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  • Analysis: Russia deeply linked to Obama priorities

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow. From early in his presidency, Obama has engaged Russia to help achieve...

  • White House embraces natural gas exports

    The White House endorsed expanding liquefied natural gas exports to Europe on Wednesday as part of a broad call for the continent to diversify its energy resources. "The situation in Ukraine proves the need to reinforce energy security in Europe and we are considering new collaborative efforts...

  • Space station arrival delayed for US-Russian crew

    MOSCOW (AP) — A software glitch on a Russian spacecraft heading to the International Space Station has delayed the arrival of three astronauts, including an American. NASA said the crew was in no danger, and the U.S.-Russia space partnership was strong despite tensions over Ukraine. The...

  • 6 Ukrainian officers freed by Russia; 5 captive

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Six Ukrainian military officers detained by Russian troops in Crimea have been released and were being evacuated Wednesday from the Black Sea peninsula, but five still remained in custody. Russian forces over the last few weeks have stormed one Ukrainian military base...

  • Despite chill, cooperation between US and Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Cold War ended two decades ago, Washington has considered Moscow mostly as an unreliable ally — and, at times, a stubborn adversary, in efforts to boost the global economy, curb weapons proliferation and calm other nations in tumult. At the same time, Russia's...

  • Examiner Editorial: Vladimir Putin's Russia is a 'regional power' with global reach

    That President Obama is ill-suited to lead on the world stage has become painfully obvious as Vladimir Putin consolidates his Crimean aggression and lays the groundwork for new adventures elsewhere in eastern Ukraine and the Baltic states.

  • Ted Cruz: The Russians are 'openly laughing' at Obama

    Sen. Ted Cruz believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian leaders no longer respect President Obama because of his failure to lead. "The only thing Putin respects is strength ... At this point the Russians are openly laughing at the president," Cruz, R-Texas, told the Washington...

  • Obama's 'flexibility' leads to a dangerous world

    With the flexibility provided “after my election” and with Vladimir Putin's help, President Obama quietly erased the red line he drew in Syria. The problem with flexibility and erasing red lines is that it leaves you with little flexibility and tempts others to cross red lines you don’t...

  • 'Hot-blooded' Vladimir Putin's economic weakness

    In August of 2008 at the Beijing Summer Olympics President George W. Bush had a talk with President Vladimir Putin. Georgia's anti-Moscow president, Mikheil Saakashvili, had been uttering provocative sonorities about Russia, so Russian troops marched into Georgia much as they are doing today in...

  • Fracking Vladimir Putin's gas advantage: War by other means in the 21st century

    Here's the bottom line for our moment in time: Vladimir Putin's Smart Thuggery has exposed Barack Obama's Smart Diplomacy as a pompous mix of faculty lounge jive, utopian balderdash and reckless weakness. Cunning thugs running countries behave like cunning thugs running criminal cartels, or...

  • Obama jabs Vladimir Putin, says West not entering another Cold War

    President Obama in the central speech of a cross-Atlantic tour Wednesday lectured Russian President Vladimir Putin about the consequences of annexing Crimea, saying that western powers would not “look the other way” as the Kremlin attempts to flex its muscle in Eastern Europe. Speaking to...

  • Obama warns NATO about cutting defense spending

    President Obama on Wednesday expressed concern that NATO members were not spending enough on defense, saying it was important to ensure that all of the alliance's members were “chipping in.” “If we've got collective defense, it means that everybody's got to chip in. And I have had some...

  • President Obama: Russia 'stands alone'

    President Obama, insisting the U.S. would preserve an ironclad commitment to its European partners, said Wednesday that Russia “stands alone” in the wake of annexing Crimea. Appearing at a joint press conference in Brussels, Belgium, with European leaders, Obama defended his...

  • Obama tries to reset reality by dismissing Russia as a 'regional power'

    President Obama lives in a world where the truth in international affairs is defined by the sound of his voice.

  • Busloads of Ukrainian troops leave Crimea

    FEODOSIA, Crimea (AP) — As former comrades saluted them from outside a base overrun by Russian forces, Ukrainian marines in Crimea piled into buses Tuesday to head back to the mainland. It was a low-key exit from this eastern Black Sea port, with fewer than a dozen friends and relatives on...



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