Russia recognizes passports from Ukrainian separatists, stoking annexation fears
Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed an order recognizing passports issued by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, prompting alarm from the United States and Ukrainian officials amid fears it could represent a step by Moscow towards declaring the rebel regions independent states. The
A World Cup for the rest of the world
T he CONIFA World Football Cup had all the trappings of a bona fide international soccer tournament: a brand-new stadium, exciting matchups, a worldwide live stream and even souvenirs. But the 12 teams that faced off from May 28 to June 5 amid the bullet-riddled buildings of Abkhazia , a disputed
2014 Sochi Olympics: Russia in Terrorists' Crosshairs
Putin's Vow of Safe Winter Games May Not Be Enough As Islamist Leader Promises Attacks
The Global Note: Horror In Damascus…Greek Drama…Mandela Clothing Line…Signs of the Times in Japan
TERROR IN DAMASCUS -HORROR AT RUSH HOUR The explosions – and the carnage in their wake – bear all the hallmarks of a classic Qaeda-style attack. Two explosions tore through the Syrian capital at a few minutes before eight this morning, ripping the façade off...
Russia Says It Foiled Sochi Olympics Terror Plot
Russian authorities said today that they have foiled a terror plot targeting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Ten weapons caches, which included anti-aircraft missiles capable of taking down low-flying planes, were uncovered in Abkhazia, one of the breakaway regions that Russia defended ...
Official: President Obama Personally Worked to Have Russia and Georgia Resolve Trade Dispute
Russia’s attempt to join the World Trade Organization consumed much of the discussion between President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, officials from both countries said today.
Exclusive: Inside the Kremlin as the Berlin Wall Fell
A small piece of rainbow-colored stone, engraved with the words "Eduard, Danke" ("Eduard, Thank you!" in German) has a place of pride on a shelf in Eduard Shevardnadze's study in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. This fragment of the Berlin Wall is one of the most treasured possessions of a man whom
Twitter Down: It's an Online Attack on One Political Blogger
Twitter , Facebook , LiveJournal , Google Blogger and other Web sites were hobbled Thursday -- Twitter was completely down for many users -- and it all appears to have been because of a coordinated online attack on one political blogger in the Republic of Georgia. The man called himself "Cyxymu."
Hacker attack takes down Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal
For Twitter's approximately 30 million users, life — even a few hours — without the popular service meant no tweeting about breaking news, work or the fact that Twitter was down. Social networks Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal on Thursday morning were overwhelmed by denial-of-service attacks
Russian Leadership's Backyard Troubles
Ongoing Ethnic and Political Tensions in the Caucasus Are Becoming a Threat to the Leadership in Moscow