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Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea is a direct challenge and long-term threat to the post-World War II international order for which the United States and our allies have made great sacrifices over the past seven decades.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 5:59pm

A recent Star Tribune story reported that Minnesota's regional airports are starting to see signs of resurgence, but at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport that revival has been underway for several months.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:01pm

VIENNA, March 18 (Reuters) - Iran appears ready to help allay international concerns that a planned research reactor could yield nuclear bomb material, raising hope for a compromise on a tough sticking point in negotiations with world powers. How to deal with the Arak plant is expected to be among s...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:49pm

BERLIN, March 17 (Reuters) - The Cold War is back. Russia's military seizure of Crimea and preparations for a possible annexation of the southern Ukrainian province have revived fears, calculations and reflexes that had been rusting away since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989....

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:57pm

WASHINGTON - There's nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of new movie. "Noah," scheduled for its U.S. release on March 28, has become such a target.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 4:53pm

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, from an overdose of heroin on Feb. 2, 2014, brought back a bad memory to me. I would like to share this with everyone who, right now, is fighting with drug addiction.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:45pm

March 12 (Reuters) - In the summer of 1787, Catherine the Great of Russia set out to inspect the recent editions to her far-flung czardom, including the Crimean peninsula, annexed from the Ottoman Empire four years earlier....

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:19pm

What do you say to someone you've never met before, who risks his life to help you in the dead of an Arctic-like night? Thank you? God bless you? Those words seem so inadequate.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:44pm

"Meet Viktor Yanukovych, who is running for the presidency of Ukraine." Vladimir Putin and I were standing in his office at the presidential dacha in late 2004 when Yanukovych suddenly appeared from a back room. Putin wanted me to get the point.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 9:12pm

The two of us don't always see eye-to-eye. When we were both state representatives working on opposite sides of the aisle, we worked hard to find common ground.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:39pm