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