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  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher defends Vladimir Putin: No 'communist,' no 'power grab'

    A top House Republican and former Ronald Reagan aide is dismissing claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to restore the Soviet Union, suggesting instead that the Kremlin leader is acting like Reagan in helping the cause of democracy in Crimea and Ukraine. According to...

  • White House week ahead: Russia waiting game, Obamacare deadline

    The White House this week will attempt to manage the fallout from hastily arranged U.S.-Russian talks on Ukraine, which produced no breakthrough in the standoff between the Obama administration and the Kremlin over the Eastern European nation.

  • US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine

    PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic. As Kerry called...

  • Lavrov: Ukraine can't function as unified state

    PARIS (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says Ukraine can't function as a "unified state" and should be a loose federation of regions that choose their own economic model, language and religion. Sergei Lavrov said he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the possibility of a...

  • Conflict with Russia galvanizes Ukraine's identity

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — He's one of Russia's favorite doctors, the author of books read by parents from Moscow to Siberia. And he lives in eastern Ukraine where the Russian language is dominant and ties to Russia strong. But when Russia seized control of Crimea, Yevgeny Komarovsky sent this...

  • Free nations should band together to promote shared values

    Americans wanted to know how the president planned to end the Great War and prevent the next one. And so, on September 27, 1918, Woodrow Wilson took to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. There, amid the beaux arts glitter and gilt, he declared that what the world needed was a League of...

  • Hopes for diplomacy grow as Russia seeks to pocket Crimea gains

    A diplomatic solution to the tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine could be around the corner, a number of D.C. policy-makers hopefully predicted Sunday morning. Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that while she was concerned about the more than...

  • Obama must get over his weakness to stop Russia

    Can you hear the Russian national anthem playing in President Vladimir Putin's private suite while he and his oligarch comrades sip vodka martinis, laughing at how they played the predictable U.S. president and boasting of their future conquests? Putin clearly stated his objectives years ago...

  • John Kerry in Paris to meeting with Russia on Ukraine

    After a week of travel in the Mideast, Secretary of State John Kerry changed course and arrived in Paris Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart on the Ukraine crisis.

  • Zogby Report Card: Vladimir Putin is laughing at Obama's sanctions

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has few good options in his duel with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and U.S. sanctions are being scoffed at by Moscow. "The president visited the pope. Thus ends the positive portion of our report....

  • Moody's reviewing Russia bond rating for downgrade

    Moody's Investors Services is considering whether to downgrade Russia's government bond rating, citing a weaker economy and greater risk amid the uncertainty caused by the conflict with Ukraine. The ratings agency said Friday it placed Russia's "Baa1" government bond rating under review for a...

  • Vladimir Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama on Friday to discuss the “U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine,” the White House announced. During the call with Obama, who is in Saudi Arabia -- his latest stop on a weeklong overseas trip -- the two...

  • On Russia, Obama is the one who misunderstands, not Vladimir Putin

    President Obama on Friday called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine, saying Moscow's behavior "is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century." “Well, on this I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about...

  • John McCain: Send 'military assistance' to Ukraine

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wants President Obama to send "military assistance" to Ukraine to prevent Russian forces conducting "exercises" on its border from further invading the country. Ukrainian officials say Russia has 100,000 troops along their border. "Considering President Putin's track...

  • Obama forced to settle for status quo in Crimea

    President Obama will leave Europe armed with little more than threats against Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns over his ability to deter the Kremlin from expanding its footprint beyond Crimea.



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