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  • John Kerry in Paris to meeting with Russia on Ukraine

    After a week of travel in the Mideast, Secretary of State John Kerry changed course and arrived in Paris Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart on the Ukraine crisis.

  • Zogby Report Card: Vladimir Putin is laughing at Obama's sanctions

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has few good options in his duel with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and U.S. sanctions are being scoffed at by Moscow. "The president visited the pope. Thus ends the positive portion of our report....

  • Moody's reviewing Russia bond rating for downgrade

    Moody's Investors Services is considering whether to downgrade Russia's government bond rating, citing a weaker economy and greater risk amid the uncertainty caused by the conflict with Ukraine. The ratings agency said Friday it placed Russia's "Baa1" government bond rating under review for a...

  • Vladimir Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama on Friday to discuss the “U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine,” the White House announced. During the call with Obama, who is in Saudi Arabia -- his latest stop on a weeklong overseas trip -- the two...

  • On Russia, Obama is the one who misunderstands, not Vladimir Putin

    President Obama on Friday called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine, saying Moscow's behavior "is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century." “Well, on this I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about...

  • John McCain: Send 'military assistance' to Ukraine

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wants President Obama to send "military assistance" to Ukraine to prevent Russian forces conducting "exercises" on its border from further invading the country. Ukrainian officials say Russia has 100,000 troops along their border. "Considering President Putin's track...

  • Obama forced to settle for status quo in Crimea

    President Obama will leave Europe armed with little more than threats against Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns over his ability to deter the Kremlin from expanding its footprint beyond Crimea.

  • Obama urges Putin to 'move back' troops from Ukrainian border

    President Obama on Friday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “move back” troops which have been massing on the border with Ukraine and begin negotiations with the government in Kiev.

  • VIDEO: Ukraine bill passes Senate 98-2

    Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., says the world is watching how the U.S. handles the situation with Russia and Ukraine.

  • House, Senate pass Ukraine aid and sanctions legislation

    The House and Senate Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation endorsing President Obama's plan to provide $1 billion in aid to Ukraine and to sanction Russia for invading the country, moving a step closer to clearing the measure for the president's desk. Each chamber passed slightly...

  • Senators urge Obama to cancel contracts with Russian arms exporter

    A bipartisan group of senators urged President Obama on Thursday to end the Pentagon's contractual relationship with a Russian state arms dealer, as tensions between the United States and Russia continue to soar. Rosoboronexport, Russia's official state arms exporter, has been offered more...

  • UN General Assembly approves resolution calling Russian annexation of Ukraine's Crimea illegal

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN General Assembly approves resolution calling Russian annexation of Ukraine's Crimea illegal.

  • President says Russia may push down to Romania

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president says Russia may have territorial ambitions that stretch all the way down to his country's eastern border. Traian Basescu said Russia is behaving in an unpredictable manner and the recent annexation of Crimea following its invasion of Georgia in...

  • Ukraine-Russia Border Village Residents Divided

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have left the future of the village of Vyselki uncertain, dividing loyalties and hindering transit across the border. (March 27) DURATION: ----------------------------------------- :59 SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Vyselki, Ukraine - March...

  • Canada: No Russian return to G-8 without change

    BERLIN (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Russia won't return to the Group of Eight industrialized nations unless President Vladimir Putin fundamentally changes course. After talks Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Harper said despite "all of our efforts to make...



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