- Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style Updated: Jul-05-15 6:18 pm
PARIS - Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris' fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week - that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline Andre and Ulyana Sergeenko:
- Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations Updated: Jul-03-15 3:53 pm
MOSCOW - Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target.
- Russian MiG fighter crashes in southern Russia, pilot lives Updated: Jul-03-15 1:47 pm
MOSCOW - The Russian Defense Ministry says a Russian air force fighter jet has crashed in the south but its pilot ejected safely.
- Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades Updated: Jul-03-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.
- Russia dissatisfied with MH17 report by Dutch Safety Board Updated: Jul-02-15 10:46 am
MOSCOW - A draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine fails to offer a comprehensive picture, a Russian aviation official said Thursday.
- UEFA confirms Rubin Kazan to get Europa League place Updated: Jul-02-15 10:09 am
MOSCOW - UEFA has confirmed that Rubin Kazan will replace fellow Russian club Dynamo Moscow in the Europa League after the latter broke financial fair play rules.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Former Russian PM Yevgeny Primakov dies at 85 Updated: Jun-26-15 8:13 am
MOSCOW - Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, whose career included desperate but unsuccessful diplomatic efforts to avert wars in Iraq and NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia, has died. He was 85.
- NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine Updated: Jun-25-15 2:59 pm
BRUSSELS - Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't finished using his military in eastern Ukraine, the top U.S. military commander for NATO said Thursday as the U.S. and its allies outlined additional support for Kiev, including aid in defusing roadside bombs.
- Europe seeks to counter Kremlin success pushing world view Updated: Jun-25-15 11:14 am
MOSCOW - Larry King's back on the air, beaming his high-octane brand of talk to households around the world. Where can you catch him? Kremlin-backed TV.
- Moscow officials allow vote on restoring Soviet-era statue Updated: Jun-25-15 7:34 am
MOSCOW - Moscow election officials cleared the way Thursday for a popular vote on whether to restore a statue of the Soviet secret police's founder to a square in central Moscow.
- US general: Russian military presence in Ukraine irrefutable Updated: Jun-24-15 11:26 am
VIENNA - The commander of U.S. troops in Europe has dismissed claims by Russia that it is staying out of the Ukraine conflict, speaking of "clear and irrefutable evidence" to the contrary.
- Putin slams group warning Russians against visiting Crimea Updated: Jun-23-15 10:22 am
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin says a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea is serving foreign interests.
- Torpedo Moscow on brink of financial collapse Updated: Jun-23-15 9:26 am
MOSCOW - Torpedo Moscow is on the brink of collapse after withdrawing from the Russian league because of financial problems.
- Russia security czar: More than 1,000 Russians fight with IS Updated: Jun-22-15 1:01 pm
MOSCOW - More than 1,000 Russian nationals have joined the Islamic State group and they could pose a major threat when they return, Russia's Security Council chief said.
- Putin discusses Ukraine in call with Merkel, Hollande Updated: Jun-22-15 12:01 pm
MOSCOW - The Kremlin says leaders of Russia, France and Germany have discussed the Ukraine crisis before a new round of diplomatic efforts.