Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

Aug 26, 2015

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors. Oleg Sentsov, 39, was convicted of masterminding arson attacks on pro-Kremlin ...

Aug 25, 2015

Japan says Russian official's suicide remark 'unproductive'

Japan’s top government spokesman on Tuesday expressed his displeasure over a high-ranking Russian official’s Twitter posting in which he used a word for ritual suicide once practiced in Japan after Tokyo criticized the Russian prime minister’s visit to a disputed island. “I was surprised. ...

Aug 23, 2015

Putin to be notable absentee at Ukraine crisis talks

The heads of Germany and France will meet Kiev’s pro-Western leader in Berlin on Monday for Ukrainian crisis talks most notable for their diplomatically-charged exclusion of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have put enormous political onus on ...

Aug 20, 2015

Putin offers citizenship to boxer Roy Jones Jr.

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered citizenship to U.S. former world champion boxer Roy Jones Jr. during a meeting in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed from Ukraine. Jones, 46, told Putin he enjoys visiting Russia, although it would be easier if he had a ...