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  • Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...
  • In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life

    In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life
    Growing up in the Soviet Union, Emilia Tynes-Mensah did the same things other children did. She read the classics of literary master Alexander Pushkin, listened to the symphonies of Peter Tchaikovsky and heard the propaganda that life here was better than...
  • Europe, facing multiple threats, still isn't spending on defense

    BERLIN A column of Russian tanks and artillery weapons rolled toward Donetsk in Ukraine recently, the latest move in a proxy war that's seen Crimea and much of the country's Donbas region pass from government control. At the same time, fighting was...
  • NATO's 'reckless' expansion is mistake: Russian foreign minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called the "reckless" expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a mistake that would hurt Europe's security. "We believe, and we've been talking about it since the very...
  • Berlin and Moscow still differ widely on Ukraine: Steinmeier

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Russia have widely diverging views on the conflict in Ukraine which is a long way from reaching a solution, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday, a day after meeting President Vladimir Putin in...
  • Senior German politician under fire for plea to recognize Russian Crimea

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior German politician drew criticism on Wednesday for suggesting the West should recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea to save face for President Vladimir Putin. Former state premier Matthias Platzeck, chairman of the German-...
  • McDonald's restaurant in Moscow due to reopen

    McDonald's restaurant in Moscow due to reopen
    Bloomberg News is reporting:  McDonald's largest restaurant in Russia is reopening after being shuttered for three months. The restaurant in Moscow's Pushkin Square is set to open today, according to a spokeswoman for Oakbrook-based McDonald's. The...
  • S&P sounds warning on Chinese property sector, Russian banks

    LONDON (Reuters) - Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's said on Wednesday that China's over-priced and over-supplied property market and capital-starved Russian banks were likely to face further downgrades in the coming years. In two new emerging...
  • Germany's Steinmeier says no grounds for optimism over Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - There is "no reason" for optimism in the current stand-off between Russia and Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday after holding talks with Russia's Sergei Lavrov. Steinmeier and Lavrov both looked...
  • Germany's Steinmeier to meet Putin in Moscow after Kiev talks: TV

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will meet President Vladimir Putin later on Tuesday, according to German television, after he held talks this morning in Kiev then went on to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart...
  • NATO leader sees 'serious military buildup' in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg denounced on Tuesday what he called a serious Russian military buildup both inside Ukraine and on the Russian side of the border and urged Moscow to pull back its troops. Stoltenberg said...