- Chechen leader Kadyrov seeks apprentice on reality TV show Updated: Jun-30-16 2:31 pm
MOSCOW - Another powerful, controversial man is taking to reality TV to find an assistant - not Donald Trump but the leader of Chechnya.
- The Latest: UK govt puts off London airport runway decision Updated: Jun-30-16 2:21 pm
LONDON - The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):
- Putin issues decree to lift ban on tourism to Turkey Updated: Jun-30-16 12:51 pm
MOSCOW - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree lifting restrictions on tourism to Turkey following its' apology for downing a Russian warplane last year.
- Putin to visit Finland amid tensions in Baltic Sea region Updated: Jun-30-16 11:37 am
HELSINKI - Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Finland on Friday is expected to focus on cementing ties with its neighboring Western country amid heightened tensions in the region over sanctions and the Ukraine crisis.
- Airport attack comes just as Turkey tries to rebuild bridges Updated: Jun-30-16 10:34 am
ANKARA, Turkey - When he took office in May, Turkey's prime minister declared it was time for the country to put its international affairs in order and reclaim its place as an oasis of stability in a war-torn region. Turkey was trying to do just that - mending fences with both Israel and Russia only this week - when suicide bombers hit its main airport, throwing those plans into disarray.
- Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation Updated: Jun-27-16 4:30 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel and Turkey struck a broad reconciliation pact Monday that will restore full diplomatic relations after six years of animosity between the once-close Mideast powers.
- US complains to Russia over harassment of diplomats Updated: Jun-27-16 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department says U.S. and other western diplomats in Russia have reported a surge in harassment from Russian intelligence services, prompting high-level complaints from Washington to Moscow.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Jun-25-16 10:46 am
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Putin praises 'all-embracing' partnership of Russia, China Updated: Jun-25-16 7:19 am
BEIJING - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday emphasized economic ties with China and praised what he called Russia's "all-embracing and strategic partnership" with its neighbor, during a visit to Beijing that takes place against the background of a drop in trade and lingering mistrust.
- Russian governor suspected of accepting bribe of $454,000 Updated: Jun-24-16 3:45 pm
MOSCOW - A Russian governor has been arrested on charges of taking a 400,000-euro ($454,000) bribe, the nation's top investigative agency said Friday.
- Putin concerned about Mongolian dam threatening Lake Baikal Updated: Jun-23-16 2:37 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's President Vladimir Putin voiced strong concern Thursday about Mongolia's plans to build a hydroelectric plant on a river flowing into Lake Baikal, warning it could endanger the world's deepest lake.
- Germany warns of new risks to Europe; urges dialogue Updated: Jun-22-16 10:07 am
BERLIN - Seventy-five years after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, which led to the deaths of tens of millions, Germany's foreign minister warned Wednesday that "Europe is at risk of splitting along new divides," while Russia's president drew parallels to the lead-up to the attack and today, saying the West still seeks to isolate his country.
- Putin heads to China to cement ties, but obstacles remain Updated: Jun-22-16 2:32 am
MOSCOW - With President Vladimir Putin heading to China this weekend, officials in both countries extoll a blossoming "strategic partnership" between the two former communist rivals.
- The Latest: Russian sports ministry supports zero tolerance Updated: Jun-21-16 1:50 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The Latest on the special Olympic summit (all times local):
- Rebuking Trump, Biden warns against backsliding on democracy Updated: Jun-20-16 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Warning of a potential surge in anti-Americanism, Vice President Joe Biden tore into Donald Trump's views on foreign policy on Monday, urging the country not to follow the presumptive Republican nominee down a path of isolationism and bigotry.
- Putin brings together presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia Updated: Jun-20-16 1:18 pm
MOSCOW - In talks hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan have confirmed their readiness to seek a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
- World Orthodox leaders meet despite Russia's absence Updated: Jun-19-16 3:05 pm
ATHENS, Greece - The leaders of the world's Orthodox Christian churches have gathered on the Greek island of Crete for a landmark meeting, despite a boycott by the Russian church - the most populous in a religion of some 300 million people - and three other churches.
- Russia says US failed to provide Syrian opposition locations Updated: Jun-19-16 11:20 am
MOSCOW - The Russian military on Sunday rejected the Pentagon's accusations that it had deliberately targeted U.S.-backed Syrian opposition forces, arguing the U.S. had failed to warn about their locations.
- Azerbaijan hopes for political solution in Karabakh conflict Updated: Jun-19-16 10:16 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan's president has voiced hope that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be settled through talks but added that his nation won't accept the status quo.
- German FM warns against 'saber-rattling' toward Russia Updated: Jun-18-16 12:01 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany's foreign minister has warned against relying on "saber-rattling" in the wake of military exercises aimed at demonstrating NATO's resolve to defend members in eastern Europe against Russia if that becomes necessary.
- IOC offers full support for IAAF decision to ban Russians Updated: Jun-18-16 11:52 am
LONDON - The IOC threw its support behind the decision to ban Russia's track and field team from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and said Saturday it will take "further far-reaching measures" to crack down on doping ahead of the games.
- Stepanov on Russian ban: '80 percent sad, 20 percent hope' Updated: Jun-17-16 9:47 pm
There was no celebration at Vitaly and Yulia Stepanov's house when the news came down. "I'd say 80 percent sad, 20 percent hope," Vitaly Stepanov told The Associated Press.
- Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games Updated: Jun-17-16 8:24 pm
VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because the country has failed to do enough to clean up a deep-rooted doping system that tainted athletes who may be clean.
- Putin denies suggestions Russia would welcome Brexit Updated: Jun-17-16 4:49 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied suggestions that Russia would benefit from Britain's possible decision to leave the European Union.
- The Latest: Putin hopes for 'solution' for Russian athletes Updated: Jun-17-16 4:31 pm
VIENNA - The Latest on the IAAF's meeting on Russia (all times local):