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  • 'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College

    'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College
    There are few films in which time barrels forward as relentlessly as in Aleksandr Sokurov's Russian Ark, and yet there are also few where it swirls so mysteriously. The forward motion comes from Sokurov's famous record-breaking filming method —...
  • East Ukraine town of Debaltseve emptying as artillery duels intensify, services fail

    Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated...
  • Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in war-torn Donetsk

    Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round...
  • Moscow luxury-hotel occupancy falls to five-year low, JLL says

    MOSCOW The occupancy rate in Moscow luxury hotels last year fell to the lowest in five years as geopolitical tensions discouraged visitors, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. said. The average rate for luxury hotels including those run by Marriott International...
  • Russia cuts key interest rate to help economy, but depriving ruble of support

    In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fading economy. The move triggered a drop in the ruble, which was down more...
  • Putin's dancing daughter said to run fund backed by dad's allies

    MOSCOW Russian executives close to Vladimir Putin are backing an ambitious startup incubator and science center next to Moscow State University that may prove lucrative. Given the nature of Russian business under Putin, that's not a huge surprise. The...
  • Olympic steeplechase champ Zaripova banned for doping, faces losing 2012 Olympic gold

    In the latest of a slew of Russian doping cases, Yulia Zaripova faces being stripped of her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for a drug violation. The Russian anti-doping agency banned Zaripova on...
  • Ukraine to ask UN states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism

    Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body's member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters on Friday that Ukraine will submit a draft resolution to the U....
  • Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east in onslaught against army troops

    Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub. A soldier wounded in combat for the town, Vuhlehirsk, said...
  • Trudy Rubin: Ukraine needs military aid

    The rockets that killed dozens of civilians in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol last weekend also blew up the futile Western strategy for stopping Russian aggression in Ukraine. President Barack Obama and his European allies desperately hoped that...
  • European parliament president expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens in bailout talks

    The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout — not rash actions from Athens. European Parliament president Martin...