Russia Orders Troop Pullback, but Keeps Weapons Near Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russia's defense minister on Thursday ordered troops back to their permanent bases following massive drills amid tensions with Ukraine, but said that they should leave their weapons behind in western Russia for another exercise later this year. Ukr...

Kremlin to Expel 10 US Diplomats in Response to US Sanctions

MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that Moscow will order 10 U.S. diplomats to leave Russia in a retaliatory response to the U.S. sanctions. Lavrov also said that Moscow will add eight U.S. officials to its sanctions list and move t...

US: Russian Hackers Targeting State, Local Networks

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warnin...

US, Russia Appear Set to Extend Last Remaining Nuclear Pact

WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia inched closer Tuesday to a deal to extend their last remaining arms control pact, after U.S. threats to allow the deal to expire early next year. The two sides signaled they are ready to accept compromises to salvag...

Russian-US Crew Welcomed Aboard the Space Station

MOSCOW — A trio of space travelers blasted off to the International Space Station on Wednesday, using for the first time a fast-track maneuver that allowed them to reach the orbiting outpost in just a little ov...

Armenia, Azerbaijan Report Attacks Despite Cease-Fire Deal

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday accused each other of attacks over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh despite a cease-fire deal brokered by Russia in an effort to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the region in decades. ...