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Suicidal Bombers Over Gaza and a World Coming Apart

Danny Schechter | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

While Washington is busy lecturing Russia on a loss of human life in that plane crash, they are enabling the deadly Israeli bombardment targeting civilians, and now, after so much damage has been done, claim to want to stop it.

Russian Lawmakers Cancel Resolution For Using Troops In Ukraine

AP | By LYNN BERRY | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia...

EU Leader On Russia: 'They Are Intending To Build Up'

Posted 04.05.2014 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — EU foreign ministers stressed the need Saturday for Russia to defuse tensions with Ukraine following a two-day informal meetin...

Is Crimea Obama's Fault? Why Deterrence Failed in Crimea

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel Altman

No amount of blustery rhetoric from the White House would have changed the fact that the United States has no vital interest in keeping Crimea's ethnic-Russian majority population in Ukraine.

Wonder Where the World's Leaders Vacation?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You might be going on vacation this Presidents Day weekend, but not the kinds of vacations that President Obama, Prince Charles, and other world leaders take.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - the Olympics Are Inspirational Even in Times of Security Concerns and Controversy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are my top five recommendations of ways to be supportive of athletes and Russians who are gay and dealing with this law and its challenges at the Sochi Games:

German President Boycotting Russia Olympics

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Sochi, Russia next year. Der Spiegel reports ...

Putin Foe Navalny Freed But Still Under Kremlin's Thumb

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday returned to Moscow a free man after a court in the northern Kirov region turned his five-year penal ...

Chomsky: Obama-Putin Tiff Reignites Big Debate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Antiwar activist and author Noam Chomsky said the recent tiff between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin has reignited a...

Cherry-Picking Evil

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Yes, we feel the outrage of Syria's horrific civil war, and no, we're not content doing nothing about that or any other massacre taking place on the planet, whether perpetrated by ally or designated enemy. But we're sick of the inane "solutions."

Russian Gay Activist's Plea: 'Get Us the Hell Out of Here'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Masha Gessen believes that it's time for Russian LGBT people to flee the country to escape what she says has now become "all-out war" against LGBT people in Russia. And she's calling on the United States to allow political asylum for LGBT Russians.

Russian Prime Minister: Free Pussy Riot

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed, a sign that the w...

Madonna Shows Support For 'Pussy Riot'

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment

MOSCOW -- Madonna has expressed her support for the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot by donning a black ski mask and scrawling the group...

Meet Russia's Opposition Leaders

Posted 06.12.2012 | World

Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Moscow on Tuesday to rally against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some of Russia's most impor...

Humiliating Setback For Putin Party

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 02.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Several thousand protesters took to the streets Monday night and accused Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party of rigging this weekend'...

World News To Be Thankful For (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With another Thanksgiving upon us, it's important to look beyond extravagant feasts and offer thanks for some of the global events that shape our live...

Putin To Protesters: You'll Be Beaten If You Continue To Rally

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin disparaged Russian dissidents in crude street language in an interview Monday and said they would keep gettin...

Hugo Chávez's Geopolitical Rivalry Reaching Soaring New Heights

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In an effort to build up his "multi-polar world," Chávez has allied himself with anti-democratic countries like China and Russia.

Putin's Winter Holiday PHOTOS: Skiing, Having Fun With Medvedev

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Putin's vacation photos are becoming an unavoidable part of life. Every few months they appear, reminding you of the Russian leader's amazing manlines...

Vladimir Putin Praises Stalin

Times Online | Tony Halpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Joseph Stalin sent millions to their deaths during his reign of terror, and his name was taboo for decades, but the dictator is a step closer to rehab...

Putin's First Column: 'Why It's Hard To Fire People'

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Shaun Walker in Moscow | The Independent In the past year he's been painting pictures, singing songs, and demonstrating his expert judo moves. Th...

Vladimir Putin Possibly Laying Groundwork For Presidential Return

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, has been accused of plotting his return as president after the Kremlin announced plans to strip judges of ...

Medvedev: Anti-Corruption Drive Failed So Far

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying on Tuesday his high-profile drive to cut corruption had so far failed....

Medvedev Interview: Russian President Breaks From Putin In Landmark Interview With Opposition Newspaper

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Breaking with the tone established by his predecessor Vladimir Putin, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev stated outright in an interview with a well-kn...

Russia Introduces Rearmament Plan, Including 'Strategic Nuclear Forces'

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Moscow will begin a comprehensive military rearmament from 2011....