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Russia's Defense Ministry announced new military operations in several regions near the Ukrainian border on Thursday, even as Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany warned the Kremlin to abandon the politics of the 19th and 20th centuries or face diplomatic and economic retaliation from a united Europe.
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Six fighter jets Su-27 and three military transport planes of Russian Federation's air forces have landed at an airdrome in Babrujsk.
In this Saturday, April 2, 2011 file photo, Gulnara Karimova photographed just after a display of creations of 'Guli' collections at the Fashion Week in Moscow, Russia.
Proposed legislation that would give native Russian speakers abroad a fast track to Russian citizenship appears designed to lure highly qualified specialists and successful entrepreneurs.
President Barack Obama says that if Russia continues an aggressive path in Ukraine, the United States and other countries will, in his words, be "forced to apply costs" to Moscow.
Russian MPs who have been calling for Crimea to be transferred to the Russian Federation should be included in any sanctions imposed by the EU over the crisis in Ukraine, David Cameron has said.
The chief editor of popular Russian news website Lenta.ru has lost her job over an interview it published with a far-right Ukrainian nationalist.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Russia and the United States on Wednesday to help revive stalled peace talks aimed at ending Syria's three-year-old civil war, saying it was time to put an end to the bloodshed that has torn Syria apart.
If, as seems all but certain, Vladimir Putin goes through with the annexation of Crimea, he will have will have opened a new and dangerous era of Russian international behavior.
Natalia Vodianova has helped the Paralympics Games be the first to break the barrier of 300,000 tickets sold, 20 percent more than the previous record set by Vancouver 2010.
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Russian biathletes Roman Petushkov, Aleksey Bychenok, Grigory Murygin and Ivan Goncharov, who took the four top spots in the men's 12.5 kilometers sitting event in Sochi.
A U.S. Navy SH-60R Seahawk helicopter takes off from the destroyer USS Pinckney in the Gulf of Thailand, to assist in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on March 9. Photo by U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters Nikolai Brodskii, 43, of the Siberian city of Irkutsk, appears on the missing plane's passenger manifest.
The House will pick up Tuesday where it left off last week -- addressing its growing concerns surrounding Russia's apparent violation of Ukrainian sovereignty in Crimea.
A Russian traveling to Irkutsk was on board the plane lost over the South China Sea, the Russian Embassy in Malaysia has said.
Western officials are preparing to punish Russia and provide more support for Ukraine's new pro-Europe government as the crisis in Crimea escalates.
The United States and Poland began wargames on Tuesday as Washington makes a gesture of support for its eastern NATO allies after Russia's intervention in Ukraine, but bad weather delayed naval manoeuvres with Romania and Bulgaria.