Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East
Under Putin, Russia increases clout and gains regional footprint in Mideast that even Soviet Union couldn't dream of
German intel chief: Islamic radical numbers are growing
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic radicals is growing and that they're becoming increasingly difficult to keep under surveillance as recruiting efforts move underground
Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation
President Vladimir Putin plans to run in election that could put him on track to become Russia's longest-serving ruler since Stalin.
Putin's power: From mean streets to Kremlin
As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy. As Russia's leader in the 21st century, he's been the epitome of both
Denmark detains Russian man at Moscow's request
Denmark has detained a 43-year-old Russian national at Moscow's request pending an international extradition, Danish prosecutors said Thursday
1st look at 'Frozen' co-stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel's performance together
The pair will perform "When We're Together" from "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" as the finale of "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration," airing Nov. 30, at 9 p.m., ET.
Russian court blocks deportation of gay journalist to Uzbekistan
A Moscow appeals court has temporarily blocked the deportation of a gay journalist to Uzbekistan, where rights groups had warned he could face imprisonment and torture. The imminent expulsion of the journalist, Khudoberdy Nurmatov, to Uzbekistan, ranked by rights groups as one of the most
Russia set to deport gay reporter to a country where activists say he faces torture, prison
A gay journalist at a crusading investigative newspaper in Russia faces possible deportation by Moscow to the central Asian country of Uzbekistan where homosexuality is illegal and where activists fear he may face torture and imprisonment. The journalist, Khudoberdi Nurmatov, who writes under the
Trump urges Mexican president: Stop saying you won't pay for the wall
President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier this year, and The Washington Post obtained transcripts of the calls. Here are a few highlights from the two calls, which took place on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. Trump
For many gay men in conservative Chechnya , living in fear for their lives is commonplace
They call themselves survivors. Two Chechen men who agreed to share their story say they have been forced into hiding and their lives are in danger simply because they are gay. They say they are so afraid, even with a place in a secret safe house outside of Moscow, that they asked ABC News'