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  • Standoff in Armenia continues, no end in sight

    Armenia's premier has rejected demonstrators' demand to annul a hike in electricity prices, a stance that signals no end in sight for the worst unrest the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years. Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said Thursday at a Cabinet...
  • NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't finished using his military in eastern Ukraine, the top U.S. military commander for NATO said Thursday as the U.S. and its allies outlined additional support for Kiev, including aid in defusing roadside bombs. U.S....
  • A look at countries cited in human rights report

    The Obama administration tagged Iran and Cuba among serial human-rights abusers in its annual report on government mistreatment of its citizens, even as it works toward some sort of rapprochement with both. It also listed numerous other countries where...
  • Pentagon official: Russian nuke talk 'playing with fire'

    Russia is "playing with fire" by suggesting it would threaten the use of nuclear weapons in territorial disputes, and the Obama administration believes this is part of a Russian intimidation campaign against the NATO alliance, the Pentagon's No. 2...
  • Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military

    Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, in a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine. The Russian leader, whose approval ratings reached an all-...
  • Putin manages to stabilize ruble, but Russian economy still staggers

    Putin manages to stabilize ruble, but Russian economy still staggers
    Russia's ruble has been on a roller-coaster ride, posting the second-biggest drop in value of world currencies in 2014, then bouncing back this year with the highest rise against the dollar, euro, pound and yen. The ruble's dizzying comeback, though, is...
  • Putin: US and France will hush up eavesdropping scandal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he expects the United States and France will try to quickly contain an uproar caused by WikiLeaks' revelations that the NSA was eavesdropping on three French presidents. During Thursday's presidential Security...
  • Carter: NATO must bolster cyberdefense

    NATO must improve its ability to defend itself against cyberattacks before it tries to build its offensive cyberwarfare capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told alliance leaders Wednesday amid rising tensions with Russia, which has proven its...
  • Armenian protesters block road for 3rd day over energy hikes

    Thousands of demonstrators protesting a hike in electricity prices entered a third straight day of standoffs with police in Armenia's capital Wednesday, with no visible progress toward resolving the worst unrest the country has seen in years. President...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    The Latest: US attorney says Tsarnaev's statement more noteworthy for what he didn't say The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local): ___ 4:25 p.m. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says the Boston...
  • NATO approves military upgrades to aid members of alliance

    Rejecting charges of engaging in a Cold War-style arms race with Russia, the U.S. and its NATO allies approved military upgrades Wednesday that should help them come to the aid of a threatened alliance member faster, with better equipment and more...