international politics

A worker arranges cheese for sale at a grocery store in Moscow on August 7, 2014. Moscow imposed a total ban on imports of many Western foods on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine.

C'est it ain't so! Russia bans French cheese and other European food imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned most food imports from any country that has imposed sanctions on his country. That's left Russians scrambling to buy products like French cheese before it's all gone — and maybe asking bigger questions as well.

C'est it ain't so! Russia bans French cheese and other European food imports
A Russian tank drives past the Kremlin during a rehearsal for the Victory parade on Moscow's Red Square on May 5, 2014.

An American faces a bewildering end to her decade in Russia

An American faces a bewildering end to her decade in Russia
A rider checks a map along the Iron Curtain Trail.

It was once the world's most important political border — now it's a bike path

It was once the world's most important political border — now it's a bike path