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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 —...
  • France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict

    France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict
    France has put on hold a controversial deal to supply Russia with two high-tech amphibious assault ships following international concern over Moscow's military involvement in Ukraine. President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that delivery of the...
  • Ferguson unrest spurs worldwide observations about racism in U.S.

    For China's state media, the violence in Ferguson, Mo., was an opportunity to point out the type of rights abuses the United States and its Western allies often accuse Beijing authorities of committing. In Russia, which faces accusations of violating...
  • Russia warns Ukraine against NATO membership: Interfax

    A senior Russian official said on Tuesday an announcement by Ukraine's president that he would hold a referendum on NATO membership in several years' time would increase regional tensions. "I am convinced that what has been announced now by the Ukrainian...
  • Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

    After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin...
  • France to send armored unit to Poland for exercises

    France said on Tuesday it was planning to send an armored military unit to Poland for exercises designed to strengthen the NATO alliance's eastern flank in apparent response to tensions over a pro-Russian uprising in Ukraine. The maneuvers, following...
  • Saudi, Russia pre-OPEC talks yield no oil output cut

    Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to cut output despite a collapse in prices. In a day of...
  • S&P unlikely to cut Russia's rating even in case of recession

    Rating agency Standard & Poor's is unlikely to change Russia's rating even if the country falls into recession, the agency's senior director for sovereign ratings, Christian Esters, said on Tuesday. "External and fiscal buffers are strong enough to...
  • Art vs politics at London auctions of Russian paintings

    Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces. Art had the upper hand at Christie's sale on...
  • Putin's tiger the main suspect in mystery China goat deaths: Xinhua

    A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is the main suspect in a series of goat deaths in China's northeast, state media reported Chinese local authorities as saying on Tuesday. Siberian tiger experts have pegged...
  • France postpones decision on delivery of Mistral carriers to Russia

    French President Francois Hollande delayed indefinitely Tuesday his decision on whether to deliver the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers ordered by Russia but whose status is in limbo as a result of the conflict in Ukraine. "The President of the...