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  • Ukraine says 2 Russian officers captured near rebel area

    The Ukrainian government on Sunday claimed to have captured two Russian officers who were operating in the rebel-controlled area. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday the two Russian officers have been taken prisoner by the...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Utica Observer-Dispatch on passing a state law allowing parents to opt their children out of standardized tests. May 19 Lost in the blur of state government is a...
  • Lithuanian man arrested in Moscow on spying charges

    Russia has arrested a Lithuanian man suspected of spying, a move that comes only weeks after the arrest of an alleged Russian spy in Lithuania. Russia's Federal Security Service, the main KGB successor agency known under its Russian acronym FSB, said the...
  • Correction: Ukraine-Russian Soldiers story

    In a story May 19 about two men identified as Russian soldiers who were captured in Ukraine, The Associated Press gave an incorrect last name for one of them on second reference. The man's last name is Alexandrov, not Smirnov. A corrected version of...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Macedonia, the latest US-Russia battlefield

    Macedonia is a poor, landlocked Balkan country of about 2 million. To the Kremlin, it's also the newest front in an ideological battle, with the U.S. fomenting regime change to counter Russia's influence. As is often the case, that view is correct to...
  • Like Ukraine, Georgia is now torn between Russia and the West

    TBILISI, Georgia It might seem like a golden moment of opportunity for the citizens of the small Black Sea nation of Georgia: The European Union will decide later this week during a summit of its leaders whether to allow Georgians to travel to Europe...
  • Rachel Marsden: Fewer publicity stunts, more results needed against Islamic State

    PARIS -- Pentagon officials are touting the success of a Delta Force special operations commando raid in Syria last weekend that resulted in the dispatch of about a dozen Islamic State riffraff. Not to take anything away from Delta Force, which is...
  • UN lowers global economic growth estimate amid modest pace

    The United Nations is lowering its growth estimate for the global economy this year, saying its previous forecast of 3.1 percent growth in 2015 is now more likely to be 2.8 percent instead. The World Economic Situation and Prospects mid-year report...
  • Foreign Correspondence: Find adventures from the Black Sea to Siberia

    Foreign Correspondence: Find adventures from the Black Sea to Siberia
    Foreign Correspondence is an interview with an authority on a distant place you may want to visit. Seattle native Doug Grimes, 54, founded MIR in 1987. The tour and travel services company (www.mircorp.com) operates in 35 countries in the former Soviet...
  • Russian Duma passes measure on 'undesirable' foreign groups

    The lower house of the Russian parliament has approved new legislation that would allow prosecutors to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" and shut them down if they are deemed to present a threat to state security or...
  • Estonia, Russia cut train links amid sanctions, soft demand

    Train service between the capitals of Russia and Estonia has been suspended due to declining demand, reportedly for the first time in six decades. The Estonian railway company GoRail said European Union sanctions against Russia have led to a sharp...