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  • Russia's Putin says military escalation won't solve Ukraine crisis

    MINSK (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the crisis in Ukraine could not be solved by a further military escalation or without dialogue with representatives of the country's Russian-speaking eastern regions. "We are convinced...
  • We need Russia as a partner, not as a punching bag [Letter]

    We need Russia as a partner, not as a punching bag [Letter]
    I enjoyed reading and agree with Jerome Israel's commentary "The U.S. needs Russia" (Aug. 23) At a time when the entire Middle East is in chaos and aflame, it seems strange that U.S. leaders would pick a fight with Russia over Ukraine that could lead to...
  • Kiev says captured Russian soldiers were in Ukraine 'on special mission'

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday a group of Russian servicemen had crossed into Ukrainian territory on a "special mission," contradicting Russian media which cited a defense ministry source in Moscow as saying they got there by accident. "This...
  • Putin, Poroshenko shake hands at Minsk talks

    MINSK (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko greeted each other with a handshake at the start of talks in Belarus on Tuesday on the Ukraine crisis, the first time the two presidents have met since June. Tensions between the...
  • Exclusive: In Ukraine, an armored column appears out of nowhere

    MOSCOW/ NOVOAZOVSK Ukraine (Reuters) - On Monday, a resident of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine said she saw a column of armored vehicles approach the town and start shooting. "It all started at 8:00 this morning, tanks appeared, no fewer than...
  • Russian food safety regulator shuts fifth McDonald's restaurant

    Russian food safety regulator shuts fifth McDonald's restaurant
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's food safety watchdog has ordered the temporary closure of one of McDonald's restaurants in Yekaterinburg in the Urals region, the fifth such closure in recent weeks, the fast food chain said on Tuesday. The restaurant was...
  • Review: 'The November Man' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'The November Man' &#9733 1/2
    Pierce Brosnan's perfect hair barely budges in the breeze, he fixes his eyes in that narrowed, steely stare and you remember, yes, he was a pretty good James Bond. But he's not Bond, not at 61. He's this fellow named Devereaux, and back in the day,...
  • A Russian matchmaker finds pain and love in America

    A Russian matchmaker finds pain and love in America
    As soon as Yana Donetskaya landed in America in 2003, she did what she knew how to do best: find a husband. "I am a 26-year-old woman from Yekaterinburg in the heart of Russia, which makes me a perfect mix of Western culture and Eastern wisdom," she...
  • Russia announces second aid convoy for eastern Ukraine

    Moscow (dpa) Russia is planning to send a second aid convoy to areas in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatist rebels, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Despite widespread international criticism of the first convoy, a second...
  • Russia allows dairy imports from Turkish firms after Western food ban

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has allowed dairy supplies from three Turkish firms, its veterinary and phytosanitary service (VPSS) said, boosting imports after Moscow banned most foods from the European Union and the United States. Shares in one of the...
  • Russian economy minister calls for looser fiscal policy

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fiscal rule that prevents Russia from raising government spending reflects "old realities" and should be relaxed, Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in a newspaper article published on Monday. Government expenditure is...