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Obama's Microphone Gaffe

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2012 | World

SEOUL, March 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was caught on camera on Monday assuring outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev he will have "...

Obama Urges North Korea To 'Pursue Peace'

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — President Barack Obama said Tuesday the threat of nuclear weapons remains a potent challenge for the globe to confront, tel...

Russia Warns Of 'Last Chance' For Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces attacked flashpoint areas Sunday, carrying out raids and clashing with rebels as President Bashar Assad's allies in Russi...

Putin And Friends Shake Off Election Stress

Posted 05.09.2012 | World

What better way to shake off elections stress than taking a little skiing trip. Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev hit the slopes on Thursday in a...

Making Sense of Kaleidoscopic Presidential Politics

William Bradley | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Presidential politics has gone kaleidoscopic. Between Mitt Romney's split decision on a not so Super Tuesday for him and the big geopolitically-driven crises President Barack Obama has to manage, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. Here's a view of the forest.

What You May Not Have Heard About Putin's Election

Beth Knobel | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Beth Knobel

People are angry, but some are already resigned to six more years of Putin. It reminds me of the old Russian saying: "We hoped things would be better, but they turned out like always."

The Revolution That Wasn't

The European Magazine | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
The European Magazine

Of course one has to be careful about taking their statements at face value, but a bit of research backs up their pessimism: There will be no Russian Spring. But why not?

Protesters Brave Grueling Conditions

AP | ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO | Posted 04.12.2012 | World

MOSCOW — The faces of the Russian protesters who braved brutal cold to express their discontent were as varied as the vast country itself: youth...

Nuclear Submarine Fire Put Out

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 12.30.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Firefighters extinguished a massive fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine Friday as some crew members remained inside, officials sa...

Medvedev Offers Limited Reforms

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- President Dmitry Medvedev responded to protests over the fraud-tainted election by proposing some reforms Thursday to liberalize Russia's po...

Kim Jong Il's Visit To China And Russia

Posted 02.17.2012 | World

The deceased leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il visited both China and Russia as recently as this past August. As the Associated Press notes, he appear...

Russia To Investigate Election Fraud Allegations

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced on his Facebook page Sunday that he has ordered a probe into the allegations of electoral f...

Medvedev's Twitter Obscenity

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

(Note strong language in paragraph 4) MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev caused shock and jeers on Wednesday ...

Russian Watchdog Registers More Than 4,700 Election Law Violations

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

MOSCOW — A court on Friday found Russia's only independent election watchdog guilty of violations, casting doubt on its ability to monitor Sunda...

Medvedev Flexes Muscles Over U.S. Missile Defense Plans

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev officially commissioned a new military early warning radar Tuesday, saying it shows Russia's readiness to res...

Medvedev To Reduce Unpopular Military Draft

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.25.2012 | World

MOSCOW — The Russian military will rely increasingly on volunteer soldiers and sharply reduce the number of draftees, President Dmitry Medvedev ...

WATCH: Russian President Shows Off His Dance Moves

Posted 11.25.2011 | World

Look at those moves! During a visit to a school in the Karelia region Thursday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (albeit reluctantly) showed off one ...

WATCH: Newscaster Flips Obama The Bird On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

It's the finger heard around the world. Tatyana Limanova, a newscaster for Russia's REN TV, a privately held network, has taken the Internet by sto...

Medvedev: Russian Missiles May Target U.S. Missile Defense Sites

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia threatened on Wednesday to deploy missiles to target the U.S. missile shield in Europe if Washington fails to assuage Moscow's c...

Q & A: Russian National Elections in 2011 and 2012

Human Rights Watch | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Introduction What offices are being filled and for what terms? Why do critics say the Duma does not represent political pluralism? What about ...

Obama's Russia Policy: Trust, Don't Verify

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Ken Blackwell

Forget for the moment that Dmitri Medvedev faithfully plays the monkey to Vladimir Putin's organ grinder, what possible common interest could we have with Russia in framing a policy on Iran ?

Obama Says No To World Summit Tradition

AP | JAYMES SONG | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — Chinese President Hu Jintao in pastels and plumerias? Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sporting pineapples and palm trees? It didn't...

Obama In Hawaii For Diplomatic Talks

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — Searching for help, President Barack Obama lobbied the skeptical leaders of Russia and China on Saturday for support in keeping Iran ...

Russian President Talks Tough Over Control Of Arctic Sea

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that Russia must invest more in the Arctic amid tough competition from other nations for the region's ...

WATCH: Medvedev's Face-Off With Putin On The Badminton Court

Posted 12.24.2011 | World

Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin has become globally for his "alpha dog" image -- riding motorcycles, fly-fishing and diving for "sunken treasure"...