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 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 ...

NATO: the Russian bear's bugbear

| Sep 3, 2014

NATO: the Russian bear's bugbear

NATO has been a bugbear for the Kremlin, a monstrous threat used to keep Russians in line, but Moscow’s nightmare is now coming true as a new Cold War hangs over Europe, analysts say. At a summit in Wales on Thursday and Friday NATO ...

Putin seen digging in for long Ukraine fight

Sep 3, 2014

Putin seen digging in for long Ukraine fight

Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. The four-month conflict has now reached a ...

Sep 1, 2014

Pussy Riot to Australia: Don't invite Putin to G-20

The two best known members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot on Saturday called on Australia to withdraw its invitation to President Vladimir Putin to attend this year’s G-20 summit. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, in Sydney to speak at a festival, spent 22 ...