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  • 5 places where Obama hasn't improved the 'tranquility of the global community'

    President Obama's actions have "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community," press secretary Josh Earnest says. Here are five places where it's not so.

  • Russia-Ukraine conflict keeps soccer clubs apart

    With tensions between Russia and Ukraine increasing, European soccer officials have called a timeout between the two countries.

  • Japan wary as US, Europe up sanctions on Russia

    TOKYO (AP) — For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It's complicated. The tug-of-war over Ukraine threatens to derail Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's moves toward rapprochement with Russia. Relations between Japan and...

  • U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia

    President Obama tried to ratchet up the pressure on Moscow to stop supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine on Wednesday by announcing new sanctions against several large banks and energy and defense firms in the country.

  • Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare. While the pro-Russian rebels in the east have lost much ground in...

  • EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ordered tougher sanctions against Russia on Wednesday because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing agreements with Moscow. The leaders, meeting in Brussels, also agreed to act together to suspend...

  • 2 Moscow subway workers detained in deadly crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — Investigators detained two Moscow subway workers Wednesday in the wake of a deadly rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others. More than 1,100 people were evacuated Tuesday after a train derailed between two stations in western Moscow. Eight people...

  • This is why the White House press briefing is so hard to watch

    Josh Earnest hasn't been on the job as White House press secretary for long. But he's already mastered the art of creatively not answering reporters' questions.

  • US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action against Moscow, according to U.S. and...

  • Biden to Ukraine: US, Europe weighing Russia costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is telling Ukraine's leader that the U.S. and Europe are talking about imposing new costs on Russia for continuing to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone on Tuesday. The White House says...

  • Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

    MOSCOW (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow's streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were hospitalized, many with serious injuries. The Russian capital's...

  • Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia but all eight people aboard managed to bail out safely, the defense ministry said. Separatist rebels in conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine claimed responsibility for...

  • Putin kicks off Latin America tour with Cuba stop

    HAVANA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, a key Soviet ally during the Cold War that has backed Moscow in its dispute with the West over Ukraine. The two countries signed about...

  • Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

    MOSCOW (AP) — Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication. Roman Seleznev, son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was arrested on bank fraud and other charges this week. U.S....

  • Hagel: US aware of Russian, Iranian roles in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. knows Russia and Iran are providing fighter aircraft to help Iraq combat Islamic extremists, but Washington is not coordinating assistance with either Russia or Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel was asked at a Pentagon news conference about...



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