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Former Soviet leader Gorbachev hospitalized, ‘determined to fight for life’

Mikhail Gorbachev.  AP file  Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalized but is determined to fight for his life, Russian press agencies reported Thursday.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Diplomatic exit? Ukraine players converge on Paris

Ukrainian men wearing camouflage uniforms march along a street at a memorial for people killed during clashes with police at Kiev's Independence Square, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force. AP

Top diplomats from the West and Russia trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine are gathering in Paris on Wednesday as tensions simmered over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Who’s at the door? Oh, it’s Gorbachev

In this Dec. 16, 1984 file photo, Mikhail S. Gorbachev poses with Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the prime minister's official country residence in Chequers, north of London. AP PHOTO

In the scripted world of high-profile diplomacy, every move is planned weeks in advance, with seating charts, menus and toasts subject to careful scrutiny.

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

Back in the USSR? Key Soviet document is missing

Mikhail Gorbachev.  AP file  Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

The powerful Soviet Union may still exist after all — at least on paper.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ukraine marks 26th anniversary of Chernobyl

Ukraine’s president vowed Thursday that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor as Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians marked the 26th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Posted: April 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »