Russian troops join combat in Syria, sources say
Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources told Reuters Wednesday.
Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side
The publicity stunt recalls previous shots of the Russian president shirtless riding a horse, flying a supersonic jet and hunting a tiger.
Ukraine is still at war, and its bloodiest battle isn't over
The year-long war in the east continues to grip the country despite two ceasefires and other diplomatic efforts to end the violence that's killed nearly 7,000 people.
Russia lifts Wikipedia ban after it edits drugs entry
Russia's media watchdog said Tuesday it had lifted a short-lived ban on Russian-language Wikipedia over an entry on a form of cannabis.
Whoever masterminded the Bangkok bombing was acting on home turf, police say
It's 'unlikely' that international terrorist groups were behind Monday's deadly bombing in Bangkok.
Russia's famously crooked courts are now going after foreigners
They're foreign citizens who've fallen afoul of the Kremlin and wound up on Russian soil to pay the price.
This German newspaper thought Russia might invade Berlin
Old habits die hard.
Russia bans, un-bans Reddit, continues streak of failing at the internet
It's not just Reddit.
Next on Russia’s blacklist: Foreign condoms?
Trade authorities think the country shouldn't spend Russia's public funds on foreign-made prophylactics.
It’s insanely expensive to bribe Russian officials these days
Want to beat that speeding ticket? It'll cost you double.
Putin’s pal Gerard Depardieu isn't the only foreign celeb on Ukraine's blacklist
Five hundred actors, musicians and other cultural figures who've shown Russia love may also get banned from entering Ukraine.
Islamic State recruiters are coming for Russia’s best and brightest
Officials hope hotlines and psychology courses will help.
Single Siberian migration peopled the Americas, DNA research shows
Scientists say Native American ancestors first reached the New World in a single migration from Siberia about 23,000 years ago.
New footage of MH17 crash site 'sickens' viewers a year on
The timing of the video's release is just uncanny.
The Iran deal is a really mixed bag for Russia
Moscow could run into new problems with the re-emerging oil power.
Russia’s Air Force is crashing and burning at an alarming rate
In little more than a month, it’s lost six planes in a variety of mishaps, from simple runway crashes to deadly disasters.
Can’t beat Russia? Ukraine's banks say just sue it
Privatbank and Oschadbank want to take legal action against Russia for annexing Crimea.
Russia vetoes UN draft resolution on Srebrenica 'genocide'
Britain had put forward the text, hoping the Security Council would formally recognize Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.
12 NGOs may soon be blackballed in Russia
Seven of the organizations are based in the United States, three work on Ukraine and two are Polish-based.
Russian police just published a guide to taking selfies without killing yourself
People are seriously injuring themselves taking selfies.
Blatter expected to attend World Cup draw in Russia on July 25
Blatter resigned from FIFA after US and Swiss authorities widened their investigations into bribery and corruption at world soccer's governing body.
Call it an arms race
Russia and NATO are gearing up, just in case.
The world has gone retro: Russia and NATO are making the Cold War hot again
Analysis: There’s an arms race, war games and even nuclear saber-rattling. But some important things have changed since the old Cold War.
Putin says Russia beefing up nuclear arsenal, NATO denounces 'saber-rattling'
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Exclusive: Russia and the US are competing for a space partnership with Brazil
It's opening up yet another theater in their rivalry for allies and influence.
Time for Turkey’s president to learn about sharing
For the first time since the ruling AKP came to power in 2002, Erdogan's party is now required to form a coalition government after slipping at the polls.
Russia pushes ahead with World Cup plans despite Blatter resignation
Putin has remained a staunch advocate for the former head of FIFA, despite allegations of corruption.
What really hit MH17? Russia still can’t make up its mind
A Russian state-run defense firm says it was a Buk missile. Investigators are still blaming a Ukrainian air force jet.
Ukraine’s economy is expected to shrink 9 percent this year
Experts are revising forecasts downward for Ukraine and upward for Russia. But both economies are predicted to contract.
Chechnya's strongman keeps brazenly defying the Kremlin. Can he be tamed?
Meet Ramzan Kadyrov, Russia’s other photo-friendly strongman.
Russia wants the US to stop ruining soccer
According to Putin, FIFA executives are being investigated because of American imperialism.