U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Jul 23, 2014

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Britain on Tuesday announced an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian former spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea. The move comes as London pushes for greater sanctions against Moscow over the downing ...

Rush-hour Moscow subway train derails; 21 dead, 136 hurt

Jul 16, 2014

Rush-hour Moscow subway train derails; 21 dead, 136 hurt

A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow’s streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were hospitalized, many with serious injuries. The Russian capital’s airports ...

Ukraine pounds pro-Russia rebels after failed truce

Jul 2, 2014

Ukraine pounds pro-Russia rebels after failed truce

Ukrainian tanks and fighter bombers resumed their assault on pro-Russian insurgents Tuesday after Kiev’s Western-backed leader brushed off a last-gasp European effort to save a tenuous 10-day truce. The return of all-out fighting in Europe’s worst security crisis in nearly two decades drew the ...

Russia stands firm on Crimea standoff despite sanctions

Mar 7, 2014

Russia stands firm on Crimea standoff despite sanctions

Russia stood firm Friday in its standoff with the West over Ukraine’s flash point peninsula of Crimea despite sanctions over the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. The heads of Russia’s two houses of Parliament indicated President Vladimir Putin’s resolve by announcing that ...

Ukraine opposition presses for more concessions

Jan 29, 2014

Ukraine opposition presses for more concessions

Ukraine’s opposition Wednesday pressed for more concessions from President Viktor Yanukovych to resolve a deadly political crisis, including an amnesty for jailed activists, after securing the resignation of the prime minister and his entire government. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was expected to ...