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  • Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations. A statement from...

  • Ukraine cease-fire begins, but US still skeptical

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a cease-fire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions on Moscow. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any aggression by Russia against alliance members....

  • VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: Obama jets off to NATO summit

    President Obama this week is overseas for the NATO summit in Wales. He first stopped in Estonia to ease concerns over Russian forces moving in on Ukraine.

  • VIDEO: Obama says NATO will respond to Russia, tackle ISIS

    Wrapping up a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Obama said Friday the 28-member alliance is united in its commitment to tackling pressing global problems.

  • Obama: US hopeful, skeptical on Ukraine cease-fire

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's skeptical that pro-Russian separatists and Russia's government will abide by a cease-fire reached Friday. Obama says he's hopeful about the agreement between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels. But he says that based on past...

  • U.S. to 'deepen and broaden' sanctions against Russia despite cease-fire

    President Obama, at the close of a NATO summit in Wales, welcomed the cease-fire but was skeptical of how long peace would last.

  • Pro-Russia rebels say on Twitter they have signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Pro-Russia rebels say on Twitter they have signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine.

  • Has the Cold War returned?

    Just six months after Russia annexed Crimea and followed that with efforts to destabilize the rest of Ukraine, relations between the alliance and Moscow have entered the deep freeze.

  • No formal plan to fight ISIS at NATO summit

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the ISIS threat Thursday during a car ride at the summit, and later with King Abdullah of Jordan.

  • Reality rains on President Obama's foreign policy parade

    As many people remarked in 2008, the White House is not a good place to learn on the job.

  • Ukraine's leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Ukraine's president expressed "careful optimism" Thursday that a peace deal could be reached with Russian-backed separatists at their upcoming talks, even as he and NATO leaders agreed that Moscow should be punished for its role in the insurgency. President Petro...

  • Ukraine on peace plan: 'Crossing our fingers'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed cautious hope Thursday that a peace settlement with Russia would stand and at least temporarily freeze the fighting along the country's Eastern border.

  • NATO exercise puts U.S. troops in Ukraine

    The Rapid Trident exercise is an annual event, and this year's was scheduled before reports surfaced that Russians were fighting alongside the separatists in southeastern Ukraine.

  • Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism — noting it wasn't the first attempt to end the deadly conflict. On the eve of a crucial NATO summit, Ukrainian President...

  • Vladimir Putin's goal is to reconstruct a 'Greater Russia'

    Events in Ukraine since mid-August demonstrate that the Russian dictator knows how to create operational and tactical options in order to achieve long-range, history-shaping strategic goals.



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