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  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city. The...

  • Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea's most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or Russia. The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam displayed the artifacts,...

  • Angela Merkel's Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. Merkel and her foreign minister,...

  • Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh response from the police. The protesters also...

  • Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam. The regular rumble on the edge of this besieged city in eastern Ukraine is a constant reminder of the government's effort to shell armed pro-Russian separatists out of their stronghold. Rebels give as good as they...

  • Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics. The...

  • Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another 300,000. Ukrainian President Petro...

  • Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country's defense minister said Tuesday. All 298 people on...

  • Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling of the convoy but said it did not know who was...

  • Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over his extradition were resolved. Assange made the cryptic...

  • Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds

    LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Weeks after Ukrainian government forces recaptured Lysychansk from the rebels, the residents of this shell-shocked town near the Russian border say they hope simply to rebuild their former lives — but fear that war could return to their doorstep. Many homes and entire...

  • Obama administration takes step toward issuing Arctic drilling rules

    The Interior Department sent draft regulations for drilling in the Arctic Ocean to the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for a future battle over the strength of the safeguards.

  • EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc. It said Monday the funds will help those selling products like tomatoes, carrots, peppers, apples and pears....

  • Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that another one of its fighter planes...

  • Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists. The main holdup...



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