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  • Former Russian PM Yevgeny Primakov dies at 85

    Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, whose career included desperate but unsuccessful diplomatic efforts to avert wars in Iraq and NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia, has died. He was 85. President Vladimir Putin on Friday offered condolences to...
  • White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama spoke by telephone Thursday and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. The last time the men spoke was in February, the...
  • Europe seeks to counter Kremlin success pushing world view

    Larry King's back on the air, beaming his high-octane brand of talk to households around the world. Where can you catch him? Kremlin-backed TV. Moscow wants you to pay better attention to what it's saying, and to better reach your eyes and ears it's...
  • Celebrated Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya dies at 89

    Celebrated Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya dies at 89
    Maya Plisetskaya, the celebrated Russian ballerina famous for her swan-like arms, powerful leaps and rebel spirit on and off the stage, has died. She was 89. The cause of her death Saturday in Munich, Germany, was a heart attack, Bolshoi director...
  • Russia's 'saber-rattling' threatens stability, US says

    WASHINGTON Six years after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Obama administration wanted to "reset" relations with Russia, the temperature is falling instead of rising. It hasn't plunged to Cold War levels, but despite cooperation in...
  • Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

    The five countries investigating last year's shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible. Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday that her government...
  • 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-...