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  • L.A. Auto Show: Times editors' top picks

    L.A. Auto Show: Times editors' top picks
    PICKS OF THE SHOW: Once the stepchild of the auto show circuit, the Los Angeles Auto Show is now among the premier shows in the world. It splits prestige with New York's show, held in April, and serves as a prelude to the Detroit Auto Show in January....
  • Special Report: Crimean savers ask: Where's our money?

    SIMFEROPOL Crimea (Reuters) - Outside a high-rise building on the outskirts of this disputed region's capital, a steady stream of frustrated residents exited a government office, clutching folders of bank records and shaking their heads in disgust.    ...
  • Russian firms face huge insurance costs as foreign providers flee

    LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian companies face billions of dollars in extra insurance costs as Western sanctions prompt foreign insurance firms to start pulling out, worried that any business they undertake is at risk from future measures and an...
  • Ukraine peace outlook is bleak: OSCE official

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Prospects for peace in eastern Ukraine are "bleak", underscoring the need to uphold a shaky ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels, a senior official from the OSCE security watchdog said on Thursday Swiss...
  • McDonald's Moscow restaurant reopens after shutdown

    McDonald's Moscow restaurant reopens after shutdown
    McDonald's first and largest restaurant in Russia reopened after local officials closed the location for three months, an optimistic sign for a company trying to return to business as usual in the country. The outlet, in Moscow's Pushkin Square, resumed...
  • Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes

    Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes
    The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
  • Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...
  • Europe, facing multiple threats, still isn't spending on defense

    BERLIN A column of Russian tanks and artillery weapons rolled toward Donetsk in Ukraine recently, the latest move in a proxy war that's seen Crimea and much of the country's Donbas region pass from government control. At the same time, fighting was...
  • As forces amass, German diplomat tries to head off Russia-Ukraine war

    Germany's foreign minister shuttled between Kiev and Moscow on Tuesday in an effort to avert all-out war between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists. NATO's new chief, meanwhile, warned of a "serious military buildup" by Russia...
  • Rachel Marsden: Will Obama finish as a statesman or a politician?

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he's on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become. As it currently stands, his accomplishments aren't likely to remain...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION JERUSALEM Israel vowed a harsh response after two Palestinian attackers slashed and shot to death four rabbis who were praying in a Jerusalem synagogue early Tuesday an attack that horrified Israelis, drew international condemnation and...