| Feb 21, 2015
| 3:29 AM
Almost every building was gravely damaged, nearly every window smashed in this Ukrainian town left unrecognizable by months of relentless shelling. Children played in the rubble where their homes once stood, while neighbors boiled water in open fires as...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON The fractured relationship between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin has reached a critical juncture in the conflict over Ukraine, with ties between the two nations more strained than at any time since the Cold War....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:54 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:44 AM
New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual "disorders" from driving, ostensibly for medical reasons.
The new regulations have been criticized by rights activists, who see them as unconstitutional and...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.
The news has been so wretched...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:07 AM
A ceasefire struck between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists was largely holding on Monday in eastern Ukraine despite sporadic violations, but Europe's security watchdog said the sides must push for a political settlement.
| May 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Events in Ukraine have set diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Russia on edge, but also at potential risk is one of America's top exports: Hollywood movies.
Russia is the ninth-biggest box office territory in the world, with a gross of $1.24...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Russia's economy has been hit hard by the Ukraine crisis, prompting finance officials to cut growth forecasts for this year to near zero and draining the country's hard currency reserves as investors flee an uncertain market, Kremlin officials disclosed...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:26 PM
MOSCOW — Russia's economy has been hit hard by the turmoil in neighboring Ukraine, Kremlin officials said Wednesday, as pro-Russia separatists battled to take over more territory in Ukraine's east — and potentially add to Moscow's economic...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:17 AM
TOKYO -- President Obama arrived here Wednesday to begin an eight-day tour of Asian allies designed to assure leaders that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising tensions in the region.
Obama went directly to his task after landing in Tokyo,...