| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Pardon me, but no one told me that Thursday was Pardoning Day.
Turns out that President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin do have at least one thing in common (besides all those nuclear warheads, I mean): They both have something of a soft spot...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:16 AM
MOSCOW -- Tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been released from prison following President Vladimir Putin's pardon, his spokeswoman told the Associated Press Friday.
Olga Pispanen said that the prison chief has confirmed that Khodorkovsky has been released...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Dos integrantes de la banda rusa de música punk Pussy Riot que se encontraban detenidas salieron el lunes en libertad, bajo una amnistía que permitió poner fin a una condena de dos años por una protesta realizada en la catedral de Moscú contra el...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:57 AM
MOSCOW -- Investigators began closing criminal cases against 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists Tuesday as part of an amnesty viewed by many as an effort by President Vladimir Putin to polish Russia’s image before hosting the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit.
Activists and environmental...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:56 AM
LONDON -- Five British Greenpeace activists arrived in London on Friday after their release from detention in Russia, saying their goal of fighting Arctic oil development remained unchanged but that their tactics might need some adjustment. “I&...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:45 AM
MOSCOW — The Russian Foreign Ministry acknowledged Tuesday that it had barred a prominent American journalist from the country for five years after expelling him over a visa violation, an action that the ousted reporter and some Kremlin critics said...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Expectations of progress were already low for the United Nations climate conference in Poland this week, but few delegates were probably prepared for the latest stumbles.
Ten days into Poland's role as host of the two-week U.N. gathering, Prime Minister...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:23 PM
For a man who’s sold some 20 million records, collaborated with the likes of Michael Jackson, Bono, Public Enemy, Lou Reed, Daft Punk and Britney Spears and revolutionized electronic dance music, Moby admits he “doesn’t have a lot to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:19 PM
SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
| Sep 4, 2013
Most days, they are easy to spot. Wearing brightly colored vests, the canvassers stand on Chicago sidewalks, quick to pose a question to passers-by:
Do you have a minute for children in the developing world?
What might not be as easy to see is that...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:44 AM
MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall.
On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...