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  • Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn't be intimidated by threats. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in remarks carried by the state RIA Novosti news agency...

  • Vladimir Putin's creeping war of aggression

    This week, ethnic Russian agitators in eastern Ukraine marched on camera, building barricades and demanding political unification with Mother Russia. One group in Donetsk demanded the Kremlin send "temporary" peacekeeping troops.

  • Russia threatens Ukraine on gas supply

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has threatened that Russia's state-owned gas company could ask Ukraine to pay for gas in advance, according to Russian state news agencies. In a meeting Wednesday with government ministers, Putin said that asking for advance payments "corresponded with...

  • Aided by U.S. weakness, Vladimir Putin wants to party like it's 1989

    In a speech to Russia's parliament while formally annexing Crimea from Ukraine, Vladimir Putin cited history to legitimize his decision for “reunification.”

  • Ukraine tries to quell pro-Moscow uprisings

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities moved to quell pro-Moscow uprisings along the Russian border with mixed results Tuesday, retaking one occupied regional headquarters and watching protesters consolidate their hold on another. In a third city, Luhansk, Ukraine's Security Service...

  • Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran. The...

  • Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its chaotic involvement in Ukraine. "What we see from Russia is an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state and create a contrived...

  • Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As top diplomats from Russia and the United States have met in Europe's capitals to decide Ukraine's fate in recent weeks, there's been a conspicuous absence: a representative from Ukraine. Russia has refused to deal with Ukraine's new government since protests in...

  • Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Moscow activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine — an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia's annexation of Crimea. The Ukrainian...

  • John Kerry to meet with top diplomats on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry agreed Monday to meet with top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in a new push to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine, as the White House threatened further sanctions if Moscow intervenes. Kerry's meeting with his counterparts...

  • White House: 'Russian pressure' behind new unrest in Ukraine

    The White House blamed “increased Russian pressure” for new unrest in Ukraine and urged the Kremlin to “cease all efforts to destabilize” their neighbor.

  • Pro-Russians storm Ukraine government buildings

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed government buildings Sunday in several major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since Ukraine's Russia-friendly president was ousted in February. In Donetsk, 80 kilometers (50...

  • Ukrainians, and Americans, are the children of history

    If you've been following events in Ukraine closely, you may have seen maps, available at electoralgeography.com, showing how the ethnic Russian areas voted heavily for one candidate and the ethnic Ukrainian areas for another. However, as the eminent historians of Eastern Europe Timothy Snyder...

  • White House hopes for European shale gas face headwinds

    The White House wants Europe to frack to weaken Russia's influence over energy supplies on the continent. Translating that desire into action, however, will take time. Officially, the White House has said it would help the European Union develop "unconventional hydrocarbons," a reference to...

  • White House splits from some Senate Democrats on natural gas exports

    Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region led to calls for the administration to green light more natural gas exports, to lessen Europe's dependence on Russian energy.



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