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  • 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...
  • Good for you, bad for Vladimir Putin

    Good for you, bad for Vladimir Putin
    The falling price of oil is good news for American motorists, and it has an extra added attraction: It's making life miserable for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Oil prices have fallen nearly 40 percent since June. Retail gasoline prices have plunged...
  • As oil prices weaken Russia, Putin is in denial

    As oil prices weaken Russia, Putin is in denial
    "Luck," wrote the U.S. gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson, "is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it." Russian President Vladimir Putin, who last week gave the most pitiful state-of-the-nation...
  • Russian security forces battle gunmen in Chechnya; 18 dead

    Russian security forces battle gunmen in Chechnya; 18 dead
    At least 18 people were killed and 30 wounded Thursday during armed clashes between police and unidentified gunmen in the capital of Chechyna in southern Russia, officials said. By early afternoon the shooting in Grozny had subsided, the National...
  • Obama's push for political ambassadors reaching lame-duck limit

    WASHINGTON Perhaps the last important contribution Max Baucus made to the culture of the Senate, where he spent 35 years, was to offer a blunt truth before becoming the American envoy in Beijing. "I'm no real expert on China," the Montana Democrat...
  • Cheap Gas

    Cheap Gas
    Oil prices have taken a dizzying roller coaster ride for the past forty years and people have responded only too well. That’s the funny thing about life on this planet. When we solve one problem, it creates two more. For instance, conservation and...
  • 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-...
  • Vladimir Putin says Crimea is part of Russia historically and forever

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Moscow’s annexation of Crimea this year and implied that the “strategically important” peninsula will remain part of Russia “from now on and forever.” In his annual...
  • War clouds

    The world is changing and becoming even more dangerous -- in a way we've seen before. In the decade before World War I, the near-hundred-year European peace that had followed the fall of Napoleon was taken for granted. Yet it abruptly imploded in 1914....
  • What makes Putin tick? A primer for presidential candidates

    Foreign policy is traditionally not a hot topic for presidential primary candidates this early in the game, so I was surprised to receive a request recently to talk about Russia from one of the often-mentioned candidates. But, of course, it is not too...
  • Russia budget cuts threaten long-term economic prospects

    As Russia grapples with the impact of plunging energy prices and a contracting economy on its government finances, painful cuts in state spending have become unavoidable. But rather than touch sizeable defence and social expenditures backed by President...