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  • 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.

  • Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. Obama says his hope is that Russia will follow through in the next several days on promises made at its meeting Thursday in Geneva...

  • US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are...

  • John Kerry: Calls for Jews in Ukrainian town to register 'grotesque'

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday condemned alleged calls for Jewish residents in an eastern Ukrainian town to register with authorities as “grotesque.” Kerry acknowledged the reports during a press conference in Geneva, where he announced that U.S., Russian, Ukrainian and European...

  • Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hour call-in show to send footage from other developing news stories, including the attempted raid on...

  • U.S. ambassador suggests anti-Semitic leaflets designed to provoke violence in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian forces in Donetsk, Ukraine, have demanded that Jews register with the government they have set up there, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said, suggesting that the Russian forces want to provoke violence in the area. "Everything that we are hearing suggests that this is the real deal...

  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program: ___ LITTLE GREEN MEN For the first time,...

  • John Kerry: Parties agree on steps to de-escalate crisis in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry announced a tentative agreement with Russia on a path to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine after a meeting between U.S., Russian, Ukrainian and European officials in Geneva Thursday. Kerry said Russia has agreed to refrain from violence and from encouraging...



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