Russian MPs are making an extraordinary bid to have Mikhail Gorbachev prosecuted for the 'illegal' collapse of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago.
They are calling for a criminal probe into the last leader of the USSR, a man widely respected around the world for ending the Cold War.
One MP in Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party even branded 83-year-old Gorbachev a 'US spy' for the break-up of the Communist state 23 years ago.
Republicans know the only way to secure victory in the midterms is through suppressing the vote. Ed Schultz takes an in-depth look at the long trip to vote in Ohio with candidate for Secretary of State Nina Turner.
Tech companies love new ideas, unless they belong to someone else. Then any breakthroughs must be neutralized or bought. Silicon Valley executives know all too well that a competitor's unchecked innovation can quickly topple the mightiest tech titan. Just how far Silicon Valley will go to remove such risks is at the heart of a class-action lawsuit that accuses industry executives of agreeing between 2005 and 2009 not to poach one another's employees. Headed to trial in San Jose this spring, the case involves 64,000 programmers and seeks billions of dollars in damages. Its mastermind, court papers say, was the executive who was the most successful, most innovative and most concerned about competition of all -- Steve Jobs.
On that day, at the same time Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing a treaty finalizing the annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was putting his own signature down: on a partnership pact between Ukraine and the European Union (EU).
It was precisely this agreement -- and the refusal of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to sign it -- that led to the bloody demonstrations in Kiev that forced Yanukovych from power and spurred Russia's seizure of Crimea.
In an interview with a state-run Russian newspaper, action movie star Steven Seagal supported Russia's illegal seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, praised Russian leader Vladimir Putin and said he might someday apply for Russian citizenship. Seagal told Rossiskaya Gazeta that Putin's "desire to protect the Russian-speaking people of Crimea, his assets, and the Russian Black Sea military base in Sevastopol ... is very reasonable." He also called Putin "one of the great living world leaders," and added that he "would like to consider him as a brother."