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  • Obama is crushing the Ronald Reagan link, and Vladimir Putin knows it

    Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense. He consistently argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad.

  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded Sunday that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilized the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. In an unusual...

  • Lindsey Graham slams John Kerry for 'delusional' defense of Obama foreign policy

    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday called Secretary of State John Kerry's defense of President Obama's foreign policy "delusional."

  • John Kerry: Evidence suggests Russia gave rebels weapon used to shoot down Malaysia airliner

    Secretary of State John Kerry said "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" suggests that the Russian government supplied pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with the rocket launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

  • US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United States and others of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane. In some of the administration's harshest criticism of Russia since the crisis in...

  • DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and friends of the dead huddled to console one...

  • Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine — blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld judgment, expressing shock but refusing to say more...

  • Patriot missile interceptor system is a key to international security for the U.S.

    For the past month, the world’s attention has been divided. We watched the World Cup with passion and excitement, even as we were buffeted by global crises in Iraq, Nigeria, the Korean Peninsula and Eastern Europe. In the opening round of the World Cup, a well-played, deep ball resulted in...

  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane. At an emergency meeting of the U.N....

  • US building case tying separatists to plane crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at least one American, an "outrage of unspeakable...

  • What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

    BRUSSELS (AP) — One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed: ___ THE CAUSE U.S. officials and an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister have said a surface-to-air missile brought down Malaysia...

  • Putin's popularity in Russia soars to highest level in years as Obama's star fades

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is as popular in Russia as he has been in years, since even before President Obama's inauguration in 2009, according to a new Gallup Poll.

  • AP Analysis: Downed jet could alter Ukraine crisis

    PARIS (AP) — The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world. With suspicion falling heavily on pro-Russian insurgents,...

  • Obama says jetliner crash is an 'unspeakable' outrage, calls on Putin to intervene

    President Obama firmly denounced the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine, calling the incident an "outrage of unspeakable proportion" and saying for the first time that U.S. authorities had determined that a rocket attack was responsible for the crash that killed 298 people.

  • Why perceptions of Obama's foreign policies may never turn around

    President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.



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