Sep 7, 2014

Iran arrests suspected nuclear plant saboteur

Iranian authorities have arrested a Ukrainian national suspected of sabotage at the country’s sole nuclear power plant, an Iranian newspaper reported Sunday. The report in the Hamshahri daily said the “Ukrainian expert” was affiliated with a Russian contractor that works in Iran’s Bushehr nuclear ...

Kiev church leader says Putin is under Satan's influence

Sep 7, 2014

Kiev church leader says Putin is under Satan's influence

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fallen under the spell of Satan and faces eternal damnation unless he repents, a top Ukrainian clergyman said Saturday in an unusually blunt statement that squarely blamed the Russian leader for the war in Ukraine. Patriarch Filaret heads the ...

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, ...

In a NATO state of mind

Sep 5, 2014

In a NATO state of mind

by George Will

Can social media really add anything to the fact that a nuclear power — governed by an unconstrained despot fueled by a dangerous brew of disappointment, resentment and contempt — is dismembering another nation?

Ukraine, rebels vow to back peace plan, cease-fire

Sep 5, 2014

Ukraine, rebels vow to back peace plan, cease-fire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order cease-fires on Friday, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five-month war in Ukraine’s east. The breakthrough came after a week in ...

Sep 4, 2014

Putin hails Soviet victory over Japan in courting Mongolia

Russian President Vladimir Putin cited a 1939 Soviet victory over the Imperial Japanese Army as a foundation of relations with Mongolia during a visit to Ulan Bator on Wednesday, despite a risk of upsetting Tokyo. Putin’s reference to the battles of Khalkhin Gol could ...

Obama calls Ukraine 'a moment of testing' for West

Sep 4, 2014

Obama calls Ukraine 'a moment of testing' for West

President Barack Obama on Wednesday harshly condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe and pledged that NATO will protect allies who fear they will be Moscow’s next target. Standing on Russia’s doorstep, Obama declared “this is a moment of ...