- Russian parliamentarian calls US ban from conference illegal Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament denounced U.S. sanctions banning her from attending a world conference as illegal and took aim at America's global status, telling lawmakers by video link that the days of U.S. superpower domination are over.
- Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court Updated: Aug-25-15 1:11 pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - A Russian military court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show trial.
- UEFA-backed league starts play in Crimea Updated: Aug-23-15 5:47 am
MOSCOW - A new UEFA-backed professional football league has started play in Crimea after the peninsula was annexed by Russia last year.
- Russians ask for 23-year sentence for Crimean filmmaker Updated: Aug-19-15 1:53 pm
MOSCOW - Russian prosecutors are asking a court to send a Ukrainian filmmaker to prison for 23 years on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks.
- Russia's Putin: Beware of foreign-funded sabotage in Crimea Updated: Aug-19-15 10:53 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his security forces to be wary of foreign-funded sabotage in Russia-annexed Crimea.
- Russia's stunt-loving Putin rides to bottom of Black Sea Updated: Aug-18-15 12:20 pm
MOSCOW - Another summer, another trip to the bottom of a sea for Russia's adventure-loving president.
- NATO, Russia war games fuel risk of war, think tank warns Updated: Aug-12-15 8:55 am
BRUSSELS - The increase in the scale and number of military exercises being undertaken by NATO and Russia is raising the danger of armed conflict in Europe, a think tank warned Wednesday.
- Ukraine bans films featuring blacklisted Russian actors Updated: Aug-09-15 8:50 am
MOSCOW - Ukraine says it has banned the screening of films featuring Russian actors included on a blacklist.
- The politics of time: why countries switch time zones Updated: Aug-07-15 10:16 am
North Korean officials announced Friday that the country is creating its own time zone, moving back 30 minutes on Aug. 15. The establishment of "Pyongyang time" is a political move intended to erase the legacy of Japanese colonial rule a century ago. Before that, the entire Korean peninsula was 8½ hours ahead of GMT, the time that North Korea will now revert to.