MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook’s ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, Russian users appear to have been blocked from accessing a page calling for a protest in support of a prominent dissident.
In the bad old days, Russia's facsimile of an economy would crash every time the price of oil did. The government would go broke, the currency would collapse, and ordinary people would see their standard of living evaporate. Now if all this sounds familiar, that's because the bad old days never went away under Vladimir Putin. He just got lucky until now.
A small crowd has assembled about noon in front of an old building at 9/11 Frolivska Street, in Kyiv's historic Podil district. People are asking the guard when he would let them though the iron gate.
ABU DHABI - The world's top petroleum exporter, Saudi Arabia, said on Sunday that it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that it planned to ride out the market’s biggest slump in years.
MOSCOW - Belarus' authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships.
A Russian politician has offered some sage advice to women struggling to afford imported beauty products: use beetroot instead of lipstick.
From Latin America to Asia and just about everywhere in-between citizens say elected officials don't care about the people.
IN March, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Mike Rogers, was asked on “Fox News Sunday” how he thought President Obama was handling relations with Russia versus how President Vladimir Putin had been handling relations with the United States. Rogers responded: “Well, I think Putin is playing chess, and I think we’re playing marbles. And I don’t think it’s even close.”
As the so-called Donbas republics refuse to sell coal to Ukraine to keep thermal power plants working, Ukraine is suffering from the acute lack of electricity.
A one-time tax amnesty is to be offered to physical persons by the Fiscal Service of Ukraine in preparation for the upcoming tax reform, says FSU head Ihor Bilous.
SBU counterintelligence unit netted a terrorist who planned to capture government buildings in Odesa.
The BBC World Service is being financially outgunned by Russian and Chinese state-owned news channels, its director Peter Horrocks has warned, amid high-level concerns that Britain and the United States are losing a global 'information war' with the Kremlin.
The servicemen of several volunteer battalions stopped the food convoy sent by Rinat Akhmetov fund to the rebel-held territories, Rada lawmaker and battalion CO Semen Semenchenko wrote in Facebook.
Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov has told Interfax that France must decide by the end of the year if it will deliver two mistral class warships or give Moscow a refund.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met the leader of Belarus, whose country hosted negotiations that clinched a cease-fire in September, as efforts faltered to agree on a new round of talks with pro-Russian separatists.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has congratulated the leader of the Russian biker gang Night Wolves for having been targeted by the United States' latest round of sanctions against Russia.
The Czech Jewish community has protested as 'inappropriate' an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Christmas cheer came early this year.