Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to annex the Crimean penninsula. He accused the west of crossing a line by interfering in Ukraine.
World leaders are weighing in with praise as well as harsh criticism for Putin's re-election victory in Russia. Officials say the president garnered almost 77 percent of the vote, with an estimated turnout of 67 percent.
The former associate of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky died from "compression to the neck." Moscow had sought his extradition for "severe financial offences" in Russia.
Russian foreign policy has hardened under President Vladimir Putin. Although Russia is looking for cooperation, it is not afraid of confrontation, which has often led to difficult foreign relations. DW has the lowdown.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is unlikely to be punished for his Russian dealings, as Ukraine would like. But he's still coming under fire across the political spectrum in Germany.
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