Latif Yanar

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Rosneft, BP agree to explore for shale oil in Russia amid sanctions | Reuters

ST PETERSBURG Russia (Reuters) - Rosneft and BP signed an agreement on Saturday to jointly explore for hard-to-recover oil in Russia, the first major deal for the state-run Russian oil company since the West imposed sanctions over Ukraine in March.<p>Rosneft President Igor Sechin (R) shakes hands with …

Ukraine guardsmen open fire on crowd as rebels hold 'self-rule' vote

Ukrainian national guardsmen opened fire Sunday on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists went ahead with scheduled "self-rule" referendums in two regions, inviting further condemnation from the Kiev government and its Western allies.<p>Polls opened at 8 a.m. local …

Exclusive: Russian ‘Blackwater’ Takes Over Ukraine Airport

Troops who've taken over two airports in Crimea are not Russian military, but they could be security contractors working for the Russian military, …

Russia identifies Volgograd suicide bombers

Russian authorities have identified the suicide bombers responsible for two attacks that killed 34 people in the city of Volgograd last month.<p>Police said on Thursday they have also and arrested two suspected accomplices in the violence-plagued Dagestan province.<p>The National Anti-Terrorism Committee …

US reportedly preparing financial sanctions against Ukraine leaders

The Obama administration is reportedly readying financial sanctions that could be levied against Ukrainian government officials and protest leaders if violence between President Viktor Yanukovych's government and pro-European Union protesters continues to escalate.<p>Reuters reported that …

Russia Broke Treaty With Missile