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  • State Department spokeswoman hopes Russia lives by "the promise of hashtag"

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lit up Twitter late Thursday with one of the worst public diplomacy fails in social media history. It all started with this tweet aimed at Russian aggression toward Ukraine: The world stands #UnitedforUkraine. Let’s hope that the #Kremlin &...

  • John Kerry: The world is 'ready to act' against Russia

    Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stern warning to Russia Thursday evening, one week after a tentative agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine appeared to have no impact on the violent clashes between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government. "The window to change course...

  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east. The Ukrainian move,...

  • Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. In unusually blunt language, Kerry said Thursday that unless Moscow takes immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, Washington will have no choice...

  • Hagel says Russian military exercises up tensions

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russian military exercises on its border with Ukraine increase tensions and run counter to a diplomatic agreement it signed just last week. Hagel spoke with reporters in Mexico City after he was informed of the Russian military exercises...

  • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists —...

  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of...

  • EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

    PRAGUE (AP) — Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states gathered Thursday in Prague to save a project to boost their ties. Launched in the Czech capital in 2009, the Eastern Partnership was supposed to inspire democratic change in six...

  • France warns against war in Ukraine

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside. Hollande, speaking Thursday with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Paris, also urged the new Kiev government to enshrine the...

  • Sen. Bob Corker wants tougher sanctions on Russia

    The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday called for the U.S. to beef up sanctions on Russia unless it eases tensions in eastern Ukraine. "The greatest immediate threat to the people of Ukraine realizing a better future is the external threat of Russia," Sen....

  • Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008. "Russian citizens being attacked is an attack against...

  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership. The slow-motion...

  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch, British and Danish jets scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bombers approached their airspace over the North Sea. The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to...

  • Poland holds 1st big security exercise in decades

    JASCE, Poland (AP) — In imaginary emergency drills, Polish security forces evacuated the Interior Ministry and rescued foreigners supposedly injured in a cross-border helicopter crash as part of Poland's first nationwide security exercises for decades. Responding to reports of a helicopter...

  • U.S. asks Russia to help free American journalist in Ukraine

    The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern over the fate of an American journalist reportedly being detained by pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine and urged Moscow to help secure his release.



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