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Putin Just Gave One Of The Most Anti-American Speeches Of His Career

Putin was speaking before an "informal group of experts" at a mountain resort outside the former Olympic city of Sochi that included Western specialists critical of his rule. The Russian president held little back rhetorically, blaming the US for military escalations in the former Soviet space and …

Kazakhstan to offer caviar baths as luxury tourist attraction

What to get the oligarch who has everything? How about a caviar spa experience on the shores of the Caspian Sea?<p>The “black caviar spa for real gourmands,” is just one of the leisure options that will be on offer at Kazakhstan’s Kenderli resort, which is due to open its doors in a few years time.<p>If …

War heroes and activists to shape new-look Ukraine parliament

KIEV (Reuters) - Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses, in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine’s next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won’t be to Russia’s liking.<p>Candidate lists for the Oct. 26 elections show how personal favorites …

Putin Orders Russian Troops Home

FCC Net-Neutrality Plan in Chaos

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is scrambling to change his “open Internet” proposal after a torrent of criticism from …

Rebels appeal to join Russia after East Ukraine vote

DONETSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, May 12 (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine called on Monday for their region to become part of Russia, the day after staging a referendum on self-rule, although Moscow stopped short of endorsing their bid for annexation.<p>Announcing the result of the …

Political chaos in Libya after vote on new prime minister

Parliament divided as deputy speakers take different sides in dispute over the legitimacy of the newly sworn in prime minister<p>Libya's political turmoil continued on Sunday as the country's new prime minister was sworn in only to have his chaotic confirmation vote declared invalid by members of …

Boehner lays groundwork for Benghazi attack investigation

House speaker John Boehner on Friday declared he would schedule a vote to create a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack, escalating a political battle that has raged since the final days of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.<p>Boehner said US officials misled the American …

Ukraine crisis: Kiev powerless as east slips out of its control

Ukraine's beleaguered government appears to have lost control of law and order in the east of the country as pro-Russian separatists seized control of state buildings in Horlivka, almost unopposed by police.<p>The town of almost 300,000 people sits just north of Donetsk, where mainly Russian-speaking …