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  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:33:28 GMT
    The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.
    Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.
  • Ukraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism

    Ukraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:21:25 GMT
    A key survey of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row as the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland weighed on...
    A key measure of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row, dragged down by worries over the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland.
  • Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions

    Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:51:28 GMT
    Russia's currency has dropped to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar as it continues to suffer from the fallout of economic sanctions.
    Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about long-term economic damage from Western sanctions.
  • Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

    Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:32:01 GMT
    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to...
    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120...
  • US troops in western Ukraine for drills

    US troops in western Ukraine for drills

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:35:47 GMT
     NATO  and U.S. troops are involved in exercises in eastern Ukraine across the country from the war. 
     NATO  and U.S. troops are involved in exercises in eastern Ukraine across the country from the war. 
  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:22 GMT
    Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire...
    Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took...
  • Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

    Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:11:28 GMT
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work.
  • Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:50:22 GMT
    Several residential neighborhoods in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling, imperiling a fragile cease-fire agreement imposed last week.
    Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.
  • Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

    Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-09-14 13:10:06 GMT
    Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers.
    Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers.
  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:29:55 GMT
    Ukraine's prime minister says his country is "still in a state of war" with neighboring Russia despite a cease-fire between the government forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east.
    A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders.
  • Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:38 GMT
    Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.
    European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure.
  • US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:29:19 GMT
    Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing...
    Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing...
  • US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

    US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:19:19 GMT
    The Obama administration is sanctioning Russia's largest bank as part of a new round of financial penalties aimed at punishing Moscow for its support of separatists in Ukraine.
    The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies.
  • Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

    Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:18:53 GMT
    Poland's state pipeline operator says it has resumed full deliveries of gas to Ukraine.
    Poland has resumed deliveries of gas to Ukraine that it had halted after its own supplies from Russia dropped this week, the state pipeline operator said Friday.
  • European countries condemn Estonian's abduction

    European countries condemn Estonian's abduction

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:49:00 GMT
    The Nordic and Baltic countries have demanded that Russia immediately release an Estonian security service officer who was abducted by unknown gunmen a week ago and taken across the Russian border.
    Nine European countries demanded on Friday that Russia immediately release an Estonian security service officer who was abducted by unknown gunmen a week ago and taken across the Russian border.
  • EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

    EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:58:29 GMT
    The European Union has imposed fresh sanctions on Russia, targeting some of its largest companies, in a response to Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
    New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms makers and its biggest oil company, to punish Moscow for what the West sees as efforts to...
  • Fighting leaves deep mistrust in eastern Ukraine

    Fighting leaves deep mistrust in eastern Ukraine

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-09-12 08:42:22 GMT
    Residents in eastern Ukraine are mad at the national government that they blame for shelling towns and residential areas. 
    Residents in eastern Ukraine are mad at the national government that they blame for shelling towns and residential areas. 
  • Russia, Poland in spat over gas supplies

    Russia, Poland in spat over gas supplies

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:58:15 GMT
    Poland's gas monopoly says that Russian natural gas deliveries dropped by 45 percent on Wednesday, the third day of decreases amid concern Moscow is piling on political pressure over the crisis in Ukraine.
    A spat has broken out between Poland and Russia over what Warsaw claims is a sharp drop in natural gas supplies. The move comes amid concerns Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis...
  • Russian accused of hacking seeks new detention

    Russian accused of hacking seeks new detention

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:49:43 GMT
    Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. are asking a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case...
    Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. have asked a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case for...
  • Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:58:19 GMT
    Two volleys of Grad rocket fire rang out in Ukraine's eastern, rebel-held city of Donetsk, underscoring the difficulties of enforcing a cease-fire almost a week after it was signed.
    The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to its financial market, hitting the country's vital oil industry, curbing...
  • Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia

    Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:08:56 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.
  • EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia

    EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:18:26 GMT
    Diplomats say the European Union has decided on new sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
    The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday.
  • Putin orders forces in the east on combat drill

    Putin orders forces in the east on combat drill

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:37:36 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces in the country's east to carry out a major exercise to test their preparedness.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered military forces in the country's east to carry out a major exercise to test their preparedness.
  • Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:37:32 GMT
    Ukraine's president has promised to introduce legislation in parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the country's pro-Russian east, where separatists...
    Ukraine's president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.
  • Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect

    Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:37:25 GMT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany favors putting new European Union sanctions against Russia into effect until it's clear that a peace plan for eastern Ukraine is being implemented fully.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine have not yet been implemented fully.
  • Most Russian troops in Ukraine have withdrawn, Ukrainian leader says

    Most Russian troops in Ukraine have withdrawn, Ukrainian leader says

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-09-10 10:34:21 GMT
    The remarks came several days into a shaky ceasefire deal between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels.
    The remarks came several days into a shaky ceasefire deal between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels.
  • Wreckage scattered in Ukraine as inquiry released

