The Georgian province of South Ossetia has been trying to exert its independence since it split from the former Soviet republic in the early 1990s. Tensions erupted into fighting Aug. 7, drawing Russian retaliation and raising a new specter of…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Georgian troops launched a major offensive Friday to exert control over the breakaway province of South Ossetia, while Russian tanks and airplanes moved in to defend the pro-Russian enclave.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Dmitry Medvedev was sworn in as Russia's third president Wednesday in an elaborate ceremony inside the Grand Kremlin Palace, and hours later nominated his predecessor, Vladimir Putin, as prime minister.
Serbia's president dissolved parliament Thursday and called for snap elections after weeks of tension over Kosovo's independence and Serbia's quest for European Union membership.
Rioters attacked a U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, in protest of Western support of Kosovo's declaration of independence. A journalist in Serbia details the violence on the ground and how Serbians are reacting to the news.
Time magazine named Russian President Vladimir Putin its "Person of the Year" Wednesday -- the latest sign of Putin's rise as a key player on the world stage. A Time editor and a policy expert examine Putin's leadership and how…
Dmitry Medvedev, the man tapped as the likely successor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, offered the outgoing president a role in his government as prime minister once Putin is constitutionally required to step down in the spring.
By PBS NewsHour
Dmitry Medvedev, the man tapped as the likely successor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, offered the outgoing president a role in his government as prime minister once Putin is forced to step down in the spring.
Fifty years ago this week, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into space. On the anniversary of the turning point in space exploration, a NASA historian and a science reporter assess the impact and legacy of the…
President Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Friday joined world leaders denouncing the violence in Myanmar at the hands of the junta government. Indonesia's ambassador to the U.S. and a British foreign minister discuss the situation.
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