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  • Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:09 am

    WASHINGTON - The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.

  • Russian opposition leader campaigns against voter apathy 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:58 am

    NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia - Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who organized massive street protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin four years ago, had a much harder time drawing a big crowd in Siberia's largest city last month.

  • NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:59 pm

    BRUSSELS - Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't finished using his military in eastern Ukraine, the top U.S. military commander for NATO said Thursday as the U.S. and its allies outlined additional support for Kiev, including aid in defusing roadside bombs.

  • Pentagon official: Russian nuke talk 'playing with fire' 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russia is "playing with fire" by suggesting it would threaten the use of nuclear weapons in territorial disputes, and the Obama administration believes this is part of a Russian intimidation campaign against the NATO alliance, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Thursday.

  • Europe seeks to counter Kremlin success pushing world view story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:14 am

    MOSCOW - Larry King's back on the air, beaming his high-octane brand of talk to households around the world. Where can you catch him? Kremlin-backed TV.

  • Carter: NATO must bolster cyberdefense story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:33 pm

    BRUSSELS - NATO must improve its ability to defend itself against cyberattacks before it tries to build its offensive cyberwarfare capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told alliance leaders Wednesday amid rising tensions with Russia, which has proven its willingness to launch computer-based attacks against other nations.

  • NATO approves military upgrades to aid members of alliance story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:26 pm

    BRUSSELS - Rejecting charges of engaging in a Cold War-style arms race with Russia, the U.S. and its NATO allies approved military upgrades Wednesday that should help them come to the aid of a threatened alliance member faster, with better equipment and more firepower.

  • US to put military equipment in several European countries story has photos
    Updated: Jun-23-15 12:47 pm

    TALLINN, Estonia - The U.S. will spread about 250 tanks, armored vehicles and other military equipment across six former Soviet bloc nations to help reassure NATO allies facing threats from Russia and terrorist groups, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday.

  • Putin slams group warning Russians against visiting Crimea 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 10:22 am

    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin says a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea is serving foreign interests.

  • US official: Russian bombers threaten commercial air safety 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 12:11 pm

    LONDON - Russia's increasingly aggressive military flights near European airspace pose a risk to commercial air safety in the region's crowded skies, the commander of the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command said Friday.

  • Ukraine revives Crimean champion football club 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 7:23 am

    Ukraine says it is trying to revive a former champion football club from Crimea after it was dissolved following the Russian annexation of the peninsula.

  • Pope tells Putin: 'Sincere' peace efforts needed for Ukraine story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-10-15 10:20 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in "sincere" international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican on Wednesday.