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  • Kerry raises objections with Moscow over Iran missile sale

    Secretary of State John Kerry is raising objections with Moscow over a plan to sell anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. The White House says Kerry made the U.S. opposition clear in a phone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf)...
  • Russia modifies World Cup contracts to cut imports

    The Russian government hopes to save some money by cutting expensive imports from its World Cup construction plans. Despite rallying in recent months, the ruble has lost about a third of its value against the dollar since the start of last year, making...
  • Arms spending up globally, except in US, Western Europe

    World military spending was largely unchanged in 2014 as lower spending in the United States and Western Europe was matched by increases elsewhere, prompted by conflicts in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa, an arms watchdog said Monday. The...
  • US protests intercept of reconnaissance plane by Russia

    The U.S. is protesting an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet last week, calling it "unsafe and unprofessional" amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow. Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright on Sunday...
  • Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue

    From a dimly lit room at his base in eastern Ukraine, the commander of a battalion of Chechens fighting Russia-backed rebels looked shaken as TV broadcast news of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's slaying. Adam Osmayev hailed Nemtsov as a "true...
  • China, Russia, Saudi Arabia increased defense spending the most in 2014

    UNITED NATIONS �� Chinese, Russian and Saudi Arabian defense spending increased the most last year while U.S. spending fell, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. China's defense spending rose 9.7...
  • Czech president breaks with allies over Russia parade, blasts U.S. envoy

    Czech president breaks with allies over Russia parade, blasts U.S. envoy
    Czech President Milos Zeman has stirred criticism within his Prague leadership, divided the European Union, made isolated Russians gleeful and led to the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic being banned from Prague Castle. The uproar, in a country...
  • Russia's World Cup organizers face budget headaches

    Saransk's stadium for the 2018 World Cup is supposed to raise the profile of this little-known Russian city, but for now Alexei Merkushkin is just trying to keep costs down. As Minister of Special Programs for the region that includes this city of 300,...
  • Sanctions-strapped Russia outguns the US in information war

    WASHINGTON The troubled U.S. agency responsible for delivering news around the world is being outgunned in Eastern Europe by Russian outlets unrestrained by notions of fact-based journalism. The unequal competition raises fears among U.S. officials...
  • Movie men propose Russian fast-food alternative chain

    Two of Russia's best-known movie directors are aiming to create a chain of fast-food restaurants that would be an alternative to Western-style operations such as McDonald's. The move by Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovsky, who are brothers, comes...
  • Patrick Differ: U.S. must continue to support Israel

    I typically like and agree with many of Tom Zirpoli's opinion columns, but I believe he is completely wrong in his April 1 column, "U.S should rethink Israel support." First of all, Benjamin Netanyahu is a political caretaker in a democratic country...