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  • Ukrainian charged with Russian journalists' deaths

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian air force pilot who was captured by separatist rebels last month has been arrested in Russia and charged with abetting the killing of two Russian journalists, Russian officials said on Wednesday. Ukraine has been rocked by fighting between pro-Russia rebels and...

  • Senators press for more sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday that Congress will act unilaterally on new sanctions. "What are we waiting for?" Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the...

  • Lawyer: Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer said Wednesday. Anatoly Kucherena told The Associated Press that Snowden applied to Russia's migration authorities "a long time ago" since his one-year permit is...

  • Slovyansk struggles back after rebels are routed

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian. "I lived in hell. It was complete chaos and lawlessness," the 68-year-old teacher said of life in...

  • Ukraine takes aggressive stance toward separatists

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government took an increasingly aggressive stance Tuesday toward the pro-Russia separatists, vowing to expunge them from their reduced area of control and imposing new conditions before peace talks can restart. But as the military moves to encircle the...

  • EU's united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

    VIENNA (AP) — A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU's efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep. Their defiance of a European Union stop work order is more...

  • Russian arrested in hacking case filed in Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man who is accused of hacking store computers to steal thousands of credit card numbers. The agency didn't say where the 30-year-old Moscow man, Roman Valerevich Seleznev, was arrested Saturday, but he was transported to Guam for...

  • Soviet defector's trove of KGB secrets made public

    CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — The papers spent years hidden in a milk churn beneath a Russian dacha and read like an encyclopedia of Cold War espionage. Original documents from one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a who's who of Soviet spying — were released Monday after being...

  • Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up the fight

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where they regrouped Sunday after being driven out of a key stronghold. At a rally in a central Donetsk square, the rebels were...

  • Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops forced pro-Russian insurgents out of a key stronghold in the country's embattled east on Saturday, a significant success that suggested the government may finally be making gains in a months-long battle against a spreading separatist insurgency. As...

  • NATO signals no new members for the present

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion. Four would-be members, including the former Soviet republic of Georgia, have been informed that admission to NATO isn't in the cards anytime soon. For...

  • Ukraine claims winning ground in rebellious east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine left at least nine Ukrainian soldiers dead Friday, as government troops pressed their offensive against pro-Russian insurgents using heavy artillery and combat jets and prospects of a truce appeared dim. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

  • Putin tells Obama he wants better relations

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve relations. In a statement published on the Kremlin website on Friday, Putin said "regardless of difficulties and disagreements" he hoped that Russia and...

  • Ukraine's president shakes up military leadership

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shook up his faltering military Thursday, appointing a new defense minister and top general while speaking angrily about the years of decay and corruption that left the forces unable to deal effectively with the well-armed eastern...

  • Foreign ministers agree on Ukraine cease-fire path

    BERLIN (AP) — Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed Wednesday on a series of steps for a resumption of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine where fighting between government troops and pro-Russia separatists has taken more than 400 lives since April. The steps include...



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