By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 11:15 AM
After President Obama suggested this week that the U.S. might impose further sanctions against Russia for its latest incursion into Ukraine, Democrats still aren't fully bought in to the idea.
By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 10:30 AM
"The European Union, NATO, as well as the U.S., have to consider that this is dramatically different, and we need to give Ukrainian forces the resources to fight for themselves," the New Jersey Dem said on CNN.
08/30/14 08:31 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Instead, the 28-nation bloc's heads of state and government tasked their executive body to...
08/30/14 03:16 PM
STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. "Why didn't you say before that you were alive? Why so quiet?" the rebel taunted. Minutes later, the Ukrainian...
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 04:01 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama should get extra credit for slowly, thoughtfully, developing a strategy in Syria -- and wearing a tan suit in his press briefing.
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 07:00 PM
The cascade of crises is leading some to ask if the president is becoming predictable to adversaries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
08/30/14 12:17 AM
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a major port city. None of the half-dozen...
08/29/14 05:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund...
08/29/14 03:46 PM
MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. "He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was hard for all of them to...
08/29/14 03:45 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace Friday, drawing an angry response from Moscow. The incident came at a time of tension between the two countries because of Russia's support for separatists fighting in Ukraine....
08/29/14 03:17 PM
MILAN (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc's top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000...
08/28/14 11:17 PM
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as...
08/28/14 06:02 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis and threatened sanctions....
By Brian Hughes | 08/28/14 05:54 PM
When asked about the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia, the president replied, "I think there are ways for us to deepen or expand the scope of some of that work."
08/28/14 05:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine. Obama says the U.S. will stand firm with its allies to address the conflict in Ukraine, where the U.S. says Russia is backing pro-Russian...
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