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Russia Launches Military Exercises in Disputed Areas
Large-scale military exercises have started in southern Russia and in disputed territories on the country's borders.
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NATO's 'Top Guns' on Notice Amid Fears of Putin Push
NATO is beefing up its deterrent capabilities in Europe from the land, sea and skies.
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Russia Plans to Keep Space Station Modules After 2024
Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that.
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'Sleepwalking' Into Crisis: How Putin Took West by Surprise
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America's European allies sleepwalked into the conflict with Russia in Ukraine, according to a report by British lawmakers.
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Ex-Porn Star Dragged Into a Propaganda War
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Sasha Grey, who is very much alive and not taking part in the Ukrainian conflict, is not at all comfortable with her latest role.
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To Be or Not to Be Signaling E.T.: That Is the Question
Some experts on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence say it's time to send signals to the aliens, while skeptics say it's a bad idea.
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It Looks Like Kim Jong Un Is Wooing Vladimir Putin
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Is the sun setting on the brotherly bond between North Korea and its biggest patron, China?
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Russians Feel Pinch as 'Economic War' Batters Ruble
With the ruble tumbling and their economy in tatters, Russians are wavering between despondency and defiance in the face of sanctions.
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Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse as Fighting Continues
Both sides blamed each other for the failure of the peace talks, aimed at ending a conflict that has claimed at least 5,000 lives.
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NATO Will Set Up Commands in Nervous Eastern Europe
The allies are nervous about Russian intentions following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
Russian Debt Gets Downgraded to 'Junk'
Western sanctions, capital flight and depressed oil prices are taking their toll on Russia's economy.
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'The Walls Were Shaking': 15 Die in Ukraine Shelling
Fifteen people were killed in shelling in the east Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday, Ukraine's interior ministry said as violence escalated.
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Is He Or Isn't He? What Romney Said About 2016 Run
Mitt Romney neither confirmed nor denied that he would be running for president a third time, making mostly veiled references to the rumors.
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Putin's Smartest Play? Blame the USA
Analysis: A siege mentality may be the best move for Vladimir Putin to keep his grip on power despite a crumbling economy.
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Year in Review: 10 Stories That Defined 2014
From ISIS to Ebola, here are the biggest news story of the year.
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Ukraine, Rebels Begin Swap of Hundreds of Prisoners
It is not known exactly how many prisoners are currently held by the two sides, but Ukraine's military said around 600 Ukrainians were in rebel hands.
Punch-Drunk: Putin Joke About Stroke Survivor Falls Flat
Russia's Vladimir Putin made an unfortunate gaffe Thursday when he made a joke suggesting a journalist with brain injuries was simply drunk .
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GM Suspends Delivery of Autos to Russian Dealers
First it was no iPads and now no Chevys.
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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories
From the release of American Alan Gross from imprisonment in Cuba to the Sony Pictures hacking attack, see the stories we're following.
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Russian Bear Won't Become 'Stuffed Animal,' Putin Vows
Russian president gives a candid response to question about his personal life.
Putin Asked if Economic Crisis 'Is Price to Pay for Crimea?'
At his end of year news conference in Moscow, Russian president Vladimir Putin was quizzed about the reasons for his country's economic crisis.
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What Crisis? Russians Who Can Afford It Are Going Shopping
Russians are even going to car dealerships with cash-in-hand to "at least buy something"
'Perfect Storm': Will Putin Survive the Ruble's Collapse?
Nearly half of Russia's revenue comes from oil and gas, and Moscow is still facing crippling sanctions over its actions in Crimea and Ukraine.
Falling Price of Oil Sends Russia Into Economic Crisis
Nearly half of Russia's revenues come from oil and gas, and Moscow is still facing crippling sanctions over its actions in Crimea and Ukraine.
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Russian Ruble in Crisis as Western Sanctions Bite
The Russian currency dropped more than 10 percent for the second day for its most severe fall since the 1998 Russian financial crisis.
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