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President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Russia will face increasing economic penalties unless President Vladimir Putin backs off.
The United States has sold them in the past to Turkey, which has aided opposition groups.
There were 475 people aboard the vessel, which was headed for a tourist island off the southern coast.
Even before the Crimean episode and the West's resulting sanctions, Russia's $2 trillion economy was suffering from stagflation.
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The Ukrainian military landed airborne troops at an airport about 25 miles south of Slovyansk.
Political analysts say Moscow's propaganda campaign reflects a new brazenness on the part of Russian officials
The attacks are increasing calls for President Goodluck Jonathan to rethink his strategy in confronting the biggest threat to the security.
The Abu Ghraib prison was the site of a notorious prisoner abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
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Nation faces end-of-the-month deadline for completing to destroy caches.
Teams searching for a missing Malaysian airliner were planning to send an unmanned submarine into the depths of the Indian Ocean.
Defiant pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine pushed the country to the brink of war or dissolution.
Suspected Islamic militants struck in heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people.
On Palm Sunday, he called on people, himself included, to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives.
Richard Nelson Frye was a renowned scholar of Iran who died last month in Boston at 94.
South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel has cemented a reputation for abrasive, in-your-face cross-examination.
Global greenhouse-gas emissions soared to "unprecedented levels" during the decade that ended in 2010, scientists said.
Based on 10 percent of the vote count, the former foreign minister is short of the 50 percent threshold for outright victory.
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A Ukrainian security officer was killed in a gunbattle with pro-Russian insurgents outside the city of Slovyansk.
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The protests suggested a coordinated campaign to destabilize the Donetsk region.
They say chlorine possibly was used in a rebel-held village in central Syria, sickening more than 100 people.
But there has been conspicuous silence from one major player with a lot to lose if Scotland secedes: the United States.
The International Monetary Fund predicts global growth would strengthen to 3.6 percent this year and an even better 3.9 percent in 2015.
The disease is heightening fears that it will bring not only illness and death but economic ruin in its wake.
They have strong feelings about Indian politics even after becoming American citizens and spending decades away from the country.
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NATO, meanwhile, rebutted Moscow's charges that the alliance was exaggerating the Russian military presence on the Ukrainian border.
It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness.
What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home?
The unusual decision follows a political tempest on Capitol Hill related to the diplomat's involvement in the 1979-81 Iran hostage crisis.
Pyongyang's marathon Sunday welcomes a mass of foreigners for the first time.
The Sun of Scotland quotes Adam Busby as saying that he sent emails claiming that there were bombs in Pitt buildings.
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The Russian president's message is clear: The EU has tried to lure Ukraine from Russia's orbit and into its fold, so it should now foot
Five deputies of the State Duma have asked the nation's prosecutor general to investigate Mikhail Gorbachev and bring him to account.
The son of a co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel has worked with American agents to minimize a possible life sentence for drug trafficking.
Questions among the public, as well as a government directive to reporters to stay quiet, follow the recent string of deaths.
A faded fragment of papyrus known as the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity School
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President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine that it may have to pay in advance for its gas imports from Russia.
The defendant refused to look at a picture in court of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head.
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Pro-Russia agitators are holding hostages, occupy government building.
It was bold and theatrical, the kind of flourish more often seen in courtroom dramas than in real-life murder trials.
Administrator Rajiv Shah is chided for secretive government-funded program that was called a "cockamamie idea."