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  • Ukraine's freeze on military exports to Russia carries risks

    Ukraine's freeze on military exports to Russia carries risks
    Ukrainian factories for decades have been a key supplier to the Kremlin's war machine, providing jet engines, uranium fuel and electronics for Russia's nuclear arsenal. That interdependence, created when both were partners in the Soviet Union's Cold...
  • Special Report: Putin's allies channeled billions to Ukraine oligarch

    In Russia, powerful friends helped him make a fortune. In the United States, officials want him extradited and put behind bars. In Austria, where he is currently free on bail of $155 million, authorities have yet to decide what to do with him. He is...
  • Russia's Putin holds talks with Syrian foreign minister

    President Vladimir Putin met Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks on Wednesday, the Kremlin said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin and Moualem were discussing "bilateral relations", declining...
  • France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict

    France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict
    France has put on hold a controversial deal to supply Russia with two high-tech amphibious assault ships following international concern over Moscow's military involvement in Ukraine. President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that delivery of the...
  • Hagel bows out of an administration adrift

    PARIS -- Chuck Hagel's departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet's crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. A twice-...
  • SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites

    SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites
    Entrepreneur Elon Musk and his upstart company SpaceX are on the verge of upsetting a cozy and pricey military deal that for years has given two aerospace giants the exclusive right to launch the Air Force's most crucial satellites into orbit. In recent...
  • Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

    After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin...
  • Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

    Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to clinch an historic deal. Western officials said they were aiming to secure an...
  • Crimeans should pay back loans to Ukrainian banks: Russia

    Crimeans should pay off their debts to Ukrainian banks despite now living under Russian law, a Russian central bank official was quoted as saying, marking a change in position by Moscow which had suggested ignoring any payment demands. Reuters reported...
  • Putin's tiger the main suspect in mystery China goat deaths: Xinhua

    A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is the main suspect in a series of goat deaths in China's northeast, state media reported Chinese local authorities as saying on Tuesday. Siberian tiger experts have pegged...
  • Russia says it loses billions to oil slump, sanctions

    International sanctions and slumping oil prices are costing Russia well over $100 billion a year, a top official acknowledged Monday. “We are losing about $40 billion a year because of geopolitical sanctions and about $90 [billion] to $100 billion...