Russia’s state media watchdog has blocked the website of a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on June 22 that the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid-response force.
The Ukrainian military says two of its servicemen have been killed and three wounded in fresh separatist attacks in the east.
Russia has slashed more than $500 million from its official budget for the 2018 World Cup after spending cuts on hotels and infrastructure.
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EU foreign ministers have approved the extension of economic sanctions on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine by six months, until the end of January 2016.
A Russian activist who works with opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is in hospital after being beaten while on a campaign trip in Russia's Far East.
People across Russia are lighting "memory candles" to mark the 74th anniversary of the Nazi German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
A senior Russian security official is asserting that the United States wishes Russia did not exist.
Ukraine's military says two of its soldiers have been killed and six wounded in fighting between government forces and separatists in the country's east.