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  • Obama: Russia supporting militias in Ukraine

    President Obama on Wednesday accused the Kremlin of providing support to pro-Russian militias in Ukraine and pressed Moscow to de-escalate the situation. “What is absolutely clear is that not only have Russians gone into Crimea and annexed it in illegal fashion, violating the sovereignty and...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities. But for all the anxiety about Ukraine's future — bolstered by...

  • U.S. lists demands before Geneva meeting with Russians, Ukrainians

    With tensions mounting over Ukraine's stability, the Obama administration is readying additional sanctions for Russia ahead of a Thursday meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, Russian and European Union officials aimed at resolving the crisis.

  • 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....



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