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Ukraine mobilizes army as West warns Russia

Ukraine warned Sunday it was on the brink of disaster and called up all military reservists after Russia's threat to invade its neighbour drew a sharp rebuke from the United States and NATO. The dramatic escalation in what threatens to blow up into……

Canada threatens to withdraw from G8 summit in Russia

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper threatened Saturday he may join Washington in snubbing June's G8 summit in Russia over the country's military incursion into Ukraine, and recalled his ambassador to Moscow. The Russian parliament's decision to……

Fifty-two months of hell, from WWI outbreak to Armistice

World War I’s deadliest and most decisive battles were fought in Europe, on the Western Front slashed through the muddy fields of northern France. It was there, on a more than 700-kilometre (435-mile) line linking the North Sea to the Vosges mountains, that the war’s greatest offensives took place, with…

Pastor: U.S. media covers anti-LGBT persecution in Russia because of Satan

Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church says crimes against Christians are being covered up because the government and the media have been infiltrated by Satan worshippers. Infowars Nightly News host Jakari Jackson on Wednesday night bemoaned the media’s coverage of anti-LGBT laws in Russia, and alleged that anti-Christian…

‘Lesbian’ group Tatu involved in Sochi ceremony

The Russian female pop duo Tatu, known for their racy and sometimes lesbian-themed videos, are to be involved in the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony, organisers said Friday. Tatu will perform live in the pre-show before the actual ceremony kicks off in the Fisht stadium on the Black Sea later Friday,…

U.S. bans carry-on liquids on all fights into Russia

US authorities announced a temporary ban Thursday preventing travelers from bringing any liquids, gels or aerosols aboard Russia-bound flights amid a security threat to the upcoming Winter Games. The US Transportation Security Administration directive came a day after Washington warned American and foreign airlines that extremists may place explosive materials…

Outspoken U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to leave Russia after only two years

Michael McFaul, the outspoken US ambassador to Russia who has frequently clashed with authorities in Moscow, said Tuesday he would leave the country after just two years. An embassy spokeswoman confirmed the diplomat was leaving Russia "early" but declined……

French court approves extradition of exiled Kazakh tycoon to Russia

A French court Thursday approved the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opposition figure wanted on embezzlement charges by Russia and Ukraine. The former Kazakh energy and trade minister is accused of having stolen billions of dollars in state and investor funds while leading the Kazakh BTA Bank,…

Russia’s 2013 oil output highest in post-Soviet era

World energy power Russia said on Thursday that its oil output hit a post-Soviet high in 2013 while natural gas production at its vast Gazprom holding slipped for the second straight year. The mixed figures — highlighted by yet another dip in oil exports outside ex-Soviet territories — point to…

Female suicide bomber in Russia kills 14 as Olympics near

Female suicide bomber kills 14 at Russia train station (via AFP) A female suicide bomber killed 14 people Sunday when she blew herself up at the main train station in the southern city of Volgograd, raising concerns about security in Russia just six weeks before the Sochi Olympic Games. The…

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