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  • Ukraine separatists claim victory in battle for airport in Donetsk, their stronghold city

    Russian-backed separatists announced Thursday they had captured the shattered remains of the Donetsk airport terminal in eastern Ukraine and plan to claw back more territory, further dashing hopes for a lasting peace agreement. The airport, on the...
  • 'Leviathan,' 'Ida,' 'Timbuktu' among contenders for foreign-language Academy Award

    Five movies that tackle conflict, corruption and other harsh realities with humanity and humor are finalists for the 2015 Academy Award for best foreign-language film. The nominees announced Thursday include director Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan," a...
  • UN's Syria envoy pledges new push for a political solution

    GENEVA Warning that the Islamic State is just 20 miles from Aleppo, the United Nations special envoy for Syria urged the warring sides to freeze the use of heavy weapons in and around what was once Syria's business capital as a first step toward...
  • Around the world, comic provocateurs echo Charlie Hebdo in saying the unsayable

    Charlie Hebdo, the satirical weekly that lost 12 staff in a terrorist gun attack last week, is one of a diverse group of publications and comics around the world determined to push the boundaries of taste and acceptable expression. Lauded by fans for...
  • NATO creates rapid-reaction force to protect Eastern Europe

    An interim force of German, Norwegian and Dutch troops stands ready to respond to any security threat from the east, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday. The new "high-readiness spearhead force" is in place...
  • Putin is Aviation Week's pick as person of the year

    The venerable aviation industry trade publication Aviation Week & Space Technology has chosen Russian President Vladimir Putin as its 2014 Person of the Year. The magazine said in its issue dated Jan. 15 that the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • More US actions won't halt Putin; but may start new Cold War

    Considering that it was the U.S. Department of State that helped foment the insurrection against the democratically-elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, America should not be rubbing salt into the open sore it created in Eastern Europe....
  • Obama's hesitation in Ukraine endangers Eastern Europe

    With the United States understandably focused on Islamist threats to the civilized world, Russia's Vladimir Putin continues to whittle away at the post-Cold War architecture of global relations by ignoring his commitment to respect Ukraine's sovereignty...
  • Michael Douglas to be honored by the Genesis Prize Foundation

    Michael Douglas to be honored by the Genesis Prize Foundation
    Michael Douglas will receive a $1-million prize from a group founded by Russian billionaires seeking to strengthen Jewish culture at a time when the Jewish population is shrinking worldwide and Israel is eager for support from international figures,...
  • IAAF investigating whether Russian Olympic race-walking champ competed while banned for doping

    Two Russian Olympic medal hopefuls, including reigning women's race-walking champion Elena Lashmanova, could miss next year's Olympics as the IAAF investigates whether they competed while banned for doping. The new probe comes at a time when the IAAF and...
  • Will comrade Kim go flying? Why Moscow might be right for North Korean leader's world debut

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is looking increasingly likely to visit Russia in his first trip abroad since taking power three years ago, giving the world an unprecedented chance to see him at work on the international stage. Moscow has invited many...