The deputy U.S. defense chief says he is worried by what he calls Russian provocations, saying Moscow is "playing with fire" by making veiled threats about its nuclear capabilities.
In a new report, the U.S. State Department strongly criticizes Islamic State (IS) militants -- as well as the Russian, Iranian, and Azerbaijani governments -- for human rights abuses.
President Vladimir Putin has vowed to continue a sweeping military modernization effort, saying a "powerful army equipped with modern weapons is the guarantor of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Russia."
A Russian court has arrested a dual Russian-Lithuanian national on treason charges.
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NATO head Jens Stoltenberg has outlined additional support for Kyiv, including aid in defusing roadside bombs, and warned of a return to heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine.
French authorities have frozen millions of euros in bank accounts after launching an investigation into an alleged Russian fraud scheme uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky, a Moscow lawyer who died in a Russian jail.
NATO member states have agreed to increase the strength and capability of the alliance's rapid-response force.
Russian authorities have charged Ilya Ponomaryov, the lone State Duma representative to vote against the 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, with embezzlement.
There is a precedent for Vladimir Putin's crusade against democratic revolutions. You just need to go back to the early 19th century to find it.
The ban prohibits most food imports from the United States, European Union, Australia, Canada, and Norway.