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    McFaul: Annexation of Ukraine demands new sanctions on Russia

    Michael McFaul, who recently stepped down as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, said that Vladimir Putin's annexation of Ukraine demands more action from the United States.

  • McFaul

    U.S. ambassador to Russia stepping down

    The U.S. ambassador to Russia announced in a blog posting Tuesday he's stepping down from his diplomatic role.

  • Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear the sit-in and the other encampment of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)

    Embassy Row: Pardon the 'inconvenience' in Egypt

    The U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital issued impassively worded warnings to Americans in Egypt and promptly closed its doors Wednesday afternoon, only three days after reopening the diplomatic compound that was shuttered last week because of a terrorist threat.

  • In this handout photo provided by the FSB, acronym for Russian Federal Security Service, a man claimed by FSB to be Ryan Fogle, right, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, with Embassy officials at left, sits in the the FSB offices in Moscow, early Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Russia's security services say they have caught a U.S. diplomat who they claim is a CIA agent in a red-handed attempt to recruit a Russian agent. (AP Photo/FSB Public Relations Center)

    U.S. ambassador summoned by Russian ministry over spy scandal

    Michael McFaul, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, was summoned Wednesday by the nation's foreign ministry for questioning about a spy debacle that heated this week.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets with Secretary of State John F. Kerry this week, a discussion that could be dominated by the issue of Americans adopting Russian children. (Associated Press)

    Embassy Row: Kerry to meet with Russian FM as adoption issue looms

    The first meeting between John F. Kerry as the new secretary of state and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov could be dominated this week by the emotional issue of Americans adopting Russian children, after an explosive exchange between Russian lawmakers and the U.S. ambassador in Moscow.

  • Embassy Row: Reset upset

    The dispute between the U.S. ambassador to Russia and the Russian Foreign Ministry is no laughing matter, but it is becoming the butt of jokes in Moscow.

  • Muti brings Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Russia

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of world-renowned conductor Riccardo Muti performed in Russia on Wednesday for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union.

  • Embassy Row: Arrogant Ambassador?

    Moscow's relentless criticism of U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul reached a new height this week when the foreign minister accused him of arrogance.

  • Embassy Row: McFaul, not McFaui

    A Russian prankster posted a fake Twitter message Sunday, implying that U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul in Moscow was claiming voter fraud in Russia's presidential election even before the polls closed.

  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addresses a rally in his campaign for president at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Thursday. Tens of thousands marched along the Moscow River and then packed the stadium for the rally. Many appeared to be state employees who attended at the behest of their employers. (Associated Press)

    Anti-Americanism key to Putin's campaign

    As he hones his presidential campaign theme, Vladimir Putin is accusing the United States of working to weaken Russia and push it back into the chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • Embassy Row

    Rarely does a diplomat speak so bluntly, but with that one word in a Twitter post, the U.S. ambassador to Russia set off a buzz in the blogosphere this week, as he slapped down a critic who accused him of trying to topple the government in the Kremlin.

  • Inside the Ring

    The nomination of U.S. Ambassador-designate to Russia Michael McFaul is in trouble, based on recent responses to senators' questions about a possible plan to give sensitive data to Russia on the SM-3 anti-missile interceptor.

  • Embassy Row

    State-owned media in Moscow are reacting warmly to the news that President Obama plans to appoint his top adviser on Russia as the next U.S. ambassador to the Kremlin.

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on Tuesday to mark the 69th anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of Russia in 1941. President Obama is scheduled for talks with Mr. Medvedev, who arrives in Washington on Thursday. (Associated Press)

    Obama set for talks with Russia's president

    The Obama administration is touting the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who arrives in Washington on Thursday, as evidence of President Obama's success in "resetting" relations with a former Cold War rival.

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