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  • Trudy Rubin: Global glimmers of hope

    2014 was such a grim year for foreign policy that I'd like to write a column predicting things will get better next year. In truth, there's scant reason to hope that the Islamic State will soon be destroyed, Vladimir Putin will see the light, or Kim Jong...
  • Putin uses his New Year's speech to hail Russia's annexation of Crimea as historic

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his New Year's speech to hail his country's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula as an achievement that will "forever remain a landmark in the national history." Putin's comment in his pre-recorded annual...
  • Kiev's brutal strategy in eastern Ukraine

    In mid-December, President Obama signed into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, which, among options for more sanctions against Russia, calls on the White House to provide Kiev with assistance for internally displaced persons as well as to cooperate...
  • Russians face New Year with optimism even as economy struggles, tensions rise with the West

    At the vast skating rink in Moscow's Gorky Park, Russians say they're looking forward to a 2015 that will be as smooth as the ice, despite the country's economic and political difficulties. The ruble has sunk, tensions with the West are up, but the...
  • Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations born in times troubled by ruble's fall, Ukraine tensions

    The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began. The Russian-dominated bloc has been politically...
  • Eyewitness to history in Ukraine: Front & Center

    Eyewitness to history in Ukraine: Front & Center
    Ukraine became a flash point in relations between Russia and the West in 2014 when protests toppled the government in the former Soviet Republic and ignited a civil war. Russia annexed the country's Crimean peninsula and has been backing separatist forces...
  • Commander of Ukrainian rebel 'Batman' battalion killed

    A Ukrainian security official says a prominent rebel commander in the separatist eastern region of Luhansk has been killed. A website of the separatist Luhansk People's Republic said that Alexander Bednov, head of a battalion called "Batman," was...
  • Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea

    Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Russia has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimean peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in March, a top Russian official said Monday. “Crimea was not a non-nuclear zone in an international law sense but was part of Ukraine, a state...
  • Russia accuses NATO of aerial spying 'practically every day'

    Russia's air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border "practically every day." In apparent response to accusations from NATO...
  • Russia's economic woes 'critical' as ruble continues to tumble

    Irina Fedulova and her husband have repaid more than one-third of their $150,000 housing loan, but they owe more than when they started, thanks to the collapse of the Russian ruble. The loan was in dollars but “our salaries are in rubles, and we...
  • U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies

    Cubans fearful of hostile U.S. neighbors have long counted on the Kremlin to ride to their rescue with military backing and economic infusions, even in the lean years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if Havana and Washington could...