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European court rules Russia fatally botched Beslan school siege

Apr 13 2017

BESLAN/MOSCOW Russia broke European human rights law by using excessive force to storm a school seized by Islamist militants in 2004, causing a high number of hostages to be killed, the continent's rights court ruled on Thursday.

Spanish civil war nostalgics join fight alongside Ukrainian rebels

Aug 08 2014

DONETSK Ukraine Angel Davilla-Rivas, a Spaniard who came to east Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels, proudly shows off two big monochrome portraits of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, tattooed on the right and left side of his torso.

Spanish civil war nostalgics join fight alongside Ukrainian rebels

Aug 08 2014

DONETSK Ukraine Angel Davilla-Rivas, a Spaniard who came to east Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels, proudly shows off two big monochrome portraits of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, tattooed on the right and left side of his torso.

Spanish civil war nostalgics join fight alongside Ukrainian rebels

Aug 08 2014

DONETSK Ukraine Angel Davilla-Rivas, a Spaniard who came to east Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels, proudly shows off two big monochrome portraits of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, tattooed on the right and left side of his torso.

Smile! Russians learn hospitality before Sochi Games

Jan 23 2014

SOCHI, Russia It may not come naturally to all Russians and, in the run-up to the Winter Olympics, Sochi hotel managers are getting crash courses in how to smile.

Smile! Russians learn hospitality before Sochi Games

Jan 23 2014

SOCHI, Russia It may not come naturally to all Russians and, in the run-up to the Winter Olympics, Sochi hotel managers are getting crash courses in how to smile.

Ex-KGB officer wins vote in Georgia rebel region

Apr 09 2012

TSKHINVALI, Georgia A pro-Russian former KGB officer has won the presidency in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia and suggested he would push for the tiny territory to join Russia.

Ex-KGB officer wins vote in Georgia rebel region

Apr 09 2012

TSKHINVALI, Georgia A pro-Russian former KGB officer has won the presidency in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia and suggested he would push for the tiny territory to join Russia.

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