Articles by Angela Charlton



Domodedovo Blast May Put Damper on Resort Projects

  • 28 January 11
  • The Associated Press
The timing couldn't have been worse. Russia's government unveils a plan to build five ski resorts in the majestic, largely uncharted slopes of the North Caucasus. And asks executives at the World Economic Forum to join in the $15 billion investment.

Louvre Exhibition Looks at Russian Icons, Past

  • 05 March 10
  • The Associated Press
Paris' Louvre hosts an exhibition of Orthodox Christian icons and Russian history of such significance that it was included on President Dmitry Medvedev's itinerary for his diplomatic visit to France.

Sarkozy Hosts Mediterranean Union

  • 14 July 08
  • The Associated Press
French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the disparate and conflicted countries around the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday to make peace as European rivals did in the 20th century as he launched an unprecedented Union for the Mediterranean.

Paris Rioters Injure 80 Police, Start Using Guns

  • 28 November 07
  • The Associated Press
Rioting in the tough suburbs of northern Paris took a dramatic and potentially deadly new turn with the use of firearms against police, officials said Tuesday. Police unions said some 80 officers were hurt.

Paris Rioters Injure 80 Police, Start Using Guns

  • 28 November 07
  • The Associated Press
Rioting in the tough suburbs of northern Paris took a dramatic and potentially deadly new turn with the use of firearms against police, officials said Tuesday. Police unions said some 80 officers were hurt.

Sarkozy Courts Putin-Wary Leaders

  • 08 October 07
  • The Associated Press
France's Nicolas Sarkozy is preparing for his first presidential trip to Russia by courting leaders who have bristled at Moscow's influence on Eastern and Central Europe.

French Priest Uncovers Nazi Horrors in Ukraine

  • 10 July 07
  • The Associated Press
Children, stomachs empty and knees quivering, saw and heard Nazis massacre Jews across the killing fields of Ukraine.

Show Offers Flying Toys for the Rich

  • 25 June 07
  • The Associated Press
Fancy a helicopter-plane hybrid you can launch from your lawn? Yearning to fly in the world's biggest passenger jet -- all by yourself? How about shooting into orbit at a cost of up to $100,000 a minute?

President Pushes for a Role in EADS

  • 25 September 06
  • The Associated Press
President Vladimir Putin pushed the country's interest in Airbus parent EADS and pledged to share more Russian natural gas riches with European customers during a summit Saturday with his French and German counterparts.

Airbus Concedes Fuselage Was Weak

  • 25 July 06
  • The Associated Press
Airbus acknowledged Monday that it had reinforced the rear fuselage of its superjumbo A380 after problems were detected, but insisted that the issue was not the cause of delays in the plane's production timetable.

Crimea's Unbeatable Historical & Natural Wonders

  • 30 August 02
  • The Associated Press
For thousands of years the cliffside vistas, sun-washed coves and tasty apricots of Crimea were so treasured by visitors that they often vanquished local rulers and stayed.

Crimea's Unbeatable Historical & Natural Wonders

  • 30 August 02
  • The Associated Press
For thousands of years the cliffside vistas, sun-washed coves and tasty apricots of Crimea were so treasured by visitors that they often vanquished local rulers and stayed.

Vershbow: Iran and Chechnya Worry U.S.

  • 23 July 02
  • The Associated Press
The United States remains concerned about Russia's nuclear cooperation with Iran, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow said Monday, warning that those ties and Russian weapons sales to China could still threaten world security.

Ivanov: Threats Come From Asia, Not the West

  • 11 July 02
  • The Associated Press
Russia's main threats come from Asia, not the West, Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said in an interview published Wednesday.

Activists Say West Turns a Blind Eye

  • 10 July 02
  • The Associated Press
The Moscow Helsinki Group asserts that human rights abuses in Russia have been ignored in the West since Russia gave its backing to anti-terrorism operations after Sept. 11.

Scientists March to White House

  • 28 June 02
  • The Associated Press
Hundreds of scientists, desperate to support their families and feeling forgotten by Russia's leadership, crowded at the White House on Thursday to plead for better funding.

Defense Minister Defends U.S. Arms Control Deal

  • 16 May 02
  • The Associated Press
Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov on Wednesday dismissed accusations that Russia had compromised its national interests in agreeing to an arms control pact with the United States that slashes arsenals by two-thirds.

Black Boxes Found in Lebed Crash

  • 30 April 02
  • The Associated Press
Investigators on Monday found the flight recorders from the Mi-8 helicopter that plunged into a snowy Siberian hillside, killing Krasnoyarsk Governor Alexander Lebed and seven others, emergency officials said.

Markets Closed Over Skinhead Jitters

  • 22 April 02
  • The Associated Press
Outdoor markets and kiosks run by ethnic minorities were closed and thousands of police ringed the Luzhniki stadium Sunday to thwart possible racially motivated violence.

Afghan Interpreter Killed by Skinheads Near Metro

  • 18 April 02
  • The Associated Press
A group of skinheads savagely assaulted an Afghan interpreter near Polyanka metro station Monday and he died the next day, the Afghan Embassy said Wednesday in appeal to the Foreign Ministry to crackdown on racist violence.

Reformers Win Slim Ukraine Victory

  • 02 April 02
  • The Associated Press
Reformers secured a slim victory over the Communist Party in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, according to results Monday -- but faced a formidable challenge from a pro-presidential movement whose surprising showing fueled allegations of fraud.

A Thief or Persecuted Opposition Hero?

  • 01 April 02
  • The Associated Press
Yulia Tymoshenko may be the most-recognized candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections this weekend but the party she leads is unlikely to be popular with the voters.

Ukraine Chooses Between Reform, Stability

  • 01 April 02
  • The Associated Press
Ukrainian voters put their corruption-tinged leadership to the test Sunday, choosing a new parliament likely to bolster opposition forces led by banker Viktor Yushchenko.

Catholics Eager to Smooth Ties

  • 01 March 02
  • The Associated Press
Russia's Catholic representation is sensing progress in his struggle with the Russian Orthodox Church.

Investigators Give Up Search in Kursk

  • 08 February 02
  • The Associated Press
Investigators have given up hope of finding any more bodies inside the wreck of the Kursk submarine.

Buddhist Treasures Dug Up

  • 25 December 01
  • The Associated Press
Archaeologists from around the world are painstakingly rediscovering one of Buddhism's richest civilizations under the forbidding landscape of Central Asia.

For Tajiks, Ramadan Barely Registers

  • 21 November 01
  • The Associated Press
As the holy month of Ramadan began this weekend, Tajikistan and other former Soviet states on the rim of Afghanistan barely seemed to notice.

Kim Heads Back Home After a Hotel Steam Bath

  • 09 August 01
  • The Associated Press
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il left Moscow on Wednesday, heading home on a secrecy-shrouded train journey after abruptly canceling sightseeing plans in Moscow.

An Inquisitive Kim Nears Omsk

  • 31 July 01
  • The Associated Press
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has showered his hosts with questions about Russian politics, economics and the forested landscape outside his window, a Russian official said.

U.S. Retiree Tackles Teaching in Martuni

  • 19 June 01
  • The Associated Press
Most men Peter Yurich's age in this lakeside Armenian town spend days lined up on a rickety bench outside the post office, expounding on politics and miserly pensions.