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- Putin meets pope and Berlusconi in Italy Updated: Nov-25-13 5:53 pm
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- East or West? Ukraine now has to choose its path Updated: Nov-18-13 6:43 am
- Russia's Gazprom reassures West Europe on supplies Updated: Nov-15-13 11:52 am
- McCartney urges Putin to free Greenpeace detainees Updated: Nov-14-13 2:46 pm
- Egypt gives Russian dignitaries red carpet welcome Updated: Nov-14-13 2:38 pm
- Russian report stirs new confusion in Arafat death Updated: Nov-08-13 2:43 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. claims that dozens of Russian diplomats and their spouses cheated to get health care aid meant for the poor drew a sharp rebuke Thursday from a top Russian official who blamed the criminal case on "Russophobic forces" interested in scuttling progress toward Russia-U.S. cooperation in confronting world conflicts.
CHISINAU, Moldova - Between diplomatic headaches in Afghanistan and the Mideast, John Kerry spent happy hour Wednesday praising a wine-producing but poor Eastern European nation for resisting Russia's grasp.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the U.S. navy's capability in the Arctic is a key reason for Russia to beef up its presence in the region.
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian government's abrupt decision to freeze ties with the West and violently disperse a peaceful rally has fueled public anger and drawn hundreds of thousands to the streets of the Ukrainian capital. Here is a look at the main characters in Ukraine's political drama:
MOSCOW - In the tensions over whether Ukraine will move closer to the European Union or be pulled toward Moscow, the most vivid figure may be the one who's least seen - former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who turned 53 in a prison cell Wednesday.
MOSCOW - Russia's vigorous efforts to keep Ukraine within its orbit of influence stem from complex strategic, emotional and cultural issues. As the prospect of Ukraine signing an association agreement with the European Union wanes and Kiev focuses on improving ties with Moscow, here's a look at some of the issues at play:
VATICAN CITY - Russian President Vladimir Putin had a busy first day in Rome on Monday, going from the pope to a "Pussy Riot" protest to dinner at the palazzo of his old friend, Silvio Berlusconi.
LANAKEN, Belgium - Little over two decades ago, Moscow ruled Lithuania with an iron fist. Now, the Baltic nation holds the presidency of the European Union.
NEW YORK - Bob Costas would love to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin about the country's so-called "gay propaganda" law.
KIEV, Ukraine - According to an old folk tradition, if a man knocks on the door of a Ukrainian beauty with a marriage proposal but does not win her heart, she will reject her suitor by presenting him with a pumpkin.
MOSCOW - Ukraine is once again buying Russian gas and no longer endangering supplies to Western Europe, Russia's state natural gas company said Friday.
LONDON - Paul McCartney cited the lyrics of "Back in the USSR" on Thursday as he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 people arrested during a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil rig almost two months ago.
CAIRO - In an echo of the Cold War, Egypt gave the red carpet welcome Thursday to senior Russian officials aiming to expand Moscow's influence through military and economic cooperation with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Four investigations, hundreds of testimonies and stacks of medical reports on Yasser Arafat's unexplained death in 2004 have failed to produce hard evidence of what killed him - and findings presented Friday only created more confusion.