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By J.T. Young
Health insurance subsidies will tempt low-wage workers to shun career ladder
Topic - Moldova
Moscow’s declaration that it intervened in Ukraine to protect Russian “citizens and compatriots” and would do so again has sent shock waves across former Soviet republics that have large, and often restive, ethnic Russian minorities.
The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
Musicians in Moldova - a country with 3.6 million people wedged between Romania and Ukraine - learn native folk songs by ear from a young age, flutist Rod Garnett said.
A fire Monday cause significant damage to a Tacoma-area church that was in the process of rebuilding after a September arson.
It is time to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin's ex-KGB regime over Mr. Putin's audacious actions in Ukraine and the former Soviet republics ("Forsaking friends in Ukraine," Commentary, Dec. 24). Mr. Putin is employing ruthless KGB tactics and neo-Leninist strategies in his struggle to restore the Russian empire and the Soviet Union.
Who lost Ukraine? This is the question many Western policymakers are asking following recent dramatic events in the former Soviet republic. The country's pro-Kremlin leader, President Viktor Yanukovych, is on the verge of permanently consigning Ukraine to Russia's sphere of influence.
Since facing massive protests last winter, he has stifled nearly all domestic dissent and implemented widely criticized anti-gay laws as Russia prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Deep winter is approaching in Eastern and Central Europe and the Caucasus, bringing with it the prospect of icy days and frigid nights.
Throughout the "fiscal cliff" ordeal, one thing has become clear: The president is a terrible negotiator.
The World Health Organization says the highest levels ever of drug-resistant tuberculosis have been found in Russia and Moldova.
Lawrence Sheets is a foreign correspondent whose bravery exceeds one's comprehension. For two decades, he risked death covering the violent chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. The multiple "wars" he covered were not set-piece battles but disorganized carnage by guerrillas and remnants of national armies that smashed cities throughout the old USSR and slaughtered uncountable thousands of people. He survived. And he has produced some of the most gripping war correspondence I have ever read.
A drunk and naked driver wreaked havoc in central Moscow on Sunday, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police, authorities said.
John Malkovich says his latest acting role, an aging Siberian mobster trying to raise his grandson to be an honorable crook, proved to be a "delightful" experience.
John Malkovich says his latest role as a Siberian mobster exiled by Russian authorities to a little-known corner of Eastern Europe was a delightful experience.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday released a new plan to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis across Europe by diagnosing 85 percent of all patients and treating at least 75 percent of them by the end of 2015.