| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:55 AM
The Russian parliament is to consider a prosecutors' request to proceed with legal action against the lone lawmaker who voted against the annexation of Crimea and is suspected of embezzlement.
State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin said Thursday the...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:30 PM
PARIS -- Ever since Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was gunned down while walking with a girlfriend near Moscow's Red Square last week, there has been rampant international speculation about who's responsible for the murder.
Why is everyone in...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.
| 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,...