- Putin vows to beef up Arctic military presence Updated: Dec-10-13 5:32 am
- Western envoys go to Kiev hoping to defuse crisis Updated: Dec-10-13 2:58 am
- Canada plans claim that would include North Pole Updated: Dec-09-13 7:46 pm
- Guam: Russian tourists spend more, stay longer Updated: Dec-09-13 5:32 pm
- Report: Kremlin amnesty could apply to Pussy Riot Updated: Dec-09-13 1:56 pm
- Ukraine's east still backs closer ties with Russia Updated: Dec-09-13 12:54 pm
- Russia state news agency gets controversial chief Updated: Dec-09-13 11:10 am
- New Yorker editor joins NBC Olympic coverage Updated: Dec-09-13 10:47 am
- IOC to remind athletes against protests in Sochi Updated: Dec-09-13 5:43 am
- AP Exclusive: Accusations dog Russian copter deal Updated: Dec-09-13 3:17 am
- Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004 Updated: Dec-08-13 4:10 pm
- With 11 medals, US sliding teams had big weekend Updated: Dec-08-13 12:32 pm
- Report: German president boycotting Sochi Olympics Updated: Dec-08-13 9:54 am
- American women's bobsledders sweep medals Updated: Dec-07-13 8:09 pm
- AP Exclusive: Rough ride for US-Russia copter deal Updated: Dec-07-13 4:12 pm
- Bonfires, borscht, humor in Kiev protest camp Updated: Dec-07-13 2:38 pm
- Bach says India could be kicked out of Olympics Updated: Dec-07-13 9:28 am
- Asada wins GP Final despite triple axel problems Updated: Dec-07-13 8:00 am
- Russia: Crashed pilot may have had fake license Updated: Dec-06-13 11:59 am
- Russia PM: No amnesty for political prisoners Updated: Dec-06-13 9:04 am
- Ex-billionaire Khodorkovsky could face new charges Updated: Dec-06-13 7:52 am
- US: Russian diplomats charged; Russia objects Updated: Dec-05-13 7:38 pm
- New RFK papers show aftermath of brother's death Updated: Dec-05-13 5:36 pm
- Ukraine official rejects early elections demand Updated: Dec-05-13 4:09 pm
- Sidney Crosby reflects on 500 games, 700 points of... Updated: Dec-05-13 1:51 pm
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's armed forces to expand their presence in the Arctic region as part of efforts to revive the nation's military might.
KIEV, Ukraine - Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev Tuesday to try to defuse a stand-off between President Viktor Yanukovych's government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters' encampments outside government buildings.
TORONTO - Canada plans to make a claim to the North Pole in an effort to assert its sovereignty in the resource-rich Arctic, the country's foreign affairs minister said Monday.
HAGATNA, Guam - Guam tourism officials say Russian tourists spend more and stay longer than visitors from elsewhere when traveling to the unincorporated U.S. territory.
MOSCOW - A proposed Kremlin amnesty could pardon jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band and Greenpeace activists who are awaiting trial, a Russian newspaper reported Monday.
YENAKIYEVO, Ukraine - In the Ukrainian president's eastern hometown, the buildings are grimy with black soot from the surrounding coal mines. The air is thick with pollutants. The men here die young, sometimes from industrial accidents.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a controversial news anchor to head a restructured state news agency, a move signaling the Kremlin's intention to tighten control over the media and use it increasingly for propaganda of ultraconservative views.
NEW YORK - New Yorker editor David Remnick will contribute to NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."
WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.
KIEV, Ukraine - Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, toppling a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and blockading key government buildings in an escalating standoff with the president over the future of the country.
For one weekend, Germany was not the dominant sliding nation in the world. Neither was Canada, Italy, Russia nor any other country with a penchant for getting down ice-covered mountainside chutes with blazing speed.
BERLIN - German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Sochi, Russia next year.
PARK CITY, Utah - Standing arm-in-arm atop the medal stand, the six women chanted in unison.
WASHINGTON - The deal looked sketchy from the start.
KIEV, Ukraine - While Ukrainian opposition leaders continued calls for ousting the country's president, Yuri Onishchenko, the acting head of a huge protest camp in the heart of Kiev had another pressing concern to keep demonstrations alive: wool socks.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - India faces the ultimate sanction of being kicked out of the Olympic movement unless it keeps corruption-tainted officials out of its ranks, IOC President Thomas Bach said in an interview with The Associated Press.
FUKUOKA, Japan - Japanese skater Mao Asada won the Grand Prix Final on Saturday despite failing to land two triple axels early in her free program.
MOSCOW - The Russian pilot who sent a Boeing 737 into a near-vertical dive, killing all 50 people on board, might have had a fake license, Russian investigators said Friday.
MOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.
MOSCOW - A senior Russian prosecutor says jailed billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky could face new charges.
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.
BOSTON - Newly released papers show that in the weeks and months following the assassination of president John F. Kennedy, brother Robert F. Kennedy and other family members fielded expressions of condolences from around the world while dealing with practical issues including the design of the president's permanent grave and how best to chronicle his life.
KIEV, Ukraine - A top Ukrainian official on Thursday rejected the opposition's demand for early presidential elections amid major street protests gripping the country, as Western officials scramble to help work out a solution to the crisis.
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby recently became the sixth-fastest NHL player - and fastest active player - to reach 700 points. That would seem to make this an opportune time to catch up with the man considered to be the face of the league. Crosby, 26, recently sat down to discuss a wide range of topics.