- Lavrov: Baltics show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go Updated: Apr-29-16 8:52 am
STOCKHOLM - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Baltic countries have shown no gratitude to Moscow for letting them "go in peace" after the Soviet Union collapsed.
- Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river Updated: Apr-29-16 8:37 am
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.
- Finnish report highlights Russian threat of NATO membership Updated: Apr-29-16 8:31 am
HELSINKI - An expert panel is warning the Finnish government it could expect "harsh" reactions from Russia if it decided to join NATO, but would be better off doing so together with neighboring Sweden.
- Poland again denies entry to nationalist Russian bikers Updated: Apr-29-16 7:54 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's foreign minister says "security regulations" were behind the decision to ban pro-Kremlin Russian bikers from riding through Poland as they mark the anniversary of the end of World War II.
- Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility Updated: Apr-28-16 8:52 am
MOSCOW - Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.
- UN envoy appeals to US, Russia to help Syria peace talks Updated: Apr-27-16 11:39 pm
GENEVA - The U.N. envoy for Syria appealed to the U.S. and Russia to intervene to help revive Syrian peace talks that sputtered to a pause Wednesday, saying a recent spike in fighting has overshadowed the talks and put an increasingly feeble truce in "great danger."
- Russian girl, age 10, flies without ticket or ID Updated: Apr-27-16 7:49 am
MOSCOW - Russian transport police say a 10-year old girl flew from Moscow to St. Petersburg without identification or a ticket.
- Russian investigators probe killing of policeman, relatives Updated: Apr-25-16 12:25 pm
MOSCOW - Russian federal investigators have opened an investigation into the killings of a former police officer and five family members who were found dead in a provincial town.
- Rostov beats Zenit 3-0 to keep Russian league lead Updated: Apr-24-16 4:11 pm
MOSCOW - Surprise Russian league leader FC Rostov took a big step closer to the title on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win over Zenit St. Petersburg.
- Aid reaches besieged Syria town amid concerns for truce Updated: Apr-22-16 2:18 am
BEIRUT - The U.N. special envoy for Syria said there was "real but modest" progress in the country's humanitarian situation despite a stumbling cease-fire, as one of the largest international aid convoys made it into a government-besieged opposition stronghold.
- Talks stalled, Syrian opposition to stay in Geneva next week Updated: Apr-22-16 2:00 am
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and peace talks in Geneva (all times local):
- New FIFA head tries out his Russian in meeting with Putin Updated: Apr-20-16 1:53 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with new FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who tried out a few phrases he has learned to say in Russian during his visit to check on preparations for the 2018 World Cup.
- NATO, Russia meeting fails to bridge differences Updated: Apr-20-16 12:27 pm
BRUSSELS - The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in nearly two years ran over schedule Wednesday but failed to do much to improve relations between Moscow and the U.S.-led alliance, at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.
- Dutch court quashes $50 billion Yukos shareholders' award Updated: Apr-20-16 8:01 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch court on Wednesday quashed a $50 billion award Russia had been ordered to pay the former majority shareholders of Yukos, a major win for Moscow in the high-stakes dispute over the dismantling of what was once Russia's largest oil producer.
- Russian election chief calls off vote in Moscow suburb Updated: Apr-20-16 7:38 am
MOSCOW - The new chief of the Russian Election Commission on Wednesday called off a vote for the local legislature in a Moscow suburb, responding to allegations of fraud.
- Russia says outside doping experts to start work this month Updated: Apr-20-16 7:35 am
MOSCOW - Russia says two outside experts will start work in Moscow this month to oversee anti-doping reforms.
- Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release pilot, Poroshenko says Updated: Apr-19-16 4:23 pm
MOSCOW - Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal to free a jailed Ukrainian pilot, President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday, suggesting that she will be swapped for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine.
- Metallurg Magnitogorsk wins KHL title, beating CSKA Moscow Updated: Apr-19-16 3:26 pm
MOSCOW - Metallurg Magnitogorsk won the Kontinental Hockey League's Gagarin Cup for the second time Tuesday, beating CSKA Moscow 3-1 in game seven of the finals series.
- Serbia's choice ahead of key vote: Russia or the West Updated: Apr-19-16 8:02 am
JAGODINA, Serbia - His fists are clenched, his legs slightly apart, expressing firmness and leadership. His head is turned slightly to the side, blue eyes looking into the distance with an air of calm determination.
- CAS to hold hearings in May in Russian doping cases Updated: Apr-18-16 11:26 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The Court of Arbitration for Sport will hold hearings next month in the doping cases of 12 Russian track and field athletes hoping to compete at the Olympics.
- Bolshoi's new director promises the best of classical ballet Updated: Apr-17-16 10:27 am
MOSCOW - Just a few weeks into his job, the new artistic director at Moscow's Bolshoi Theater is making only one big promise - to keep doing what he says Russia does best - classical ballet.
- WADA revokes Moscow testing laboratory's accreditation Updated: Apr-15-16 7:06 pm
MONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency has stripped accreditation from the laboratory in Moscow implicated in a state-sponsored conspiracy.
- Kerry asks about Iranian reportedly in Russia despite UN ban Updated: Apr-15-16 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is concerned a general of Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guard Corps may be visiting Moscow in violation of a U.N. travel ban.
- Company of Russian owner of Brooklyn Nets searched in Moscow Updated: Apr-15-16 2:42 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's main domestic security agency has searched the offices of a company controlled by the billionaire owner of U.S. basketball team Brooklyn Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov.
- Russia, Japan agree to leaders' meetings this year Updated: Apr-15-16 8:16 am
TOKYO - Top diplomats from Japan and Russia agreed Friday on scheduling their leaders' meetings this year, starting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Russia, to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine.