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Germany's Steinmeier to take part in WW2 memorial in Volgograd

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BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel on May 7 to the Russian city of Volgograd - formerly known as Stalingrad - to commemorate the end of World War Two, a ministry spokeswoman said on Sunday.

Russia's Putin says taking Crimea righted historical injustice

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow's seizure of Crimea righted a historical injustice, according to news agency reports on Sunday citing a new documentary film.

World, 10:51am EDT

Ukraine's ceasefire under pressure as one more serviceman killed

KIEV - A fragile ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists came under renewed pressure on Sunday with the Ukrainian military reporting a serviceman had been killed and seven others wounded in rebel attacks.

World, 8:12am EDT

Moscow to investigate amid struggle over Chechen authority

(This April 25 story corrects third paragraph with attribution to Russia's Interior Ministry, not to Stavropol authorities)

World, 6:55am EDT

Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT

WASHINGTON - Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials.

U.S., World, Tech, 25 Apr 2015

Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT

WASHINGTON - Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials.

World, U.S., Tech, 25 Apr 2015

Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists trade accusations as Minsk deal frays

KIEV/MOSCOW - The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine traded accusations on Saturday, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in February may collapse, although monitors said the violations were still relatively limited.

World, 25 Apr 2015

Germany says will deny entry to some Russian Night Wolves bikers

BERLIN - Germany will block some members of an ultra-nationalist Russian motorcycle club from entering the country, government sources said on Saturday, a day after Poland also announced an entry ban for the group which is blacklisted by the United States.

World, Germany, 25 Apr 2015

Arctic nations to fight climate change despite Russia tensions

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The eight Arctic Council nations pledged on Friday to do more to combat climate change that is shrinking the vast frigid region, with countries trying to put aside disputes over issues like Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Environment, 24 Apr 2015

No decision yet on Mistral, France's Hollande says

YEREVAN/PARIS - No decision has yet been taken on the future of France's suspended contract to deliver Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

World, France 24 Apr 2015
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Nepal's hospitals swamped as quake toll passes 2,400, thousands injured

KATHMANDU - Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. | Video