Moscow

Russia ups the ante

Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, recognizes the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.

Global Politics

Georgia tensions still high

The World's Katy Clark reports that tensions remain high in Georgia, and today, Russian lawmakers came out in favor of independence for the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Global Politics

U.S. and Poland sign missile shield deal

The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement today to locate part of Washington's missile defense system on Polish territory. Russia objects to it, and today said it would respond with more than diplomatic protests. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.

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