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  • GM stops production at its single plant in Russia

    General Motors has halted production at its single assembly plant in Russia as sales have plummeted amid an economic downturn. Sergei Lepnukhov, GM's spokesman in Russia, said Wednesday the plant in St. Petersburg stopped work "in the framework of the...
  • Russian opposition leader campaigns against voter apathy

    Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who organized massive street protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin four years ago, had a much harder time drawing a big crowd in Siberia's largest city last month. Maybe it was the scorching heat of the short...
  • Russia's highest court OKs early parliamentary vote in 2016

    Russia's highest court has given the green light to holding next year's parliamentary vote several months earlier. Lawmakers in the Kremlin-controlled parliament in June gave tentative approval to a bill that would move up next year's vote by three...
  • Armenia whacked by protests over electricity price hike

    Street protests in Armenia against a hike in electricity prices, which have been roiling the capital for nearly two weeks, are the most serious unrest the Caucasus nation has seen in years. The protests are continuing despite the president's decision to...
  • Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation

    Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition — significantly reducing its stocks of...
  • IMF: Greece misses $1.8 billion loan payment

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 1:21 a.m. The International Monetary Fund says Greece missed a $1.8 billion debt payment Tuesday, becoming the first developed country to default on a loan to the lending agency....
  • UN: World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria the suffering of its people is reaching new depths and the country is "on the brink of...
  • Iran nuclear negotiators extend talks 1 week as deadline passes

    VIENNA The latest deadline in the talks over Iran's nuclear program passed Tuesday with no deal, but there was an agreement to set a new deadline. Negotiators have missed deadlines before. In April, they went an extra week in Lausanne, Switzerland,...
  • Russia fails to clinch deal on gas supplies to Ukraine

    Talks on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine have failed to reach an agreement on future supplies. The two countries have fought several gas price wars in past years, and gas disputes exacerbated after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in...
  • Russia reopens 1998 murder probe; Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a suspect

    Russia reopens 1998 murder probe; Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a suspect
    Former oil magnate and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky may have ordered the 1998 contract killing of a Siberian mayor, a spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee said Tuesday in announcing that the murder case was being reopened. The...
  • Ex-oil tycoon suspected of ordering Russian mayor's killing

    Russian investigators announced Tuesday they are reopening the case of the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor and consider former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky a prime suspect. At the time when Nefteyugansk Mayor Vladimir Petukhov was shot dead, he was...