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  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wishes Russians a happy New Year during an interview in his residence of Novo-Ogaryovo, outside Moscow, in Russia, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, pool)

    Russia's Putin dreams of sweeping Eurasian Union

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a vision for a Soviet Union-lite he hopes will become a new Moscow-led global powerhouse. But, his planned Eurasian Union won't be grounded in ideology: This time it's about trade.


  • **FILE** Ethnic Uzbeks walk on Uzbekistan territory on June 18, 2010, after crossing the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border near the southern city of Osh as Uzbek border guards look on. (Associated Press)

    Human rights report alleges torture, abuse in Uzbekistan

    Human rights officials expressed concern this week over the widespread use of torture in Uzbek prisons and called on Western governments to impose sanctions on and end dealings with the former Soviet republic's autocratic regime.


  • Opposition activists (left) and members of pro-Kremlin youth movements scuffle during demonstrations in Triumphal Square in Moscow on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a new vote in Russia

    Russian authorities should annul the results of the parliamentary vote and hold a new one, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urged Wednesday as popular indignation grew over widespread allegations of election fraud.


  • Fred Charles Ikle

    Cold War strategist Ikle dies; ex-Pentagon leader

    Fred Charles Ikle, one of the key Pentagon strategists who helped win the Cold War during the Reagan administration, died Nov. 10. He was 87.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Ostkrieg'

    Accounts of World War II - including some published under auspices of the U.S. Army - have tended to portray officers of the Wehrmacht (the German army) as "professionally competent, technically proficient, and above all, clean."


  • Illustration: Iran nukes by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KAHLILI: Iran already has nuclear weapons

    The pressure the United States and the West is bringing to bear on Iran to keep it from acquiring nuclear weapons is all for naught. Not only does the Islamic Republic already have nuclear weapons from the old Soviet Union, but it has enough enriched uranium for more. What's worse, it has a delivery system.


  • Sven Tumba, 3-sport Swedish star, dies at 80

    Sven Tumba, the three-sport star who was honored as the best hockey player in Sweden and later became a golf pioneer in his country and the former Soviet Union, has died. He was 80.


  • 3-sport star Sven Tumba dies at 80

    Sven Tumba, the Swedish sports icon who was honored in 1999 as the country's best ever hockey player and later became a golf pioneer in Sweden and the former Soviet Union, has died. He was 80.


  • Twin NASA craft launched to study insides of moon

    A pair of spacecraft rocketed toward the moon Saturday on the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity and determining what's inside Earth's orbiting companion _ all the way down to the core.


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