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  • Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc

    Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc
    Russian President Vladimir Putin expanded his emerging Eurasian Economic Union with the announcement Tuesday that tiny and impoverished Kyrgyzstan will join the bloc four months after it comes into force on New Year's Day. The alliance of former...
  • Top national, international business stories of 2014

    Top national, international business stories of 2014
    So many stories, so hard to choose a top 12. The world of business didn't disappoint in 2014, with megadeals, a fictional assassination plot, hacking and new agreements to clear the air dominating the news. Long-suffering Detroit took a big step...
  • Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs

    Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs
    Russia said on Thursday its currency crisis was over even though its forex reserves have plunged and annual inflation has climbed above 10 percent, adding to the problems facing the government as it fights its worst economic crisis since 1998. The...
  • Russian leaders seek to revisit history as tension with U.S. grows

    A leading Russian elected official on Thursday called for an investigation of the United States' atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II as a "crime against humanity." The effort to reconsider history by Sergei Naryshkin, the...
  • 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...
  • Russian 'menace' is overstated

    Russian 'menace' is overstated
    Jim Rosapepe and Sheilah Kast's commentary, "How dangerous is Russia?" (Dec. 22), sets up some straw men and creates a specter of menace over the current twist in Russian relations versus the West. But Russia never invaded the West while historically both...
  • 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, 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...
  • President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds

    President Obama aging only as fast as the rest of us, researcher finds
    It's arguably his most well-worn joke. President Obama loves to thank supporters who knew him when his hair was more pepper than salt. His driver's license photo is the evidence, he joked at a polling booth this fall. Sometimes he blames his daughters....