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  • Does NATO want Ukraine?

     Does NATO want Ukraine?
    Talk about poking the bear with a sharp stick. Ukraine's parliament overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to rile Russian President Vladimir Putin by moving to join NATO. If that happens, another of Russia's neighbors would come under the protective umbrella of...
  • Russia blames NATO for Ukraine abandoning nonaligned status

    Top Russian security officials Wednesday accused NATO of pressuring Ukraine to drop its post-Soviet nonaligned status and warned that Moscow's relations with the Western alliance would be damaged beyond repair if it extends membership to the longtime...
  • Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine handed over 222 prisoners and the rebels released 145 people, according to Russia's state RIA Novosti...
  • Ukraine, separatists exchange prisoners after latest talks break down

    The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists began an "all-for-all" exchange of prisoners late Friday, Russian news agencies reported after delays apparently caused by a dispute over where to swap the captives. The exchange of 150 Ukrainian...
  • Russia revises military doctrine to name NATO as chief threat

    Russia revises military doctrine to name NATO as chief threat
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed into law a new defense doctrine that identifies NATO as the chief threat to Russian security and claims the right to use nuclear weapons to counter any aggression that "threatens the very existence" of...
  • New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday. NATO...
  • Ukrainian Village bank robber sought

    Ukrainian Village bank robber sought
    Authorities are seeking a man who robbed a bank in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood Friday afternoon. The robbery happened at 4:54 p.m. at the PNC branch at 2100 W. Chicago Ave., according to the FBI. The robber, a white man in his 30s between 5...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...