| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:53 PM
After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given.
Article 61 of Russia's Constitution promises that...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
President Obama’s pledge to defend allies in the former communist states of Eastern Europe and to seek $1 billion from Congress to bolster regional defenses might be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nightmare come to life.
Or, it might...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday that it was sending 600 soldiers to Eastern Europe for military exercises in response to “aggression” by Russia in Ukraine, the first U.S. ground forces dispatched to the region in the 2-month-old...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:06 AM
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine -- Ukrainian government troops killed at least two pro-Russia separatist gunmen in Slovyansk on Thursday and drove away others occupying key public buildings in the city of Mariupol in an operation the Kremlin condemned as the Kiev...
| Jan 1, 2014
Two wintry cities at either end of the Baltic Sea — Umea, Sweden, to the northwest, and Riga, Latvia, to the southeast — share yearlong tenures as the official European Capitals of Culture in 2014, a tradition dating to 1985.
| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:30 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games.
“It is a black day...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:43 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Germany has won eight medals at these Games but six of them have been gold, the most of any country.
One of those on Wednesday was in the obscure sport of nordic combined, a mix of ski jumping and cross-country skiing. This time...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Latvia began its new year as the 18th member of the European zone, despite vigorous opposition from many citizens who worry about price increases in 2014.
The ceremony to switch the country officially to euros from its former currency, the lats,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Germany remains a hot location for international co-production thanks to generous film subsidies and top-notch studio facilities that offer one-stop shop solutions for foreign projects.
Indeed, this year marks the first time ever that Studio Babelsberg...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Cynthia Lynn, who played Colonel Klink's secretary Fraulein Helga on "Hogan's Heroes" during the first season, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 76 and had been suffering from hepatitis. She was among the last surviving cast members of the 1960s...