- Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do Updated: Jul-01-15 6:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.
- Blackhawks agree to 5-year extension with C Anisimov Updated: Jul-01-15 4:36 pm
CHICAGO - The past couple days have been quite a whirlwind for Artem Anisimov. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks.
- Russian prosecutors scoff at Baltics independence probe Updated: Jul-01-15 3:38 pm
MOSCOW - A request by Russian lawmakers to check the legality of Soviet recognition of the independence of three ex-Soviet Baltic republics makes no sense, the Prosecutor General's office said Wednesday.
- Islanders sign 3 players, Hickey, Greiss, Petrov Updated: Jul-01-15 1:27 pm
NEW YORK - The New York Islanders have signed defenseman Thomas Hickey, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forward Kirill Petrov.
- American dean fired from Russian university after TV show Updated: Jul-01-15 12:32 pm
MOSCOW - A Russian university has fired an American businessman after his presence on the faculty was questioned during a pro-Kremlin weekly television news program.
- GM stops production at its single plant in Russia Updated: Jul-01-15 11:14 am
ST.PETERSBURG, Russia - General Motors has halted production at its single assembly plant in Russia as sales have plummeted amid an economic downturn.
- Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine amid pricing dispute Updated: Jul-01-15 8:53 am
MOSCOW - The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said - but an EU official said the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe.
- Russia's highest court OKs early parliamentary vote in 2016 Updated: Jul-01-15 4:32 am
MOSCOW - Russia's highest court has given the green light to holding next year's parliamentary vote several months earlier.
- 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.
- Armenia whacked by protests over electricity price hike Updated: Jul-01-15 3:44 am
YEREVAN, Armenia - Street protests in Armenia against a hike in electricity prices, which have been roiling the capital for nearly two weeks, are the most serious unrest the Caucasus nation has seen in years. The protests are continuing despite the president's decision to suspend the price rise.
- Russia-US ties alive and well at Iran nuclear talks Updated: Jul-01-15 3:25 am
VIENNA - Russia-U.S. relations are at a post-Cold War low just about everywhere, except at the Iran nuclear talks.
- Ex-oil tycoon suspected of ordering Russian mayor's killing Updated: Jun-30-15 12:04 pm
MOSCOW - Russian investigators announced Tuesday they are reopening the case of the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor and consider former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky a prime suspect.
- As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action Updated: Jun-29-15 6:35 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border - a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier.
- House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia Updated: Jun-29-15 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression.
- French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks Updated: Jun-29-15 11:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - Negotiators trying to rein in Iran's nuclear program have decided not to set a new target date to conclude talks, France's foreign minister said Monday, and he warned that if an agreement isn't "very robust" other countries in the Middle East will seek to develop nuclear weapons.
- Putin urges all to fight IS group, backs Syria's Assad Updated: Jun-29-15 10:58 am
MOSCOW - In a surprise meeting with Syria's foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants.
- Putin and Russian political elite bid farewell to Primakov Updated: Jun-29-15 8:32 am
MOSCOW - Russia's president and political elite joined thousands of mourners on Monday in bidding farewell to Yevgeny Primakov, a former prime minister who also served as Russia's top diplomat and foreign intelligence chief during a long and distinguished career.
- Pro-European candidate calls for new govt to be formed Updated: Jun-29-15 7:12 am
CHISINAU, Moldova - The new, pro-European Union mayor of Moldova's capital called Monday for the former Soviet republic to renew efforts to form a pro-European government.
- Putin, Berlusconi spend weekend in - where else - Siberia Updated: Jun-29-15 7:10 am
MOSCOW - A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent the weekend together at a vacation home in Siberia.
- Pro-European candidate leads in Moldova vote Updated: Jun-28-15 7:07 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova - Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's biggest city Sunday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.
- SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost Updated: Jun-28-15 5:31 pm
An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.
- Srebrenica divided as ever as Serbs put up anti-EU posters Updated: Jun-28-15 11:53 am
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Less than two weeks before the Srebrenica massacre's 20th anniversary, Muslims and Eastern Orthodox Serbs in the Bosnian town are as divided as ever.
- Russia fails to qualify for women's hoops at Olympics Updated: Jun-27-15 7:03 pm
For the first time since boycotting the 1984 Olympics, Russia won't have a women's basketball team in the Olympics.
- Merkel faces Greek challenge with strong political capital Updated: Jun-27-15 3:06 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged undamaged from the global financial crisis, European bailouts, an astonishing U-turn on nuclear power and the crisis over Ukraine.
- Writer's personal story stranger than fiction Updated: Jun-26-15 2:53 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia - As a girl growing up in Voronezh, Russia, Lena Mikado loved the Southern classic novel, "Gone with the Wind." Of course, she was reading it in her native language - Russian.