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  • Russia's economic woes 'critical' as ruble continues to tumble

    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

    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...
  • Putin: 'External factors' are to blame for plunging Russian economy

    Putin: 'External factors' are to blame for plunging Russian economy
    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for the plunge in his country's economy, but said it would bounce back within two years even “under the most unfavorable circumstances.” Speaking at his annual news conference...
  • Why the West should squeeze Russia's economy

    Why the West should squeeze Russia's economy
    If you thought this week's calamitous run on the ruble and the ongoing Russian financial meltdown would chasten Russian President Vladimir Putin, well, you don't know Vlad. There he was in his Moscow news conference Thursday, in full bulldog scowl,...
  • European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia

    The European Union's unanimous resolve to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine appeared to be cracking as French, German, Austrian and Italian leaders voiced concern at an alliance summit of inflicting too much pain on Moscow as its economy...
  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
  • Ukraine should put Russia to the test

    Ukraine is now strong enough to seize the initiative to create a lasting cease-fire in its Donbas Rust Belt, currently occupied by Russia and its proxies. And Russia may be weak enough to be receptive. It is in Kiev's interest to do so. A state of...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine says nuclear plant transformer damage poses no danger

    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-...
  • Vladimir Putin says Crimea is part of Russia historically and forever

    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...