Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice, inquiry told

Jan 28, 2015

Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice, inquiry told

Ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope, told British police that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally behind the attack, an inquiry into his killing heard Tuesday. Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but ...

Rocket attack in Ukraine 'targeted civilians': U.N.

Jan 27, 2015

Rocket attack in Ukraine 'targeted civilians': U.N.

The U.N. said Monday that a rocket attack that killed 30 people in a city in eastern Ukraine deliberately targeted civilians, as Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned Western calls to rein in a pro-Moscow insurgency. A senior U.N. official told an emergency Security Council ...

Jan 27, 2015

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights ...

Jan 26, 2015

A Soviet liberator speaks out

It was the silence, the smell of ashes and the boundless surrounding expanse that struck Soviet soldier Ivan Martynushkin when his unit arrived to liberate the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in January 1945. As they entered the camp for the first time, the ...

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Jan 26, 2015

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people, President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday during an emergency meeting of his Security Council. U.S. President Barack ...

Pro-Russian rebels attack key Ukrainian port; at least 30 reported dead

Jan 25, 2015

Pro-Russian rebels attack key Ukrainian port; at least 30 reported dead

Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, prompting the European Union’s foreign policy chief to warn of a further “grave deterioration” in EU-Russian relations. Mariupol’s city administration said the rebels had killed at least 30 ...

Ukrainian rebels launch offensive

Jan 24, 2015

Ukrainian rebels launch offensive

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting. The main separatist leader in the rebellious Donetsk region vowed to push ...

Jan 24, 2015

Founder of Russian gay teen site convicted of 'propaganda'

A Russian court on Friday convicted a journalist who set up a website to support gay, lesbian and transgender teenagers under a controversial law banning “gay propaganda” aimed at minors. The social networking site, called Children 404, is used by thousands of teenagers to ...