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Fantasy Football: Hat-trick hero Messi leads Goal Champions League Team of the Week

FANTASY FOOTBALL: HAT-TRICK HERO MESSI LEADS GOAL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK

Our Fantasy writer catches up with the first round of European action and highlights the week's best players from of Barcelona, Ajax...

Viktoria Plzen 2 CSKA Moscow 2: Krmencik heroics undone by late show

VIKTORIA PLZEN 2 CSKA MOSCOW 2: KRMENCIK HEROICS UNDONE BY LATE SHOW

Viktoria Plzen were held to a 2-2 draw by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League after the visitors scored a penalty deep in stoppage-time.

 
 
 
VIDEO: Ronaldo, Sterling, Dzeko and Muller - The Ones to Watch in the UEFA Champions League

VIDEO: RONALDO, STERLING, DZEKO AND MULLER - THE ONES TO WATCH IN THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Europe's premier club competition has finally returned - but who will be crowned the first Santander Player of the Week?

Russian Surveillance Plane Accidentally Shot Down By Syrian Forces, Moscow Says

RUSSIAN SURVEILLANCE PLANE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT DOWN BY SYRIAN FORCES, MOSCOW SAYS

The Il-20 surveillance plane disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea near the northwestern city of Latakia. Russia's defense...

 
 
 
Champions League Group D: Fixtures, table, teams, TV & live stream

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP D: FIXTURES, TABLE, TEAMS, TV & LIVE STREAM

Porto will be keen to progress from a Champions League group stage that involves German and Turkish opposition after last year's last-16...

The Chinese military has a big and glaring weakness, and it's turning to Russia to fix it during massive war games

THE CHINESE MILITARY HAS A BIG AND GLARING WEAKNESS, AND IT'S TURNING TO RUSSIA TO FIX IT DURING MASSIVE WAR GAMES

AP Photo/Sergei Grits The Russian and Chinese armed forces are putting their military might on display on land, in the air, and at...

 
 
 
Russian warships lurking off Syria are probably hanging around for cruise missile strikes in a major offensive

RUSSIAN WARSHIPS LURKING OFF SYRIA ARE PROBABLY HANGING AROUND FOR CRUISE MISSILE STRIKES IN A MAJOR OFFENSIVE

AP/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service Russia recently gathered its forces in the Mediterranean for combat exercises. The drills...

There are more parallels right now between Watergate and the Trump White House than ever before

THERE ARE MORE PARALLELS RIGHT NOW BETWEEN WATERGATE AND THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE THAN EVER BEFORE

Evan Vucci/AP The parallels continue to grow between the Watergate scandal and the multitude of scandals plaguing President Donald...

 
 
 
Hotels in Moscow & St. Petersburg enjoys the boost up due to World Cup 2018

HOTELS IN MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG ENJOYS THE BOOST UP DUE TO WORLD CUP 2018

Of late, hotels in Moscow and Saint Petersburg enjoy the benefits of massive inflow in tourism with the recent World Cup Soccer event....

The US Navy just sent Russia and China powerful messages with aircraft carrier shows of force

THE US NAVY JUST SENT RUSSIA AND CHINA POWERFUL MESSAGES WITH AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHOWS OF FORCE

US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Brooks The US Navy carried out two high profile aircraft carrier...

 
 
 
Russia's oil production nears record high

RUSSIA'S OIL PRODUCTION NEARS RECORD HIGH

Russia's oil production in August was virtually flat compared to July as Moscow kept output at near post-Soviet record, after having...

Russian airport worker dies, 18 hurt in plane crash

RUSSIAN AIRPORT WORKER DIES, 18 HURT IN PLANE CRASH

MOSCOW - Russia's transportation minister says a supervisor at Sochi airport has died during an emergency response after a landing...

 
 
 
Costa Coffee, which Coca-Cola just bought for $5.1 billion, has outlets everywhere from Moscow to Vietnam - here's what they look like

COSTA COFFEE, WHICH COCA-COLA JUST BOUGHT FOR $5.1 BILLION, HAS OUTLETS EVERYWHERE FROM MOSCOW TO VIETNAM - HERE'S WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE

Google Maps On Friday morning US drinks giant Coca-Cola said it was buying Costa coffee from UK company Whitbread for $5.1 billion....

Russia sent a massive naval armada to Syria - and looks to be readying to fight the US

RUSSIA SENT A MASSIVE NAVAL ARMADA TO SYRIA - AND LOOKS TO BE READYING TO FIGHT THE US

Russia has positioned a considerable naval armada in the Mediterranean near Syria after accusing the US of plotting a false flag chemical...

 
 
 
The Russian maker of the AK-47 built a Soviet-style electric car it says can rival Tesla

THE RUSSIAN MAKER OF THE AK-47 BUILT A SOVIET-STYLE ELECTRIC CAR IT SAYS CAN RIVAL TESLA

Kalashnikov Concern Media The makers of the world's most famous rifle, the AK-47, have shown off a concept electric car they say can...

US State Department expects new anti-Russia sanctions to come into effect August 27

US STATE DEPARTMENT EXPECTS NEW ANTI-RUSSIA SANCTIONS TO COME INTO EFFECT AUGUST 27

The latest package of US sanctions against Russia, announced earlier this month under the pretext of punishing Moscow for its alleged...

 
 
 
The US made an exception for an ally to buy Russian arms - and it may get a dangerous new system before the end of the year

THE US MADE AN EXCEPTION FOR AN ALLY TO BUY RUSSIAN ARMS - AND IT MAY GET A DANGEROUS NEW SYSTEM BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Amid tensions with Russia, the US has been trying to get countries to stop buying weapons from Moscow. But some...

The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

THE 21 BEST SCIENCE MOVIES AND SHOWS STREAMING ON NETFLIX THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER

If you're looking for something entertaining and beautiful that'll also inform you, there's an incredible variety of science- and nature-focused...

 
 
 
Turkey favors switching from dollars to national currencies in trade with Russia & China

TURKEY FAVORS SWITCHING FROM DOLLARS TO NATIONAL CURRENCIES IN TRADE WITH RUSSIA & CHINA

Ankara has given a green light to Moscow's proposal to switch to ruble-lira trade between the countries. Turkey also has similar plans...

Turkey favors switching from dollars to national currencies in trade with Russia & China

TURKEY FAVORS SWITCHING FROM DOLLARS TO NATIONAL CURRENCIES IN TRADE WITH RUSSIA & CHINA

Ankara has given a green light to Moscow's proposal to switch to ruble-lira trade between the countries. Turkey also has similar plans...