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  • Russian parliament to rule on opposition lawmaker

    The Russian parliament is to consider a prosecutors' request to proceed with legal action against the lone lawmaker who voted against the annexation of Crimea and is suspected of embezzlement. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin said Thursday the...
  • Memorial to Kremlin critic Nemtsov vandalized, then restored

    Nationalists have vandalized a makeshift memorial to Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the site of his killing, but it has been quickly restored. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and a top critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot...
  • Putin says Russia will stand firm in standoff with West

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced confidence that Russia will come out as a winner in its standoff with the West if it firmly stands its ground. Speaking before senior officials of the Federal Security Service, the main successor to the KGB...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world'...
  • Argentina criticizes Britain for military boost in Falklands

    Argentina's foreign minister on Wednesday criticized Britain for building up its military capacity in the disputed Falkland Islands, a small increase that caused a big stir in the South American country. Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Britain's...
  • US foreign policy founders on ignorance, arrogance

    PARIS -- The first foreign policy speech given by a major Republican presidential prospect, Jeb Bush, in mid-February, was notable for its display of ignorance about the world and its menaces -- unfortunately a common Republican characteristic. Among...
  • Netanyahu, Putin on same 'businesslike' level with Obama

    When it comes to relations with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been — elevated is not quite the right word — placed in rare company. "I have a very businesslike relationship with the prime minister,"...
  • Russia's Putin fires governor arrested on corruption charges

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday fired the governor of a far-flung region who has been arrested on charges of corruption. Alexander Khoroshavin, governor of the island of Sakhalin just north of Japan, was arrested earlier this month on...
  • Diplomat John Tefft navigates sticky US-Russia relations

    So, what exactly is the state of U.S.-Russian relations? "Difficult," said John Tefft, the Madison Wis.-born, Marquette University-educated U.S. ambassador to Russia. In an interview this week with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tefft reflected on...
  • NATO military chief: Alliance needs to better share intel

    NATO's top commander in Europe said Wednesday that alliance nations must be willing to share their intelligence faster if its new rapid-reaction force is to be effective in countering threats. "Now we only share our intelligence well when we are scared,"...
  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    Shocking violence exploded in Tunisia last week as extremist gunmen killed 21 people, mostly foreign tourists, at the Bardo museum in Tunis. Russian President Vladimir Putin joined with singer Larisa Dolina to celebrate the first anniversary of Moscow'...