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  • Merkel urges Putin to back swift solution to Ukraine gas row

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Friday to support a quick solution to Moscow's gas row with Ukraine before winter sets in, her office said in a statement. Moscow and Kiev have...
  • Putin blames West for Ukraine crisis, denies attempts at empire building

    LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the West on Friday for the conflict in Ukraine and denied accusations of empire building or trying to undermine the sovereignty of neighboring countries. In a speech to a group of...
  • Russia's Putin blames Kiev for use of force in east Ukraine

    LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the pro-Western government in Kiev for using force against the rebellious regions in east Ukraine rather than conducting talks with their Russian-speaking population to seek an end to...
  • Putin says Russia helped Ukraine's Yanukovich flee

    LAURA Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had helped Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovich to flee to Russia in February after he was toppled in violent street protests in Kiev. "I will say it openly - he asked...
  • Putin says Washington no threat, but its policies harmful

    LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he did not think the United States was a threat to Russia but added that he thought Washington's policies were harmful to his country. "I don't think that the United States poses...
  • Russia still has troops in Ukraine, NATO says

    Russia still has troops in Ukraine, NATO says
    MONS Belgium (Reuters) - Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO's military commander said on Friday. "We've seen a pretty good withdrawal of the Russian forces from...
  • 'Viktor' a hackneyed avenging-dad action flick

    'Viktor' a hackneyed avenging-dad action flick
    The faux-noir potboiler "Viktor" is such a hackneyed jumble it could put an end to avenging-dads thrillers as we know them. That is, if anyone were to take it seriously. But really, how can you? Watching the film's corpulent, 65-year-old star, Gérard...
  • Russian Vnukovo airport CEO, deputy resign after plane crash

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy have resigned after a fatal plane crash which killed the head of France energy company Total, the airport said on Thursday. The airport said in a statement that Vnukovo...
  • In Russia, a petty Putin pins a target on McDonald's

    In January 1990, when the dreary and declining Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev was opening to the world, McDonald's arrived as a symbol of American prosperity and freedom. Long lines of Russians, used to stores with empty shelves, were stunned by the...
  • Our new missiles of October

    In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba. Today's October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a...
  • Special Report: Why Ukraine's revolution remains unfinished

    Special Report: Why Ukraine's revolution remains unfinished
    In the afternoon of February 20, after the morning's dead had been cleared away, Volodymyr Melnychuk arrived outside Kiev's October palace. Higher up the hill stood the seats of Ukrainian government, defended by thousands of police. Below lay...