NEW YORK — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three "rocks" with glowing red and orange streaks.
WASHINGTON — In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt went to Chicago to give one of the most celebrated speeches of his presidency. Pushing against isolationist sentiment, he condemned the “unjustified interference in the internal affairs of other nations” and “the invasion of alien territory in violati…
Maps are a curious--and sometimes colorful--piece of school-inspired décor.
ASPEN, Colo. — At the public kickoff of a discussion here about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”
Russia’s ban on food imported from the West won’t make a ruble’s difference to Montana farmers, officials have said.
It’s easy to drive by Riverside Park south of Laurel and not realize its rich history as a booster of the Depression-era Yellowstone Valley economy and temporary home for German prisoners of war.
When Russia was awarded the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the costs were originally estimated at close to $12 billion. However, when the final budget information was compiled, more than $52 billion was spent in making the various forums and venues where the Olympic athletes competed.
HELENA — Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force officials said Monday.
WASHINGTON — As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the U.S. or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t, as the limited…
President Obama seriously rattled at least one cage with his recent reference to Russia as a “regional power.”
BRUSSELS — President Obama has spoken once again during the Ukraine crisis about being on the right "side of history." It's one of his signature lines, but he should stop: The phrase implies there's an inevitability to the advance of progress and justice. Would that it were so.
WASHINGTON — Igor Stravinsky, the Russian composer, said of Poland, perilously positioned between Russia and Germany: "If you pitch your tent in the middle of Fifth Avenue, it is quite likely you will be run over by a bus." Poland has been run over hard and often; indeed, between 1795 and 19…
Here in the Caucasus Republic of Georgia, my friends and neighbors were not surprised by Russia’s invasion of Crimea. After all, Georgia has suffered at the hands of similar Russian practices since 1992.
WASHINGTON — It’s a stunning comparison that, in some ways, explains everything about the crisis in Ukraine. Back in 1990, average per-person incomes in Poland and Ukraine were roughly equal, about $8,000 in each country. By 2012, they no longer were, reports economist Anders Aslund of the P…
WASHINGTON — Certain political cliches cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world. Today's candidate: Partisan politics stops at the water's edge.
NBC gave Andrija Vukovic, a freshman skier for Rocky Mountain College, a special shout-out during Friday's opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics, identifying him during its coverage of the parade of nations as a member of the Serbian ski team.
In the mid-19th century, a Frenchman described the reconstruction of St. Petersburg’s monumental Winter Palace after a fire. To meet the czar’s deadline during a bitterly cold winter, the “unprecedented efforts” included heating the structure’s interior to almost 90 degrees. Of the thousands…