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  • Russian vote monitor denounces London pressure in Scottish 'no' vote

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The director of a pro-Kremlin vote monitoring agency which sent observers to Scotland's referendum denounced the result on Friday, saying Scots were pressured into rejecting independence to avoid comparisons with Crimea's vote to secede...
  • Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger U.N. role

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body found the inquiry...
  • Russian businessman freed from house arrest, his company says

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov was freed from house arrest on Friday, a company spokeswoman said, but the tycoon will have to stay in Russia to face money laundering charges over a deal to acquire a regional oil company....
  • Sweden protests against airspace violation by Russian planes

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden said two Russian warplanes entered its airspace this week, calling the intrusion a "serious violation" and sending a protest to Moscow's ambassador in the Nordic country. Countries in the region have become increasingly...
  • Crimean critics call foul as region votes in first Russian election

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six months after Russia annexed Crimea, residents of the Black Sea peninsula cast their first votes in a Russian election - an election many of them are calling unfair and undemocratic. Campaigning before Sunday's local and regional...
  • Soggy start to Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

    Soggy start to Riot Fest in Humboldt Park
    Reports from Friday, day one at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG): 2:35 p.m.: A huge line of fans waits in the rain to get into the main Riot Fest entrance in the southeast corner of Humboldt Park.  A big cheer erupts...
  • NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin. Valery Heletey told a news conference he had...
  • German business lobby group calls EU sanctions a mistake

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's new economic sanctions against Russia are a "mistake" because they were imposed just as a week-old ceasefire was bringing calm to the embattled east of Ukraine, the leader of a German business lobby group was quoted...
  • Tough time to sell Ukraine president's 'mouthwatering' candy empire

    LONDON (Reuters) - A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners - like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez - drooling at...
  • Ukraine's threat to shun Russian telecoms hard to fulfill

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russian mobile firms face being squeezed out of Ukraine after Kiev signaled it would favor European companies in future airwave auctions to curb Moscow's influence in the country. It's the latest move in a concerted effort by...
  • Playing Russian roulette with airline seats

    In my nightmare, I am squeezed into an airline seat. In the seat right in front of me is Vladimir Putin. The airline seat is, of course, an appropriate setting for the modern American nightmare. The old simile of sardines in a can is no longer...