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Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit

In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott and President of Russia Vladimir Putin hold koala's during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.  AP

BRISBANE — Vladimir Putin jetted out of Australia Sunday after a testy G20 summit where he faced concerted Western fire over the Ukraine crisis, saying he left slightly early because he needed to get some sleep.   The Russian strongman, a judo black belt who prides himself on his stamina, left before the final communique […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

A pilot climbs from a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania Monday Oct. 20, 2014 . AP FILE PHOTO

NATO on Wednesday reported an “unusual” spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snowplough driver in Total CEO’s Russia plane crash drunk–investigators

In this image from a video provided by the APTN, TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia, Monday night, Oct. 20, 2014. AP

The driver of a snowplough involved in a deadly accident at a Moscow airport that killed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Total confirms death of CEO Christophe de Margerie

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie. AFP FILE PHOTO

French oil giant Total confirmed Tuesday that its CEO Christophe de Margerie had been killed in a plane crash at a Moscow airport.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Putin orders troops away from Ukraine border

Russian President Vladimir Putin AP FILE PHOTO

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »