Geoffrey Durham

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Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — When Alexander was due to finish his year of mandatory military service in October, his commander told him he had no choice: He had to …

Russian court upholds conviction against Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — A judge at an appeals hearing in Moscow upheld prison sentences for a prominent Russian opposition activist and his brother on …

How to Make Key Lime Pie

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Beat the winter blues with a blast of bright, sunny citrus.</i><p>In New York, we are experiencing weather the forecasters …

Recipes

Healthy Falafel Salad With Roasted Vegetables

I like to make this healthy falafel salad with warm roasted vegetables for when I need something hearty and comforting.<p>Late winter is an awkward time for healthy eating. There is an heightened wish to eat healthier since the New Year--in theory. But the weather outside is colder than ever, and in …

Recipes

Top NATO general warns of Russian reaction to arming Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top NATO commander warned Thursday that any move to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons must take into account any …

Our 9 Favorite Vegetarian Cookbooks

Add a few to your shelf and that new you will be eating pretty well in 2015.<p><i>You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites.</i><p><i>Today: Our favorite vegetarian (and</i> …

Vegetarian

Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do

This report is the result of collaboration among scholars and former practitioners from the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, the Center …

How to Stabilize Ukraine without Playing Putin's Game

In an editorial, the head of the Munich Security Conference warns that Russian refusal to help implement the Minsk agreement may leave Western …

Obama weighs sending lethal assistance to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is reconsidering his opposition to giving Ukraine defensive weapons and other lethal aid to help its …

Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to …

How popular are Putin and Obama in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine?

By Gerard Toal and<p>John O'Loughlin<p>It is well known that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine, annexing Crimea in March 2014, and sponsoring rebels thereafter in eastern Ukraine, generated high levels of support for him in Russia in 2014. But how popular is Putin in contested …

Russia

NATO: Fighting in eastern Ukraine fiercer than ever

BRUSSELS (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine is fiercer than ever in some locations, NATO's top commander in Europe said Thursday — adding that the …

Elliott Smith Questions Happiness in Rediscovered Interview

“I’m happy some of the time, and some of the time I’m not,” said Elliott Smith in a 1998 interview with journalist Barney Hoskyns. The audio …

Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday on a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons, just …

The European Union, Nationalism and the Crisis of Europe

Last week, I wrote about the crisis of Islamic radicalism and the problem of European nationalism. This week’s events give me the opportunity to address the question of European nationalism again, this time from the standpoint of the European Union and the European Central Bank, using a term that …

9 Killer Sandwiches for Brunch

We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for breakfast, but the weekend demands an upgrade.<p>We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for …

Breakfast

AP PHOTOS: Crimea's people face challenges as part of Russia

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Crimea, promised Russian President Vladimir Putin, "will be a home to all the peoples living there."<p>Yet 10 months since the …

8 Sauces for Baked Eggs

Baking eggs is a super-easy way to cook them, but since very little fat is involved, it’s best to add some flavor with a delicious sauce. Here are …

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes.<p><b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, …

Recipes

Kremlin turns up heat on Navalny with interrogation, raid

MOSCOW (AP) — Investigators raided the office of anti-corruption campaigner and leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny on Friday, after he …

Interpol notice for Ukraine's Yanukovich

Police agency says deposed president now living in Russia wanted for funds misappropriation and embezzlement.<p>The international police cooperation agency Interpol has issued a global wanted "red notice" for deposed Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich.<p>The red notice for Yanukovich, 64, was issued on …

IMF

25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Crockpot Quinoa Recipe

Crockpot Quinoa adds a little Mexican flavor in with your quinoa. Effortless and tasty.<p>You know that saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”<p>Well, I …

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

The Crock Pot makes eating healthy as easy as (low-fat) pie.<p>You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey …

Slow Cookers

EU chair Latvia sees 'opening' with Russia on Ukraine

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia, which has taken over as chair of European Union government meetings, believes Russia may be more willing to negotiate a deal to ease tensions over Ukraine, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.<p>Ukrainian servicemen stand near a building damaged during fighting between …

Planned, cold-blooded killings mark French newspaper attack

PARIS (AP) — Two heavily armed men in black, their faces hidden by ski masks, take down a police officer on a Paris sidewalk with a spray of bullets. …