Crimea Government Moves Swiftly to Join Russia

Residents of Crimea remained divided Monday about the outcome of a weekend referendum in which voters chose overwhelmingly to split from Ukraine and join Russia, even as government agencies in the regional capital quickly moved to re-register themselves as organs of an independent state that will soon become subject to the authority of the Kremlin.

Opposition Figures Convicted of Organizing Mass Riots at Bolotnaya

A Moscow court on Thursday found two opposition activists guilty of inciting mass riots at a 2012 anti-Kremlin protest that erupted in violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

Draft EU Sanctions Target State-Owned Russian Banks

The EU would target state-owned Russian banks vital to financing Moscow's faltering economy in the most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis under proposals considered by EU governments.

Poland Cancels Year of Bilateral Celebration With Russia Over Ukraine

2015 was meant to be a year devoted to the celebration of Polish and Russian cultural ties, but due to the increasingly dismal situation in Ukraine, Poland has called off the festivities.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Resigns

Ukraine's prime minister tendered his resignation Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over the country's increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing.

Norway's Wealth Fund Mulls Scaling Back $8 Billion Russia Assets

Norway's colossal sovereign wealth fund is considering reducing its $7.6 billion portfolio of Russian investments as Russia stares down the barrel of tougher EU sanctions, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Magadan Flooding Photos Show Damage As Well As Resilience

While most images posted online of the Magadan floods show the extent of the damage, some are also quite bizarre and one video also gives an unfazed resident his moment of fame.

Russian Airlines Cancel All Flights to Israel

Russian airlines Aeroflot and Transaero canceled all flights to Israel on Wednesday, a day after a rocket fell about a mile away from Tel Aviv's international airport.

Ukraine to Conscript Military Reserves to Fight Separatists in Country's East

Ukraine's parliament approved a presidential decree on Tuesday to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against a concentration of troops in Russia.

Ten Photos That Will Help You Stay Cool in the Moscow Heat

With jobs to do and people to meet, not everybody can afford to flee to a dacha in the shade.

Western Leaders Give Putin 'Last Chance' to Control Ukraine Separatists

Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that killed almost 300 people last week.