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  • EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

    BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. Russia is a major European gas supplier, and mounting tensions over Ukraine have raised concerns about possible disruption....

  • Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Not until the final minutes of more than seven hours of negotiating was an agreement struck in Geneva this week to calm boiling tensions along the shared border between Russia and Ukraine. But the deal won't be sealed until its terms are met, and patience is wearing thin as...

  • Zogby Report Card: Russia's winning, and Obama has few options

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has a real problem on his hands: a lack of options in dealing with issues like Russia, immigration, Syria and the Middle East.

  • 57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role

    VIENNA (AP) — A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground. A special team of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe "should...

  • Susan Rice: Russia has 'days' to follow through on Ukraine deal

    White House national security adviser Susan Rice said U.S. and European officials will watch Russia “over the coming days” to determine if the Kremlin is upholding its commitments to an agreement reached Thursday aimed at resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

  • White House: Obama 'expressed his disgust' at calls for Ukrainian Jews to register

    National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Friday said that President Obama expressed his "disgust" after hearing reports that Jewish residents in eastern Ukraine had been told to register with pro-Russian militia groups.

  • Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the...

  • Edward Snowden defends question to Vladimir Putin

    In an op-ed published in The Guardian, Snowden said that he intended to hold Putin accountable for Russia's surveillance policies and get him on the record.

  • Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns.

  • Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments. "My hope is we do see...

  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists. Political developments in eastern...

  • Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced Thursday. Ukraine, which is...

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    GENEVA (AP) — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Russia's pledge to refrain from...

  • Obama: Military options 'not on the table in Ukraine'

    President Obama stated clearly that the U.S. is not considering arming or providing lethal aid to Ukraine to defend its sovereignty against pro-Russian forces. “I've been very clear that military options are not on the table in Ukraine because this is not a situation that would be amenable...

  • Obama and the myth of appeasement

    Hawks in the wild tend to be solitary creatures. But those in Washington often appear in noisy flocks.



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