January 17, 2012 Images from Italian luxury cruise ship accident.
January 16, 2012 A luxury cruise liner went aground off Italy's coast on Friday.
January 15, 2012 Americans have given more than $1.8 billion to charities since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. Here's a look at how much some of the prominent organizations working there have spent and how much is remaining.
January 11, 2012 Last summer, a criminal gang was heading to Sagra. Residents called the police from another community but help arrived too late so villagers fought the criminals off themselves, swinging pitchforks and firing hunting rifles.
January 11, 2012 In 1941, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin carried out his plan to build a reservoir along the Volga River. Thousands of people were ordered to move their homes or face being submerged. One of the towns that faced flooding was Mologa.
January 11, 2012 Yaroslavl — located just a few hours northeast of the Russian capital — was in the news last summer, when nearly every member of the hockey-loving city's professional team, Lokomotiv, was killed after the team plane crashed on takeoff.
January 11, 2012 In our digital age, are we trading convenience for the romance of the journey? These are photographs you can touch and smell and share, hand to hand, among your new traveling companions.
January 11, 2012 The iPhone was mainly for the quick snap, uploaded to family and friends back home. But it soon became a necessary reporting tool. Russians still tend to view cameras with suspicion, even though the Soviet Union collapsed two decades ago. A cellphone, however, proved to be far less threatening.
January 11, 2012 In Russia's eastern port city of Vladivostok, home to almost 600,000 people and the Russian Pacific fleet, two huge bridges are being built. They are supposed to be finished in time for Vladivostok to host the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
January 11, 2012 After a train journey of nearly 6,000 miles from Moscow, the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok can feel like a different country. The people and the language are still Russian, but the strong Asian influence is undeniable.
January 11, 2012 NPR journalists traveled the full length of the Trans-Siberian railroad to report on how Russia's history has shaped its people.
January 9, 2012 See the latest from the campaign trail.