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Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian president of Belarus often referred to as Europe's last dictator, announced Wednesday that he would host upcoming peace talks between Russia and Ukraine after being chosen by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe .
8 hrs ago | CNN
Russian sailors are training aboard a French Mistral ship in the port of Saint-Nazaire in France.
12 hrs ago | India Gazette
New Delhi July 31 Russia is seeking to promote its education and culture in India and strengthen people-to-people ties ahead of President Vladimir Putin's expected visit here later this year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
People wait in line to sign a memorial book, lay flowers and light candles in memory of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 passengers at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.
Paul McGeough reports from Shakhtersk in eastern war-ravaged Ukraine, where fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels have blocked international access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site.
An embargo against Norilsk Nickel as part of Western sanctions against Russia would hurt nickel users in Europe and the United States rather than Norilsk itself, the head of French mining group Eramet said.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said Kiev is finally ready for a cease-fire at the MH17 crash site after Russia's numerous calls.
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People holding Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar flags demonstrate in front of the French-built Vladivostok warship in St. Nazaire, western France, on June 1. The protesters are opposed to the to the sale of the Vladivostok and Sevastopol warships to Russia.
With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November.
"The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War has been over for 20 years."
On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years.
The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.
Two of the United States' biggest burger chains have become the latest targets of Kremlin wrath, with McDonald's fast-food offerings under the political microscope for alleged impurities and Wendy's driven out of Russia altogether by deteriorating collaboration with the host country.
Major U.S. banks and securities firms are struggling to comply with new U.S. sanctions on key parts of the Russian energy and financial industries, with some on Wall Street complaining that the directives are too vaguely worded and leave room for error.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 03:17 pm
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