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  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly...

  • NORAD: Eight Russian war planes intercepted this week

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command has reported that Canadian and American fighter jets intercepted Russian war planes this week.

  • Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. Despite...

  • Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists....

  • Poroshenko: 'Live up to your promise'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reminded the U.S. of its prior commitment to help his country protect its territory and asked Congress to give it the highest level of security status that a non-NATO ally could obtain.

  • Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's cease-fire appears largely to be holding, with one killing reported in the last two days in Donetsk, one of the hardest-hit cities in the conflict, officials said Thursday. The city council in Donetsk said no deaths were reported in fighting overnight on...

  • Free the market and help Ukraine

    There exists a painless plan that can make Russia's future attempts to bully its neighbors less relevant and profitable.

  • Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?" Though she was half joking, her comment revealed an anxiety Poles express frequently these days — that Russian aggression in...

  • Islamic State's rise could hurt Paul in key early 2016 states

    Republican strategists in three key early states say the rise of the Islamic State will propel more hawkish presidential candidates in 2016.

  • East Ukraine casualties rise as rebels reject deal

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russian rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of the east. The city council of Donetsk, the...

  • NATO commander: Budget cuts hurt military's efforts to counter Russia

    Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said he has asked for a review of budget cuts that have led to the decline of forces based on the continent in response to recent Russian aggression against Ukraine and threats to other nations.

  • Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about long-term economic damage from Western sanctions. The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine that...

  • Putin, Rouhani not on Obama's U.N. 'dance card'

    The White House says the chance of a meeting between President Obama and Russian or Iranian leaders at the United Nation's General Assembly meeting next week are slim to none.

  • NATO military leader fears new conflict in Ukraine

    A fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine may have brought a temporary respite in the fighting but also may sow the seeds for a new conflict, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe said Monday.

  • Americans want strong foreign policy on the cheap

    There's a popular observation among political commentators that Americans want a beneficial -- but cheap -- government.



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