| Apr 14, 2015
| 12:57 PM
Intense fighting flared in eastern Ukraine over the last three days, shattering a cease-fire that held for two months while winter snow dampened the year-old conflict and the early spring thaw mired the would-be combatants in vast expanses of mud.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:11 AM
Western politicians and pundits should be more careful with their predictions for the Russian economy: Reports of its demise may prove to be premature.
Bashing the Russian economy has lately become a popular pastime. In his State of the Union address...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 6:11 PM
A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to move soccer’s 2018 World Cup out of Russia.
In a letter sent Tuesday and released publicly Wednesday, the lawmakers told Blatter that allowing Russia to play...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit....
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:54 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been campaigning for sanctions relief from traditionally friendly Southern European countries in what appears to be a strategy of dividing the European Union and undermining its alliance with the United States....
| Mar 15, 2015
| 6:35 PM
Russia was prepared to activate its nuclear arsenal a year ago when its troops secured the Crimean peninsula and eventually annexed it to the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin said in a broadcast aired Sunday.
In the documentary-cum-...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:30 PM
PARIS -- Russia and the United States are engaged in a profound ideological confrontation -- one that isn't widely understood in Western Europe or even at the White House.
It began in February a year ago. President Vladimir Putin of Russia found...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:00 PM
The world should be watching the crisis in Ukraine, Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, told a lunch-time audience Friday in downtown Allentown. It isn't a national or regional issue, he stressed to a packed house at the...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:00 AM
When Alexander Zhitinev left in November to fight with the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, winter had just begun unleashing its fury on the wind-lashed steppe of this impoverished 18th century frontier town.
Zhitinev's work as a mechanic...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:30 AM
James Wilder may best be known for his acting skills ("Melrose Place," "Murder One," "Equal Justice"), but he's also an architect and designer whose work was featured on HGTV. Wilder designs leather jackets. And he can still juggle things on fire, like he...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 8:28 AM
The Ukrainian colonel's journey to Maryland began on a hilltop a few miles from the Russian border, artillery shells crashing down all around him.
Col. Ihor Hordiychuk was sent to hold the strategically important hill last August against Russian-backed...