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  • John Kerry to meet with top diplomats on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry agreed Monday to meet with top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in a new push to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine, as the White House threatened further sanctions if Moscow intervenes. Kerry's meeting with his counterparts...

  • White House: 'Russian pressure' behind new unrest in Ukraine

    The White House blamed “increased Russian pressure” for new unrest in Ukraine and urged the Kremlin to “cease all efforts to destabilize” their neighbor.

  • Pro-Russians storm Ukraine government buildings

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed government buildings Sunday in several major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since Ukraine's Russia-friendly president was ousted in February. In Donetsk, 80 kilometers (50...

  • Ukrainians, and Americans, are the children of history

    If you've been following events in Ukraine closely, you may have seen maps, available at electoralgeography.com, showing how the ethnic Russian areas voted heavily for one candidate and the ethnic Ukrainian areas for another. However, as the eminent historians of Eastern Europe Timothy Snyder...

  • White House hopes for European shale gas face headwinds

    The White House wants Europe to frack to weaken Russia's influence over energy supplies on the continent. Translating that desire into action, however, will take time. Officially, the White House has said it would help the European Union develop "unconventional hydrocarbons," a reference to...

  • White House splits from some Senate Democrats on natural gas exports

    Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region led to calls for the administration to green light more natural gas exports, to lessen Europe's dependence on Russian energy.

  • Nuclear disposal agreement could bring Russia, U.S. to negotiating table

    Officials in the United States and Russia soon might have to negotiate over a hot-button energy issue -- and it's not related to natural gas. At issue is a Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX, project in Aiken, S.C., that is supposed to convert weapons-grade plutonium into commercial...

  • 4 servicemen killed by bomb in Russia's Chechnya

    MOSCOW (AP) — Four servicemen in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya have been killed after the armored infantry vehicle in which they were traveling hit a hidden explosive device. The Interior Ministry said another seven troops were injured in the incident, which took place Thursday...

  • Russian envoy urges US officials to 'do yoga'

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says U.S. officials should do yoga and watch TV comedy series to ease what he calls their irrational fixation on punishing Russia over Ukraine. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov's comments to the Interfax news agency Thursday reflected simmering...

  • Russia arrests 25 Ukrainians for sabotage

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's main security agency said Thursday that it has arrested 25 Ukrainian citizens on suspicion of planning sabotage in Russia. The Federal Security Service, the main KGB successor agency, said in a statement carried by the state RIA Novosti news agency that the suspects...

  • Moscow calls on Ukraine to pay down its gas debt

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is tightening its economic screws on Ukraine, ordering Thursday a further increase in the price of gas it sells to the country and asking that past bills — which are growing by the day — be paid. Ukraine, whose economy is on the brink of collapse as it awaits...

  • Boots on the Ground in Ukraine?

    The United States government has a dangerous penchant for military intervention, so after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, it was a relief that no one talked about sending troops or deploying bombers. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., scotched any such notion by acknowledging glumly...

  • AP Interview: Yanukovych admits mistakes on Crimea

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine's ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin to get the coveted Black Sea peninsula back. "Crimea is a tragedy, a...

  • White House: 'Judge for yourselves' strength of Ukraine sanctions

    “I'd encourage you and the American people to judge for yourselves the strength of the administration's response,” deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters after a question about U.S. sanctions against Russia.

  • NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John Kerry proclaiming the U.S. commitment to their security is "unwavering." The ministers from NATO's 28 member...



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