    Wreckage scattered in Ukraine as inquiry released

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:17:03 GMT
    The city council of Donetsk, a rebel-held stronghold in eastern Ukraine, says that regular shelling continued overnight despite a cease-fire in the region, injuring one woman.
    A child's jump rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred. A burned book in Tagalog. Chunks of twisted fuselage. More than seven weeks after being shot from the sky, the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17...
  • Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:06:31 GMT
    The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft."
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday.
  • Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:10:56 GMT
    A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine in an "unnecessarily provocative" incident, Defense Minister Rob...
    A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine in an "unnecessarily provocative" incident, Defense Minister Rob Nicholson...
  • AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce

    AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:06:38 GMT
    Ukraine's last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last - because it's in Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests.
    Ukraine's last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last - because it's in Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests.
  • EU adopts new Russia sanctions but delays action

    EU adopts new Russia sanctions but delays action

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:06:00 GMT
    The European Council has formally adopted a package of further EU sanctions against Russia over its actions in eastern Ukraine, but is delaying the enforcement to assess the implementation of the cease-fire...
    The European Union on Monday shied away from slapping new economic sanctions on Russia right away over its actions in eastern Ukraine. Instead, the 28-nation bloc said the punitive measures will come into force "in the...
  • Ukraine's leader rallies for unity in key city

    Ukraine's leader rallies for unity in key city

    Monday, September 8 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:57:38 GMT
    A cease-fire between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops appears to be largely holding in eastern Ukraine, a day after shelling and clashes rattled nerves and imperiled the peace deal.
    Seeking to rally national unity, President Petro Poroshenko visited a southeastern port Monday that has been assaulted for days by Russian-backed separatists and declared the city would remain a part of Ukraine.
  • Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

    Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

    Sunday, September 7 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-09-07 18:54:53 GMT
    Strong explosions have been heard on the outskirts of the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine near the airport, raising new fears that a cease-fire signed two days ago is on the verge of collapse.
    Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril Sunday, two days after it took hold.
  • Apparent shelling heard outside Ukrainian port

    Apparent shelling heard outside Ukrainian port

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:54:16 GMT
    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day.
    Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its positions late Saturday, little more than...
  • Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    Saturday, September 6 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-09-06 15:04:09 GMT
    The head of Ukraine's national guard says the cease-fire called in the country's rebellious east appears to be holding despite some violations early on.
    After more than four months of bloodshed, a cease-fire in Ukraine's rebellious east largely held back fighting Saturday, but appeared fragile as both sides of the conflict claimed the others had violated the agreement.
  • Malaysia to send team to jet crash site in Ukraine

    Malaysia to send team to jet crash site in Ukraine

    Saturday, September 6 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-09-06 07:58:25 GMT
    Malaysia aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove that it was shot down, Prime Minister Najib Razak said...
    Malaysia aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove that it was shot down, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday.
  • Ukraine cease-fire begins, but US still skeptical

    Ukraine cease-fire begins, but US still skeptical

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:54:05 GMT
    Shelling is resounding on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city as Russian-backed rebels press their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire.
    Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a cease-fire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions on Moscow. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any...
  • S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine

    S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:24:20 GMT
    Stocks were little changed on Friday after the government reported that U.S. employers added fewer jobs than forecast for August.
    A surge in dividend-rich utility stocks helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record Friday.
  • NATO creates 'spearhead' to deter Russia

    NATO creates 'spearhead' to deter Russia

    Friday, September 5 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-09-05 20:35:18 GMT
    NATO's creation of a rapid-reaction "spearhead" force to protect Eastern Europe from Russian bullying reflects a cool-eyed calculation that Vladimir Putin and his generals won't risk head-to-head...
    NATO's creation of a rapid-reaction "spearhead" force to protect Eastern Europe from Russian bullying reflects a cool-eyed calculation that Vladimir Putin and his generals won't risk head-to-head confrontation with...
  • Russian sailors in limbo in French port

    Russian sailors in limbo in French port

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:15:55 GMT
    Scores of Russian sailors are training on a French warship in an Atlantic port even though its transfer to the Russian Navy is now in doubt.
    Scores of Russian sailors are training on a French warship in an Atlantic port even though its transfer to the Russian Navy is now in doubt.
  • NATO approves new force aimed at deterring Russia

    NATO approves new force aimed at deterring Russia

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-09-05 16:36:34 GMT
    Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were...
    Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come...
  • Obama: US hopeful, skeptical on Ukraine cease-fire

    Obama: US hopeful, skeptical on Ukraine cease-fire

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-09-05 16:13:29 GMT
    President Barack Obama says he's skeptical that pro-Russian separatists and Russia's government will abide by a cease-fire reached Friday.
    President Barack Obama says he's skeptical that pro-Russian separatists and Russia's government will abide by a cease-fire reached Friday.
  • Ukraine's leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

    Ukraine's leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:42:48 GMT
    Russia's foreign minister has warned that Ukraine's NATO ambitions are threatening to derail peace talks in eastern Ukraine.
    Ukraine's president expressed "careful optimism" Thursday that a peace deal could be reached with Russian-backed separatists at their upcoming talks, even as he and NATO leaders agreed that Moscow should be punished...
  • US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

    US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

    Thursday, September 4 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-09-04 17:33:06 GMT
    James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup.
    James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup.
  • Eastern hopes for NATO bases stymied by Russia

