Oct 22, 2014

Japan to use English name for Georgia, not Russian

The government has decided to change the way it refers to the country of Georgia in Japanese, and will stop using a pronunciation derived from the Russian language, an official said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to notify visiting Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili ...

Hunt for sub sends Cold War chill across Baltic

| Oct 22, 2014

Hunt for sub sends Cold War chill across Baltic

by Karl Ritter

Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In scenes reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops have combed the Stockholm archipelago since Friday for signs ...

Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine

Oct 21, 2014

Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine

The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War. Swedish soldiers and sailors were scouring the sea southeast of Stockholm in the biggest operation of ...

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

Oct 20, 2014

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

The Swedish military has presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports it was on the “hunt” for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a tip-off about a “man-made object” off the coast ...

Oct 20, 2014

Germany says Ukraine rebels downed MH17 with seized missiles: report

German intelligence has accused pro-Russian rebels of shooting down a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine using missiles captured from government forces, a media report said Sunday. Kiev and the West have previously charged that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was blown out of the sky ...

Oct 19, 2014

Ukraine says it has agreed on interim gas price with Russia

Ukraine’s and Russia’s leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies this winter, but Kiev may need international help to pay, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday. Poroshenko met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Milan on Friday to discuss ...