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  • 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...

  • Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Maldives gave new insight into the breadth of his...

  • Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over...

  • White House looking into reports of Russian convoy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is looking into what it calls unconfirmed reports that Ukraine's security forces have disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy inside Ukraine. A spokeswoman for the National Security Council says it's working to gather more information. NATO says a...

  • Russian assures Hagel on Ukrainian relief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu "guaranteed" Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday that no Russian troops are involved in the transport of humanitarian relief supplies to eastern Ukraine, a Pentagon spokesman said. In their first telephone conversation since late...

  • Merkel to Putin: Halt flow of arms to Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the flow of military goods and personnel into Ukraine ahead of a weekend meeting of foreign ministers aimed at easing tensions. Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a...

  • Oh, good: Iran's supreme leader weighs in on Ferguson

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, whose own country is responsible for countless, detestable crimes against humanity, decided that he'd get himself a slice of that sweet, sweet Ferguson pie.

  • NATO boss says alliance observed Russian incursion

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance has observed a Russian "incursion" into Ukraine, which Russia denies. During a visit to Copenhagen on Friday, Fogh Rasmussen told reporters: "I can confirm that last night we saw an incursion (into)...

  • Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Raising the stakes in Ukraine's conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available...

  • Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian...

  • Even a Russian invasion of Ukraine won't disturb Obama's vacation

    In Iraq, a twofold crisis has the barbarian forces of the Islamic State trying to butcher their way into Kurdistan and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki clinging to power. If that weren't enough, Ukraine is apparently facing an imminent Russian invasion, cloaked as a "humanitarian" mission, which...

  • Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the last two weeks. A spokeswoman for the U.N.'s human rights office,...

  • Global oil supply rises in face of Russian sanctions, Middle East crisis

    Global oil supply increased in July despite sanctions on Russia's oil and gas industry and turmoil in the Middle East, the International Energy Agency said.

  • Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Denis Lavrienko is a 36-year-old TV director who devotes his free time to his wife and young daughter. Vladislav Matelsky is a 28-year-old part-time truck driver who lives with his girlfriend. Vyacheslav Konstantinovsky is the multimillionaire owner of a fast-food chain....



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