Scottish sporting fans tend to leap from one emotion to another.
CJ Stander has declared himself ready to play his third World Cup match in 11 days when Ireland face Russia in Kobe on Thursday.
A Russian trawler with an ammonia tank and about 200,000 litres of diesel oil inside is in flames at a northern Norwegian port and authorities have evacuated surrounding areas because of an explosion risk.
Fiji will aim for their first victory of the tournament when they take on Uruguay on Wednesday.
Day six saw Samoa launch their campaign with a eventful 34-9 victory over Russia in Kumagaya.
France’s foreign minister has said “it’s not the time” to grant a new asylum request from former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
The world’s top-ranked team coming to Hampden Park tonight leaves Scotland zero margin for error – and minimal room for the gradual retreat that saw them surrender their advantage against Russia.
Goalkeeper David Marshall spoke of the “slim” hopes of Scotland qualifying for the 2020 European finals through Group I after the 2-1 defeat by Russia at Hampden Park.
A major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine has seen 35 people detained in each country freed and then flown to the other, a move that could advance relations between the two nations and help end five years of fighting in Ukraine’s east.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke could not fathom why his players sat off Russia following John McGinn’s early opener as a 2-1 Hampden defeat saw their chances of a top-two Group I finish slip further away.
Scotland failed to build on John McGinn’s early opener as a 2-1 home defeat by Russia left their hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2020 hanging by a thread.
Scotland were unable to deliver Steve Clarke a second home win in charge after letting a lead slip in a 2-1 defeat to Russia.
Former Scotland striker Billy Dodds fears the damage has already been done in Scotland’s bid to qualify for next year’s European Championship finals.
Scotland will hope to kick start their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with victory over Russia at Hampden on Friday night.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President Vladimir Putin and expressed interest in purchasing the latest Russian fighter jets.
A Russian sports presenter has offered a lesson in perseverance after he completed a live television report despite being hosed by a water sprinkler.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest.
Police searching for a missing man who was last seen in Peterhead more than fortnight ago are increasingly concerned for his welfare.
RAF Lossiemouth Typhoons were scrambled yesterday to intercept Russian aircraft monitoring British watercraft.
A helicopter pilot has died in a horrific motorbike accident while on holiday.
British media in Russia have been warned to prepare themselves for the consequences after Ofcom fined RT £200,000 for a breach of impartiality rules.
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A giant statue of Ed Sheeran has appeared in a Moscow park ahead of a concert in the Russian city.
Portraits, sculptures and artefacts telling the story of the relationship between Britain, Russia and their royals have gone on display in a new exhibition.
Family of Moray dad who was aboard downed MH17 flight fear they may never get justice despite murder charges
The family of a Moray dad who died after the airliner he was on was shot down over Ukraine fear they may never get justice – despite four men being charged with murder.
Former Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser calls on Tartan Army backing for Scotland’s crucial Hampden tie with Russia
Ryan Fraser admits it is imperative Scotland take points off Russia at Hampden to keep their Euro 2020 automatic qualification hopes alive.
Rocketman star Taron Egerton has said he is “crestfallen” that gay scenes have been cut from the Sir Elton John biopic in which he stars in Russia.
Sir Elton John has condemned the removal of homosexual scenes from his biopic in Russia.
A poignant commemorative service was held in Orkney yesterday to pay tribute to the men and women who gallantly contributed to the Arctic Convoy missions - one of the biggest feats of World War II.
Stephen Poliakoff has spoken about his concern at the surge in anti-Semitism and said he had not expected it to return in his lifetime.
RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, with an RAF Voyager from Brize Norton, to monitor two Russian Blackjacks approaching UK airspace.