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  • **FILE** Paul Klebnikov, editor of Forbes Magazine's Russian edition, speaks at a news conference to mark the edition of the Forbes magazine issue "The Golden Hundred of the Richest Businessmen of Russia," in Moscow on May 13, 2004. Klebnikov, who also wrote a book about tycoon Boris Berezovsky, was shot to death July 9, 2004, in Moscow. (Associated Press)

    On anniversary of journalist's death, White House chastises Russia

    Ten years after investigative journalist Paul Klebnikov was murdered in Moscow, the Obama administration on Wednesday called on Russia to protect reporters working within its borders.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin enters the Alexander Hall to attend a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, Pool)

    Anti-Americanism rampant, fringe conspiracy theories take hold in Russia

    It was a mere five years ago that smiling Kremlin officials welcomed President Obama's ambitious bid to "reset" frosty bilateral ties between the U.S. and Russia. Today, the smiles are long gone.

  • IRS investigating tax fraud claims against Voice of Russia

    The Internal Revenue Service is looking into new allegations of tax fraud at the Russian government's Washington-based radio station.

  • In this image taken from video provided by NBC News on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, speaks to NBC News anchor Brian Williams during an NBC Exclusive interview. Snowden told Williams that he worked undercover and overseas for the CIA and the NSA. (AP Photo/NBC News)

    Edward Snowden: I have no relationship with Russia

    Famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he has not been approached by Russian President Vladimir Putin and could not share sensitive information about U.S. spying programs even if he wanted to.

  • Andriy Poklonov, 35, his daughter Sofia, 8, and wife Evhenia, 35, pose for a photo in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, May 1, 2011. Despite the danger of war with Russia, the fear of losing more of their territory and tough economic times ahead, many Ukrainians in the center and west of the country are convinced that their country is moving in the right direction toward becoming a law-abiding European nation. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)

    Despite Russia crisis, Ukraine hopeful for future

    The last time the Poklonovs visited Kiev, it was the capital of a drastically different country: Ukrainians summered on the lush Black Sea Crimean Peninsula, now annexed by Russia; Ukrainian flags, not Russian ones, fluttered from government buildings occupied today by pro-Kremlin insurgents in the east; the economy was vulnerable but not on the verge of collapse.

  • A Russian convoy moves from Sevastopol to Sinferopol in the Crimea, Ukraine, Sunday, March 2, 2014. A convoy of hundreds of Russian troops headed toward the regional capital of Ukraine's Crimea region on Sunday, a day after Russia's forces took over the strategic Black Sea peninsula without firing a shot. The new government in Kiev has been powerless to react. Ukraine's parliament was meeting Sunday in a closed session. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

    Warning that it was "on the brink of disaster," Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia.

  • U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, center, gestures as she and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, right, walk through the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev Tuesday to try to defuse a standoff between President Viktor Yanukovych's government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters' encampments outside government buildings. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

    State Dept. caught on tape saying 'F*** the E.U.'; Russian bugging suspected

    U.S. officials say they suspect Russia is behind the leak of an apparently bugged phone conversation about Ukraine between two senior American diplomats in which they make disparaging comments about the European Union.

  • US and Russia talk about bomb tech in Olympic prep

    The top U.S. and Russian military leaders have discussed security at the Sochi Olympics, including the possibility of sharing technologies used by American forces to counter roadside bombs, the Pentagon said Thursday.

  • FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 file photo a general view of the newly built railway station "Adler" at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. The organizers of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi have introduced some of the most extensive identity checks and sweeping security measures ever to be seen at an international sports event, trying to fulfill their pledge to make the Winter Games in Sochi “the safest Olympics in history.”  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    Tight Sochi security regime raises rights concerns

    The organizers of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi have introduced some of the most extensive identity checks and sweeping security measures ever seen at an international sports event, raising concerns that they are stifling dissent and violating privacy under the pretext of fulfilling their pledge to make the games "the safest Olympics in history."

  • ** FILE ** President Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin  at the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. (Associated Press)

    Obama cancels Putin meeting over Snowden asylum

    President Obama is canceling a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin due to Moscow's granting of asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden and a "lack of progress" between the two nations on other issues, the White House announced early Wednesday.

  • President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in June in Northern Ireland. Mr. Obama has put off a scheduled meeting in Moscow following Mr. Putin's granting of asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
(Associated Press)

    Obama cancels Putin meeting over Snowden amnesty deal

    President Obama canceled a planned one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to protest Moscow's granting of asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden and a "lack of progress" between the two nations on other issues, the White House announced Wednesday.

  • Picture of Edward Snowden tweeted by Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch, Moscow

    White House bashes Russia for giving Edward Snowden 'propaganda platform'

    The White House criticized Russia on Friday for allowing National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to meet with human rights activists, calling it a "propaganda platform" for the man who seeks to avoid prosecution for leaking classified information about secret U.S. electronic surveillance programs.

  • Russia warned about high costs for 2018 World Cup

    Standard & Poor's is warning that many of the Russian cities hosting the 2018 World Cup will have trouble finding the money to build soccer stadiums and improve transportation and other infrastructure.

  • S&P warns Russia on high costs for 2018 World Cup

    Many of the Russian cities hosting the 2018 World Cup will have trouble finding the money to build soccer stadiums and improve transit links and other infrastructure, the Standard & Poor's ratings agency has warned.

  • Nataliya Magnitskaya, mother of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in jail, holds his portrait during an interview with the AP in Moscow in 2009. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    MCKINNEY: Magnitsky Act triggers Russian retort

    In 2008, Sergei Magnitsky, a young Russian lawyer, uncovered $230 billion in tax fraud. In a parody of justice, the Russian government arrested him for tax fraud. In November 2009, after being abused and neglected, Magnitsky died in prison.

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