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  • Lithuania restores compulsory military service

    Lithuania will restore compulsory military service for young men as tensions in Ukraine continue to worry the small Baltic nation, the government said Tuesday. After a meeting of military leaders and top government officials, President Dalia Grybauskaite...
  • Cameron warns Russia of more sanctions if Ukraine rebels push on

    LONDON Russia will face more economic sanctions if separatists in eastern Ukraine use its support to violate a truce agreement and push for more territorial gains, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. While fighting has subsided since the...
  • Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, killing 2

    A bomb blast killed two at a march in east Ukraine on Sunday on the first anniversary of the ouster of the country's Russia-friendly president, a gruesome counterpoint to the hopes spawned by a cease-fire agreement more than a week ago. An exchange of...
  • In Ukraine, tragic but fake death of heroic nurse who was actually a porn star

    BERLIN The story making the rounds on the Russian version of Facebook (Vkontakte) would be truly horrific, if not for the "truly" bit. A heroic young ethnic Russian nurse, working the front lines of the war between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia...
  • Is President Obama America's Nero?

    Is President Obama America's Nero?
    President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and...
  • Russia and US spar over global crises at UN meeting

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov implicitly accused the United States on Monday of violating U.N. principles by bombing Syria, occupying Iraq "under false pretenses" and manipulating a Security Council mandate to destroy and create chaos in Libya....
  • U.S. weighs more sanctions against Russia over violations in Ukraine

    U.S. weighs more sanctions against Russia over violations in Ukraine
    The Obama administration is weighing a new round of sanctions against Russia in response to its continued "land-grabbing" in eastern Ukraine despite a cease-fire agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday. Speaking to reporters in London,...
  • First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

    Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. One hundred and...
  • Oscars 2015: Powerful foreign-language film nominees incite with insight

    A simple cattle herder in the sand dunes of Mali finds his fate in the hands of edgy, insolent Islamic extremists. An Estonian tangerine farmer is caught in the crossfire between Georgian and Chechen ground forces in the disputed region of Abkhazia. An...
  • Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

    Human rights groups have received dozens of complaints in the past month from Russian conscripts who say they have been strong-armed or duped into signing contracts with the military to become professional soldiers. The conscripts are then sent to...
  • Oil-exporter Azerbaijan devalues currency 33.5 percent

    Azerbaijan's Central Bank has suddenly devalued the country's currency by 33.5 percent against the dollar. Like Russia, Azerbaijan has been hurt by the sharp decline in the price of oil, its main export. Russia's currency has lost more than half of its...