- Latest on Boston trial: Prosecutor cross-examines historian Updated: May-05-15 4:35 pm
- Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction Updated: May-05-15 3:55 pm
BOSTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent corner of the world.
- Investigators search top Russian museum in smuggling case Updated: May-05-15 3:10 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's top investigative agency says it is conducting a search of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, considered the world's top collection of Russian fine art, in connection with an art smuggling case.
- UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day Updated: May-04-15 3:11 pm
- Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal Updated: May-04-15 2:55 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade.
- Finnish military informs 900,000 reservists about war duty Updated: May-04-15 11:49 am
HELSINKI - Finland's defense forces have begun informing 900,000 reservists about their duties during war, as military activity mounts in the Baltic Sea region.
- German official: Russian bikers not members of Night Wolves Updated: May-04-15 7:39 am
BERLIN - A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry says there is no evidence that the Russian bikers who entered Germany on Sunday were part of the nationalist Night Wolves group.
- North Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip Updated: May-04-15 5:55 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.
- Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia Updated: May-03-15 12:31 pm
MOSCOW - The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes.
- Russia's Zakarin gets career-best win at Tour of Romandie Updated: May-03-15 10:36 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Ilnur Zakarin of Russia got a career-best title Sunday, winning the six-day Tour of Romandie by placing third in the final time-trial stage.
- Russian ballerina Plisetskaya dies at 89 Updated: May-02-15 9:22 pm
MOSCOW - Maya Plisetskaya, regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and whose career at the Bolshoi Theater spanned more than 35 years, has died at age 89.
- Pro-Putin bikers lay wreath in Vienna en route to Berlin Updated: May-02-15 6:04 pm
VIENNA - Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club were greeted by cheering supporters as they laid a wreath Saturday at a monument to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.
- Russian injuries: Zaripov out, Datsyuk not joining team Updated: May-02-15 2:56 pm
PRAGUE - Russia's campaign at the ice hockey world championship has received a blow after forward Danis Zaripov was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
- Mourners mark anniversary of Odessa fire that killed dozens Updated: May-02-15 11:47 am
MOSCOW - Demonstrators laid flowers and lit candles Saturday in front of a building in the Ukrainian city of Odessa where more than 40 people died as it caught fire in a clash between supporters and opponents of Ukraine's government.
- Analysis: US experts on Russia fear escalation over Ukraine Updated: May-02-15 3:26 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. experts on Russia see a growing danger the crisis in Ukraine that has already taken thousands of lives could explode, although the latest cease-fire agreement has partially held.
- Russia-called UN urgent meeting on Yemen ends without action Updated: May-01-15 6:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - An emergency meeting on Yemen by the U.N. Security Council ended Friday with the 15 members unable to agree on an immediate statement on the growing crisis. The ambassador from Russia, which called the meeting, wondered why his colleagues talk about the need to help but can't take action.
- May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm
HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.
- Lithuania protests Russia's Baltic Sea naval activities Updated: May-01-15 9:55 am
HELSINKI - Lithuania says it has summoned Russia's ambassador to complain about repeated Russian naval activities that are disrupting "peaceful shipping and economic activity" in Lithuanian waters.
- Vasyl Lomachenko steps into boxing spotlight before May-Pac Updated: Apr-30-15 9:57 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nearly 13 years ago, a little-known champion from a boxing outpost got the chance to fight on one of the biggest pay-per-view shows of this century, and he stepped into worldwide stardom with a dynamic performance.
- Polish biker says a Night Wolves member made it into country Updated: Apr-30-15 12:34 pm
WARSAW, Poland - A Polish biker said Thursday that at least one member of a nationalistic Russian motorcycle club appears to have entered Poland despite a ban, and visited the Auschwitz memorial site with two other Russians - one of whom briefly unfurled a Soviet flag.
- US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine Updated: Apr-30-15 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that America needs better intelligence on the ground in Ukraine, but that it appears Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting to reposition for another offensive.
- Stalin billboards go up in Crimea ahead of Victory Day Updated: Apr-30-15 12:04 pm
SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Billboards with the image of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared all over Sevastopol in Russian-annexed Crimea in the run-up to Victory Day celebrations on May 9.
- Russian lawmaker sees Apple's U2 album as gay 'propaganda' Updated: Apr-30-15 11:56 am
MOSCOW - A member of Russia's parliament has asked prosecutors to determine whether Apple violated Russia's ban on gay "propaganda" when it delivered U2's latest album to a half-billion iTunes users for free last year.
- US commander: Russian offensive possible in Ukraine Updated: Apr-30-15 11:34 am
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander for NATO says Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting in Ukraine to reposition for what American military officers believe will be another offensive.
- Chechen leader ready to give evidence in Nemtsov murder case Updated: Apr-30-15 10:19 am
MOSCOW - Chechnya's leader says he is ready to give evidence in the investigation into the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.