Hundreds of young Russians protested Tuesday in support of their constitutional right of free assembly, despite Prime Minister Putin's warning against unsanctioned political rallies.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is touring Russia's Far East in a bright yellow Lada, making daily headlines ahead of what appears to be his plan to run for the presidency in 2012.
The International Grains Council cut its projected world grain output Thursday. Drought in eastern Europe has sparked a Russia grain export ban.
In recent years, Russia viewed the threat of climate change in naive or cavalier terms. But this summer's devastating weather was a wake-up call.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin thrives on feats of daring-do. In the past decade, he has taken controls of a nuclear submarine, flown an Su-25 fighter plane, co-piloted a Tu-160 supersonic bomber, and tracked endangered whales in the Sea of Japan. But he's also shown off a gentler side, like with his crooning of the song 'Blueberry Hill' at a charity dinner. Here are some of his recent adventures.
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Godleski, of Ellington, holds his grandson Noah Godleski after he arrives at the Army aviation support facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Wednesday. About 110 soldiers of the 250th Engineer Co., Connecticut National Guard who were deployed to Iraq last winter have returned home.
France on Tuesday rejected a petition calling for it to pay $17 billion to help with Haiti earthquake reconstruction as a way to make amends for fees charged Haiti by the French crown 200 years ago.
Russia said it will soon make a long-delayed Iran nuclear power plant fully operational. The move was part of a deal within Russia to finish the plant while canceling a controversial sale of an advanced missile system to Tehran.
People crowd near a fountain at the Alexandrovsky Garden just outside the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 27. A heat wave has hit central Russia breaking temperature records for the last 130 years.