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  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence raises 2016 possibilities with Berlin speech

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence jumped into the debate over foreign policy Wednesday during a trade mission to Germany, saying the Obama administration's policy of "conciliatory diplomacy" toward Russia has failed. It's the clearest sign so far that Pence, who flirted with a run in 2008 while leader...

  • Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high popularity ratings, the economic damage is not yet likely to soften his...

  • Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday. One day after Ukraine's first military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east of the country, Lavrov said in a...

  • Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the...

  • Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Merkel's office said she and Putin had "different assessments of events" in Ukraine during their telephone conversation late Tuesday. It said the conversation...

  • US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says U.S....

  • White House supports Ukrainian military operation to preserve 'law and order'

    The White House backs the Ukrainian government's decision to direct its military to confront pro-Russian militants and attempt to retake buildings and other areas they've seized in the eastern part of the country. The Ukrainian military flooded into an airport near Slovyansk, Ukraine on...

  • US Senator McCain mocks EU's Russia sanctions

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries. Speaking in Estonia on Tuesday, McCain said the EU's sanctions against Russian individuals were...

  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations. Obama has vowed repeatedly to enact biting...

  • German economic confidence slips on Ukraine worry

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A key German measure of investor confidence in the economy slipped in April as the conflict in Ukraine created uncertainty about the future. The ZEW survey of investment analysts fell to 43.2 points from 46.6 the month before and below markets expectations for 45.0....

  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Vladimir Putin speak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that...

  • Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

    HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. Over the past 10 days, more than a dozen government offices in eastern Ukraine have been taken...

  • EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade bloc's outrage over Moscow's ongoing interference in Ukraine, a high-ranking EU official announced. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton...

  • Cold weather, Ukraine tensions push wheat higher

    Cold weather in U.S. growing areas and more worries about disruptions to exports from Ukraine sent the price of wheat sharply higher Monday. The actively traded contract for wheat delivered in May wheat jumped 19 cents to $6.79 a bushel. Wheat has been rising sharply in recent weeks and is up...

  • Jay Carney accuses Russia of using tactics from 'the Soviet past'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is using tactics from "the Soviet past," according to President Obama's spokesman, who also maintained that the Cold War is not an accurate analogy for current tensions in Ukraine. "It's not often that you suddenly have, in a variety of cities, all at the same...



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