- EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in hint of diplomatic thaw Updated: May-30-16 12:11 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The European Commission's president will visit Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU official to go to Russia since it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.
- Israel thanks Russia for returning tank from 1982 war Updated: May-29-16 10:29 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister has thanked the Russian President for agreeing to return a tank from a battle in the 1982 Lebanon war from which three soldiers are still missing in action.
- Putin visits Russian Orthodox monastic community in Greece Updated: May-28-16 6:27 pm
KARYES, Greece - Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian Orthodox monastery Saturday as he wrapped up a two-day visit to Greece, which is looking for more Russian investment and tourism as it copes with a prolonged financial crisis and a massive wave of migrants.
- Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it Updated: May-27-16 2:29 pm
MOSCOW - Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero's welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians wanted.
- Serbia under pressure from Russia over its EU goals Updated: May-26-16 3:11 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's prime minister has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid reports that the Kremlin is worried about the Balkan country's attempts to join the European Union and other Western organizations like NATO.
- Savchenko's return heralds new turmoil in Ukraine Updated: May-26-16 12:03 pm
MOSCOW - After being freed from a Russian jail, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands to emerge as a wild new force in Ukraine's already volatile politics.
- Gorbachev barred from visiting Ukraine for Crimea remarks Updated: May-26-16 9:47 am
MOSCOW - The Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU says it has barred the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, from visiting Ukraine for the next five years.
- Russia accuses Turkey of supplying Islamic State extremists Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia has accused Turkey of supplying the Islamic State extremist group with components for improvised explosive devices.
- The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release Updated: May-25-16 2:00 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):
- UN laments absence of G-7 from key humanitarian summit Updated: May-24-16 1:46 pm
ISTANBUL, Turkey - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday criticized the leaders of the world's wealthiest countries for failing to attend a pivotal humanitarian summit in Turkey which culminated with a long list of commitments and question marks over their implementation.
- Leaders of 4 countries discuss settling Ukraine conflict Updated: May-23-16 8:06 pm
MOSCOW - The Kremlin says that the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine have spoken by telephone about ways to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- The Latest: UN says 50,000 civilians in Fallujah at risk Updated: May-23-16 3:03 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local):
- Canada beats Finland 2-0 to win world hockey championship Updated: May-22-16 5:03 pm
MOSCOW - Canada defeated previously unbeaten Finland 2-0 in the gold medal game at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday.
- In swing state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump Updated: May-21-16 1:05 pm
WESTERVILLE, Ohio - For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he'll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery.
- NATO chief: 'Broad agreement' to seek meeting with Russia Updated: May-20-16 9:03 am
BRUSSELS - NATO has reached "broad agreement" to seek another meeting with Russia before NATO leaders meet in Warsaw this July, the alliance's chief said Friday.
- Russian opposition leader, 5 others hurt in Cossack attack Updated: May-17-16 1:54 pm
MOSCOW - A group of Cossacks attacked Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his associates and beat some of them outside an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, an assault highlighting an increasingly harsh environment for Kremlin critics.
- Newsletters released from secretive National Security Agency Updated: May-17-16 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - In-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site - part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
- Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win, Russians cry foul Updated: May-15-16 9:32 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Crimean Tatars on Sunday celebrated Ukrainian singer Jamala's win at Eurovision with a song that sheds light on their horrific deportations to Central Asia under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin but also hints at their recent treatment under Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Poster at Lithuanian eatery: Trump locking lips with Putin Updated: May-14-16 10:54 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A street artist in Lithuania has adorned a barbecue restaurant with a poster showing Donald Trump locking lips with Vladimir Putin.
- A clash of ideas: Bosnian Serbs rally for and against govt Updated: May-14-16 10:01 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday in separate demonstrations for and against the regional Bosnian Serb government in the northern city of Banja Luka, kept apart by police and barricades to prevent violence.
- Russian media resignations follow increased pressure Updated: May-13-16 5:09 pm
MOSCOW - Once a rather stolid operation focused on business news, the RBC group in recent years had become a standout among Russia's constricting field of independent news media. Then came stories that the Kremlin and President Vladimir Putin may have found far too revealing.
- A wave of bad news batters Olympics past, present and future Updated: May-13-16 2:35 pm
LONDON - Doping scandals. Bribery allegations. Fears about Zika. Political, economic and corruption crises.
- Column: Throw Russia out but keep Kenya in the Rio Games Updated: May-13-16 1:45 pm
The trouble with collective punishment is that innocent people get hurt. Banning both Russia and Kenya from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for doping would rob athletes who haven't sunk to pills and needles of a life-changing opportunity.
- Putin warns Russia will respond to NATO missile shield Updated: May-13-16 12:55 pm
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the development of NATO's U.S.-led missile defense program as a threat to global security and vowed that Russia will take the necessary steps to maintain a strategic parity.
- 10 Things to Know for Today Updated: May-13-16 5:33 am
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