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  • For White House, even small victories prove elusive in Gaza, Ukraine

    The White House this week will attempt to dial down tensions in both Gaza and Ukraine, as those conflicts rage on with little notice of U.S. efforts to limit the bloodshed there.

  • Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday. The sanctions include the freezing of assets held in Japan by individuals and groups...

  • Hillary Clinton insists yet again that the so-called reset with Russia was a success

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted this weekend that the so-called 2009 "reset" she brokered with Moscow was a success despite the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long lurked in the shadows.

  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The images, which came from the U.S. Director of...

  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. The U.S. State Department, meanwhile, released satellite images that...

  • EU, US seek Vladimir Putin's Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have...

  • German vice chancellor: press Russian oligarchs

    BERLIN (AP) — Europe should take aim at rich businesspeople who support Russia's government as it increases pressure on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, Germany's vice chancellor said Sunday. European Union foreign ministers last week ordered the preparation of stepped-up sanctions,...

  • Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense and appears to positioning for the long game. In his...

  • Study: Arms embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    LONDON (AP) — An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday. European Union countries exported $583 million of military equipment to Russia last year, less than 1 percent of the...

  • Zogby Report Card: After such a bad week, Obama should go on vacation early

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama and his agenda had a miserable week, and maybe the president should go on vacation early.

  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed. Among the 15 new people subjected to an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban were...

  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. Russia accused Washington of lying and charged...

  • What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It had been a noisy day...

  • Obama's UN envoy takes lead role in plane response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after a passenger jet was shot out of the sky, Samantha Power took her seat at the United Nations Security Council and angrily began building the Obama administration's case against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian benefactors. Her 13-minute remarks...

  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Throughout the Ukrainian crisis,...



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