Russia Calls New US Sanctions Useless
December 20 2014 9:19 AM
Despite its crumbling economy, Russia says a new round of U.S. sanctions won't have the desired effect.
Putin Urges Russian Secret Services To Tackle 'Modern Challenges'
December 20 2014 6:33 AM
Putin, himself a former KGB agent, sent the message in a letter to to veterans and current operatives of Russia's security services on the day...
Netanyahu Uses European Censure To Move Against Domestic Rivals
December 19 2014 11:07 AM
It's still unclear whether his strategy will be an effective one with Israeli voters.
Russia Is Our Strategic Problem, Not Ukraine: EU
December 19 2014 3:34 AM
EU leaders decided to maintain a tough stance toward Russia Thursday, while also sustaining mutually beneficial commerce.
Obama Signs Bill To Give Ukraine Military Aid
December 18 2014 4:03 PM
The White House does not have immediate plans to impose the sanctions the law authorizes.
On Arming Ukraine, Obama Battles Congress
December 18 2014 1:11 PM
President Obama is pondering whether to sign a bill allowing the U.S. to give weapons to the Ukrainian military.
The Best Quotes From Putin's Annual Press Conference
December 18 2014 11:07 AM
The Russian president once again brought out the symbol of the Russian bear to illustrate that he would not back down under Western pressure.
French Parliament Passes Deficit-Cutting 2015 Budget
December 18 2014 7:28 AM
The French parliament approved President Francois Hollande’s revised 2015 deficit-cutting budget on Thursday.
Russia Minister Says Ukraine Sanctions Could Last 'Decades'
December 18 2014 3:02 AM
Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told a Russian paper: "When a U.S. law is passed it is very hard to change it afterwards."
Three Arrested In Europe Over Plot To Sell Weapons To FARC
December 17 2014 11:27 PM
The men were charged with conspiracy to kill employees of the U.S., and with conspiracy to provide material support to a Colombian rebel group.
Russian Bank Run Coming? Depends Which Russian Outlets You Ask
December 17 2014 1:20 PM
The ruble crisis is overstated, says Russian state-owned media. Kremlin-critical outlets, however, are piling on and linking the crisis to Ukraine.
An ISIS Hideaway In The Balkans
December 17 2014 12:16 PM
Foreigners going to Syria and Iraq to fight with ISIS use the Balkan states as one of their main transit points.
Italy Sends Typhoon Jets To Baltics To Counter Russian Threat
December 17 2014 11:51 AM
As Russian flights probe NATO airspace, Europe sends its most advanced warplanes to the Eastern border.
Reverend Libby Lane Named Church Of England's First Female Bishop
December 17 2014 8:35 AM
Lane will be taking over the post of Bishop of Stockport that has been vacant since May.
Netanyahu Tells EU To Put Hamas Back On Its Terror List
December 17 2014 8:19 AM
The prime minister said that Israel expects the bloc to act “immediately” to annul the decision.
Advocates Demand Release Of CIA Whistleblower
December 16 2014 6:20 PM
Supporters say Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, the former agent accused of leaking information to James Risen, is no criminal.
Russians Both Shrug And Worry As Ruble Nosedives
December 16 2014 4:42 PM
Most Russians aren't exposed to the economic woes stemming from the ruble's collapse, but some say they are hit hard.
Putin's Aggressiveness Unlikely To Change As Ruble Falls
December 16 2014 3:28 PM
The Russian currency is in serious trouble, and so is the nation's economy, but the president is unlikely to back off.
Denmark Claims North Pole (But Promises To Share)
December 16 2014 9:14 AM
Danish officials acknowledge it could take two or three decades to gain global acceptance of their claim.
Thousands March In Germany Anti-Islamization Protests
December 16 2014 8:07 AM
Demonstrators marched through Dresden with banners bearing slogans such as “protect our homeland” and “no Sharia law in Europe.”