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  • VIDEO: More Russia sanctions could come this week

    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in the skies over Ukraine, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken says it's time for Russia to "play by the rules."

  • EU, US seek Vladimir Putin's Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have...

  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed. Among the 15 new people subjected to an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban were...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.

  • Penalize Vladimir Putin and his culpable Kremlin

    Ultimate responsibility for the massacre of the 298 people aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 begins and ends in the Kremlin office of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

  • US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade agreement between the United States and the 28-country bloc....

  • Japan wary as US, Europe up sanctions on Russia

    TOKYO (AP) — For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It's complicated. The tug-of-war over Ukraine threatens to derail Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's moves toward rapprochement with Russia. Relations between Japan and...

  • EU horse-trading for bloc's new top diplomat fails

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders failed to agree on who should get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's new foreign policy chief to succeed Catherine Ashton, who also chairs the international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. Summit chairman Herman Van Rompuy said early...

  • U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia

    President Obama tried to ratchet up the pressure on Moscow to stop supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine on Wednesday by announcing new sanctions against several large banks and energy and defense firms in the country.

  • EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ordered tougher sanctions against Russia on Wednesday because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing agreements with Moscow. The leaders, meeting in Brussels, also agreed to act together to suspend...

  • Euro healing, but still distant No. 2 to US dollar

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — International investors are regaining their appetite for euros as the shared currency recovers from a debt crisis that threatened to break it up. But the euro, which is shared by 18 countries, fell further behind the U.S. dollar last year in another key measure of...

  • Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege. The barrage of rocket fire just before sunrise...

  • Rifts appear among Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine's pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and bickering broke out between rebel factions. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of...

  • EU court rules against German language tests

    BERLIN (AP) — A European Union court ruled Thursday that Germany can't require the spouses of Turkish immigrants to show basic knowledge of the German language as a condition for being granted a visa. Since 2007, Berlin has required spouses of long-term immigrants from outside the EU who want...



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