Money trail leads to Putin's circle

/ Apr 28, 2014

Money trail leads to Putin's circle

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Outside a Moscow stadium one night in 2006, deputy central banker Andrei Kozlov was walking to his car after playing soccer when two men opened fire, pumping bullets into his head and neck and also killing his driver. Days earlier, the man leading Russia's fight ...

Sanctions loom as observers held in east Ukraine

/ Apr 27, 2014

Sanctions loom as observers held in east Ukraine

As Western governments vowed to impose more sanctions against Russia and its supporters in eastern Ukraine, a group of foreign military observers remained in captivity Saturday, accused of being NATO spies by a pro-Russian insurgency. The German-led, eight-member team was traveling under the auspices of ...

Power grows as Putin opposition falls silent

/ | Apr 23, 2014

Power grows as Putin opposition falls silent

Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen. Emboldened by the national euphoria over the annexation ...

U.S. journalist held by militants in eastern Ukraine

/ Apr 23, 2014

U.S. journalist held by militants in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Tuesday they were holding an American journalist in the city of Slovyansk and the online news site Vice News said it was trying to secure the safety of its reporter Simon Ostrovsky. The self-declared separatist mayor of Slovyansk told ...

U.S. says pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

/ Apr 22, 2014

U.S. says pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons. The pictures mark the latest effort by the West to prove that Moscow is using its military to ...