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  • Kremlin says Putin not invited by Poland to attend ceremony marking liberation of Auschwitz

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not travel to a ceremony in Poland marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp, the Kremlin said Tuesday, a decision that reflects a chill in Russian ties with the West. Putin's...
  • No breakthrough in Russian, Ukrainian, French and German foreign minister talks on Ukraine

    The foreign ministers of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France were unable to make enough progress in closed-door meetings Monday on the Ukrainian crisis to move ahead with a higher-level summit. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said their...
  • Ukraine peace summit scratched after diplomacy fails to break impasse

    Ukraine peace summit scratched after diplomacy fails to break impasse
    The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine failed to make progress at a meeting in Berlin on Monday night with their counterparts from France and Germany, prompting cancellation of a four-party peace summit that had been planned for Thursday in...
  • Russia calls West's linkage of Ukraine and terror fight 'childish'

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused Western leaders of excluding the Kremlin from diplomatic brainstorming on how to fight global terrorism as punishment for its role in the Ukraine crisis. Lavrov was in Paris for weekend...
  • Russian mezzo-soprano Obraztsova dies at age 75 at German clinic

    Russia's famed mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, who has performed at the world's top opera houses, died Monday at age 75. Obraztsova's cultural foundation said in a statement that she died of cardiac arrest at a clinic in Germany, but didn't provide...
  • Interpol places former Ukrainian president Yanukovych on international wanted list

    The international police agency Interpol has issued a wanted notice for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on charges of embezzlement. The so-called "red notice" issued Monday is not an arrest warrant, but aimed at helping national police...
  • 'Leviathan' is a big, fat Russian metaphor of a film

    Here it is, Mother Russia, in all its bloated, drunken, allegorical glory. "Leviathan" is a modern parable of an ancient state and caricatures and stereotypes as old as vodka itself. Andrey Zvyagintsev's film is, like the corrupt politician and hapless...
  • U.S. use of sanctions is riling some beyond the target countries

    U.S. use of sanctions is riling some beyond the target countries
    The Obama administration confronted a long list of security challenges last year, including Islamic State militants in Iraq, an increasingly aggressive Kremlin and longtime adversaries in Iran, North Korea and Syria. It responded to each with the same...
  • 'Frozen conflicts': Democracies decline to uphold their own values

    The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in. Ukraine appears on its way to becoming the latest "frozen...
  • Russian ruble extends its losses amid grim economic outlook

    The Russian ruble is edging further down amid a continuing slump in oil prices. The currency was down about 2 percent in morning trading in Moscow, floating around 62.8 rubles per dollar. The ruble has been plunging under a combined blow of slumping oil...
  • Snowden ally says Russian spy agency sought to recruit NSA leaker, but he declined offer

    A close ally of Edward Snowden has told filmmakers that Russia's intelligence agency sought to recruit the former NSA contractor, but he declined the offer. WikiLeaks staffer Sarah Harrison says the Russian FSB intelligence security service approached...