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  • Loan of Elgin Marbles piece to Russia spurs several controversies

    Loan of Elgin Marbles piece to Russia spurs several controversies
    The British Museum's decision to lend a piece from the disputed Elgin Marbles collection to Russia's Hermitage Museum ignited disputes across Europe on Friday, with the Greek government condemning the cultural overture as "an affront to the Greek people."...
  • As oil prices weaken Russia, Putin is in denial

    As oil prices weaken Russia, Putin is in denial
    "Luck," wrote the U.S. gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson, "is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it." Russian President Vladimir Putin, who last week gave the most pitiful state-of-the-nation...
  • Vladimir Putin says Crimea is part of Russia historically and forever

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Moscow’s annexation of Crimea this year and implied that the “strategically important” peninsula will remain part of Russia “from now on and forever.” In his annual...
  • Wreckage from MH-17 downed over Ukraine being sent to Netherlands

    Local disaster response workers in eastern Ukraine began loading the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 onto trucks Monday for transport to the Netherlands and further examination in hopes of identifying the cause of the disaster, the Dutch Safety...
  • How do countries rank on corruption?

    How do countries rank on corruption?
    From war-ravaged backwaters to the world’s economic powerhouses, little progress was recorded over the last year in the fight against bribe-takers and backroom dealers, Transparency International reported in its annual corruption survey. More...
  • Ukraine says nuclear plant transformer damage poses no danger

    Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday that a damaged transformer at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, an industrial center, cut electrical power production for several days but did not pose any danger. Authorities said the problem in a power-...
  • Ukraine, separatists sign new truce to replace failed Sept. 5 accord

    Ukraine, separatists sign new truce to replace failed Sept. 5 accord
    After more than 1,000 combat-related deaths in eastern Ukraine since a cease-fire was declared three months ago, government forces and pro-Russia separatists have signed a new truce to take effect Friday and require withdrawal of all heavy weaponry,...
  • In Ukraine's east, support for the central government in Kiev is dying

    In Ukraine's east, support for the central government in Kiev is dying
    A year ago, Luda Nesterenko didn't give much thought to her nationality. With a Ukrainian mother and a Russian father, Nesterenko, like so many in this region of the former Soviet Union, is a mix of two Slavic cultures so close that she hardly felt the...
  • Russian ruble hits record low as oil slump, sanctions hit home

    Russian ruble hits record low as oil slump, sanctions hit home
    The Russian ruble hit a record low Monday as the country's economy continued to reel from the combined effect of slumping oil prices and international sanctions. The value of the currency slid to close to 54 rubles to the U.S. dollar at the Moscow...
  • Russian-speaking veterans seek to preserve their legacy

     
    The men who created the Los Angeles Assn. of Veterans of WWII almost four decades ago sought to preserve the memory of the sacrifices they made as youth defending their Soviet homeland during World War II. At its peak the group’s membership grew...
  • Foreign gangs top list of Target data breach suspects

    MINNEAPOLIS One year after thieves infiltrated Target's cash registers, a website openly sells millions of credit and debit card numbers stolen in that data breach and many others. Anyone can log on to the site, rescator.cc, and shop for cards by ZIP...