June 19, 2012 After a London-based firm canceled the ship's insurance policy, it reversed course, according to British Foreign Secretary William Hague. The MV Alaed was off the coast of Scotland when it turned back.
June 14, 2012 Administration officials tell The New York Times that the aircraft are likely ones sold to Syria in the past that had been sent to Russia for repairs and refurbishing.
A frame grab from a video taken by U.N. observers as smoke rose over the Syrian city of Homs earlier this week. The observers said Homs had been shelled by Syrian government forces.
U.N. Supervision Mission in Syria
June 13, 2012 One day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Russia is sending attack helicopters to the Assad regime, Russia's foreign minister said the U.S. is supplying weapons to the opposition. That's something the U.S. has denied.
June 12, 2012 She warned that such action "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically." Meanwhile, the U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said the conflict is now a full-scale civil war.
June 7, 2012 Activists report dozens, possibly hundreds, of deaths. They blame Syrian troops and militias loyal to President Bashar Assad. His regime denies the fresh allegations.
May 31, 2012 By resisting efforts at the United Nations to bring concerted pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end the killing in his country, Russia is helping keep the regime in power, she says.
May 28, 2012 The mystery surrounding the fate of the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in Budapest has lingered for more than six decades. A Russian security archivist says his agency is not hiding details on what happened to Wallenberg who disappeared after being arrested by the Soviet Red Army.
Police officers carry an anti-Putin protester, who was detained in central Moscow, on Monday.
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May 7, 2012 Becoming Russia's president for a third time, Putin took the oath amid protests.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
March 29, 2012 Amb. Michael McFaul took exception to being greeted on the street by state-controlled television, saying its reporters always seem to know where he's going. The sometimes animated encounter is all on video.
A protester wearing a costume bearing the words Robocop walks among Russian riot police officers after a rally in Moscow on Saturday.
March 10, 2012 Opponents of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin staged another rally in Moscow on Saturday, but with Putin now elected to the presidency for a six-year term, their mass protest movement seemed to be losing steam. Still, some of the speakers on the stage gave a glimpse of where the anti-Putin movement is heading.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at a rally in Moscow on Sunday. He won election to the post he previously held: president.
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March 5, 2012 It's no surprise that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won Sunday's election to return to the more powerful post he previously held — president. Also not surprising: Reports of many voting violations, perhaps to ensure his victory.
March 1, 2012 But they also opposed a resolution that condemns "widespread and systematic" human rights violations in Syria.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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February 27, 2012 Russian and Ukrainian security services claim to have foiled the plan. The suspected mastermind, Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, remains at large.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev delivers a lecture entitled "My Life in Politics" at the International University in Moscow on Thursday.
February 9, 2012 The former soviet leader warned if things don't change after the upcoming presidential elections, protests will continue.
A screen grab from the YouTube video, "Putin and the Paratroopers."
February 5, 2012 An Internet hit is becoming the anthem for Russian protesters as they march against Vladimir Putin's rule. The musicians in the video aren't rock stars; they're veterans of the Russian army.
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