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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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WhatsApp User-base Breaches Record 500 Million Mark; Indians Form the Biggest Chunk

By IBTimes IN

Popular messenger service, WhatsApp recently acquired by Facebook has breached the 500 million user base mark on Tuesday (22 April). (5:15 pm)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, INDIA, MEXICO, INVESTMENT, MICROSOFT, BLACKBERRY

Doomsday Asteroids: 26 Multi-Kilotons Explosions on Earth Detected; Will the Next Asteroid Impact be Earth’s Doomsday?

By IBTimes AU

B612 Foundation releases a video showing how 26 explosions on earth transpired. Will the next asteroid impact be Earth’s doomsday? (3:31 pm)

MORE TOPICS: NASA

Ukraine Peace Deal Falters as Rebels Show no Sign of Surrender
Ukraine President Calls for New Anti-rebel Offensive as Crisis Deal Falters

By Reuters

Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture. (2:16 pm)

MORE TOPICS: JOE BIDEN, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, WHITE HOUSE, POLAND

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U.S. And Russia on Ukraine's Crisis: Pro-Russian Group in Ukraine's Borders Not Enforced by Russian Gov't?

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. has warned Russia to immediately act on Ukraine's crisis a few days ago. The American government hastens Russia by giving it only a short time frame to act on the unrest. (1:29 pm)

MORE TOPICS: JOE BIDEN, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE, WHITE HOUSE

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Crimea Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya 'Oblivious' of Her Own Looks And Performs Duty Undistracted

By IBTimes AU

Recently, newly appointed Crimea Prosecutor General Natalia Poklonskaya has become an Internet sensation with her attractive looks and "kawaii" (Japanese term for cuteness) appeal to the public. (1:02 pm)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE

Vladimir Zhironovsky, a senior Russian politician, has been filmed ordering two of his male aides to "violently rape" a pregnant journalist, during a press conference in the state Duma. (Photo: YouTube screen grab)
SHOCKER: Russian Politician Orders Aides to ‘Violently Rape’ Pregnant Journalist in Front of Camera [VIDEO]

By IBTimes IN

Vladimir Zhironovsky, a senior Russian politician, has been filmed ordering two of his male aides to "violently rape" a pregnant journalist, during a press conference in the state Duma. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE

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Nokia Lumia 2520 to Pose Electric Shock Risk, Sale Suspended in Europe

By IBTimes AU

Nokia has officially released a statement refraining the sales and use of Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet in the European and other countries due to a faulty charger posing a risk of an electric shock. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, GERMANY

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Iran's Nuclear Deal Faces Slight Tension: Iran Minister Holds Back in Negotiations

By IBTimes AU

A few days ago Iran was reported to have finally resolved its long term dispute with world powers about the planned nuclear plant that can generate weapons-grade materials. A delay in the negotiations are imminent because of the 6 countries fear of I... (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, LOS ANGELES

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Nikkei Edges up; Caution over Earnings, Ukraine Caps Gains

By Reuters

Japanese shares advanced on Tuesday, taking heart from a solid session on Wall Street, but gains were limited below the two-week intraday high marked the previous day on caution over upcoming earnings reports and tensions in Ukraine. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: TOYOTA, UKRAINE

Ukraine Peace Deal Falters as Rebels Show no Sign of Surrender
Ukraine Peace Deal Falters as Rebels Show no Sign of Surrender

By Reuters

An agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: JOE BIDEN, EUROPEAN UNION, UKRAINE