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  • Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — 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 as both sides of the conflict claimed violations. A statement from...

  • Estonia says security officer abducted to Russia

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia said Friday that a security service officer was abducted by unknown gunmen and taken across the border to Russia, but Russia said the man was detained on its territory and suspected of being a spy. The incident came at a time of heightened tensions between the...

  • Ukraine cease-fire begins, but US still skeptical

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — 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 aggression by Russia against alliance members....

  • NATO creates 'spearhead' to deter Russia

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — 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 the U.S. and its nuclear-capable Western European allies....

  • VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: Obama jets off to NATO summit

    President Obama this week is overseas for the NATO summit in Wales. He first stopped in Estonia to ease concerns over Russian forces moving in on Ukraine.

  • Russian sailors in limbo in French port

    SAINT-NAZAIRE, France (AP) — 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. About 150 Russian Navy servicemen fanned out Friday around the highly secured site where the French ship is being completed....

  • VIDEO: Obama says NATO will respond to Russia, tackle ISIS

    Wrapping up a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Obama said Friday the 28-member alliance is united in its commitment to tackling pressing global problems.

  • NATO approves new force aimed at deterring Russia

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — 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 under attack. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh...

  • Obama: US hopeful, skeptical on Ukraine cease-fire

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's skeptical that pro-Russian separatists and Russia's government will abide by a cease-fire reached Friday. Obama says he's hopeful about the agreement between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels. But he says that based on past...

  • U.S. to 'deepen and broaden' sanctions against Russia despite cease-fire

    President Obama, at the close of a NATO summit in Wales, welcomed the cease-fire but was skeptical of how long peace would last.

  • Round two: Team Clinton book ratchets up attack on Obama's 'feckless' policies

    A key member of the Clinton kitchen cabinet is out with a new book that slams U.S. policy as "muddled, irresolute, and even feckless."

  • Pro-Russia rebels say on Twitter they have signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Pro-Russia rebels say on Twitter they have signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine.

  • Has the Cold War returned?

    Just six months after Russia annexed Crimea and followed that with efforts to destabilize the rest of Ukraine, relations between the alliance and Moscow have entered the deep freeze.

  • Ukraine's leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — 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 for its role in the insurgency. President Petro...

  • U.S. has world's largest immigrant population; 1 in 6 foreign-born

    The Pew Research Center finds that the U.S. has the most foreign-born residents, about 46 million.



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