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Russian Rocket Engines Suspected in Launch Blast

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

10/29/2014

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Russia Successfully Launches Cargo Ship To Space Station 9 Hours After US Rocket Explodes

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.

10/29/2014

Russia Halts Student Exchange Program With US Amid Strained Ties (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Russia Halts Student Exchange Program With US Amid Strained Ties

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia’s decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program.

10/01/2014

The chess champion says the Russian president is an even bigger threat to the United States than ISIS. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)

Garry Kasparov: Putin ‘Most Dangerous Man In World’

The chess champion says the Russian president is an even bigger threat to the United States than ISIS.

09/30/2014

A pro-Russian separatist fighter stands guard at a checkpoint on Sept. 10, 2014 on a road of the Donetsk airport. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine President: 70 Percent Of Russian Troops In Ukrainian Territory Have Withdrawn

Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that 70 percent of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory had been withdrawn since the cease-fire began Friday, as he vowed to introduce a bill to parliament offering more autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east; both signs that the fragile truce could be morphing into a durable chance at peace.

09/10/2014

A Ukrainian tank drives down a street on the outskirts of the strategic coastal city of Mariupol following an evening of heavy shelling by Russian backed separatists on Sept. 7, 2014 in Mariupol, Ukraine. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘There Is No Cease-Fire For Anyone': Clashes Break Out Outside Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Following Truce

Clashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt.

09/07/2014

Ukrainian army soldiers go to the front line on an armored vehicle as pro-Russian separatists fire heavy artillery, on the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol, on Sept. 5, 2014. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Sign Cease-Fire Deal

Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday.

09/05/2014

Ukrainian army soldiers wait to go to the front line on an armored vehicle as pro-Russian separatists fire heavy artillery, on the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol, on Sept. 5, 2014. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Shelling Heard On Outskirts Of Ukrainian Port City Hours Ahead Of Cease-Fire Talks

Shelling was heard on the outskirts of a strategic Ukrainian port city as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the region Friday just hours ahead of talks that were widely hoped to bring a cease-fire.

09/05/2014

President Obama stands with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik at a ceremony in the Baltic nation. (Photo by ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Ukraine ‘A Moment Of Testing’ For West

The president arrived in Estonia to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members.

09/03/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian and local figures of culture at the Chekhov museum in Yalta, on Aug. 14, 2014. (credit: SERGEI CHIRIKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Your Throne Is Being Threatened By Us': ISIS Sends Warning To Russia, Putin

Is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria now targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin?

09/03/2014

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