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  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases. ___ ANNA...
  • Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

    Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments. ___ "Mr. Nemtsov will be remembered as a...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5
    Frank resorts to some unconventional methods to get America Works up and running, firing the head of the Department of Homeland Security, temporarily taking over that position himself, essentially, and trying to declare unemployment a national emergency...
  • Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press. Researchers from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare...
  • Russian soccer stadiums a throwback to 1980s England

    Watching a football match in Russia often carries echoes of the grim era of hooliganism in 1980s Britain. There are crumbling stadiums, sparse crowds, clashes between hardcore fans and police, and despite a recent ban, often a pervasive smell of...
  • Russian court upholds sentence for opposition leader Navalny

    An appeals court in Moscow on Friday upheld a 15-day sentence for prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Moscow City Court ruled that the Feb. 19 verdict by a district court, which sentenced Navalny to 15 days in custody, should stand....
  • Russian diplomat slams "destructive" US stance

    A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal "painful" counterblows. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Secretary of State John...
  • After year of conflict, Ukrainians believe they're fighting for survival

    KIEV, Ukraine Mykola Tokar stood at attention in his camouflaged fatigues at a news conference while a video recorded a year ago played of him standing at a podium that's marked, then as now, with the words "Ukrainian Crisis." In the video, he can be...
  • Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies

    Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment Friday to Moscow as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive. But Moscow says the sum will cover only an additional...
  • A look at some discriminatory incidents in Russian football

    A look at some of the incidents highlighted in the report from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare network, which helps to prosecute racism cases for European football's governing body UEFA. London-based Fare says Russian football is plagued by a...
  • A weak Russian economy won't stop Putin

    A weak Russian economy won't stop Putin
    Western politicians and pundits should be more careful with their predictions for the Russian economy: Reports of its demise may prove to be premature. Bashing the Russian economy has lately become a popular pastime. In his State of the Union address...