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1 hr ago | EurasiaNet

Russia: The Changing Islamic Insurgency

With the Kremlin's attention fixated on Ukraine, the Caucasus Emirate, a terrorist group fighting to establish an independent Islamic state in the North Caucasus, threatens to undermine Russian domestic security in new ways.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Terrorism,

5 hrs ago |

Turkey to seek price reduction for Russian gas

Energy-dependent Turkey will ask for a discount on the price of the gas it buys from Russia, its energy minister said, with tension over Ukraine a background factor.


Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East, World News, Russia

9 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Shell Plans Russian Expansion With Putin Support for Sakhalin-2

Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to expand the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project in Russia's Far East , the country's only producer of liquefied natural gas, as it seeks to boost its presence in the Asian energy market.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

First rescued Sochi dog finds a home in Ormond-by-the-Sea DAYTONA...

"It's one of those bittersweet moments," said Mike Erthal, business manager for Daytona's ARNI Foundation, as the 5-month-old mixed breed plopped down for one last belly rub.


Related Topix: Russia, World News, Florida

Free Republic

Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler?

As Mein Kampf makes clear, Hitler sought to unite all the people of German speech and culture into one state, or Reich, preferably by peaceful negotiation, otherwise by war and conquest... Today's drift toward war with Russia seems like a replay of the past.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia, Ukraine, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Hot Air

American super-patriot to Putin: Russia doesn't conduct mass...

Ed flagged this earlier but I want to make sure people see the clip. Apparently not even Snowden journalist/spokesman Glenn Greenwald knew this was coming, since here's the best he could do this morning by way of spin: Snowden should storm the Kremlin, take their surveillance docs & demand to be sent to the US: just like his brave patriotic critics ... (more)


Related Topix: Journalism, World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin, US News

Foreign Policy

Snowden Called in to Putin's Telethon. Does That Really Make Him a Kremlin Pawn?

One of the pleasures in writing about Edward Snowden is his predilection for the absurd.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin,

RUSSIA: Retailer Lenta posts 14% rise in Q1 LFL sales

Russian retailer Lenta has announced a 13.6% increase in like-for-like sales for the first quarter of the year.


Related Topix: World News, Russia

The Daily Advance

Temps fail to chill spirits at Special Olympics

Roughly 300 volunteers, 149 athletes and hundreds more braved chilly wind Wednesday morning for the annual five-county Special Olympics at Northeastern High School.


Related Topix: Elizabeth City, NC, World News, Russia

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Podcast: Calls, calls, calls

Today's TribLIVE Radio podcast began with a wonderful string of your calls on Penguins-Jackets, the Pirates' speed bumps, the Steelers' draft and more.


Related Topix: Russia, World News


Co-Creator of Russia's 'Homosexual Propaganda' Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

One of Russia's lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned, Gay Star News reports.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Asia,

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Hot Spot Gets Cold Shoulder

In the early 1990s, when the German spa town of Baden-Baden was aging and fading, an inflow of Russian money that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union boosted tourism and drove up real-estate prices.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Germany,


Crimea: Putin's Pyrrhic Victory?

It seems that Russians want to have their cake, eat it too and get someone else to pay for it.


Related Topix: Russia, World News


Russian, Georgian special representatives to discuss security issues

Russian Deputy FM, Grigory Karasin and Georgian Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Relations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze will meet in Prague on April 16. Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze told journalists on Tuesday, April 15 that Abashidze is departing for the Czech Republic's capital.


Related Topix: Czech Republic, Europe, World News, Russia, Georgia

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Huffington Post

Johnny Weir, Victor Voronov Reconcile: Report

JULY 27: Johnny Weir and Victor Weir-Voronov attend Johnny Weir & Victor Weir-Voronov's Birthday Celebration at Soho Grand Hotel on July 27, 2013 in New York City.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, World News, Russia, Gay/Lesbian

First pitch: Pirates-Reds

Here's TribLIVE's Pirates page . And here's our Bucco Blog with all the pitching matchups, lineups, etc.


Related Topix: Russia, World News

Daily Kos

Russian Isolation and Xenophobia on the Rise

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has been the main focus of discussions about Russia and its activities in recent weeks.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, US News, Liberal Political News

Buenos Aires Herald

The invention of pride

If one thing can be said to unite the atheists of 20th century philosophy and the Gospel according to John, then it is the word.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Sunday Herald

A feat of backtracking that was worth an Olympic gold medal

Commonwealth Games organisers - and their government and council backers - wanted a spectacle when they announced they would demolish Glasgow's Red Road flats during this summer's opening ceremony.


Related Topix: Russia, World News


US Reveals Approaches for a 'Freer' Ukraine

Highlighting that the United States stands with Ukraine in its efforts to forge its own path forward to a freer, peaceful, and unified future, the United States of America today revealed its approaches for Ukraine to effectively address its challenges.


Related Topix: Prison, Europe, World News, Ukraine, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Russia