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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands at the end of a press conference in Geneva on September 14, 2013 after they met for talks on Syria's chemical weapons. Washington and Moscow have agreed a deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, Kerry said after talks with Lavrov.   (LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Deal With Russia On Syria Chemical Weapons Averts Military Strike

An agreement announced early Saturday by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for Syria to eliminate all its chemical weapons by the middle of next year or face U.N. penalties.

09/14/2013

(Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Bay Area Activists Call For Vodka Boycott Over Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

A handful of protesters in San Francisco called for a boycott of Russian-made vodka Tuesday after that country’s lawmakers recently enacted what critics are calling anti-gay legislation.

08/06/2013

Ruslan Yaroslavovich Bazelyan (Antioch Police Dept.)

Russian National Sought In Murder Of Elderly Antioch Man

Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect they believe murdered an elderly man in Antioch earlier this month.

06/26/2013

Jeffrey Boyce

North Bay Crime Spree Suspect Wanted Asylum, Sympathized With Bombers

Police said a man arrested for two carjackings in the North Bay was a Boston bombing sympathizer intent on reaching the Russian consulate in San Francisco. But his plan to seek asylum at the consulate came to a screeching halt.

04/30/2013

A man in Moscow looks at a computer screen displaying a picture reportedly taken in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, showing the trail of a meteorite above a residential area of the city. A heavy meteor shower rained down today on central Russia, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured dozens of stunned locals, officials said. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NorCal Scientist Says Meteor Explosion Nearly Impossible To Predict

An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.

02/15/2013

An image from a YouTube clip of a fatal 'Zorbing' in Russia.  (Source: YouTube)

Deadly Russian ‘Zorbing’ Ride Posted On YouTube

What was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball ended in tragedy for the two Russian men inside.

01/09/2013

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Bay Area Families In Limbo After Russia Enacts Adoption Ban

Bay Area adoption agencies are scrambling to help families caught in the middle of a new Russian policy banning adoptions to the United States.

12/28/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: In Clear Victory Obama Shows Romney Isn’t Ready To Be Commander-In-Chief

What was most clear tonight, though, is that Mitt Romney has no idea how the world works and the Office of the President is no place for on the job training.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Must Answer Tough Questions On His Questionable Foreign Practices In Debate Tonight

It is unprecedented for a presidential candidate to have as many conflicts when it comes to foreign business ties as Mitt Romney.

10/22/2012

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