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  • Russian amnesty vote a capper on Putin's year

    MOSCOW — It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin — at the end of a pretty good year. Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in freedom for two jailed members of the punk music...
  • Putin pardons tycoon, Pussy Riot; envies Teflon Obama. Then he rests

    Putin pardons tycoon, Pussy Riot; envies Teflon Obama. Then he rests
    Pardon me, but no one told me that Thursday was Pardoning Day. Turns out that President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin do have at least one thing in common (besides all those nuclear warheads, I mean): They both have something of a soft spot...
  • Vladimir Putin says he'll free longtime foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    MOSCOW — He was once Russia's richest man and, by some measures, President Vladimir Putin's most potent foe. By Thursday, when Putin said he was likely to grant clemency to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, that was all long in the past. Both Khodorkovsky's...
  • Putin critic, Russia tycoon Khodorkovsky released from prison

    Putin critic, Russia tycoon Khodorkovsky released from prison
    MOSCOW -- Tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been released from prison following President Vladimir Putin's pardon, his spokeswoman told the Associated Press Friday. Olga Pispanen said that the prison chief has confirmed that Khodorkovsky has been released...
  • Integrantes de banda Pussy Riot son liberadas de prisión en Rusia

    Integrantes de banda Pussy Riot son liberadas de prisión en Rusia
    Dos integrantes de la banda rusa de música punk Pussy Riot que se encontraban detenidas salieron el lunes en libertad, bajo una amnistía que permitió poner fin a una condena de dos años por una protesta realizada en la catedral de Moscú contra el...
  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...
  • The Week in Pictures | March 10-16, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, the arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This time, however, some are...
  • Pictures in the News | March 12, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where firefighters were battling a five-alarm blaze caused by a suspected explosion at a building in East Harlem....
  • Reducing carbon emissions a daunting task

    Mike Tidwell is correct that the evidence for global climate change is indisputable and that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and alterations in the earth's ecosystems is the primary cause ("Forecast calls for pain," Feb. 6). Since the...
  • 'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
  • From prison isolation to a sense of doom

    From prison isolation to a sense of doom
    He's the older guy in class. Old enough for you to notice. But he notices you, too, like he notices everyone else — your face, your gestures, where you sit, your race. It's only after he's taken this unconscious roll-call that Steven Czifra...