MOSCOW — A Moscow court ruled that Alexei Navalny, the prominent Russian opposition figure and main critic of President Vladimir Putin, had libeled a ruling-party politician and fined him about $8,400 on Tuesday. The ruling may lead to the reinstatement of a suspended sentence from a previous conviction, landing …
JERUSALEM — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued a renewed warning on Tuesday that if the U.S.-sponsored Middle East peace talks fail, he may dissolve the authority and hand sole responsibility for the West Bank back to Israel.
The U.S. middle class, long the single most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.
The sexual misconduct complaints piled up on the desk of Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, the commander of U.S. Army forces in Japan. A colonel on his staff had been accused of having an affair with a subordinate, of drunken and inappropriate behavior with other women at a military club and, lastly, of sexual assault.
KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden pledged additional U.S. aid Tuesday to help the government here, as the Pentagon announced that it would respond to Russia's involvement in Ukraine by sending about 600 U.S. troops to conduct exercises and training in Poland and the three Baltic states.