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  • 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.

  • Obama: Russia is paying the price

    "We will defend the territorial integrity of every single ally," the president pledged. "An attack on one is an attack on all."

  • John Boehner: Obama 'sowed seeds' of current foreign policy crises

    House Speaker John Boehner was highly critical President Obama's foreign policy during an interview Tuesday, blaming the White House for sowing the seeds of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Obama: 'Too early to tell' what cease-fire means in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced a "lasting cease-fire" with Russia, but the Kremlin later insisted that they had not entered into such an agreement.

  • Editorial cartoon: Putin's JV team

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.

  • Russia Expert: Obama's 'impossible' Task

    Tensions in Ukraine show no signs of easing as President Barack Obama leaves for a 3-day Europe trip. A former U.S. intelligence officer says the inability of NATO to stop Russian President Putin is compounding fears near Russia's borders. (Sept. 2) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY...

  • AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. The four-month conflict has now reached a breaking point, where Russia and...

  • Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels...

  • Dianne Feinstein: More sanctions might not work against Russia

    After President Obama suggested this week that the U.S. might impose further sanctions against Russia for its latest incursion into Ukraine, Democrats still aren't fully bought in to the idea.

  • Zogby Report Card: Extra credit on Syria and for tan suit

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama should get extra credit for slowly, thoughtfully, developing a strategy in Syria -- and wearing a tan suit in his press briefing.

  • Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a major port city. None of the half-dozen...

  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. "He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was hard for all of them to...

  • Obama slams Putin for invasion of Ukraine

    When asked about the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia, the president replied, "I think there are ways for us to deepen or expand the scope of some of that work."

  • Ukraine's president accuses Russia of invading

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday accused Russia of invading his country and called for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the situation.



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