| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:16 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:45 AM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 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...
| Mar 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....
| Feb 9, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...