President Petro Poroshenko (R) hands a Ukrainian passport to Vladimir Fedorin as Maria Gaidar looks on, at a ceremony in Kyiv, Ukraine, August 4, 2015. (Photo source -

Ukraine Grants Citizenship to 2 Prominent Russians

Daughter of Russian ex-PM, respected journalist, both Kremlin critics, handed Ukrainian passports by President Poroshenko during brief ceremony in Kyiv More

Protesters hold posters of Sylejman Selimi, a war commander during the 1998-1999 war, during a protest against a parliamentary vote to create a new war crimes court, in Pristina, Kosovo, May 29, 2015.

EU, US Applaud Kosovo Law on Special Court

Joint statement says lawmakers' decision to address allegations of war crimes 'demonstrated their commitment to the rule of law and to honor international agreements' More

Two men check an index board at the reception hall of the Athens' Stock Exchange, in Athens, Aug. 4, 2015.

Greek Stock Market Suffers 2nd Day of Losses

Main index down 4 percent soon after start of trading Tuesday; fell 16.2 percent Monday, when it reopened after five-week closure More

FILE - In this photo taken on March 15, 2015, a Nenets man rides in a reindeer sled at the Reindeer Herder's Day in the city of Nadym, in Yamal-Nenets Region, 2500 km (about 1553 miles) northeast of Moscow.

Russia Bids for Vast Arctic Territories at UN

Russia, US, Canada, Denmark and Norway have all been trying to assert jurisdiction over parts of region, believed to hold up to a quarter of planet's undiscovered oil, gas More

File - Crimean Tatars attend a rally marking the 71st anniversary of their mass deportation from the peninsula to distant parts of the Soviet Union, in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 2015.

Crimean Tatars Urge 'Immediate' End to Russian Annexation

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Video Russia Vetoes UN Resolution on Malaysian Plane Crash

Russia has vetoed a United Nations resolution seeking creation of an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine. The incident took place July 17 last year in the territory controlled by pro-Russian insurgents. All 298 people on board were killed. Zlatica Hoke reports.