Russia delivered a torch to the International Space Station for a spacewalk on Saturday. By the time the Games start, the torch will have traveled 40,000 miles in space and on Earth.
Dutch representatives appeared before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today to order Russia to release the protesters arrested in September when they tried to board an oil rig.
The ex-NSA contractor met with a German parliamentarian yesterday, and offered to aid Berlin in its investigation of US spying on Angela Merkel and Germany.
Russian media cheered Forbes' decision to name Vladimir Putin the world's most powerful person in 2013. But they also took umbrage at how he was described by the magazine.
Italian newspapers reported today that spy software was found on phone chargers and thumb drives given to attendees of the September G-20 summit, hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Russia's population is shrinking, making immigrants critical to the country's well-being. But xenophobia – highlighted by a Moscow race riot two weeks ago – is on the rise.
Despite being near a crisis point, there is almost no discussion of immigration reform in Russia. The reason, according to experts: corruption.
The former NSA contractor said in a newly published interview that he did not bring any US secret documents with him to Russia.
The case of Russian anticorruption crusader and former Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny has put a spotlight on politically motivated trials in the country.
The report says that the mystery cash may have belonged to late dictators Muammar Qaddafi or Saddam Hussein.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes President Putin's energy challenges, the man at the center of the NSA eavesdropping controversy, a narrative of a Taliban sneak attack, 'Jackie O. trusts' for wealthy estates, and a gender experiment at Harvard Business School.