    Eastern hopes for NATO bases stymied by Russia

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-09-04 09:54:15 GMT
    On the eve of a NATO summit, President Barack Obama gave the alliance's eastern European members a soaring assurance of protection from any Russian threat. But Poland and the Baltic states are seeking more than...
    On the eve of a NATO summit, President Barack Obama gave the alliance's eastern European members a soaring assurance of protection from any Russian threat. But Poland and the Baltic states are seeking more than lofty...
  • Obama calls Ukraine 'a moment of testing' for West

    Obama calls Ukraine 'a moment of testing' for West

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:15:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression.
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday harshly condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe and pledged that NATO will protect allies who fear they will be Moscow's next target. Standing on...
  • Western leaders to meet with Ukrainian president

    Western leaders to meet with Ukrainian president

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:02:50 GMT
    President Barack Obama will convene a meeting of European allies to discuss the West's response to Russia's provocations in Ukraine and Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq.
    President Barack Obama and European leaders will meet with Ukraine's president to discuss Russia's provocations in Ukraine.
  • Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan

    Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:23:20 GMT
    A spokesman for the Russian president says Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the crisis.
    Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism - noting it wasn't the first attempt to end the deadly conflict.
  • France puts warship delivery to Russia on hold

    France puts warship delivery to Russia on hold

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:33:57 GMT
    President Francois Hollande's office says France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow's actions in neighboring Ukraine.
    Responding to international pressure, France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia at least until November amid security concerns over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, officials said Wednesday.
  • US ground troops to train in Ukraine next week

    US ground troops to train in Ukraine next week

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:54:21 GMT
    The Pentagon says 200 U.S. soldiers will participate in an exercise in western Ukraine starting next week. It would be the first presence of American ground troops in Ukraine since the crisis with Russian-backed...
    The Pentagon says 200 U.S. soldiers will participate in an exercise in western Ukraine starting next week. It would be the first presence of American ground troops in Ukraine since the crisis with Russian-backed...
  • EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia

    EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-09-03 15:43:06 GMT
    European Union nations are looking at sporting sanctions to punish Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis but diplomats say the immediate targeting of high-profile events like the 2018 World Cup is...
    European Union nations will be looking to give existing penalties against Russia more bite by the weekend rather than expanding sanctions to include sport events to punish Moscow for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
  • Ukraine crisis dents European business activity

    Ukraine crisis dents European business activity

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-09-03 15:02:53 GMT
    On the day that the outlook for the European economy may have just become a little bit brighter following a cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine, a closely watched survey shows the extent to which the crisis in...
    On the day that the outlook for the European economy may have become a bit brighter amid hopes of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a closely watched survey Wednesday showed the extent to which the crisis in the country has...
  • Stocks open higher after Ukraine cease-fire deal

    Stocks open higher after Ukraine cease-fire deal

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-03 13:42:33 GMT
    By The Associated Press U.S. stocks are opening higher, tracking European markets that jumped following an apparent cease-fire deal in Ukraine.
    By The Associated Press U.S. stocks are opening higher, tracking European markets that jumped following an apparent cease-fire deal in Ukraine.
  • Obama: Too early to gauge Ukraine cease-fire

    Obama: Too early to gauge Ukraine cease-fire

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-09-03 09:54:36 GMT
    President Barack Obama says "it's too early to tell" how serious reports are of a cease-fire between Russia and eastern Ukraine.
    President Barack Obama says "it's too early to tell" how serious reports are of a cease-fire between Russia and eastern Ukraine.
  • At NATO, goal is to curb Russia but not provoke it

    At NATO, goal is to curb Russia but not provoke it

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:22 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:22:41 GMT
    The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable...
    The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable alliance...
  • Russian photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine

    Russian photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:22 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:22:35 GMT
    Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine.
    Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine.
  • Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

    Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:31:42 GMT
    Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe,...
    Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering...
  • Russia investment fund hides US advisers' names

    Russia investment fund hides US advisers' names

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:12:18 GMT
    Until last weekend, the Russian Direct Investment Fund touted prominent U.S. and European executives who serve on its international advisory board by posting their names on its website. On Tuesday, that list was...
    A $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday and made it more difficult to find names...
  • Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

    Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:21:57 GMT
    A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.
    The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces.
  • AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:03 GMT
    Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
    Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:12:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is traveling to Russia's backyard for the second time this year to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security.
    For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's...
  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:31:26 GMT
    The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine will need billions of dollars in additional support if the fighting between the military and Russian-backed separatists in the country's east persists.
    While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.
  • Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

    Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:41:52 GMT
    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'
    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'

  • Handover of black boxes starts investigation

    Handover of black boxes starts investigation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:38:41 GMT
     Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands. 
     Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands. 
  • Obama demands access to crash site, cooperation from Russia

    Obama demands access to crash site, cooperation from Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:09:12 GMT

    President Obama demanded Putin use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to allow investigators to the Malaysia Airlines crash site so that bodies can be recovered and returned with dignity.

    President Obama demanded Putin use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to allow investigators to the Malaysia Airlines crash site so that bodies can be recovered and returned with dignity.

  • US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-18 08:28:15 GMT

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.
  • Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:19:31 GMT

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

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