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Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks

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WASHINGTON - The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday.

Lithuania presses charges over deaths in 1991 Soviet crackdown

VILNIUS - Lithuania has charged 66 citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine with war crimes and crimes against humanity over the deaths of 13 civilians in a Soviet crackdown on the Baltic state's pro-independence movement in 1991, prosecutors said on Monday.

World, 31 Aug 2015

Foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine by mid-Sept: Kremlin

MOSCOW - Foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet by the middle of September to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Monday.

World, France, Germany 31 Aug 2015

Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

MOSCOW - The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. | Video

31 Aug 2015

Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

MOSCOW - The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.

30 Aug 2015

Hollande, Merkel, Putin back bid for new Ukraine ceasefire

PARIS - The leaders of France, Germany and Russia backed a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine in a three-way phone call on Saturday, but offered contrasting views of why February's peace deal is in trouble.

World, France, Germany 29 Aug 2015

Moody's cuts 2016 global growth forecasts

LONDON - Credit rating firm Moody's cut its 2016 global economic growth forecasts on Friday, with China and United States both trimmed and Russia and Brazil seen staying in recession.

China, Brazil 28 Aug 2015

Higher prices dent Putin's sky-high popularity: paper

MOSCOW - Russians' concern about rising prices has eroded President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings but these remain extremely high, the daily Vedomosti reported on Friday.

World, 28 Aug 2015

Ukraine, separatists to strive for full ceasefire from September 1

MINSK - Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, in a gesture to shore up a tenuous ceasefire, agreed on Wednesday to strive for an end to all truce violations from next Tuesday, the OSCE and rebel representatives said.

World, 26 Aug 2015

Russia, NATO need new rules to cut risk of war, ex-ministers say

BRUSSELS - Russia and NATO must agree common rules to handle unexpected military encounters to reduce the risk of inadvertently triggering a war between Moscow and the West, a group of former foreign and defense ministers said on Wednesday.

World, 26 Aug 2015
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Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

VIENNA/MUNICH - Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU. | Video