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  • NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO's chief defied mounting Russian belligerence Thursday with a pledge to provide assistance to Ukraine, which is battling to quash an insurgency being waged by pro-Russia rebels in the country's east. The show of support from Anders Fogh Rasmussen comes as government...

  • Editorial cartoon: Russia's response

    Cartoon by Ollie Johansson/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial cartoon: Password reminder

    Cartoon by Mike Keefe/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Lawyer: Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one...

  • Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border could herald a major incursion to protect the separatists....

  • Obama: US sanctions are straining Russian economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that U.S. sanctions levied against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are working but that Washington would face a much different set of questions about how to respond if Moscow invaded eastern Ukraine. Western officials warn that a...

  • Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States. The full list of...

  • Obama: 'I'm bound by the Constitution'

    President Obama on Wednesday dismissed charges that he broke the law by going around Congress on issues ranging from health care to immigration.

  • Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet...

  • Farm Bureau president scoffs at Vladimir Putin's agriculture import ban

    In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to limit U.S. agricultural imports, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman responded by saying, in effect, "What, you think this bothers us?"

  • Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands' prime minister has halted the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue. At a news conference in The Hague Wednesday, Mark Rutte praised the effort of the international recovery...

  • Sell French warships to NATO, not Russia

    Arming a geopolitical foe is a grave mistake, especially one led by a cunning and utterly amoral character like Vladimir Putin.

  • Dutch contractor selected for Malaysian jet search

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Dutch contractor will conduct the underwater search for the Malaysian airliner that crashed off the Australian coast in March, Australia announced Wednesday. Fugro Survey Pty. Ltd. will use two vessels towing underwater vehicles equipped with side-scan sonar,...

  • UN: Humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsening

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned the Security Council at an emergency meeting Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening as power and water supplies are scarce, homes are destroyed and health workers flee. John Ging, director of U.N....

  • Underground misery at dank Ukraine bomb shelter

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — For the people huddled in a dank and chilly bomb shelter Tuesday, the question of who was responsible was less important than the fact of their misery. Two journalists from The Associated Press joined Donetsk residents who spent the night in the shelter as fighting...



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