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Ukraine’s prime minister offers to resign after audio leak reveals his criticism of Zelensky

At closed-door meeting with Ukrainian ministers, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said President Volodymyr Zelensky “doesn’t understand how the economy works.” → Read More

Ukraine opens probe into possible surveillance of U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch

New documents disclosed by a Giuliani associate Lev Parnas include discussions about Marie Yovanovitch’s movements. → Read More

Putin proposes strengthening parliament even while keeping his own powers intact

Putin’s plans to bolster parliament and give constitutional status to the state council could hint at his plans for after he leaves power in 2024. → Read More

Ukraine knew Flight 752 had been shot down, but it was careful not to antagonize Iran

Ukraine wanted overwhelming proof that Iran was responsible. That meant avoiding sharp criticism to ensure cooperation in the probe. → Read More

Ukraine investigators considering possibility missile brought down passenger plane over Tehran

A preliminary Iranian report said the plane was on fire and turning around when it went down. → Read More

Putin thanks Trump for information that helped foil a planned terrorist attack in St. Petersburg

Two Russian nationals were detained “on the basis of information provided earlier by the American partners,” Russia’s Federal Security Service told the Tass state news agency. → Read More

Passenger jet crashes shortly after takeoff in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12

The Bek Air plane with 98 people on board hit a concrete barrier and crashed into a building. → Read More

Raids and conscription: How Russian authorities have cracked down on Kremlin critics this week

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s foundation office was searched Thursday, days after one of his top aides was suddenly drafted and sent to a remote Arctic military base. → Read More

Russia’s warm winter has deprived Moscow of snow, caused plants to bloom and roused bears out of hibernation

Russia’s Hydrometeorological Research Center says 2019 could be the capital’s warmest on record. → Read More

Evgeny Kuznetsov, suspended after positive cocaine test, says, ‘I’m going to learn from this’

The suspension is for "inappropriate conduct," and Kuznetsov won't appeal it. "Growing as a person, I want to get better,” he told reporters in his first public comments about the incident. → Read More

NHL partners with Russian tech giant Yandex to broadcast all its games

Considered the Russian equivalent to Google, tech giant will offer regular-season and playoff game broadcasts for free. → Read More

A high school football star made his college choice. The next day he died during ACL surgery.

Nick Dixon's family is still looking for answers after the 18-year-old died during one of the most common sports surgeries in the U.S. → Read More

NHL free agency 2019: Maple Leafs trade for Tyson Barrie, Canadiens offer sheet to Aho

The latest moves and rumors as the league's free agent signing period opens. → Read More

Rangers, Penguins swing big as Capitals fill holes in NHL free agency

The Capitals' division added a lot of talent as the league's free agent signing period opened Monday. → Read More

Richard Panik, Capitals reportedly agree to four-year contract worth around $10 million

The move, which can become official when free agency opens Monday, lets the Capitals fill a hole on their third line. → Read More

Capitals on the hunt for third-line right wing after trading Andre Burakovsky

“We’re pursuing all the fits we see for a third-line right wing in free agency,” General Manager Brian MacLellan said Saturday. → Read More

Capitals trade forward Andre Burakovsky to Colorado Avalanche for two draft picks

The move, which brings second- and third-round picks in the 2020 draft to Washington while also providing the team with salary cap space, came after Burakovsky had requested a trade. → Read More

Capitals to qualify restricted free agent forward Andre Burakovsky

Because Burakovsky’s salary last season was $3.25 million, his qualifying offer has to match that, and it’s considered a slight overpay for a player whose production has flatlined the past two seasons. → Read More

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik announces retirement

“I’ve been extremely lucky to have the best job in the world for many years, but my body is telling me it is time to move on to something new,” said the two-time Cup winner. → Read More

As Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko go 1-2 in NHL draft, Capitals take Connor McMichael at No. 25

The 18-year-old Canadian center isn’t expected in Washington for a few years, but is “really excited to be a Capital.” → Read More