By Elaine Donnelly
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Russia is engaged in a major buildup of both nuclear and conventional missile defense systems at the same time Moscow is seeking legal limits on U.S. missile defenses, according to U.S. officials.
Even after two years, President Obama's Syria policy remains hard to understand. On the one hand, he talks about isolating Bashar Assad's Syrian regime and drawing "red lines" on its use of chemical weapons. On the other, he accedes to Russian President Vladimir Putin's demand for another regional conference that surely will give Mr. Assad a longer lease on life.
The Obama administration responded cautiously to the very public detention, then release by Russian authorities, of an American diplomat accused of spying in Moscow, saying that the U.S. remains committed to close relations with Russia and downplaying the possibility of retaliation against Russian intelligence agents in the U.S.
British Prime Minister David Cameron took a more aggressive stance on Syria's civil war than President Obama Monday, signaling heightened international concerns about the Syrian opposition's fate.
Japan is using "value diplomacy" to create the geopolitical encirclement of China, according to China's state-run media. That point was emphasized across the communist nation's media spectrum as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a historic seven-day visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
The Olympic head in charge of prepping Russia for 2014 games but then fired and condemned by President Vladimir Putin's for cost overruns now says he's been poisoned.
In President Obama's fiscal 2013 budget request to Congress that never passed, officials proposed to end U.S.-funded radio broadcasts to Chechnya. The violent enclave in the Russian Federation is the ancestral home of the Boston bombing suspects.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a question-answer press conference that covered everything from pork imports and liquor consumption to gas prices and playground equipment, broke records for length: His presser spanned a historic high of 4 hours and 47 minutes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no intelligence of "operative value" his security agencies could have passed the U.S. authorities about the two ethnic Chechen brothers accused of bombing the Boston marathon.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched an "unprecedented" attack against political dissidence that includes harassment and intimidation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday.
For a man who spent eight years in the public eye as president, George W. Bush's private side remains a mystery to many Americans. Eric Draper's new book, "Front Row Seat," gives a peek behind the privacy curtain that surrounds every president.
The idea that government can revive an economy by spending billions or trillions of dollars is all the rage in Europe, as well as in the United States. It's a failed economic theory now making its way east to Russia, where officials fear the looming economic slowdown.
Many of the Russian cities hosting the 2018 World Cup will have trouble finding the money to build soccer stadiums and improve transit links and other infrastructure, the Standard & Poor's ratings agency has warned.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin said his country stands ready to help the United States to investigate Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured at least 140.
The White House said National Security Adviser Tom Donilon held "comprehensive and constructive" talks Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in preparation for President Obama's meetings with Mr. Putin later this year.
"The removal from the Olympic program of traditional forms of sports, which were its basis from the beginning and were in the program of the Olympic Games even in the time of ancient Greece ... is unjustified," Russian president Vladimir Putin said in March.
he acknowledged that "formidable" challenges remain.