An Islamist insurgency is now spreading beyond Chechyna to the entire patchwork of republics known as the north Caucasus.
Despite a dispute over fraud allegations in the wake of Sunday's presidential vote in Ukraine, pro-Russian candidate Viktor Yanukovich is set to become the next president in what will be a dramatic shift back to pro-Kremlin policies.
The lessons I learned from my Russian cross-country ski coach – a 1956 Soviet gold medalist – taught me about the gold in the heart of many Olympic athletes.
Vancouver opens a quadrennial rite that, with its daring triple axels, suborbital ski jumps, and inspiring teamwork, can uplift a world weary of conflict and recession.
The Ukraine Central Election Commission posted an announcement late Monday on its website showing Viktor Yanukovich is in the lead to be Ukraine's next president. But his main rival Yulia Tymoshenko is alleging fraud.
A Swiss Saint Bernard sleeps on the floor at the Hund 2010 Dog Exhibition in Winterthur, Switzerland, on Friday.
Ukraine votes Feb. 7 in a runoff between bitter rivals Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovych that some say could destabilize the democratic process.
Iran reportedly launched a rat, two turtles, and worms into space on Feb. 2. But they're decades behind Felix the cat, Dezik the dog, and China's white mice. Beyond the dubious biological research value, the launch indicates that Iran can now launch warheads across the Middle East.
Russia returned to the global stage Friday as a first-rank military and technological power by launching a 'fifth generation' fighter plane, with futuristic characteristics of stealth, sustained supersonic cruise, and integrated weapons.