U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

Sep 13, 2014

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

The United States and the European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behavior” in Ukraine despite a fragile truce. Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail the peace push aimed at halting ...

Protests, anger, doubt prevail at Ferguson meeting

Sep 10, 2014

Protests, anger, doubt prevail at Ferguson meeting

Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since his death as a chance to promote community healing. Instead, they were greeted Tuesday ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

Sep 10, 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

To the sound of whirring clippers, Hong Kong democracy activists shaved their heads Tuesday in a symbolic act of protest against China’s increased political control over the city. Dozens of pro-democracy campaigners gathered in a church hall packed with supporters and press for the ...

Sep 10, 2014

China offers hefty rewards for 'terrorism' tips in Xinjiang

China is offering up to 1 million yuan ($160,000) in rewards to “terrorism” informants in its western Xinjiang region, state media said on Tuesday, in the latest policy aimed at getting a handle on unrest there. Authorities in numerous regions and provinces around China ...

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach cease-fire deal

Sep 6, 2014

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach cease-fire deal

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a cease-fire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended. The cease-fire deal was struck in the Belarusian capital, ...

Ukraine agrees to 'permanent cease-fire' with Russia

Sep 3, 2014

Ukraine agrees to 'permanent cease-fire' with Russia

Ukraine’s beleaguered President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday that he and Russia’s Vladimir Putin had agreed to a “permanent cease-fire” in the east of the former Soviet country. Poroshenko’s office said the agreement was reached in a telephone exchange that was preceded only a ...

Sep 3, 2014

Russian fund hides names of key U.S. advisers from its website

A $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday, making it more difficult to find the names of prominent U.S. and European executives on its ...