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  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

     Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action
    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine

    Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's eastern border, a reminder of his vow to protect ethnic Russians in the neighboring country. Using his army, however, is probably Plan B. Rather than repeating the...
  • Russia ends broadcasts by Voice of America 'propaganda' tool

    Russia ends broadcasts by Voice of America 'propaganda' tool
    The Russian government has cut off broadcasts of Voice of America after a leading state media figure denounced the U.S. government-funded radio as "spam on our frequencies." VOA's contract with the Russian media oversight agency wasn't renewed after...
  • Obama administration adds Crimean leaders, gas company to blacklist

    Obama administration adds Crimean leaders, gas company to blacklist
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday sanctioned six Crimean leaders, a former lawmaker from Ukraine and a natural gas company as it tried to ramp up pressure on Russia to de-escalate tensions over control of Ukraine. The Treasury...
  • Russia tightens economic noose on Ukraine as armed showdowns persist

    Russia tightens economic noose on Ukraine as armed showdowns persist
    MOSCOW -- As armed standoffs persisted in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin tightened the economic screws on his impoverished neighbor Wednesday by warning that Ukraine may have to pay in advance for its gas imports from Russia. The...
  • Ukraine cracks down on demonstrators; Russia issues warning

    Ukraine cracks down on demonstrators; Russia issues warning
    MOSCOW -- Ukrainian riot police on Tuesday cleared a regional administration building and public square in the eastern city of Kharkiv of hundreds of pro-Russia protesters, detaining scores in the process, officials said. “Seventy criminals were...
  • U.S. issues fresh warning to Russia over turmoil in Ukraine

    U.S. issues fresh warning to Russia over turmoil in Ukraine
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration Monday accused Russia of promoting separatist agitation in eastern Ukraine and threatened to step up economic sanctions on Moscow unless it reverses course. As pro-Russia separatists in the eastern region seized...
  • Russia's Crimea takeover breeding anarchy and fear throughout East

    Russia's Crimea takeover breeding anarchy and fear throughout East
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's unimpeded success in annexing Crimea has inspired Russian nationalists in eastern Ukraine to seize territory and sown fear region-wide that such provocations will spur Moscow to intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians....
  • Pro-Russia protesters declare independent republics in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia protesters declare independent republics in eastern Ukraine
    MOSCOW -- Pro-Russia demonstrators who seized the regional administration building in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk announced Monday that they were declaring an independent republic and would hold a referendum about joining the region with Moscow. The...
  • Pro-Russia protesters seize buildings in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia protesters seize buildings in eastern Ukraine
    MOSCOW -- Pro-Russia demonstrators on Sunday seized at least three government buildings in industrial cities of eastern Ukraine, which has been plagued by demonstrations in favor of stronger ties to Moscow. Early in the day several hundred demonstrators...
  • Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say

    Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say
    MOSCOW — It can take Moscow residents two hours in dense traffic to drive the first 10 miles on the highway to St. Petersburg, in the direction of their country cottages surrounded by lakes and birch groves. Then the road's real limitations become...