May 25, 2015

About 100 U.S., European jets join Arctic exercise near Russia

About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 ...

Russia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine

May 25, 2015

Russia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine

The Russian Embassy in Ukraine says it has still not been given access to two Russian citizens detained earlier this month on suspicion of fighting alongside separatists in the eastern region of Luhansk. The Russian Embassy said Monday that it filed a formal request ...

May 25, 2015

Russia's new 'undesirables' law draws Western ire

The European Union joined the United States on Sunday in condemning a Russian crackdown on “undesirable” nongovernmental organizations, calling it a “worrying step” that would stifle free speech. Under the law signed by President Vladimir Putin on Saturday evening, Russian prosecutors will be able ...

Rebel commander reportedly killed in eastern Ukraine

May 24, 2015

Rebel commander reportedly killed in eastern Ukraine

A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced. The defense ministry of the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic confirmed that Alexei Mozgovoi, the commander of a police battalion in the war-torn ...

May 23, 2015

Russian woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie

A young Russian woman accidentally shot herself in the head with a pistol while posing for a selfie, Russian news agencies reported Friday, citing police. The 21-year-old found a 9-mm handgun left behind by a security guard at her Moscow office and decided to ...