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  • US dispatches elite troops to train Ukrainians

    WASHINGTON Hundreds of elite American paratroopers on Monday began training Ukrainian soldiers in the highest-level training mission the United States has yet to undertake in that Eastern European nation. The Pentagon said that the assignment of 300 "Sky...
  • U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops

    U.S. paratroopers on Monday began training the first of three Ukrainian national guard units in an operation intended to improve the fighting capabilities of the irregular troops that have been on the front lines of the year-old battle against Russian-...
  • Leader of al-Qaida-linked group in Russia's Caucasus killed

    Russian special forces have killed the leader of an al-Qaida-linked group operating in the Caucasus region of southern Russia, the national counterterrorism agency said Monday. Aliaskhab Kebekov took over the leadership of the Caucasus Emirate last...
  • Environmentalist flees Russia, citing fears for children

    Russia's leading environmentalist, whose fierce campaigning once threatened the interests of some of the country's richest men, has moved to Estonia to ensure she is not separated from her children. Yevgenia Chirikova, 38, is best known for a 2010...
  • Moscow dismisses Norway's protests over Arctic islands visit

    Russia on Monday dismissed Norway's protests over a weekend visit to a Norwegian archipelago by a delegation that included Russia's deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin. During a visit to the Arctic on Sunday to inaugurate Russia's new floating...
  • Sepp Blatter tells World Cup detractors to 'stay at home'

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter says politicians who are unhappy with Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup should "stay at home" during the tournament. A group of U.S. senators have asked FIFA to move the tournament out of Russia to supplement international...
  • UK military monitors 3 Russian warships in English Channel

    Britain's Ministry of Defense said Tuesday it was monitoring the activities of a Russian destroyer and two other ships in the English Channel. The ministry said the destroyer Severomorsk, a tanker and a support ship were passing through the waters...
  • Norway: Russia minister visit to Arctic island 'regrettable'

    Norway has demanded that Moscow explain why Russia's deputy prime minister visited the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands despite sanctions imposed on him by the EU and Norway. Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman Frode Andersen says Dmitry Rogozin's...
  • Visa complexity vexes parents of dual nationality Chinese children

    Russian academic Maria Gromakova's recent visit home to Moscow was bittersweet. The professor at Xiamen University in southern China took her 5-year-old son, Kay, along. But when she returned to Xiamen in early March, she was forced to leave the boy in...
  • US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises

    About 300 US Army paratroopers on Friday arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by Moscow and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed separatist rebels. The troops, from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade,...
  • Ukrainian fighting in and out of the ring

    Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is a man fighting both inside and outside the ring. Usyk is the reigning Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and is now trying to challenge for top pro titles, but his career has become tangled up in Ukraine's political...