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  • Obama and the myth of appeasement

    Hawks in the wild tend to be solitary creatures. But those in Washington often appear in noisy flocks.

  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program: ___ LITTLE GREEN MEN For the first time,...

  • Mitch McConnell wants U.S. to arm Ukraine

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Obama has yet to provide a “serious response” to Russian President Vladimir Putin's effort to “restore the empire,” and he suggested a good move would be to arm Ukraine.

  • U.S. sending non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

    The supplies will include medical aid, helmets, small fuel pumps, generators and tents, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a press briefing with Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • John Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.

  • Edward Snowden questions Vladimir Putin on surveillance policies

    MOSCOW (AP) — Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden. The American who leaked a vast trove of material from the...

  • Edward Snowden asks Vladimir Putin about mass surveillance in Russia

    Edward Snowden, the leaker of National Security Agency documents, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin about whether Russia uses mass surveillance to spy on its citizens.

  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome. Responding to what it sees as...

  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's air policing aircraft will fly more sorties over the Baltic...

  • Lawyers in 9/11 at Gitmo case seek to question FBI

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Lawyers for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attack are seeking to question the FBI about an apparent investigation of defense team personnel in the case. A motion filed Wednesday in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, seeks testimony from three FBI agents and a...

  • Obama must defend NATO's real red lines from Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine

    Last week masked men, in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the...

  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

    GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions. It was not immediately...

  • Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable. The closure is the latest chapter in the history...

  • Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Dallas-based Lavabit Inc. and its...

  • White House: U.S. has 'prepared' new sanctions for Russia

    The White House on Wednesday said that the U.S. has prepared new sanctions against Russia amid growing concerns over Ukraine's territorial sovereignty.



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