MOSCOW - Thirty people arrested in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling will avoid trial and the threat of jail under an amnesty set to be approved by parliament, lawyers and Greenpeace said on Wednesday.
KIEV - Ukraine's president faced calls to resign on Wednesday over a $15-billion bailout from Russia which the opposition and protesters said had sold the country out to its former Soviet masters in Moscow. | Video
KIEV - Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov on Wednesday described a $15 billion aid package from Russia as a historic deal to allow the ex-Soviet republic return to economic growth, as protesters in Kiev voiced anger over a "sell-out" to Moscow.
MOSCOW - Russia is ready to provide security at the Syrian port of Latakia and in Syrian waters while the country's chemical weapons arsenal is destroyed, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Russian official as saying on Wednesday.
MOSCOW - Russia accused the West on Wednesday of putting pressure on Ukraine to choose closer ties with the European Union even though Kiev has accepted a Russian bailout after spurning a trade deal with the EU.
MOSCOW - Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich has secured a $15 billion bailout from Russia, offering respite for an economy heading ever closer to default but also drawing accusations he has sold his country out to its former Soviet master. | Video
BERLIN - Germany's new Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticized Russia in his inaugural speech for exploiting Ukraine's economic plight to prevent it from signing a free-trade deal with the European Union.
KIEV - Ukraine's opposition leaders on Tuesday denounced a $15 billion bailout package from Russia and an offer of cheaper gas as a sell-out of the national interest by President Viktor Yanukovich, vowing to block its passage through parliament.
BERLIN - NATO's military commander voiced concern on Tuesday at Russia's deployment of Iskander missiles in its Baltic Sea territory of Kaliningrad, saying it showed the need for better communication between Russia and the Western alliance.
MOSCOW - Japan's Nissan Motor Co is to unveil its resurrected Datsun brand in Russia in April, seeking to lure young first-time buyers away from the used car market to its sub-400,000 rouble ($12,100) model.
JUBA - South Sudanese soldiers clashed on Wednesday near the flashpoint town of Bor in fighting that has spread from the capital, raising fears of a broader civil conflict in the two-year-old nation.
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."