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World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

The World Cup features stars from around the world, but the most valuable player off the field has been Google Translate. The app has helped fans to leap over the …


Prague appeals court allows Russian hacker extradition to U.S.

A Prague appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited to the United …


Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software’s underlying code for outside review. But security experts and …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president

While Donald Trump was running for president in late 2015 and early 2016, his company was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow, according to several …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Uber cedes control in Russian market with Yandex merger

Uber is ceding control of the Russian market by agreeing to merge its ride-sharing business in the country with Yandex, the Russian search-engine leader that also runs a popular taxi-booking …


Independent probe was sorely needed

Who knows where this saga will lead today, but Rod Rosenstein made the right move in turning this over to an independent prosecutor.


Man who plays ‘Pokemon Go’ in a Russian church may spend 3

Last summer, Ruslan Sokolovsky entered the imposing Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg, a city about 1,000 miles east of Moscow. The Russian Orthodox church holds special meaning for some, …


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:51 p.m.

Man arrested after woman who just moved from Russia found dead in Oregon woods

A woman who was found shot in the Oregon woods arrived in the United States last month from Russia and was having a relationship with the man arrested in her …


Trudy Rubin: Trump’s embrace of fakery enables Putin

The White House embrace of conspiratorial websites that promote outrageous lies feeds into Moscow’s efforts to sow confusion in Western democracies.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:15 a.m.

Know Spokane: Our demographics are more diverse than our cuisine

Even the most optimistic foodie would have trouble calling Spokane a food destination. That’s not to say we don’t have great restaurants, but for someone accustomed to the dizzying array …


Trudy Rubin: Truth of Putin lost on Trump

Yet Trump’s moral equivalence between Russian and American behavior should not be quickly dismissed, because it has scary implications for Trump’s policymaking at home and abroad.


Charles Krauthammer: China incident highlights weakness

No surprise. China’s ostentatious rudeness was perfectly reflective of the world’s general disdain for President Obama.


Froome extends Tour de France lead as Russian wins mountain stage

Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia’s national holiday Wednesday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome. …


Judge: Let jury decide if Russian man’s laptop was altered

A federal judge has refused to throw out evidence collected from the laptop owned by a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information.


Quelling vaccine fear in Spokane’s Russian-speaking community

Earlier this month about 20 people from Spokane’s Russian-speaking community gathered to talk – in Russian – about the fear and reluctance to vaccinate their children for diseases such as …


Chechen Field Commander Claims He’s Not Dead Also Says Rebel Leader Reported Killed Is Alive, In Hiding

A man stepped forward Thursday and claimed to be a Chechen guerrilla commander reported dead by the Russian government. He also said rebel leader Dzhokhar Dudayev - reported killed in …