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  • U.S., Ukraine vow not to recognize 'illegal' takeover of Crimea

    The United States and Ukraine on Tuesday vowed that they would not recognize Russia's “illegal” annexation of Crimea, as the international community looks to ramp up pressure on the Kremlin.

  • Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off, the failed diplomacy is suddenly endangering a dearly held value: Disney World. The U.S. Embassy announced Sunday it will no longer issue...

  • West seeks to isolate Russia over Ukraine dispute

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Seeking to isolate Russia, the U.S. and Western allies declared Monday they are indefinitely cutting Moscow out of a major international coalition and warned they stand ready to order tougher economic penalties if Vladimir Putin presses further into Ukraine. The...

  • Senate votes to move ahead with sanctions and aid package for Ukraine

    The Senate voted Monday to move ahead with a package of loan guarantees for Ukraine that also include reforms to the International Monetary Fund that House Republicans oppose. The 78-17 vote clears the way for floor debate on the measure, which aims to help free Ukraine from Russia's economic...

  • Reid slams GOP over Crimea; Senate bill advances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan...

  • Leaders scrap June G-8 summit in Russia

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A senior diplomat says the Group of Seven major economies has decided to scrap a planned G-8 summit in Russia and meet instead in Brussels to protest Moscow's annexation of Crimea. The diplomat said Monday that the June summit will only feature the top seven...

  • Japan-US nuclear deal announced at Hague summit

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major international summit to rein in the threat of nuclear terrorism opened Monday with Japan pledging to return to the United States more than 315 kilograms (700 pounds) of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium. The Nuclear Security...

  • Obama tries to rally world to isolate Russia

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama gathered with world leaders in a day of delicate diplomacy, as he sought to rally the international community Monday around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine. Nuclear terrorism was the official topic as Obama...

  • White House week ahead: Obama faces European challenge on Russia

    President Obama this week during a cross-Atlantic trip will look to build a united front with European allies against Russian President Vladimir Putin, trying to convince an unmoved Kremlin the West will impose serious penalties for further incursions into Ukraine.

  • Obama: U.S., Europe 'united' behind Ukraine

    President Obama said that Europe and the U.S. were “united in support” of Ukraine as he began a week-long trip to the continent dominated by Russia's takeover of Crimea.

  • Romney slams Obama for 'faulty judgment' on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow's intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Obama didn't have the...

  • US partially suspends visa issuances in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela is partially suspending the issuance of tourist visas because President Nicolas Maduro's recent expulsion of American diplomats has left it understaffed. The embassy says last month's expulsion of three consular officials and delays by...

  • Republicans call for Obama to get tougher with Vladimir Putin

    Republicans are calling on President Obama to get tough with strongman Vladimir Putin as Russia amasses troops on its border with Ukraine in preparation for a possible invasion. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" from Ukraine, gingerly called for Obama to ratchet up...

  • White House urges Turkey to lift Twitter ban

    The White House on Friday said they were “deeply concerned” by the Turkish government's move to block access in their country to Twitter and urged them to lift the ban. “The United States is deeply concerned that the Turkish government has blocked its citizens’ access to basic...

  • Obama struggles to contain fallout from Ukraine crisis

    Russia's swift annexation of Crimea created ripple effects that extend well beyond Ukraine, fundamentally redefining the relationship between Washington and Moscow. Vladimir Putin's land grab undermined President Obama's so-called "reset" with Russia, leaving the White House appearing weak and...



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