| May 13, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Perched high on a hill and standing 334 feet tall, the stainless steel Mother Motherland monument greets visitors to this capital with her stoic gaze across the Dnieper River, where 70 years ago the Soviet army battled Nazi forces in what is known here as...
| May 12, 2015
| 7:55 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to ease badly strained relations over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, but the tone ahead of the meeting didn't augur well for a breakthrough on any of the...
| May 11, 2015
| 11:06 AM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry will meet Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials in the southern Russia city of Sochi, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday.
The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Kerry...
| May 10, 2015
| 8:40 AM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Kremlin on Sunday to pay respects to the millions of Soviet lives lost in World War II and to press Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence with pro-Russia separatists to end the deadly conflict in...
| May 9, 2015
| 10:35 AM
A Western boycott of Russia's Victory Day parade Saturday did little to chasten the Kremlin as Russian President Vladimir Putin rolled out fearsome new armor and weapons in a thundering message that might makes right.
In the absence of Russia’s...
| May 2, 2015
| 8:30 AM
When the People's Republic of Latgale was proclaimed on the Internet in late January, security officials in this small former Soviet republic took notice.
Until the furtive creators of the website declared independence on behalf of the country's...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 7:00 AM
The World Cup is coming back to the United States.
Just where and when is still be determined, but with the 2026 tournament the next one to come up for a vote, Sunil Gulati, president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, is feeling pretty good about his...
| May 7, 2015
| 3:34 PM
Poland's president is leading international commemorations on Thursday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow's Red Square parade two days later.
| May 7, 2015
| 5:00 AM
NATO countries are staging massive air, land and sea exercises across Russia's northern borders this month in response to warnings from the Kremlin and strategic analysts that President Vladimir Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons are more than...
| May 4, 2015
| 11:19 AM
European mediators have called an urgent meeting in Belarus for Wednesday to try to salvage a nearly 3-month-old peace plan for Ukraine, where intense fighting has resumed in recent days and both sides are reported to be gearing up for new offensives....
| Apr 25, 2015
| 2:11 PM
This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...