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  • Moldovan president calls for closer cooperation with NATO

    Moldova's president says the former Soviet republic should cooperate closer with NATO to boost its security because it faces the threat of a military conflict with Russia. President Nicolae Timofti said in a television interview Tuesday that he was...
  • Pentagon to 'adversaries': Space is not a good place to start war

    WASHINGTON Worried that U.S. military satellites have become increasingly vulnerable to attack, the Pentagon plans to spend a scarce $5 billion on new initiatives over the next five years to protect them. The defense budget's growth, along with other...
  • Revered Russian writer Valentin Rasputin dies at age 77

    Valentin Rasputin, a revered Russian writer who was a prominent member of a literary movement in the 1960s and 1970s known as Village Prose that focused on peasants in the Soviet Union, has died. He was 77. Rasputin, who died Saturday, was remembered...
  • Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave on maneuvers

    Russia plans to station state-of-the art missiles in its westernmost Baltic exclave and deploy nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea as part of massive war games to showcase its resurgent military power amid bitter tensions with the West over Ukraine. The...
  • Putin reappears in joking mood after 10-day absence

    Looking fit and joking about all the fuss over his unexplained 10-day absence from public view, President Vladimir Putin reappeared on Monday to quell the swirling speculation about the state of his health and his hold on power. "It would be dull without...
  • Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit....
  • Ukraine scrambles to avoid new unrest flashpoint in the east

    Residents in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kostyantynivka angrily confronted police Tuesday after an armored military vehicle struck and killed an 8-year-old girl, showing the tensions still simmering in the war-torn region. Although now under government...
  • Russia: North Korean leader to visit Moscow for Victory Day

    The leader of North Korea is among 26 world leaders who have accepted invitations to Moscow to take part in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday....
  • UN and Russia worry that Islamic State is in Afghanistan

    The top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan said Monday that recent reports indicate the Islamic State extremist group has established a foothold in Afghanistan, a view echoed by Russia which urged the Security Council to stop its expansion. Nicholas Haysom told...
  • In film, Putin justifies Russia's seizure of Crimea last year

    In film, Putin justifies Russia's seizure of Crimea last year
    Russia was prepared to activate its nuclear arsenal a year ago when its troops secured the Crimean peninsula and eventually annexed it to the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin said in a broadcast aired Sunday. In the documentary-cum-...
  • Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

    Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea
    Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a...