Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia

Mar 2, 2015

Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia

Estonians voted Sunday in an election marked by jitters over a militarily resurgent Russia and a popular pro-Kremlin party, with the security-focused center-left coalition tipped for another term. Moscow’s annexation of Crimea last year and its meddling in eastern Ukraine have galvanized the European ...

Mar 1, 2015

List grows of Putin critics who met violent deaths

Boris Nemtsov joins a string of prominent Kremlin opponents murdered or found dead in unexplained circumstances. They include: Feb. 27, 2015: leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov, 55, is gunned down at around 23:15 on a bridge adjacent to the ...

Prominent Putin critic shot dead near Kremlin

Feb 28, 2015

Prominent Putin critic shot dead near Kremlin

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down near the Kremlin on Saturday, just a day before a planned protest against the government. Russia’s top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible ...

Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

Feb 25, 2015

Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing its trust in tough guys. But he is running for prime minister in Israel. Lawyerly and unimposing, the opposition Labor Party leader has ...

Virginia ex-first lady sentenced to prison for corruption

Feb 21, 2015

Virginia ex-first lady sentenced to prison for corruption

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to 12 months and one day in prison for her federal corruption conviction for taking bribes from a businessman. McDonnell, 60, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Spencer to two years of probation ...