Global economy has turned a corner, finance officials say

...G-20 group, which represents 85 percent of the global economy, includes Russia but wealthy nations have said they will boycott a Group of Eight summit that was to be hosted later this year by Russia because of Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

Gay activists arrested in Moscow, St. Petersburg as Sochi Games begin

...activists protesting in St. Petersburg and Moscow on the opening day of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.In Moscow, police quickly detained 10 gay rights...protesters were released a few hours later.Moscow police refused to comment.In St. Petersburg...

Julian Green to see first action for US team in match against Mexico

...made his first-team debut for Bayern Munich on Nov. 27 as an 88th-minute substitute in a Champions League match at CSKA Moscow. He has spent most of the season with the Bayern reserves, who play in the German third division.Klinsmann, a former Bayern...

Analysis: Putin tests Obama foreign policy

...enough to stop further escalations by Moscow. And if they continue to prove insufficient...international law and does not recognize Moscow's annexation of Crimea.Putin's actions...the Interfax news agency Wednesday that Moscow may revise its stance in the nuclear talks...

Cirque de la Symphonie performers to dance on air to music by Symphony Orchestra Augusta

...as a gymnast in his native Moldova and was a member of the Russian national gymnastics team. When he was 16, he joined the Moscow State Circus."Gymnastics is one thing, but the circus, I almost went from zero," said Buza, who will perform an aerial...

Dine & Dish: Craft & Vine is inspired cocktail lounge

...which was sweet and light, very similar to a reisling, while Becca went for a cocktail that had also caught my eye ? the Moscow Mule, basically a vodka tonic with the addition of ginger beer. We're both vodka tonic girls, so we thought it was terrific...

Ukraine sends message to Putin at opening ceremony of Winter Paralympics

...the ceremony, Craven noted that the former Soviet Union had refused to stage the Paralympics in 1980 in conjunction with the Moscow Olympics."But dreams do come true, and since winning the games seven years ago, this part of Russia has undergone a monumental...

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...Union over Ukraine's future, saying Moscow will buy $15 billion in Ukrainian government...announcements came after Putin held talks in Moscow with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych...with the EU in favor of closer ties with Moscow.Russia's bailout package angered protesters...

Japan's Tatsuk Machida, Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia win Rostelecom Cup figure skating titles

MOSCOW - Japan's Tatsuki Machida and Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia won gold Saturday in the Rostelecom Cup, the last of the season's...

Russia's Lipnitskaia prefers to stay out of spotlight

MOSCOW - She got the gold. Then she went straight...Lipnitskaia was back at her usual rink in Moscow, hoping to escape the buzz and stay focused...she loved most, she would have to move to Moscow.Outside the rink, Lipnitskaia loves music...