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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
'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Tim Kaine and Kellyanne Conway
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' ON September 4, 2016 and it will be updated. MARTHA RADDATZ , ABC HOST: Let’s bring in the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia. Senator Kaine, the FBI released more documents about the investigation into Hillary Clinton ’s
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
Russia Stages Classical Concert in Recaptured Palmyra Amphitheater
An orchestra from one of Russia’s most famous theaters today played a concert in a Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra to triumph its recapture by Syrian government forces. Syrian troops retook Palmyra from ISIS militants in late-March under the cover of Russian airstrikes and
Are President Obama's Vacations Cursed?
For the past six years, it might seem like there has been a coordinated effort underway between Mother Nature, Vladimir Putin and House Republicans to make sure President Obama can never vacation peacefully. From the fiscal cliff (2012) to Crimea, to this year’s crisis in...
Hogs of War? Russia Accuses Neighbor of Pig Sabotage
A top Russian health official has accused neighboring Georgia of launching a devastating biological war… against Russian pigs. Gennady Onishchenko, the Kremlin’s chief “sanitary doctor,” said that Georgia was the source of what appeared to be an “artificially created” outbreak of African Swine ...
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.
Russian Leadership's Backyard Troubles
Ongoing Ethnic and Political Tensions in the Caucasus Are Becoming a Threat to the Leadership in Moscow
Tensions Flare as Russia-Georgia War Anniversary Approaches
ABC's Alexander Marquardt reports from Moscow: "Provocative" has been a popular word in Russia and Georgia in recent days, each country liberally painting the other with the label on a near-daily basis as the anniversary of the 2008 war between...
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