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Putin, Obama discuss solution to Ukraine crisis

A Ukrainian serviceman holds a Ukrainian flag before leaving the Belbek airbase near Sevastopol, Crimea, Friday, March 28, 2014. Ukraine started withdrawing its troops and weapons from Crimea, now controlled by Russia. Russia's president says Ukraine could regain some arms and equipment of military units in Crimea that did not switch their loyalty to Russia. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian crisis, while Ukraine’s fugitive leader urged a nationwide referendum that would serve Moscow’s purpose of turning its neighbor into a loosely knit federation.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

A wounded pro-Western activist sits after clashes with pro-Russia activists at the local administration building in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Supporters of new Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia demonstrators clashed in Kharkiv, a mostly Russian-speaking region in eastern Ukraine. AP

Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests in Ukraine. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react to the action by Russian troops based in the strategic region and more flown in, aided by pro-Russian Ukrainian groups.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

A man is stretchered out of a military transport aircraft carrying wounded Ukrainian protesters at the Air Force Base 90, outside Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Ukrainian authorities sent eleven wounded protesters, mainly with gunshot and blast related injuries, for treatment in Romania. AP

Russia’s parliament approved a motion to use the country’s military in Ukraine after a request from President Vladimir Putin as protests in Russian-speaking cities turned violent Saturday, sparking fears of a wide-scale invasion.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Student kills teacher, guard in Moscow school

Special police officers stand guard in front a school in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Moscow police said an armed teenager burst into the school and killed a security guard and a teacher before being taken into custody.  AP

Moscow police say an armed teenager burst into his school and killed a security guard and a teacher before being taken into custody.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Protests continue in tense Ukraine capital

An activist holds a European Union flag during a rally at European Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Demonstators rallied in the center of Kiev to demand that the Ukrainian government reverse course and sign a landmark agreement with the European Union in defiance of Russia. AP

Hundreds of angry Ukrainians have clashed with riot police outside the government building as protests continue in Kiev over the government’s abrupt decision to pause integration with the West and tilt toward Moscow.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Analysis: Russia wants seat back at Mideast table

In this June 18, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, left, go to shake hands during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. In a few days' worth of opportunistic diplomacy, Vladimir Putin has revived memories of an era many thought long gone, where the United States and Soviet Union jostled for influence in a Middle East torn between two powers. AP

The U.S. deal with Russia to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons has pulled the Obama administration into deep waters: the Kremlin’s long-standing drive to put the brakes on American power and to restore Moscow to its place as a pivotal Mideast player.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

10 trafficking victims barred from leaving PH

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Ten suspected human-trafficking victims bound for Russia were barred from leaving the country earlier this week, Immigration officer-in-charge Siegfred Mison said Saturday.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Gay rights controversy on sideline at worlds

In this file photo taken on Monday, May 30, 2011, Russian lawmaker Yelena Mizulina speaks during a news conference on proposed legislation to curb the number of abortions in Russia, in Moscow, Russia. Mizulina has used her position as the head of the Committee on Family, Women and Children to author increasingly conservative laws, including a new Russian bill outlawing “homosexual propaganda” that was signed into law in June. AP

Competitors at the world athletics championships are keeping their eyes focused on the finish line and relegating the controversy over Russia’s new ban on gay “propaganda” to their peripheral vision.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia gives Snowden document allowing him to leave airport—report

Snowden. AP FILE PHOTO

Russia’s migration service has provided fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden with a document that allows him to leave the Moscow airport transit zone where he has been holed up for the last month, the RIA Novosti news agency said Wednesday.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snowden requests meeting with Moscow activists

Edward Snowden AP FILE PHOTO

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has requested a meeting with leading rights activists and lawyers at the airport in Moscow where he has been stuck in transit for the last three weeks, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 people hospitalized after Moscow metro fire

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Authorities say that parts of Moscow’s metro are shut down after a fire at a station close to the Kremlin injured dozens of people.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia fears ‘out of control’ North Korea situation, says foreign minister

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Russia warned on Friday that a flare-up in tensions between North Korea and the United States could get out of control, urging all sides involved in the standoff to refrain from muscle-flexing.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Meteor explodes over Russia, 1,100 injured

A circular hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor reportedly struck the lake near Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people. AP Photo

With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky Friday and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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