Hopes faded that negotiators could forge a path toward resolving the security crisis surrounding Ukraine.
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NATO leaders rejected outright Russian demands that the alliance stop enlargement, pull back its forces from member states bordering Russia and guarantee that Ukraine will never join.
The leaders’ meeting seemed intended as a riposte to the "Summit for Democracy” that Biden hosted last week.
In the stretch of Europe from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, where Moscow and the West have competed for influence for decades, the threat of a new military conflict is growing.
With thousands of migrants stranded in the frigid cold on the edge of the European Union, the complex relationship between two allied autocrats looms large over the crisis.
Stranded for decades on the island, some bear three names, Japanese, Russian and Korean, representing different historical chapters. Now, many are planning their return.
Navalny is in the ninth month of a yearslong prison sentence, while Muratov shared the Nobel Peace Prize last week with journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines.
The weekend’s elections came amid a harsh crackdown on dissent by the Kremlin and murmurings of popular discontent.
The move seems likely to push resistance to Putin further underground as the Kremlin’s yearslong effort to suppress dissent enters a more aggressive phase.
The Russian president went up to the brink — and then, with the eyes of the world upon him, stepped back from it. State television images on Friday showed Russian forces that had amassed near Ukraine — sparking fears of an imminent full-scale war in ...