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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 —...
  • Putin opens 2018 World Cup Stadium in Moscow

    MOSCOW Russia (Reuters) - Russia's newest completed World Cup stadium, the Otkrytie Arena, in Moscow, was opened by the country's President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. The stadium, in the north west of the Russian capital, will be home to the city's...
  • Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday's talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old...
  • Probably no breakthrough in Putin-Poroshenko talks, Steinmeier says

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday there was probably no breakthrough in Tuesday's talks in Minsk between Russia President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko. But he told a news...
  • Ukraine warns Europe of Russian gas cut-off, Moscow denies

    Ukraine warns Europe of Russian gas cut-off, Moscow denies
    Ukraine warned Europe on Wednesday that Russia could cut off gas to the continent this winter, but Moscow responded that the supply of gas would continue regardless of politics. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said Kiev knew of Russian plans...
  • Moscow courts back closure of three McDonald's branches

    Moscow courts back closure of three McDonald's branches
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian courts on Wednesday backed the temporary closure of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for breaches of sanitary rules, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine, while the state food safety watchdog suspended work at a...
  • Venice Film Festival Shows Solidarity With Jailed Directors

    VENICE - The Venice Film Festival on Wednesday expressed its solidarity with two film directors who have been recently imprisoned for political reasons, Mahnaz Mohammadi of Iran and Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, by leaving two empty chairs during...
  • Russian armor attacking Ukrainian towns on new front, Kiev says

    Russian armor attacking Ukrainian towns on new front, Kiev says
    Russian armored vehicles have thundered into southern Ukraine and fired on the strategic town of Novoazovsk as the 5-month-old separatist battle broke open a new front, officials in Kiev said Wednesday. Novoazovsk lies just inside the Ukraine side of...
  • Russia will remain reliable energy supplier to Europe: Kremlin spokesman

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Russia is and will be a reliable supplier of natural gas to Europe, in response to warnings from Kiev that Moscow could cut off fuel to the continent this winter. "Russia was, is...
  • Swiss outline new measures to stop bypassing of sanctions on Russia

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian banks will require approval to issue long-term financial instruments in Switzerland, the government said on Wednesday, as it detailed measures to ensure it does not become a place for individuals or funds to avoid European...
  • Captive Russian paratroopers say they didn't realize they were in Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) - A group of Russian paratroopers captured by Ukrainian forces said on Wednesday they had embarked on what they believed was a routine training patrol and had not realized they were on Ukrainian territory until their detention. Kiev has...