Russia

California students held in Russia headed home

Four students from Northern California who travelled to Russia for a leadership…

AP Photo/Sergei GritsUkrainian soldiers man a check point in the village of Strilkove

US rejects Crimea vote, cites Russian intimidation

The U.S. rejected the Crimea secession referendum Sunday as illegal and readied…

AP Photo/Sergei GritsUkrainian soldiers man a check point in the village of Strilkove
Vadim Ghirda/APJulia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday.

Russia wins team figure skating; U.S. takes bronze

SOCHI, Russia -- Russia Rules. The host nation won its first gold…

Vadim Ghirda/APJulia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday.
Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesMusician Elton John performs his commemorative 64th show at Madison Square Garden on December 4

Scoop: Elton John promotes gay understanding in Russia

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, just two weeks away, Elton…

Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesMusician Elton John performs his commemorative 64th show at Madison Square Garden on December 4
Getty ImagesAccess to a neighborhood school is sparse in San Francisco.

Why I signed a contract with Russian television

While Cher and Elton John debated the best way to protest Russia’s…

Getty ImagesAccess to a neighborhood school is sparse in San Francisco.
Evan Vucci/APPresident Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington

Obama delays Syria vote, says diplomacy may work

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told a war-weary nation Tuesday night that…

Evan Vucci/APPresident Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington
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Protesters call for boycott of Russian vodka after anti-gay law enacted

A handful of protesters in San Francisco today called for a boycott…

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Associated PressRep. Steve King

Congressmen find few Boston attack clues in Russia

The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings…

Associated PressRep. Steve King
S.F. Examiner File PhotoHans Reiser

Wife-killer Hans Reiser grills potential civil trial jurors

Opening statements will be presented this morning in a wrongful death lawsuit…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoHans Reiser
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US accuses China and Russia of economic spying in cyberspace

WHAT: America’s losses from stolen research and development could be as much…

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Russian circus animals ‘retired’ to cramped, smelly bus cages

WHAT: Dozens of retired Russian animal stars live crammed into stinking cages…

Secret report accuses Russian spies of setting bomb at US Embassy

WHAT: U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a newly leaked secret report that…

Russia’s corrupt industrial inspections lead to deaths

WHAT: The sinking of a Volga riverboat, with some 125 people drowned,…

Crocodile: Russia’s scariest new designer drug

WHAT: Russia has become a global center of home-made designer drugs. The…

Nobody guilty in death of Russian whistle-blower

WHAT: The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office declared police official Oleg Silichenko innocent…

No really, we're friends — seriously

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev touted a strong working relationship…

Obama sells out U.K. to Russia despite his popularity there

In news certain to shock the United Kingdom, where President Obama is…

Russia's unluckiest suicide bomber

I hate to chuckle at something so grim, but this couldn't have…

Russian government: Hey, let's give Wikileaks' Julian Assange the Nobel Peace Prize!

Did Putin really take that much umbrage over the 'Batman and Robin'…

Having your snowball and eating it too

Global warming activists have had a major problem ever since the embarrassing…