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  • 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.

  • NATO-member countries delivering weapons to Ukraine

    "I have no right to disclose any specific country we reached that agreement with. But the fact is that those weapons are already on the way to us," Ukraine's defense minister said.

  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders. "Early in the morning, we entered Ukraine to bring...

  • Putin's goal to 'take all of Ukraine': PM

    Ukraine's Prime Minister said Saturday that only NATO could defend his nation from Russia.

  • US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the...

  • Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure. "I'm happy that today, with a trilateral meeting we had in...

  • US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies. The sanctions were imposed in coordination with the European Union, which unveiled...

  • European countries condemn Estonian's abduction

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Nine European countries demanded on Friday that Russia immediately release an Estonian security service officer who was abducted by unknown gunmen a week ago and taken across the Russian border. At a scheduled meeting in Tallinn, the capital, eight Nordic and Baltic...

  • Obama administration sanctions Russia's largest bank

    The Obama administration Friday announced new penalties against Russia's largest bank and expanded sanctions on the nation's energy and defense sectors, pledging additional economic punishment if Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his incursions in Ukraine.

  • EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

    BRUSSELS (AP) — New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms makers and its biggest oil company, to punish Moscow for what the West sees as efforts to destabilize Ukraine. The EU measures, details of which were released...

  • Exclusive: White House delays release of security-strategy doctrine

    Even before President Obama's "no strategy" gaffe and this week's major speech laying out a plan to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, White House staffers were working on updating a long overdue national security strategy doctrine.



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