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  • Sweden, NATO report Russian military planes over Baltic Sea

    The Swedish Air Force and NATO jets on Tuesday tracked four Russian combat aircraft flying with their transponders turned off over the Baltic Sea, officials said. The Russian planes — two long-range, nuclear-capable Tu-22M3 bombers and two Sukhoi...
  • Putin reviews war games, says more drills will come

    President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a recent Russian military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year, a show of force that comes amid a bitter strain with the West over Ukraine. Reflecting the tensions, U.S. and...
  • Jordan, Russia sign $10 billion deal on nuclear power plant

    Jordan signed a $10 billion deal with Russia on Tuesday to build the kingdom's first nuclear power plant, with two 1,000-megawatt reactors in the country's north. The deal, signed in the Jordanian capital, Amman, with Russia's state-owned Rosatom company...
  • Vietnam wants full lifting of US arms embargo

    Vietnam wants the U.S. to lift fully an embargo on arms sales that was eased last year, but Washington is calling for more progress by the communist-governed nation on improving human rights, their respective ambassadors said Tuesday. This year marks the...
  • Russian FM visits Cuba, calls for end to US trade embargo

    Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov has launched a tour of Latin America with a stop in Cuba, where he has called for an end to the U.S. embargo against the island nation. The official website Cubadebate says Lavrov discussed bilateral cooperation on...
  • Syrian rebels launch offensive on government-held city

    Syrian rebels launched an offensive Tuesday against a major government-held city in the country's northwest, shelling the outskirts and warning residents to remain indoors in the coming days. The target of the operation is Idlib, a city of some 165,000...
  • Russian hopes of money, glory die on Ukraine battlefields

    Russian hopes of money, glory die on Ukraine battlefields
    When Alexander Zhitinev left in November to fight with the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, winter had just begun unleashing its fury on the wind-lashed steppe of this impoverished 18th century frontier town. Zhitinev's work as a mechanic...
  • Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce

    To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea. The truce announced in mid-February has never taken here, so...
  • 30 years after Cold War killing, US officer is remembered

    U.S. Col. Roland Lajoie had just arrived home in West Berlin on a cool March day in 1985 when he got the call from his headquarters: the Soviets were demanding to see him immediately in East Germany As chief of the U.S. Military Liaison Mission, Lajoie...
  • Russia's return to Nicaragua worrying many in Central America

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua Russia is rekindling its once-strong ties to Nicaragua, possibly including providing the Central American nation with jet fighters, stoking unease as far away as the Andes in South America. Later this week, Russian Foreign Minister...
  • Ukraine welcomes US resolution on arms shipments

    KIEV, Ukraine A U.S. resolution in favor of arms shipments to Ukraine was welcomed Tuesday by the government in Kiev and condemned as a call for war by Russian lawmakers in Moscow. "I thank US House of Representatives for a resolution calling to...