTS, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS

FIFA World Cup 2014: A Guide to Cuiaba

By IBTimes AU

Unlike other Brazilian cities, Cuiaba may not be the best location to host the coveted FIFA World Cup (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, NIGERIA